Cert Prep: Certified Solution Architect - Associate for AWS (Retires on June 30, 2020)
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Max time2h 10m
Total questions65
Average time1h 38m
Tip: Retake this exam for more practice questions
The exam pulls questions from a large pool, so you will see new questions when you take it again.
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Required Score



Specify Secure Applications and Architectures


Design Resilient Architectures


Define Operationally-Excellent Architectures


Design Cost-Optimized Architectures


Define Performant Architectures


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Welcome to Cloud Academy's preparation exam for Solutions Architect - Associate for AWS.

AWS has released a new version of this exam known as SAA-C02, but will offer this version of the exam until June 30, 2020. If you want to take the new exam, or plan to take the exam after SAA-C01 is retired, we recommend you take the new version of the Solutions Architect - Associate exam.

This prep exam is designed to prepare you for the type of questions you will need to answer, as well as the timed environment you will experience during the actual exam. If you are studying for the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate exam, we recommend you complete our learning path on this topic before taking this prep exam.

This preparation exam has the same number of multiple-choice questions (65) as the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate exam, with the same allotted time for completion (130 minutes). As per the AWS exam guide, some questions have one correct answer, while others require you to choose two or three correct answers.

The questions on this exam focus on the five domains of AWS exam guide. Each domain has a similar percentage allocated as per the AWS exam guide

This exam focuses on the following domains:

  • Design Resilient Architectures
  • Define Performant Architectures
  • Specify Secure Applications and Architectures
  • Design Cost-Optimized Architectures
  • Define Operationally-Excellent Architectures

To pass this prep exam, you will need both of the following:

  • A minimum score of 70 percent or higher on the overall exam.
  • Achieve the minimum threshold score of 35% for each of the domains.

Completing the Exam:

You can spend as long as you wish on any particular question but must budget your time to complete all the questions. Any questions not completed in the allotted time will be scored as incorrect.

During the session, you may skip questions and return to them later in the session. You can also review your answers to previous questions, and change them at any point during the exam session.

You can end your exam session by submitting your exam for a score, or by discarding your exam.

Submitting Your Exam

You may submit your exam at any time by clicking "Submit Exam" and confirming your choice. Once confirmed, this completes the entire exam session. All of your answers will be scored, and your Skill Score will be updated. All unanswered questions will be scored as incorrect. You cannot return later to complete any unanswered questions.

Discarding Your Exam

You may discard your exam at any time by clicking "Discard Exam" and confirming your choice. Once confirmed, your exam session will be closed without saving your exam progress. None of your answers will be scored, and your Skill Score will not be updated. When you return to complete the exam, you will begin an entirely new exam session which may include new exam questions.


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