The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – In the AWS certified solutions Architect there are many professional courses that justify leading technical skills and experience in designing shared applications and systems on this platform.
Example concepts you should understand for this course include:
In the AWS course you will learn the fault tolerant , highly available, deploying and designing dynamically scale able, and reliable on AWS.
You can select appropriate AWS services to deploy and design an application based on given requirements.
In AWS you have Migrating complex, multi tier applications.
In this course you will learn designing deploying enterprise-wide scale-able operations.
AWS teaches you implementing cost control methods,
The AWS certified solutions Architect – Professional course is designed for individuals who perform a solution Architect role.
This course validates an examinee’s ability to:
In this course you learn Identify and collect requirements in order to define a solutions to be built on AWS.
You will introducing new services and features by evolve systems.
There are assess the trade offs and implications of architectural decisions and choices for applications deployed in AWS.
In this you learn design an optimal system by meeting project requirements while maximizing characteristics such as scalability, security, reliability, durability, and cost effectiveness.
The Evaluate project needs and make recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS
We provide the best practice and architectural guidance over the life cycle of a project.
In this course required knowledge and skills at the professional’s level include majority are as follows:
To done this course you need to know about computer and networking, storage and CDN, application services, database, Deployment and Management.
The security features that AWS provides and best practices.
You will be able to design and implement for Elasticity and scale-ability.
Need to know the storage and archival options.
Database and replication methodologies
Self –healing techniques and fault tolerant services.
General IT Knowledge
You need to have some IT knowledge like,
Large scale distributed systems architecture
Relational and non relational databases
Loose coupling and stateless systems
Content Delivery Networks
System performance tuning
Restful Web Services, XML, JSON
One or more software development models
There is some training courses and materials will assist in exam preparation:
• Architecting on AWS (aws.amazon.com/training/architect)
• Architecting on AWS – Advanced Concepts
• In-depth knowledge or training in at least one high-level programming language
• AWS Cloud Computing Whitepapers (aws.amazon.com/whitepapers)
o Overview of Security Processes
o Storage Options in the Cloud
o Defining Fault Tolerant Applications in the AWS Cloud o Overview of Amazon Web Services
o Compliance Whitepaper
o Architecting for the AWS Cloud
• Experience deploying hybrid systems with on-premise and AWS components
• Utilization of the AWS Architecture Center website (aws.amazon.com/architecture).
Here you some the some examination blueprints in the course. It includes the test objectives , example content and weighting. It should not be define as a comprehensive listing of all of the content of this examination.
The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented.
Domain % of Examination
1.0 High Availability and Business Continuity 15%
2.0 Costing 6%
3.0 Deployment Management 10%
4.0 Network Design 10%
5.0 Data Storage 15%
6.0 Security 19%
7.0 Scale-ability & Elasticity 15%
8.0 Cloud Migration & Hybrid Architecture 10%
The examinee selects from four (4) or more response options the option(s) that best completes the statement or answers the question. When you choose an answer from multi options if you choose an wrong answer. It is because of your incomplete knowledge or you chose other option.
Test item formats used in this examination are:
Multiple-choice: examinee selects one option that best answers the question or completes a statement. In the exam the format is set as graphic where you can “points and clicks” on their selection choice.
One more term is Multiple- response: in this if examinee found there is multiple correct answers then he/she can select the multi option to complete the statement.
Sample Direction: In that you found the sample direction read the question or statement and from the response options, select the correct answer.
Domain - 1
1.0: High Availability and Business Continuity
1.1 Demonstrate ability to architect the appropriate level of availability based on stakeholder requirements
1.2 Demonstrate ability to implement DR for systems based on RPO and RTO
1.3 Determine appropriate use of multi-Availability Zones vs. multi-Region architectures
1.4 Demonstrate ability to implement self-healing capabilities
Content may include the following:
• High Availability vs. Fault Tolerance
Domain - 2
2.1 You have to prove your ability to make the architectural decisions that will be optimize and minimize infrastructure cost.
2.2 Apply the appropriate AWS account and billing set-up options based on scenario
2.3 Ability to compare and contrast the cost implications of different architectures
Domain - 3
3.0: Deployment Management
3.1 Ability to manage the lifecycle of an application on AWS
3.2 Show your ability to apply the right architecture for development and testing
3.3 Position and select most appropriate AWS deployment mechanism based on scenario
Domain - 4
4.0: Network Design for a complex large scale deployment
4.1 Demonstrate ability to design and implement networking features of AWS
4.2 Show to ability to connect the design and implement features of AWS
Domain - 5
5.0: Data Storage for a complex large scale deployment
5.1 Demonstrate ability to make architectural trade off decisions involving storage options
5.2 Demonstrate ability to make architectural trade off decisions involving database options
5.3 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate data storage architecture
5.4 Determine use of synchronous versus asynchronous replication
Domain - 6
6.1 Design information security management systems and compliance controls
6.2 Design security controls with the AWS shared responsibility model and global infrastructure
6.3 Design identity and access management controls
6.4 Design protection of Data at Rest controls
6.5 Design protection of Data in Flight and Network Perimeter controls
Domain - 7
7.0: Scalability and Elasticity
7.1 Demonstrate the ability to design a loosely coupled system
7.2 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate front-end scaling architecture
7.3 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate middle-tier scaling architecture
7.4 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate data storage scaling architecture
7.5 Determine trade-offs between vertical and horizontal scaling
Domain - 8
8.0: Cloud Migration and Hybrid Architecture
8.1 Plan and execute for applications migrations
8.2 Demonstrate ability to design hybrid cloud architectures.
Eligible candidates for this exam have:
• Achieved AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
• Two or more years hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS.
• Abilities to evaluate cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS.
• Capabilities to provide best practices guidance on the architectural design across multiple applications, projects, or the enterprise.
• Required Prerequisite: status as AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
• Multiple choice and multiple answer questions
• 170 minutes to complete the exam
• Exam available in English and Japanese
• Practice Exam Registration fee is USD 40
• Exam Registration fee is USD 300
• Recommend taking Advanced Architecting on AWS