Solution Architect Associate - Introduction and High Level Overview

In this introduction, we outline the content of the learning path, introduce common terminology that you are required to know for the Solution Architect Associate curriculum and provide a high-level introduction to some of the AWS services relevant to the Solution Architect Associate exam.


Hello, and welcome to the Solution Architect Associate Certification Learning Path. If you want to become an AWS Solution Architect and ace the certification exam, well, you've come to the right place. This learning path provides you with the knowledge to prepare for sitting the Solution Architect Associate Certification exam. This learning path has been curated by AWS certified professionals, who live and breathe AWS. We've created a unique blend of courses, hands-on labs, quizzes, and exam preparation tools to help you gain the knowledge required to design performant, resilient, secure, optimized, operationally efficient architectures on AWS. Now this learning path is intended for anyone interested in learning the fundamental concepts of designing solutions on AWS and of course to pass the AWS Solution Architect Associate Exam. If you are new to cloud computing, I suggest completing our "What is Cloud Computing?" Course first as a pre-requisite, so you get maximum benefit from this content. And if you are unsure about where to start, please contact us at so we can give you advice or options for where to start. At the end of this learning path, you'll be able to recognize and explain the core AWS services and applications, determine and define resilient architectures, determine and define performant architectures, determine and specify how to secure architectures and applications, and determine and define cost-efficient, operationally efficient architectures. The learning path is constructed around the five domains of the AWS certification exam guide, and our team update this content continuously, so it's in line with the current version of the certification syllabus. This comprehensive learning path provides you with the knowledge and hands-on learning that's required to become an AWS certified Solution Architect. It provides you with 24 hands on labs, 27 high definition video courses. Each domain has preparation quizzes. We have a collection of study guides and a final preparation exam. So if you're ready, let's get started.

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Andrew is fanatical about helping business teams gain the maximum ROI possible from adopting, using, and optimizing Public Cloud Services. Having built  70+ Cloud Academy courses, Andrew has helped over 50,000 students master cloud computing by sharing the skills and experiences he gained during 20+  years leading digital teams in code and consulting. Before joining Cloud Academy, Andrew worked for AWS and for AWS technology partners Ooyala and Adobe.