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

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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.

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Learning Path Steps

1courses

This course introduces the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate learning path.

2courses

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.

3description

An explanation of the core components that make up the AWS Global Infrastructure

5courses

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.

6courses

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.

7courses

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.

8courses

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.

9courses

This course explains how and when to use Amazon S3, AWS Storage Gateway, and AWS Snowball for backup and disaster recovery.

10courses

This course explores the pricing of AWS storage services including Amazon S3, Glacier storage classes, Elastic File System, FSx, Storage Gateway, and AWS Backup.

11courses

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.

12courses

This course covers the fundamentals of the Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute service, commonly known as EC2.

13labs

By completing this hands-on lab, you will be able to create your first Amazon EC2 instance using the AWS Management Console.

14description

Discover how to ace the planning and procurement of reserved cloud capacity, so you can successfully optimize your AWS spend.

15courses

This course explains how to implement both ELB and EC2 Auto Scaling and how they work together.

16labs

You will learn the steps to automatically scale up or down your EC2 infrastructure using Auto Scaling Groups.

18courses

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.

19courses

This course gives you an overview of the AWS Virtual Private Cloud and its associated networking components.

20labs

Learn how to create an isolated network using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

21labs

Learn how to increment the network security creating a public and private subnet on VPC and filter traffic using network ACL

22

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.

23courses

This course explores some of the different networking features and components across your AWS infrastructure.

24courses

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.

25courses

This course introduces you to two services that are used to manage DNS and content delivery within AWS: Amazon Route 53 and Amazon CloudFront.

26labs

You can easily and inexpensively use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host a website that uses client-side technologies (such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) and does not require server-side technologies (such as PHP and ASP.NET). This type of site is called a st...

27courses

This course introduces the concepts of both decoupled and event-driven architectures within AWS.

28courses

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.

29courses

This course (part of a two-part series on AWS database fundamentals) introduces you to Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon Neptune.

30courses

This course (part of a two-part series on AWS database fundamentals) introduces you to Amazon Redshift, Amazon QLDB, Amazon DocumentDB, and Amazon Keyspaces.

31courses

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.

32labs

You will learn the steps to create and use the MySQL Relational Database using Amazon RDS.

33courses

This course explores the cost metrics associated with the Amazon Relational Database Service, known as RDS.

34courses

This course explores the various configuration options and techniques that you can use to create highly available Amazon Aurora databases.

35courses

This course explores Amazon Web Service's DynamoDB and teaches you how to architect DynamoDB setups.

36courses

This short course focuses on the DynamoDB Accelerator, more commonly referred to as DAX.

37labs

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.

38courses

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.

39courses

This course explains AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM), what it is, and how to implement it.

40labs

Learn how to create and manage IAM users, groups and policies to securely control access to AWS services and resources.

41courses

This course explores the AWS Organizations service and how to use Service Control Policies (SCPs).

42courses

This course takes an in-depth look at AWS Web Application Firewall Service (WAF), AWS Firewall Manager and AWS Shield.

43courses

This course explores AWS CloudTrail and AWS Config, two services used to help you audit, monitor and evaluate your AWS infrastructure and resources.

44labs

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

45courses

With this course, you'll get a high-level overview of how to monitor EC2, and how to react to resource changes.

46labs

Learn how to configure and use AWS CloudTrail and CloudWatch in cooperation with each other to monitor AWS infrastructure and services. Whenever an Instance is stopped or terminated and alarm will trigger (using AWS SNS) and deliver an email notification to...

47courses

This course provides an insight into some of the different logging capabilities and techniques that different AWS services have.

48courses

In this course, you will learn the basics of KMS, what it will cost to implement, how to encrypt data, and more...

49courses

In this course, you'll learn about the S3 encryption and decryption process for S3 Managed Keys, KMS Managed Keys, and Customer Provided Keys.

50description

Learn how Amazon Cognito is designed to provide management for authentication, authorization, and management of user repositories for your web and mobile apps.

51description

Learn how to streamline AWS operations with data and automation.

53exam-filled

Cert Prep: Certified Solutions Architect - Associate for AWS (SAA-C02)

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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 100,000 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.