AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate credential demonstrates proficiency in a wide range of AWS services as well as knowledge of AWS technologies. This certification demonstrates a thorough understanding of the AWS Well-Architected Framework by focusing on the design of cost- and performance-optimized solutions. This qualification can enhance your career while improving your credibility and confidence in stakeholder and customer interactions.

Preparing for and attaining this certification will showcase:

  • Knowledge and skills in compute, networking, storage, and database AWS services as well as AWS deployment and management services
  • Knowledge and skills in deploying, managing, and operating workloads on AWS as well as implementing security controls and compliance requirements
  • Knowledge and skills in using the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI)Understanding of the AWS Well-Architected Framework, AWS networking, security services, and the AWS global infrastructure
  • Ability to identify which AWS services meet a given technical requirement and to define technical requirements for an AWS-based application

Who Should Take This Exam?

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate is a great starting point on the AWS Certification path for individuals who may have any of the following:

  • Experience in AWS technology
  • Strong on-premises IT experience and understanding of mapping on-premises to cloud
  • Experience working in other cloud services

Steps to Achieve Your AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Certification

  1. Attend Architecting on AWS
  2. Pass the following exams:
  • Exam SAA-C03

Solutions Architect - Associate: Courses

Architecting on AWS

In this course, you will learn to identify services and features to build resilient, secure and highly available IT solutions on the AWS Cloud.

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3 Days | $2025

Solutions Architect - Associate: Exams

Exam SAA-C03 - The exam features a combination of two question formats: multiple choice and multiple response.

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Exam Guide and Practice Questions

AWS Certification Renewal

  • Certification through AWS is valid for three years from the date it was earned. Before the three-year period expires, you must recertify to keep your certification current and active.
  • To keep your certification active, you must take the current version of the exam that corresponds to your certification before it expires. AWS does not require or accept other methods of recertification, such as continuing education credits.
  • For Foundational and Associate level certifications, you can also satisfy the recertification requirement for a current certification by passing or recertifying with a higher-level role-based exam.

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Solutions Architect - Associate: Next Steps

Advanced Architecting on AWS

In this course, each module presents a scenario with an architectural challenge to be solved. You will examine available AWS services and features as solutions to the problem.

3 Days | $2025