AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

Validate your technical skills and grow your career.

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam is designed for people who want to work as a solutions architect and have one or more years of hands-on experience designing systems in AWS.

Why Take The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Certification?

It is one of the highest paying certifications in IT with an average salary of $149,4461

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • 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

Recommended Knowledge and Experience

  • Hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, and database AWS services
  • Hands-on experience with AWS deployment and management services
  • Ability to identify and define technical requirements for an AWS-based application
  • Ability to identify which AWS services meet a given technical requirement
  • Knowledge of recommended best practices for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform
  • An understanding of the basic architectural principles of building on the AWS Cloud
  • An understanding of the AWS global infrastructure
  • An understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS
  • An understanding of security features and tools that AWS provides and how they relate to traditional services

Exam Scoring

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%
TOTAL -100%

Exam Topics

Domain 1: Design Resilient Architectures

1.1 Design a multi-tier architecture solution
1.2 Design highly available and/or fault-tolerant architectures
1.3 Design decoupling mechanisms using AWS services
1.4 Choose appropriate resilient storage

Domain 2: Design High-Performing Architectures

2.1 Identify elastic and scalable compute solutions for a workload
2.2 Select high-performing and scalable storage solutions for a workload
2.3 Select high-performing networking solutions for a workload
2.4 Choose high-performing database solutions for a workload

Domain 3: Design Secure Applications and Architectures

3.1 Design secure access to AWS resources
3.2 Design secure application tiers
3.3 Select appropriate data security options

Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures

4.1 Identify cost-effective storage solutions
4.2 Identify cost-effective compute and database services
4.3 Design cost-optimized network architectures

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