AWS Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02) Certification Preparation for AWS

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Description

Overview

This certification Learning Path is specifically designed to prepare you for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02) released in March 2020. It covers all the elements required across all of the domains outlined in the exam blueprint. Throughout this learning path, you will be guided via our courses, hands-on labs including some lab challenges, blog posts, webinars, and a preparation exam at the end, all of which are focused on areas that will be assessed within the exam.  

Intended Audience

This learning path is suitable for anyone wanting to pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate SAA-C02 exam. As defined in the exam blueprint, which can be found here https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-solutions-architect-associate/ , the exam has been designed for individuals within a solutions architect role which will verify and validate their knowledge within this area by effectively demonstrating their ability to architect solutions using best practice design principles, in a secure and robust way. 

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:

  • Effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies
  • Define a solution using architectural design principles based on customer requirements
  • Provide implementation guidance based on best practices to the organization throughout the life cycle of the project

As a means of demonstrating this knowledge, you will be tested across 4 different domains, with each domain contributing to a total percentage of your overall score. These domains are broken down as:

Domain 1: Design Resilient Architectures 30% 

Domain 2: Design High-Performing Architectures 28% 

Domain 3: Design Secure Applications and Architectures 24% 

Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures 18%

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.

Feedback

We welcome all feedback and suggestions - please contact us at support@cloudacademy.com if you are unsure about where to start or if you would like help getting started.

