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Exam Readiness Intensive Workshop: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

Overview

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) authorized Exam Readiness Intensive Workshop for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level certification exam helps busy architects get away from their day-to-day life and prepare thoroughly for the AWS certification exam. The course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS to help participants learn how to build scalable and resilient solutions in the cloud. The course begins by getting participants in an exam readiness mindset with a bonus end of module quizzes. From there, the discussion moves to strategies to answer exam questions and avoid common mistakes. The course aims at broadening the participants’ knowledge of AWS services with deep dives into Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis, and AWS Key Management Service.

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days

What You'll learn

  • 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 & resiliency in an infrastructure
  • Make an AWS-based infrastructure more efficient to increase performance and reduce costs
  • Use the Well-Architected Framework to improve architecture 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

Outline

  • Introduction
  • The simplest architectures
  • Lab: hosting a static website
  • Adding a compute layer
  • Adding a database layer
  • Lab: Deploying a web application on AWS
  • Networking in AWS (Part I)
  • Lab: Creating a Virtual Private Cloud
  • Networking in AWS (Part II)
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Elasticity, high availability, monitoring
  • Lab: Creating a highly available environment
  • Automation
  • Lab: Automating infrastructure deployment with AWS CloudFormation
  • Caching
  • Building decoupled architectures
  • Microservices and serverless architectures
  • Lab: Implementing a serverless architecture with AWS managed services
  • RTP/RPO and Backup Recovery Setup
  • Optimization and review
  • The Exam
  • Design resilient architectures
  • Design performant architectures
  • Specify secure applications and architectures
  • Design cost-optimized architectures
  • Define operationally excellent architectures
  • Additional deep dive of AWS services
  • Quiz # 1
  • Practice exam: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • Quiz # 2
  • Wrap-up
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Prerequisites

Participants of this course are recommended to have:

  • 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

Who Should Attend

The Exam Readiness Intensive Workshop: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 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 & exam readiness
  • An understanding of the AWS global infrastructure

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Certification

This AWS Exam Readiness Intensive Workshop helps participants prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Certification Examination. On clearing the certification exam, an individual holds the credential of an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate. The credential validates the individual’s ability to design and implement distributed systems on AWS. The certification is immensely useful for anyone with one or more years of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Certification Examination comprises of 65 questions – either multiple choice or multiple response. Participants get 130 minutes to complete the exam. The AWS Certification Examination is offered in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.