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June 15, 2016

Amazon AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam

This series is designed to help you pass the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam, the series follows the official certification blueprint published by Amazon.

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Find the schedule and links below will take you to the videos for each section.

Preparation

There are several great resources available to help you prepare for this series and the exam:

AWS Solutions Architect Associate Exam Path

Domain 1.0 Part 1 – Designing highly available, cost-efficent, fault-toleration, scalable systems with Nick Colyer
Objectives
– Identify and recognize cloud architecture considerations, such as fundamental components and effective designs
— How to design cloud services
— Planning and design

Domain 1.0 Part 2 – Designing highly available, cost-efficent, fault-toleration, scalable systems with Timmy Carr
Objectives
– Architectural trade-off decisions
— High Availability (HA) vs cost
— RDS vs installing your own DB on EC2

Domain 1.0 Part 3 – Designing highly available, cost-efficent, fault-toleration, scalable systems with Timothy Patterson
Objectives
– Developing to client specifications, including pricing/cost
— On-Demand vs Reserved vs Spot
— RTO and RPO DR Design

Domain 1.0 Part 4 – Designing highly available, cost-efficent, fault-toleration, scalable systems with Chris Williams
Objectives
– Hybrid IT architectures
— Direct Connect
— Storage Gateway
VPC
— Directory Services

Domain 1.0 Part 5 – Designing highly available, cost-efficent, fault-toleration, scalable systems with Alastair Cooke
Objectives
– Elasticity and scalability
— Auto Scaling
— SQS
— Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)
— Cloud Front

Domain 2.0 – Implementation/Deployment with Bryan Krausen
Objectives
– Identify the appropriate techniques and methods using AWS technologies
— Configure AMI’s and launch instances across AWS infrastructure
— Configure  services to support compliance requirements in the cloud
— Configure IAM policies and best practices
— Identify & Configure Elastic Beanstalk, CloudFormation, and OpsWorks for appropriate use cases

Domain 3.0 – Data Security with Anthony Chow
Objectives
– Recognize and implement secure practices for optimum cloud deployment and maintenance
— AWS shared responsibility model, AWS administration and security services, AWS CloudTrail
— Ingress vs. egress filtering, and which AWS services and features fit
— CloudWatch Logs

Domain 4.0 – Troubleshooting with Zach Zeid
Objectives
– General troubleshooting information and questions