All three AWS Solutions Architect certification exam preparation courses are now available!

The third and final AWS Solutions Architect Associate Level prep course (or 16-SolArch.03, as we affectionately call it) is now up and running on the Cloud Academy site. So there goes your last excuse not to throw yourself into passing this hugely important AWS exam. Our course is part of our Plans and included in all of them. Since we publish new courses like this one every month, you could be interested in our Annual Membership (now discounted) to get access to all of them.
The hundreds of Cloud Academy members who’ve already worked through the first two AWS Solutions Architect courses know that we covered the basic structural design of AWS resources (EC2, S3, IAM, AMIs, and EBS) in course one, and networking (VPCs, Security Groups, VPNs, ACLs, and Route53), monitoring and content delivery in course two.
Now course three, with more than two and a quarter hours of new video, wraps things up by exploring data management (RDS, DynamoDB, and Glacier):
Glacier
…application deployment (Elastic Beanstalk, CloudFormation, SQS, SES, and SWF):
Simple Workflow Service
…and project architecture (highly available and fault tolerant design).
High Availability, Fault Tolerant
I should note that, because we had to pick and choose what to include, this series doesn’t deal with some “relatively” minor services that might, nevertheless, make an appearance on the AWS Solutions Architect exam. With that in mind, it might be a good idea to independently familiarize yourself with AWS Storage Gateway, Elasticache, Elastic Map Reduce, Redshift, Direct Connect, Directory Services, Trusted Advisor, OpsWorks, and CloudDeploy.
Amazon Web Services is an IaaS, pay-per-use public cloud platform offering a broad range of services, from databases to DNS, allowing you to host any kind of application in the cloud (you can check out more of Cloud Academy’s resources for EC2, S3, IAM, and VPC).
The AWS “Infrastructure as a Service” platform is a complete solution used by thousands of companies serving countless millions of users to power public cloud deployments. All AWS services can be accessed through the Amazon Management Console, APIs, or via Command Line Interface.
Someone’s got to design and provision all these deployments.
Why not you?
Now get to work!
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Written by

David Clinton

A Linux system administrator with twenty years' experience as a high school teacher, David has been around the industry long enough to have witnessed decades of technology trend predictions; most of them turning out to be dead wrong.

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