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Training Content

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Course - Intermediate - 19m
Introduction: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
This course introduces the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate learning path.
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Course - Beginner - 1m
Storage
This content has been designed to help students understand how the next section of the AWS SAA-C02 LP aligns with each Domain/Sub-domain of the exam guide.
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Resource - Beginner - 10m
AWS Global Infrastructure: Availability Zones, Regions, Edge Locations, Regional Edge Caches
An explanation of the core components that make up the AWS Global Infrastructure
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Course - Beginner - 19m
Introduction to Amazon EBS and EC2 Instance Storage
This course will introduce you to the foundations of AWS storage, plus the Amazon Elastic Block Store, known as EBS and Amazon EC2 Instance storage.
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Course - Beginner - 25m
Introduction to Amazon S3
This course introduces you to arguably the most widely used storage service within AWS, the Amazon Simple Storage Service, more commonly known as Amazon S3.
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Course - Intermediate - 48m
Using Amazon S3 Bucket Properties & Management Features to Maintain Data
This course will look at some of the management and bucket property features that Amazon S3 has to offer, and how you can use them to maintain and control your data.
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Course - Intermediate - 37m
Using Amazon EFS to Create Elastic File Systems for Linux-Based Workloads
This course covers AWS Elastic File Service (EFS) and explains the service, its components, when it should be used, and how to configure it. It also covers data security and data migration from on-premises storage to EFS.
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Course - Beginner - 17m
Common DR & Business Continuity Strategies on AWS
This course focuses on some of the common disaster recovery strategies designed to help your organization recover from an incident that has affected your AWS environment.
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Course - Intermediate - 54m
Using AWS Storage for On-Premises Backup & Disaster Recovery
This course explains how and when to use Amazon S3, AWS Storage Gateway, and AWS Snowball for backup and disaster recovery.
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Course - Intermediate - 42m
Understanding and Optimizing Costs with AWS Storage Services
This course explores the pricing of AWS storage services including Amazon S3, Glacier storage classes, Elastic File System, FSx, Storage Gateway, and AWS Backup.
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Course - Beginner - 1m
Compute
This content has been designed to help students understand how the next section of the AWS SAA-C02 LP aligns with each Domain/Sub-domain of the exam guide.
12
Course - Beginner - 32m
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
This course covers the fundamentals of the Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute service, commonly known as EC2.
13
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Create Your First Amazon EC2 Instance (Linux)
By completing this hands-on lab, you will be able to create your first Amazon EC2 instance using the AWS Management Console.
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Resource - Beginner - 46m
Webinar | AWS Cost Savings: Ending Decision Paralysis When Trying to Optimize Spend with Reserved Instances and Savings Plans
Discover how to ace the planning and procurement of reserved cloud capacity, so you can successfully optimize your AWS spend.
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Course - Beginner - 1h 5m
FREE
Using Elastic Load Balancing & EC2 Auto Scaling to Support AWS Workloads
This course explains how to implement both ELB and EC2 Auto Scaling and how they work together.
16
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 2h
Working with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Groups and Network Load Balancer
You will learn the steps to automatically scale up or down your EC2 infrastructure using Auto Scaling Groups.
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Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 1h 30m
AWS Basic EC2 Challenge
In this lab challenge, you'll be given a desired end state and be required to reach it using your knowledge of AWS EC2 and other related AWS tools.
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Course - Beginner - 51m
Understanding AWS Lambda to Run & Scale Your Code
This course on AWS Lambda shows you how to implement solutions and applications using a serverless architecture.
19
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 45m
Introduction to AWS Lambda
Learn how to create and run your first AWS Lambda function.
20
Course - Beginner - 1m
Networking
This content has been designed to help students understand how the next section of the AWS SAA-C02 LP aligns with each Domain/Sub-domain of the exam guide.
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Course - Beginner - 1h 17m
FREE
Working with AWS Networking and Amazon VPC
This course gives you an overview of the AWS Virtual Private Cloud and its associated networking components.
22
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Introduction to Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Learn how to create an isolated network using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
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Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 2h 30m
Securing your VPC using Public and Private Subnets
Learn how to increment the network security creating a public and private subnet on VPC and filter traffic using network ACL
24
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Intermediate - 1h
Implement Amazon VPC High Availability Best Practices
In this lab challenge, you will be assessing your practical ability to design for high availability and identify single points of failure in a production-like AWS environment.
25
Course - Beginner - 29m
AWS Networking Features Essential for a Solutions Architect
This course explores some of the different networking features and components across your AWS infrastructure.
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Course - Beginner - 4m
The Difference Between High Availability & Fault Tolerance
In this brief course, our AWS expert, Stuart Scott, answers the question: What's the difference between high availability and fault tolerance?
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Course - Beginner - 48m
Designing Multi-Tier Architectures
Domain One of The AWS Solution Architect Associate exam guide requires us to be able to Design a multi-tier architecture solution so that is our topic for this course.
