AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level

Amazon Web Services logoAchieving AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level certification validates that you have the hands-on experience using AWS to design highly available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems. It confirms your ability to identify and define requirements for an Amazon Web Services-based application and to follow best practices for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform.

Before attempting the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level exam, you should have the following required knowledge and skills:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Knowledge

  • Hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, and database AWS services
  • Professional experience architecting large-scale distributed systems
  • Understanding of Elasticity and Scalability concepts
  • Understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS
  • A good understanding of all security features and tools that AWS provides and how they relate to traditional services
  • A strong understanding of how to interact with AWS (AWS SDK, AWS API, Command Line Interface, AWS CloudFormation)
  • Hands-on experience with AWS deployment and management services

General IT Knowledge

  • Excellent understanding of typical multi-tier architectures: web servers (Apache, nginx, IIS), caching, application servers, and load balancers
  • RDBMS (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server), NoSQL
  • Knowledge of message queuing and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
  • Familiarity with loose coupling and stateless systems
  • Understanding of different consistency models in distributed systems
  • Experience with CDN and performance concepts
  • Network experience with route tables, access control lists, firewalls, NAT, HTTP, DNS, IP, and OSI Network
  • Knowledge of RESTful Web Services, XML, JSON
  • Familiarity with the software development lifecycle
  • Work experience with information and application security, including public key encryption, SSH, access credentials, and X.509 certificates

Required Training and Exam

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level exam includes multiple-choice and multiple-answer questions. You will have 80 minutes to complete it.

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level exam

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