This five-day, instructor-led course helps busy architects get away from the day-to-day to get focused and ready for their AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam. Attendees learn the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS, so they can build scalable and resilient solutions in the cloud, by spending the first 3 days on the Architecting on AWS course. They’ll start getting in the exam readiness mindset with bonus end-of-module quizzes. Next, they’ll learn strategies to answer exam questions and avoid common mistakes with the Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate half-day course. The course broadens attendees’ knowledge of AWS services with deep dives into Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis, and AWS Key Management Service, and then concludes with two quizzes and an instructor guided review of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate practice exam.


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Learning Objectives

In this course, you will learn to:

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

  • Architecting on AWS

  • Module 1: Introduction
    Module 2: The Simplest Architectures
    Hands-On Lab 1: Hosting a Static Website
    Module 3: Adding a Compute Layer
    Module 4: Adding a Database Layer
    Hands-On Lab 2: Deploying a Web Application on AWS
    Module 5: Networking in AWS Part 1
    Hands-On Lab 3: Creating a Virtual Private Cloud

  • Architecting on AWS (continued)

  • Module 6: Networking in AWS Part 2
    Module 7: AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    Module 8: Elasticity, High Availability, and Monitoring
    Hands-On Lab 4: Creating a Highly Available Environment
    Module 9: Automation
    Hands-On Lab 5: Automating Infrastructure Deployment with AWS CloudFormation
    Module 10: Caching

  • Architecting on AWS (continued)

  • Module 11: Building Decoupled Architectures
    Module 12: Microservices and Serverless Architectures
    Hands-On Lab 6: Implementing a Serverless Architecture with AWS Managed Services
    Module 13: RTP/RPO and Backup Recovery Setup
    Module 14: Optimizations and Review

  • Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect -- Associate

  • Module 0: The Exam
    Module 1: Design Resilient Architectures
    Module 2: Design Performant Architectures
    Module 3: Specify Secure Applications and Architectures
    Module 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures
    Module 5: Define Operationally Excellent Architectures

  • Exam Readiness

  • Additional deep dive of AWS services
    Quiz #1
    Practice exam: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
    Quiz #2


This course 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 and exam readiness will benefit.




We recommend that attendees of this course 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


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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