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Course - Intermediate - 13m
Introduction to DNS and Content Delivery on AWS
This course introduces you to two services that are used to manage DNS and content delivery within AWS: Amazon Route 53 and Amazon CloudFront.
29
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 15m
Configuring a Static Website With S3 And CloudFront
In this lab, you'll learn how to configure static website hosting on Amazon S3 and configure static websites to work with CloudFront distributions.
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Course - Beginner - 38m
Decoupled and Event-Driven Architectures in AWS
This course introduces the concepts of both decoupled and event-driven architectures within AWS.
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Course - Beginner - 1m
Database
This content has been designed to help students understand how the next section of the AWS SAA-C02 LP aligns with each Domain/Sub-domain of the exam guide.
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Course - Beginner - 1h 8m
FREE
Database Fundamentals for AWS - Part 1 of 2
This course (part of a two-part series on AWS database fundamentals) introduces you to Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon Neptune.
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Course - Beginner - 1h 2m
FREE
Database Fundamentals for AWS - Part 2 of 2
This course (part of a two-part series on AWS database fundamentals) introduces you to Amazon Redshift, Amazon QLDB, Amazon DocumentDB, and Amazon Keyspaces.
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Course - Beginner - 22m
When to use RDS Multi-AZ & Read Replicas
In this course, you'll learn about RDS multi-AZ and will come away knowing when to implement and use this feature within your own environment.
35
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 15m
Create Your First Amazon RDS Database
You will learn the steps to create and use the MySQL Relational Database using Amazon RDS.
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Course - Intermediate - 33m
Understanding Costs Associated with Amazon RDS
This course explores the cost metrics associated with the Amazon Relational Database Service, known as RDS.
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Course - Intermediate - 34m
Amazon Aurora High Availability
This course explores the various configuration options and techniques that you can use to create highly available Amazon Aurora databases.
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Course - Intermediate - 23m
Amazon DynamoDB High Availability
This course explores Amazon Web Service's DynamoDB and teaches you how to architect DynamoDB setups.
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Course - Intermediate - 7m
Using Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) to Enhance Performance
This short course focuses on the DynamoDB Accelerator, more commonly referred to as DAX.
40
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Introduction to DynamoDB
Move your first steps using DynamoDB. Create tables with and withoud secondary indexes, learn how to add new rows and query your data by using the AWS Management Console.
41
Course - Beginner - 1m
Security
This content has been designed to help students understand how the next section of the AWS SAA-C02 LP aligns with each Domain/Sub-domain of the exam guide.
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Course - Intermediate - 1h 12m
FREE
AWS: Overview of AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM)
This course explains AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM), what it is, and how to implement it.
43
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Introduction to IAM
Learn how to create and manage IAM users, groups and policies to securely control access to AWS services and resources.
44
Course - Intermediate - 26m
Securing AWS Organizations with Service Control Policies (SCPs)
This course explores the AWS Organizations service and how to use Service Control Policies (SCPs).
45
Course - Beginner - 1h 17m
Protecting Web Apps with AWS WAF, Shield & Firewall Manager
This course takes an in-depth look at AWS Web Application Firewall Service (WAF), AWS Firewall Manager and AWS Shield.
46
Course - Beginner - 32m
Audit, Monitor & Evaluate with AWS CloudTrail & AWS Config
This course explores AWS CloudTrail and AWS Config, two services used to help you audit, monitor and evaluate your AWS infrastructure and resources.
47
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Compliance Check Using AWS Config Rules (Managed & Custom)
Compliance check using AWS Config Rules: See how AWS Config can enhance your security and compliance with AWS managed rules and custom rules with AWS Lambda
48
Course - Intermediate - 1h 34m
Amazon Web Services CloudWatch
With this course, you'll get a high-level overview of how to monitor EC2, and how to react to resource changes.
49
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 2h 15m
Monitoring AWS CloudTrail Events with Amazon CloudWatch
In this lab, you'll learn how to configure and use AWS CloudTrail and CloudWatch in cooperation with each other to monitor AWS infrastructure and services.
50
Course - Beginner - 1h 7m
Logging in AWS
This course provides an insight into some of the different logging capabilities and techniques that different AWS services have.
51
Course - Intermediate - 1h 10m
How to Use KMS Key Encryption to Protect Your Data
In this course, you will learn the basics of KMS, what it will cost to implement, how to encrypt data, and more...
52
Course - Advanced - 12m
Understanding S3 Encryption Mechanisms to Secure your Data
In this course, you'll learn about the S3 encryption and decryption process for S3 Managed Keys, KMS Managed Keys, and Customer Provided Keys.
53
Resource - Beginner - 15m
Amazon Cognito: Authentication and Authorization for your web and mobile apps
Learn how Amazon Cognito is designed to provide management for authentication, authorization, and management of user repositories for your web and mobile apps.
54
Resource - Beginner - 54m
Webinar | Best Practices to Optimize AWS Costs & Govern at Scale
Learn how to streamline AWS operations with data and automation.
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Hands-on Lab Challenge - Intermediate - 2h
AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification Challenge
This lab challenge will help confirm your knowledge of the material presented in the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate certification learning path.
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Exam - 2h 10m
Cert Prep: Certified Solutions Architect - Associate for AWS (SAA-C02)
Cert Prep: Certified Solutions Architect - Associate for AWS (SAA-C02)
About the Author
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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 90+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 140,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.