My Alibaba Cloud ACE Experience: Part 3

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By Wenson Ding, Alibaba Cloud Certified Expert (ACE)

This article is the last part of the My Alibaba Cloud ACE Experience series, where I share my experience of completing the Alibaba Cloud Expert (ACE) certification. It describes the different aspects of improving exam preparation and answers the following frequently asked questions:

a) How to choose the right learning course and exam that suits the user’s requirements?
b) What is an ideal preparation regime?
c) How to improve the understanding and knowledge of the Alibaba Cloud technologies?

Learning Course

Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive learning course that ensures an exciting learning experience. The preparation course for the cloud computing exam is almost free of cost; you need USD.0.99 only to get started. The course is available on the official website, and its validity is up to 5 years.

Wait, there’s more! Alibaba Cloud provides many free E-learning courses; for more details, check out this page.

I want to show you some of the learning courses that I bought earlier via AWS and Azure. The single course is usually more than USD 20, even after the discount. With Alibaba Cloud, you can access all such courses for free.

Experiment Exercise

Alibaba Cloud Free Trial is another exciting option to experiment and learn. Get access to over 40 Products worth USD 450 — USD 1300 at zero cost for up to 12 months of usage for Elastic Compute Service. Start testing and get a hands-on experience to prepare for the exam in the best possible way. Check out the Alibaba Cloud Free Trial today!

Let’s take a quick look at the following example: for ECS, fill in the required configurations and click Try Now.

Once you get access to a free ECS, start experimenting!

It also supports various services such as SLB, OSS, RDS, and many more.

Alibaba Cloud also supports Sandbox lab testing. However, it is not available for free. For more details, click here.

Notebook and Document Center

I recommend you to prepare summaries and notes for better understanding and higher recall. Writing down the notes always works best for me.

Alibaba Cloud also provides an elaborate document support center, where you can easily check the detailed documents with a few clicks. Visit Alibaba Cloud Document Center for more details.

I suggest you check out the ‘scenarios’ for various services such as service, ECS, VPC, OSS RDS, SLB, and more for better understanding.

With this, we complete our 3-part series, and I hope these articles will help you in preparing for the Alibaba Cloud Expert certification exam. I look forward to hearing about your experiences. Do share your ACE journeys and key takeaways from this interesting learning experience.

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