ChatGPT goes Certified: AWS

Miguel Salvá
3 min readJan 22, 2023

You have probably already read and heard many many things about ChatGPT, so I won’t bother repeating them here. In case you you’ve been living in a cave for the last month and you haven’t, please read the great article about ChatGPT from my friends at Damavis: ChatGPT: The new chatbot from OpenAI.

So today we will be experimenting a little bit with ChatGPT: we want to know if ChatGPT is able to pass any of the AWS certifications exams. As all these exams are proctored, we cannot use ChatGPT live while doing them, that’s why we will be using the sample exam questions that AWS makes available. We will be entering each of the questions into ChatGPT and checking if the answers are correct or wrong. Once completed all the questions, we will be checking if the overall score reaches the minimum passing score of each exam.

The results for the AWS Certification exams are reported as a scaled score of 100–1000. The passing score for the Foundational exam (Cloud Practitioner) is 700. For the Associate-level exams the passing score is 720. And for all Professional-level and Specialty exams the passing score is 750.

Let’s go for it!

The outcome

CLF-C01: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner sample exam questions
Passing score is 700
Overall score: 900/1000 — Pass/Fail: PASS

SAA-C03: AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate
AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate sample exam questions
Passing score is 720
Overall score: 700/1000 — Pass/Fail: FAIL

DVA-C01: AWS Certified Developer — Associate
AWS Certified Developer — Associate sample exam questions
Passing score is 720
Overall score: 850/1000 — Pass/Fail: PASS

SOA-C02: AWS Certified SysOps Administrator — Associate
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator — Associate sample exam questions
Passing score is 720
Overall score: 1000/1000 — Pass/Fail: PASS

SAP-C02: AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Professional
AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Professional sample exam questions
Passing score is 750
Overall score: 533/1000 — Pass/Fail: FAIL

DOP-001: AWS Certified DevOps Engineer — Professional
AWS Certified DevOps Engineer — Professional sample exam questions
Passing score is 750
Overall score: 510/1000 — Pass/Fail: FAIL

ANS-C01: AWS Certified Advanced Networking — Specialty
AWS Certified Advanced Networking — Specialty sample exam questions
Passing score is 750
Overall score: 600/1000 — Pass/Fail: FAIL

DAS-C01: AWS Certified Data Analytics — Specialty
AWS Certified Data Analytics — Specialty sample exam questions
Passing score is 750
Overall score: 700/1000 — Pass/Fail: FAIL

DBS-C01: AWS Certified Database — Specialty
AWS Certified Database — Specialty sample exam questions
Passing score is 750
Overall score: 550/1000 — Pass/Fail: FAIL

MLS-C01: AWS Certified Machine Learning — Specialty
AWS Certified Machine Learning — Specialty sample exam questions
Passing score is 750
Overall score: 500/1000 — Pass/Fail: FAIL

SCS-C01: AWS Certified Security — Specialty
AWS Certified Security — Specialty sample exam questions
Passing score is 750
Overall score: 810/1000 — Pass/Fail: PASS

PAS-C01: AWS Certified: SAP on AWS — Specialty
AWS Certified: SAP on AWS — Specialty sample exam questions
Passing score is 750
Overall score: 700/1000 — Pass/Fail: FAIL

Conclusions

So we can conclude ChatGPT is (might be) now AWS certified 😃. It would pass the Foundational level exam (Cloud Practitioner), 2 out of 3 Associate level exams (Developer and SysOps Administrator) and 1 out of 6 Specialty level exam (Security). No Professional level exams were passed.

A few points worth mentioning:

  • The questions of the exams were introduced into ChaTGP as is.
  • Sometimes ChatGPT selected more than one answer where there is only one correct answer, so we must specify to choose only one.
  • ChatGPT never answered “I don’t know”.
  • Sometimes ChatGPT developed the answer beyond the choice of the answer.

I can’t wait for a new version of ChatGPT to be released to see what it is capable of! 🚀🚀🚀🚀

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