AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional

This professional level certification enables successful candidates to demonstrate advanced abilities in solving complicated cloud architecture problems. Certified individuals are more apt to form complex solutions to problems involving security, performance, cost, and automating manual procedures.

This exam validates a candidate's ability to complete the following tasks:

  • Design and deploy dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS
  • Select appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements
  • Migrate complex, multi-tier applications on AWS
  • Design and deploy enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
  • Implement cost-control strategies

Who Should Take This Exam?

Potential candidates should have 2 or more years of experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS. Certification candidates should have the ability to evaluate cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS. Certification candidates should have the following knowledge:

  • Explain and apply the five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • Map business objectives to application/architecture requirements
  • Design a hybrid architecture using key AWS technologies
  • Architect a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) process

Steps to Achieve Your AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional Certification

  1. Attend Advanced Architecting on AWS
  2. Pass the following exams:
  • Exam SAP-C02

Solutions Architect - Professional: Courses

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.

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Solutions Architect - Professional: Exams

Exam SAP-C02 - 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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