Solutions Architect – Professional Certification Preparation for AWS

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Description

Updates:

  • 16th August - Added courses 'Using Elastic Load Balancing & EC2 Auto Scaling to support AWS workloads' and 'Deployment Orchestration with AWS Elastic Beanstalk'
  • 20th May 2019 - Compute Fundamentals for AWS updated to include content on Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) & Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS)

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' 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 2 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

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 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. 

Certificate

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Learning Path Steps

3 labs

You will learn the steps to create and apply AWS S3 Bucket Policies with embedded conditions to restrict a user's ability to perform specific functions within S3 Buckets.  

4 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: AWS Storage Fundamentals

6 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Database Fundamentals for AWS

8 labs

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

9 labs

Learn how to use the Amazon Redshift service. Create a cluster with a database, copy data from S3, query data using SQL, and resize the cluster.

13 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: AWS Compute Fundamentals

14 labs

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...

15 labs

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

17 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Working with AWS Networking and Amazon VPC

19 labs

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

21 labs

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

26 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.

28 labs

Learn how to deploy a highly available website using AWS, with a scenario based on challenges, like time restrictions, and cost limitations many websites face.

29 labs

Learn how to create and run your first AWS Lambda function.

30 labs

Automating EBS snapshots with Lambda and CloudWatch EventsAutomating EBS snapshots with Lambda and CloudWatch Events

34 exam-filled

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

35 labs

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

37 quizzes

Authentication, Authorization & Accounting

38 description

Multiple AWS Account Management using AWS Organizations

42 labs

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

43 quizzes

AWS Key Management Service (KMS) Intermediate

56 labs

Follow the application lifecycle from dev to prod: continuous integration, rollbacks and blue/green deployments with AWS Code Services. 

58 labs

Scalable DevOps: Using CloudFormation for Whole VPC Stacks

62 labs

A hands-on lab showing you how to use Amazon CodeBuild and EC2 Container Service to perform a blue-green deployment.

68 quizzes

AWS CloudTrail Intermediate

70 quizzes

AWS Config Intermediate

71 labs

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

73 description

AWS Billing and Cost Management Tools eBook

75 labs

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.

78 exam-filled

Preparation Exam: Certified Solutions Architect - Professional for AWS (February 2019)

Changelog

Aug 27 2019

The logical order of the content relating to AWS VPNs has been changed

Aug 16 2019

Added courses:

  • Using Elastic Load Balancing & EC2 Auto Scaling to support AWS workloads
  • Deployment Orchestration with AWS Elastic Beanstalk
May 21 2019

Added the Implement Amazon VPC High Availability Best Practices Lab Challenge

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 centre and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 50+ courses relating to Cloud, most within the AWS category with a heavy focus on security and compliance

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.

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