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AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

  • Course Start Date

    September 1, 2020

  • Course Type

    Campus OR Online

  • Duration:

    40 hours

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01. Program Curriculum

Guide to the Program

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate course is projected for persons who implement a solutions architect role and have one or more years of applied experience planning accessible, cost-effective, fault-tolerant, and ascendable distributed methods on AWS. Certified Solutions Architect Associate has been designed for the individuals includes experience designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform.

02. The Brief

Guide to the Program


  • Designing highly available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, scalable systems
  • Identify and recognize cloud architecture considerations, such as fundamental components and effective
  • How to design cloud services, Planning and design, and Monitoring and logging
  • Best practices for AWS architecture
  • Developing to client specifications, including pricing/cost (e.g., on Demand vs. Reserved vs Spot; R
  • Architectural trade-off decisions (e.g., high availability vs. cost, Amazon Relational Database Service
  • Hybrid IT architectures (e.g., Direct Connect, Storage Gateway, VPC, Directory Services)
  • Elasticity and scalability (e.g., Auto Scaling, SQS, ELB, CloudFront)
  • Implementation/Deployment
  • Identify the appropriate techniques and methods using Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Configure an Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
  • Operate and extend service management in a hybrid IT architecture
  • Configure services to support compliance requirements in the cloud
  • Launch instances across the AWS global infrastructure
  • Configure IAM policies and best practices
  • Data Security
  • Recognize and implement secure practices for optimum cloud deployment and maintenance
  • AWS shared responsibility model, AWS platform compliance
  • AWS security attributes (customer workloads down to physical layer)
  • AWS administration and security services
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • AWS Cloud Trail
  • Incorporating common conventional security products (Firewall, VPN)
  • Design patterns, DOS mitigation
  • Encryption solutions (e.g., key services)
  • Complex access controls (building sophisticated security groups, ACLs, etc.)
  • Amazon Cloud Watch for the security architect
  • Trusted Advisor, Cloud Watched Logs
  • Recognize critical disaster recovery techniques and their implementation.
  • Recovery time objective, recovery point objective, Amazon Elastic Block Store
  • AWS Import/Export, AWS Storage Gateway, Amazon Route53
  • Validation of the data recovery method
  • General troubleshooting


  • Application form
  • Background in Coding/Developing

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Guide to the Program