Solutions Architect – Associate Certification Preparation for AWS

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Update: In Feb 2018 AWS released an updated version of the Solutions Architect Associate Exam. We have built a learning path around this new exam guide which is available here. Up until August 2018 you have a choice about which exam you sit - the previous version or the new version. So which one should you choose? We suggest watching this video for a view on the differences and advice on which exam might suit you best!

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1 courses

The ‘Foundations for Solutions Architect–Associate on AWS’ course is designed to walk you through the AWS compute, storage, and service offerings you need to be familiar with for the AWS Solutions Architect–Associate exam. This course provides you with snap...

2 labs

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

3 labs

Learn to create your first Amazon S3 bucket, create a logical folder for organizational purposes, and upload content to it and set custom metadata using the S3 console

4 labs

EC2 instances can use multiple storage volumes, learn how to add and manage them using EBS.

5 labs

In this lab, we are going to create an Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) within the AWS console. In the next steps, we are going to create a Classic Load balancer to forward the web traffic to a couple of EC2 instances

6 quizzes

Foundations for Solutions Architect Associate

7 courses

Course Description The AWS exam guide outlines that 60% of the Solutions Architect–Associate exam questions could be on the topic of designing highly-available, fault-tolerant, cost-efficient, scalable systems. This course teaches you to recognize and expl...

8 courses

The VPC - Virtual Private Network - lies at the core of most significant deployments on AWS. VPCs allow you to create the balance between secure isolation and resource integration that fits your unique needs best. You have complete control over traffic comi...

9 labs

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

10 labs

 During this lab we will understand how to launch an Auto Scaling group behind a Classic Load Balancer

11 labs

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

12 labs

CloudWatch is a monitoring service that AWS provides. You can use it to monitor AWS resources or custom resources, inside or outside AWS.

13 quizzes

Designing Highly Available, Cost Efficient, Fault Tolerant, Scalable Systems for Solutions Architect Associate

14 courses

Course Description This course is focused on the details you need to know for the 20% of the Solutions Architect – Associate for AWS exam that covers data security. You will learn to recognize and explain platform compliance for AWS, and be able to both re...

15 labs

Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a fast, reliable, scalable, fully managed message queuing service. You can use SQS to transmit any volume of data, at any level of throughput, without losing messages or requiring other services to be always available.

16 labs

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

17 labs

Learn how to manage our organization using IAM Users and Groups and IAM Roles 

18 labs

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

19 courses

Course Description This course provides an introduction to working with Amazon DynamoDB, a fully-managed NoSQL database service provided by Amazon Web Services. We begin with a description of DynamoDB and compare it to other database platforms. The course ...

20 labs

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.

21 quizzes

Data Security

22 courses

Course Description In this course we apply the design principles, components, and services we learned in the previous courses in this learning path to design and build a highly available, scalable application. We then apply our optimisation principles to i...

23 labs

You will learn how to create custom Amazon Machine Images (AMI) starting from a customized EC2 instance.

24 labs

Learn how to invoke a Lambda function to process and manipulate notifications published on SNS topics.

25 labs

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

26 labs

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery web service. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services products to give developers and businesses an easy way to distribute content to end users with low latency, high data transfer speeds, and no minimum usage com...

27 labs

A CloudFormation stack can manage DynamoDB tables, Elastic IP's, EC2 instances, Virtual Private Cloud networks and security groups, Route53 zones and records, IAM users, CloudWatch logs and alarms, S3 buckets, and much more. In this lab you'll use CloudForm...

28 courses

These study aids will help refresh your knowledge of core concepts covered in the Solutions Architect Associate learning path. Run the 30min primer video before you go in to sit your exam.Review the exam prep memory cards

29 quizzes

Solutions Architect for AWS Associate

30 quizzes

Solutions Architect Associate for AWS - Practice test Associate

31 courses

Summary of the content covered in the solutions architect associate learning path and tips for how to prepare for the exam.   References / Acknowledgements Exam blueprint Cloudacademy Subnets / VPC / security Architecting for the Cloud Gobal infrastru...

32 exam-filled

Preparation Exam: Certified Solutions Architect - Associate for AWS

About the Author

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Andrew is an AWS certified professional who is passionate about helping others learn how to use and gain benefit from AWS technologies. Andrew has worked for AWS and for AWS technology partners Ooyala and Adobe.  His favorite Amazon leadership principle is "Customer Obsession" as everything AWS starts with the customer. Passions around work are cycling and surfing, and having a laugh about the lessons learnt trying to launch two daughters and a few start ups. 

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