Learn how to get ready for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam

This five-day, instructor-led course helps busy architects get away from the day-to-day to get focused and ready for their AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam. Attendees learn the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS, so they can build scalable and resilient solutions in the cloud, by spending the first 3 days on the Architecting on AWS course. They’ll start getting in the exam readiness mindset with bonus end of module quizzes. Next, they’ll learn strategies to answer exam questions and avoid common mistakes with the Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate half-day course. The course broadens attendees’ knowledge of AWS services with deep dives into Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis, and AWS Key Management Service, and then concludes with two quizzes and an instructor guided review of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate practice exam.

Who should take this course

This course is intended for:

Solutions architects and cloud architects seeking their AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification
Customers and APN Partners who have 6 to 12 months of experience with AWS including a strong architecture background and experience
Individuals who prefer an instructor led course for training and exam readiness
Individuals who have not taken the Architecting on AWS course in the last ~6 months


Day 1

Architecting on AWS

Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: The Simplest Architectures
Hands-On Lab 1: Hosting a Static Website
Module 3: Adding a Compute Layer
Module 4: Adding a Database Layer
Hands-On Lab 2: Deploying a Web Application on AWS
Module 5: Networking in AWS Part 1
Hands-On Lab 3: Creating a Virtual Private Cloud
Day 2

Architecting on AWS (continued)

Module 6: Networking in AWS Part 2
Module 7: AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Module 8: Elasticity, High Availability, and Monitoring
Hands-On Lab 4: Creating a Highly Available Environment
Module 9: Automation
Hands-On Lab 5: Automating Infrastructure Deployment with AWS CloudFormation
Module 10: Caching
Day 3

Architecting on AWS (continued)

Module 11: Building Decoupled Architectures
Module 12: Microservices and Serverless Architectures
Hands-On Lab 6: Implementing a Serverless Architecture with AWS Managed Services
Module 13: RTP/RPO and Backup Recovery Setup
Module 14: Optimizations and Review
Day 4

Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate

Module 0: The Exam
Module 1: Design Resilient Architectures
Module 2: Design Performant Architectures
Module 3: Specify Secure Applications and Architectures
Module 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures
Module 5: Define Operationally Excellent Architectures
Exam Readiness

Additional deep dive of AWS services
Quiz #1
Day 5

Exam Readiness
Practice exam: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
Quiz #2





At least 6 to 12 months of hands-on experience designing with AWS services
Hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, and database AWS services
An understanding of the basic architectural principles of building on the AWS cloud
An understanding of the AWS global infrastructure

Course Details

What You Will Learn?

In this course, you will learn to:
Make architectural decisions based on AWS architectural principles and best practices
Leverage AWS services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available
Leverage AWS Managed Services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an infrastructure
Make an AWS-based infrastructure more efficient to increase performance and reduce costs
Use the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solutions
Navigate the logistics of the examination process, exam structure, and question types
Identify how questions relate to AWS architectural concepts
Interpret the concepts being tested by an exam question