AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate


Ready to design and implement distributed systems on AWS? This AWS Solutions Architect Associate training course will prepare you to pass the associate-level certification exam. Gain hands-on experience with configuring AWS secure architecture, creating a custom VPC, and more.

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Course Content

4.3How to Create an EC2 Instance

1h 3m

4.5Hardening Ports for EC2 Instances


4.7Instance Launch Types and Spot Fleets


5.3EBS Snapshots


5.4Working with AMI


5.6Introduction to Elastic File System (EFS)

1h 3m

5.8Module 5 Conclusion


6.3S3 Consistency Model


6.5Securing S3 Bucket Access


6.6Module 6 Conclusion

Course Description


You should have a basic understanding of AWS, IT concepts, cloud computing, and virtualized technologies and databases.

What is the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Certification?

There are eleven certifications offered by Amazon Web Services, one of which is the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification. This cloud computing credential is currently one of the most valuable and highly sought-after certifications in the IT industry.

Having an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification validates that professionals have the following abilities:

  • The knowledge of how to architect and implement secure and powerful applications on AWS technologies.
  • The ability to outline complex, compliant solutions using architectural design principles that are focused on customer needs and requirements.
  • The preparedness to provide deployment guidance that follows best practices to organizations through the entire lifecycle of projects.

Why Should You Take This Course?

Cybrary's on-demand training provides you with a comprehensive overview of numerous concepts covered on the exam, as well as opportunities for you to gain practical skills in scenario-based labs. You can test your knowledge in practice quizzes and exams that closely reflect the questions you might see on the exam. You will explore concepts that include but are not limited to IAM policies, multi-factor authentication (MFA), EC2 instances, spot fleets, Elastic Block Storage (EBS), S3 buckets, VPCs, and the AWS Security Pillar.

What is Included in this AWS Certified Solutions Architect Training Course?

This course includes up to 20 hours of total content, including 8 hours of video lecture, over-the-shoulder demo, and written lesson materials. The course also features 10 hours of hands-on virtual lab content and a 2-hour practice exam. Supplementary resources include relevant external links to Amazon whitepapers and guides, which you can review both for more in-depth study and shortly before the exam to ensure that you are well prepared.

The topics that are covered in the course provide everything that you need to know to become a cloud certified professional. Upon completing this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Upon completing this AWS Certified Solutions Architect course, you will:

  • Be prepared to earn your AWS Certified Solutions Architect (SAA-C02) certification
  • Be familiar with the AWS platform and its services
  • Have the knowledge needed to design scalable and highly resilient websites on the AWS platform

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn foundational knowledge of the AWS platform. That includes AWS beginners, existing Solutions Architects who are not certified, and programmers who are interested in implementing applications on AWS.

How Much Does an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Earn?

The Information Technology industry is one of the highest paid in the country, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) certification holders are some of the highest paid professionals in the field. The average salary for professionals with the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate credential in the U.S. is $130,833. The range of salaries is $78,000 to $190,000.

What Should I Expect When Taking the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Certification Exam?

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification exam consists of about 65 questions (this may vary), for which candidates have 130 minutes to complete. The exam questions are multiple-choice and multiple-answer formats, that cover the following topics and are weighted as shown:

  • Domain 1: Designing 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%

There are no other certifications that are prerequisites for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification exam. However, AWS recommends that candidates have spent at least one year deploying distributed systems, at scale, using AWS cloud services. The cost of the exam is $150, and it must be renewed every two years.

What is the Best Way to Prepare for the Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam?

Passing the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification exam requires that exam takers are able to demonstrate that they possess abilities in designing, managing, and implementing applications using the tools and services of the AWS platform.

At Cybrary, we offer you the opportunity to fully prepare for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification exam with our online AWS Certified Solutions Architect course. Enroll now to kick off your theoretical and hands-on training course!

Instructed By
Nicolas Moy

Nicolas Moy

DevSecOps Training Architect

Senior Instructor
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Certificate of Completion
Certificate Of Completion

Complete this entire course to earn a AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Certificate of Completion