Summary: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional 2019


Summary: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional 2019
Summary: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional 2019
Specifically designed to help you prepare for the AWS Solutions Architect - Professional Certification, this hands-on orientated Learning Path provides over 70 hours of interactive content comprised of hands-on labs, video courses, and a preparation exam. This training content has been carefully created to help you study for this AWS certification. The certification demands that the candidate demonstrates the ability to architect and deploy AWS solutions for different scenarios following AWS's best practices. The AWS Solution Architect Professional Certification requires its candidates to be comfortable architecting, securing, migrating, optimizing deployments and managing full production operations on AWS.

Intended Audience

This learning path is suitable for those wanting to pass the AWS SysOps Administrator - Associate Certification exam.


This is one of the 2 Professional level certifications available with AWS and its guided to those who already have experience with AWS, and ideally have already passed the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate exam, but this, not a prerequisite in taking this certification.
What's Included:
43 high definition video courses, 15 hands-on labs, 2 blog/ebook resources and a final preparation exam.
Learning Objectives
The aim of the certification is to validate your knowledge across a number of different key areas, which have been defined by AWS as being able to:
  • Design and deploy dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS
  • Select appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements
  • Migrate complex, multi-tier applications on AWS
  • Design and deploy enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
  • Implement cost-control strategies
As a means of demonstrating this knowledge, you will be tested across 5 different domains, with each domain contributing to a total percentage of your overall score. These domains are broken down as:
  • Domain 1: Design for organization complexity 12.5%
  • Domain 2: Design for new solutions 31%
  • Domain 3: Migration Planning 15%
  • Domain 4: Cost Control 12.5%
  • Domain 5: Continuous improvement for existing solutions 29%
As you progress through the Learning Path, you will gain all the information and knowledge required to fulfill the domain expectations, gaining a deep understanding within each area.


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Hello and welcome to the final section of this learning path. By now, you will have covered a vast amount of information from theory courses to hands-on labs plus the mount test all preparing you to successfully pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional exam. You will now have a greater understanding of all points measured within the five domains, which to recap were as follows. Domain one, Design for Organizational Complexity. This domain focuses on how to build multiple accounts effectively across the AWS global infrastructure and how to create a hybrid connectivity to your own data center, all while ensuring security concerns are met from an access level to network level perspective. Domain two, Design for New Solutions. This domain contains the largest percentage out of all the Domains. As a result, there is a wealth of information to absorb and interpret into designing solutions. It covers a huge range of services from compute, storage, network, databases, analytics, and more. Domain three, Migration Planning. This domain is purely focused on migration of data and infrastructure to AWS. 

This looks at how you can migrate your existing on-premise solutions to AWS and the necessary steps required to do so while following best practices. Domain four, Cost Control. This domain focuses on cost and how to minimize your running costs in addition to being able to provide effective reporting and budgeting methods across multiple AWS accounts. Domain five, Continuous Improvement for Existing Solutions. Here you will assessed on how well you can improve the security, reliability, performance, and deployment techniques of existing solutions. Now you have solidified your knowledge, I recommend you review some of the AWS whitepapers to reinforce your understanding, all of which can be found here.

I suggest reviewing the AWS Security Best Practices, the AWS Well-Architected Framework, Architecting for the Cloud AWS Best Practices, Practicing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery on AWS Accelerating Software Delivery with DevOps, Microservices on AWS, Amazon Web Services Overview of Security Processes, and using Amazon Web Services for Disaster Recovery. Thank you for taking the time in pursuing this learning path and I wish you the very best of luck when you take your exam. It would be great to hear how well you've done, so please contact us at with your news! I wish you good luck and thank you again.

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

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