AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (SAA-C03)


The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (SAA-C03) examination tests an individual's expertise in designing distributed systems and applications on the AWS platform. As businesses increasingly migrate to cloud infrastructures, the demand for skilled architects who can design efficient, scalable, and cost-effective solutions on AWS has surged. This exam delves deep into the architectural principles and services of AWS, challenging candidates to design solutions that harness the full potential of the AWS cloud.

Here's a breakdown of the main domains covered in the SAA-C03 exam:

Design Resilient Architectures:

  • Choose reliable/resilient storage.
  • Determine how to design decoupling mechanisms using AWS services.
  • Determine how to design a multi-tier architecture solution.
  • Determine how to design high availability and/or fault-tolerant architectures.
  • Define Performant Architectures:

  • Choose performant storage and databases.
  • Apply caching to improve performance.
  • Design solutions for elasticity and scalability.
  • Specify Secure Applications and Architectures:

  • Determine how to secure application tiers.
  • Determine how to secure data.
  • Define the networking infrastructure for a single VPC application.
  • Design Cost-Optimized Architectures:

  • Determine how to design cost-optimized storage.
  • Determine how to design cost-optimized compute.
  • Define Operationally Excellent Architectures:

  • Choose design features in solutions that enable operational excellence.
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    AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam Details

  • Number of Questions: The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam comprises 65 multiple-choice and multiple-answer questions, each designed to assess your architectural prowess on AWS.
  • Duration: 130 minutes.
  • Passing Score: To achieve this certification, candidates must secure a score of 720 out of 1000.
  • Languages: The exam caters to a diverse audience, available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.
  • Exam Format: Questions emphasize real-world scenarios, testing both theoretical knowledge and the practical application of AWS architectural concepts.
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Q: How long is the certification valid for?
  • A: The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification remains valid for three years from the date of achievement.
  • Q: What are the prerequisites for this certification?
  • A: While there are no strict prerequisites, AWS recommends candidates have hands-on experience with AWS services and a foundational understanding of architectural principles.
  • Q: How can I best prepare for the exam?
  • A: Alongside this practice test, candidates should complete the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate course on Cybrary, delve into AWS whitepapers, FAQs, and official documentation, and gain hands-on experience with AWS architectural services.
  • Q: How does this practice test compare to the actual exam?
  • A: This practice test is designed to closely mirror the format, difficulty, and content of the actual exam, ensuring that you are well-prepared for every aspect of the certification test.
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