Solutions Architect – Professional Certification Preparation for AWS

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Overview

Specifically designed to help you prepare for the AWS Solutions Architect - Professional Certification, this hands-on oriented 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 Solutions Architect - Professional Certification Exam.

Prerequisites

This is one of the two Professional level certifications available with AWS and it's guided to those who already have experience with AWS, and ideally, have already passed the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate exam, but this is not a prerequisite in taking this certification. 

What's Included

This learning path includes 43 high definition video courses, 19 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 of each area.

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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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Learning Path Steps

1courses

This course introduces the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional learning path, covering the five domains of the certification.

2description

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

3courses

This course covers the wide range of storage services within AWS, their key features, and when and why you would use them.

4exam-filled

Knowledge Check: AWS Storage Fundamentals

5courses

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.

6courses

This course introduces the different security controls and methods that have been built into Amazon S3 to protect your data and enhance your overall security posture.

7courses

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

8labs

This lab explores how to encrypting S3 objects in AWS using SSE-KMS.

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 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.

12labs

Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) provides simple, scalable file storage for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files, so your applica...

13courses

This course dives into the fundamental elements of AWS compute services, discussing the features and advantages of each one.

14exam-filled

Knowledge Check: AWS Compute Fundamentals

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.

17labs

Application Load Balancers support content-based routing, and supports applications that run in containers. They support a pair of industry-standard protocols (WebSocket and HTTP/2) and also provide additional visibility into the health of the target instan...

18courses

This course covers AWS Elastic Beanstalk, its uses, how it's configured and the various monitoring options available.

19courses

This course on AWS Lambda shows you how to implement solutions and applications using a serverless architecture.

20description

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

21labs

In this lab you will learn how to create EC2 spot instances, how they can be used in AWS and how to handle instance interruptions.

22courses

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

23exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Database Fundamentals for AWS Part 1

24courses

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

25exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Database Fundamentals for AWS Part 2

26labs

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.

27

Put your Amazon RDS skills to the test in this hands-on challenge lab as you are tasked with creating a database.

28courses

This course explores the different strategies that are available to back up and restore your AWS databases across Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB.

29courses

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.

30courses

This course explores Amazon RDS Performance Insights, a performance monitoring and tuning feature that can quickly assess the database load on an Amazon RDS database instance.

31courses

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

32courses

In this course, you'll learn about the AWS Database Migration Service and the AWS Database Schema Conversion Tool and how they can be used to migrate data.

33

In this lab challenge, your database skills are tested as you are tasked to migrate data between two real RDS instances using AWS Database Migration Service.

34courses

This course explores how to use automation when creating Amazon RDS databases. It includes using AWS Secrets Manager for increasing the security of provisioned resources by limiting human intervention.

35courses

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

36courses

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

37exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Working with AWS Networking and Amazon VPC

38courses

This course looks at how to design your AWS Virtual Private Cloud through the use of different VPC Subnet and Routing configurations.

39courses

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.

40

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.

41courses

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

42courses

In this course, you'll be introduced to the IPsec security protocol and understand what it is and why and where it is useful.

43labs

Set Up VPN Connections with an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud using dynamic routing (BGP), and manage traffic using multi-homed routers

44courses

In this course we will learn to recognize and explain the migration services available from AWS and AWS partners, and how to run a migration using the AWS Server Migration Service.

45courses

In this course, we will learn practical planning techniques for migrating business applications to public cloud services.

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47courses

This course is a "live" scenario discussion where the Cloud Academy team tackle a migration project.

48courses

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

49courses

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

50labs

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...

51courses

In this course, you'll learn how to create and deploy REST APIs via API Gateway to expose HTTP endpoints, AWS Lambda functions, and other AWS services.

52courses

In this course, you'll learn how to create a multi-tier serverless architecture on AWS using Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions and Amazon Polly text to speech.

53courses

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

54courses

This course covers how to implement cross-account access using AWS IAM.

55exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Overview of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

56labs

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

57courses

This course introduces you to AWS Identity Federation and includes a demo on how to use it.

58courses

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

59courses

This course shows you how to share resources between AWS accounts or within your AWS organization using the AWS Resource Access Manager.

60courses

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

61labs

In this lab, you'll learn about Amazon Key Management Service to encrypt S3 and EBS Data at an intermediate level. Get started today!

62courses

This course gets you started with AWS CloudHSM by giving you an overview of the basics of the service, what it is, and its use cases.

63courses

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

64courses

This course explains how to share secrets between different AWS accounts through the use of resource-based policies and AWS Secrets Manager.

65labs

Learn how to use AWS SecretsManager and Amazon Relational Database Service to generate, store, and rotate a password in Secrets Manager. Use Secrets Manager with a Python application.

66courses

This course takes a high-level look at Amazon CloudWatch and some of its features and components.

67labs

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

68courses

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

69courses

This course looks at how to use AWS Trusted Advisor to implement some best practices and recommendations across your AWS environment with your organization.

70courses

In this course, you'll learn how to implement logging and monitoring across AWS Services including Amazon CloudWatch, CloudWatch Monitoring Agent, AWS CloudTrail Logs, and Amazon S3 Access Logs.

71courses

In this course, you'll learn how to implement logging and monitoring across AWS Services including Amazon CloudWatch, CloudWatch Monitoring Agent, AWS CloudTrail Logs, and Amazon S3 Access Logs.

72courses

In this course, you'll learn about AWS CloudFormation and it provides you with the ability to provision your infrastructure as code.

73courses

In this course, you'll learn advanced AWS CloudFormation skills, including nested stacks, custom resources, continuous integration, and event automation.

74labs

CloudFormation is an infrastructure as code tool for AWS. In this lab, you will use CloudFormation to launch an EC2 with a full WordPress installation.

75courses

In this introductory course, you will learn to recognize and explain the core components of Amazon Kinesis and where those services can be applied.

76courses

This course provides an introduction to the big data processing service known as Amazon Elastic Map Reduce, commonly referred to as EMR.

77labs

Broad introductory lab on Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR). Get started today!

78courses

This course introduces AWS CodeCommit and explains how it can be used to manage your source code.

79labs

An introduction to the highly scalable and fully-managed AWS CodeCommit source control service. This lab covers creating, accessing, and adding files to repositories hosted in CodeCommit.

80exam-filled

Cert Prep: Certified Solutions Architect - Professional for AWS

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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.