At just 13 years old, Agboola Joshua, a budding programmer, has yet again stunned the tech world by becoming the youngest Certified Amazon Web Services (AWS) Developer Associate globally.
This remarkable achievement comes a mere four months after he secured the title of youngest Certified AWS Cloud Practitioner in Africa.
Joshua’s latest feat was realized after successfully conquering a rigorous two-hour examination that assessed his prowess in deploying, troubleshooting, and developing applications on the AWS cloud platform.
This accomplishment showcases his deep understanding of core AWS services and his exceptional proficiency in cloud-based application development.
Notably, young Joshua is no stranger to AWS certifications. Earlier this year, he made waves by obtaining the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification, emerging as the youngest achiever of this certification in Africa.
His insatiable appetite for knowledge and excellence didn’t stop there. On July 17, 2023, he faced the equally demanding AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam, acing it with flying colors, and once again etching his name into the annals of African tech achievements.
This extraordinary young talent attributes his inspiration to his success to his prior achievement of the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam earlier in the year.
Encouraged by his father, he decided to delve deeper into his cloud career by taking on the challenge of the next level of certification.
Although he had initially leaned towards DevOps, he shifted gears and opted for the Solutions Architect Associate certification upon the suggestion of an older programmer friend who recognized his proficiency in programming.
This decision set the wheels in motion for his journey towards becoming the youngest AWS Developer Associate.
Joshua’s preparation was nothing short of dedicated. Studying for 2 to 5 hours daily over a span of 6 weeks, he delved into topics spanning AWS services like DynamoDB, Lambda, RDS, and more.
Remarkably, his prior knowledge from the Solutions Architect Associate curriculum provided a foundation, allowing him to breeze through overlapping topics. He considers his efforts, practice, and determination to have truly paid off.
With his accomplishment not going unnoticed, a tech company in Lagos, Nigeria has extended an offer to provide Joshua with further technical mentorship.
This opportunity promises to immerse him in real-world scenarios, allowing him to apply his knowledge and skills in practical environments.
Joshua’s journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring young minds in the technology field. He dedicates his achievement to them, encouraging and challenging them to pursue their dreams with fervor.
Through his determination and passion, Joshua Agboola has proven that age is no barrier to achieving exceptional feats in the world of technology.
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