Follow this comprehensive preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud (ACA) Cloud Native certification exam and get yourself ready to pass the exam.
Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Cloud Native certification
The Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Cloud Native certification, commonly known as ACA Cloud Native certification, is the associate-level Alibaba Cloud Native Certification. It covers all of Alibaba Cloud´s Cloud Native products from containers such as Kubernetes and Docker, to automation, scaling, and security.
Who Can Apply for Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Cloud Native certification?
This certification exam is not for Alibaba Cloud absolute beginners, prior experience is required. We recommend to start first with the ACA Cloud Computing certification before starting with the ACA Cloud Native certification, since it provides an overview of all Alibaba Cloud core products. Additionally, experience with containers, Kubernetes and Docker is a plus to better understand all the concepts.
Overview of the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Cloud Native certification
While starting your preparation for the ACA Cloud Native certification, one needs to have an overview of the exam. It is a close-book, offline exam that the candidates need to give at the exam center. The exam consists of 50 with a total mark of 100 and you will get 90 minutes to complete the exam. You will have to pay $120 to sit in the exam. The table below gives basic information about the Alibaba Cloud Associate Cloud Native
|ACA Cloud Native Certification Exam Information|
|Certification Name||Alibaba Cloud Associate Cloud Native Certification|
|Test Type||Online Registration, Offline Exam at Exam Center|
|Exam Duration||90 Minutes|
|Number of Questions||50|
|Exam Type||Close-book Exam|
Note that the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Cloud Native certification is not like other common certification exam that consists of all the randomly placed multiple choice or multiple select questions. In the ACA Cloud Native certification, the questions are placed in the following sequence and marks are fixed for each question:
- 28 Questions – Single Selection Type: The candidate will get 2 points for every right question
- 10 Questions: Multiple Selections Type: The candidate will get 2 points for every right question
- 12 Questions: True-False Type: The candidate will get 2 points for every right question
The exam blueprint for the Alibaba Cloud Associate consists of a number of products with their percentage content in the examination. Here is the blueprint for Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Cloud Native certification as mentioned in the official document of the ACA Cloud Native certification:
|ACA Cloud Native Certification Exam Blueprint|
|Product Name||% of Exam|
|Cloud Native Basics||10%|
|Multi-cloud Management with ACK||10%|
|Resource Orchestration Automation||10%|
Build AI and Machine Learning on ACK
Cloud Native Security
Preparation Guide for the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Cloud Native Certification Exam
1. Take the Alibaba Cloud Academy online course
The course is focused on passing the Alibaba Cloud (ACA) Cloud Native exam. You will learn everything you need to get the certification on the first attempt.
2. Get Hands-on with Alibaba Cloud
Alibaba Cloud is all about the real world problems and to get a good command on that, hands-on experience is mandatory. Therefore, while preparing for Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Cloud Native Certification Exam, along with theoretical concepts, equally focus on practical experience on real time problems.
You need to practice a lot on Alibaba Cloud products to have deep knowledge about them. If you don’t have hands-on experience, you can create a free account on Alibaba Cloud to start. Not only this, you also get the free credit
($300) after new registration that you can use to know and try different services. Just register and practice as much as you can on the Alibaba Cloud products.
After registration, there are some accessible tutorials that provide step by step guide to make you understand about the deployment and usage of difference services and applications of Alibaba.
3. Take the Roopu Cloud online practice tests
So now, it’s time to check your preparation level and for this we recommend you to take the practice tests.
The practice tests are set up in the same format as that of the real exam. So, trying mock exams helps you get ready for the actual exam. Also, you become confident enough to take the exam and pass the exam in the first attempt only.
So, just follow the above steps for the Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Cloud Native certification preparation and get yourself ready to pass the certification exam.
So, we’ve covered the preparation guide for Alibaba Cloud Associate (ACA) Cloud Native exam. Alibaba Cloud associate certification is not only for those who are working on Alibaba Cloud. You can also take Alibaba Cloud associate certification if you are already working on AWS, GCP or Azure as a cloud computing specialist.
Wish you the best for your exam
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