What is a Solutions Architect?

7m 45s

If you're just beginning your journey towards becoming a solutions architect, this lesson is a great place to start. We'll cover what a solutions architect is and what they do, the pillars of the AWS well-architected framework, and other essential aspects of AWS that you should know if you want to become a solutions architect.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what a solutions architect is and what they do
  • Understand the five pillars of the AWS well-architected framework
  • Learn about the services, design patterns, and workflows necessary for building affection solutions on AWS

Intended Audience

This lesson is ideal for beginners who are interested in becoming solutions architects on AWS.


This is an introductory level lesson, so there are no prerequisites. Any existing knowledge of AWS would, however, be beneficial.


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William Meadows is a passionately curious human currently living in the Bay Area in California. His career has included working with lasers, teaching teenagers how to code, and creating classes about cloud technology that are taught all over the world. His dedication to completing goals and helping others is what brings meaning to his life. In his free time, he enjoys reading Reddit, playing video games, and writing books.

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