AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02) Training Course

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Overview

Level up your IT career with the knowledge required to become an Associate level AWS Certified Solutions Architect. This  expert-led, online certification prep course includes over 6 hours of video-based lessons, hands-on labs, and exclusive access to Pearson test-prep practice tests to fully prepare you for  the  AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02) exam. This course covers in-demand associate-level skills concerning the design, deployment, and use of AWS, and will prepare you for one of the most sought-after AWS certifications.

Who should take this course

Skill level | Intermediate to advanced

  • Anyone planning to take the current SAA-C02 exam to become an Associate AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Anyone who needs to use architectural design principles in AWS based on customer requirements, and provide implementation guidance based on AWS best practices
  • Anyone looking to effectively architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies

This self-paced online training product requires an understanding of the basic architectural principles of building in the AWS Cloud along with AWS global infrastructure. It is recommended that candidates preparing for the SAA-C02 exam have at least 1 year of hands-on experience designing available, cost-effective, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

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Course includes

  • 6+ hours of targeted, video-based lessons led by industry experts
  • Hands-on labs to simulate real-world experience creating architecture that is cost-effective, high-performing, reliable, and secure
  • Self-study tools, such as flashcards, and quizzes to self-assess your progress
  • Exclusive Pearson Test Prep practice exams to fully prepare for the SAA-C02 exam
  • Test-taking strategies to help you pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02) exam with confidence
  • 1 year of access*

What you'll learn

This Pearson IT Training Course covers the full range of topics covered on the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02) exam, including:

  • Using architectural patterns to design resilient, highly available, and decoupled infrastructures
  • Deploying high-performance compute, network, storage, and database resources
  • Designing least-privilege access control and secure application tiers, and deploying data protection mechanisms for encryption in transit and at rest
  • Recognizing cost-effective compute, network, storage, and database implementation

*Retake guarantee

Retake guaranteeDidn't pass your certification exam on your first try? We'll give you six months of additional access at no cost.

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Course experts

  • Chad Smith - Certified AWS architect

    Chad Smith

    Chad Smith is the Principal Cloud Architect at Brightkey.cloud. He is a certified architect for both Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. He brings a wealth of relevant experience in cloud adoption, infrastructure design, data security, and cloud operations. Chad holds current AWS certifications in Architecture (Associate and Professional), SysOps, and Security.

Course outline

  1. Overview
  1. Module 1: Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: Exam Strategies
    1. Lesson 1 Learning Objectives
    2. 1.1 Exam Logistics
    3. 1.2 Exam Guide
    4. 1.3 Well-Architected Framework
    5. 1.4 Exam Question Domains
  3. Lesson 1: Review
    1. Lesson 1 Quiz
  4. Lesson 1: Interactive Labs
  1. Module 2: Introduction
  2. Lesson 2: Design a Multi-Tier Architecture Solution
    1. Lesson 2 Learning Objectives
    2. 2.1 Resilient VPC Architectures
    3. 2.2 Resilient Application Architectures
    4. 2.3 Resilient Serverless Architectures
    5. 2.4 Question Breakdown
    6. 2.5 Provisioning EC2 Instances in Different Availability Zones (Lab)
  3. Lesson 2: Review
    1. Lesson 2 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 2 Quiz
  4. Lesson 2: Interactive Labs
  5. Lesson 3: Design Highly Available and/or Fault-Tolerant Architectures
    1. Lesson 3 Learning Objectives
    2. 3.1 Definitions
    3. 3.2 AWS Global Infrastructure
    4. 3.3 Question Breakdown
  6. Lesson 3: Review
    1. Lesson 3 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 3 Quiz
  7. Lesson 3: Interactive Labs
  8. Lesson 4: Design Decoupling Mechanisms Using AWS Services
    1. Lesson 4 Learning Objectives
    2. 4.1 Decoupling with ELB
    3. 4.2 Decoupling with AWS Lambda and S3
    4. 4.3 Decoupling with SNS, SQS and Auto Scaling
    5. 4.4 Question Breakdown
    6. 4.5 Configure SQS (Lab)
  9. Lesson 4: Review
    1. Lesson 4 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 4 Quiz
  10. Lesson 4: Interactive Labs
  11. Lesson 5: Choose Appropriate Resilient Storage
    1. Lesson 5 Learning Objectives
    2. 5.1 EBS Resilience
    3. 5.2 EFS Resilience
    4. 5.3 S3 Resilience
    5. 5.4 Question Breakdown
    6. 5.5 Creating an EBS Volume (Lab)
    7. 5.6 A Basic EFS Configuration (Lab)
    8. 5.7 Creating a Vault (Lab)
  12. Lesson 5: Review
    1. Lesson 5 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 5 Quiz
  13. Lesson 5: Interactive Labs
  1. Module 3: Introduction
  2. Lesson 6: Identify Elastic and Scalable Compute Solutions for a Workload
    1. Lesson 6 Learning Objectives
    2. 6.1 Elasticity with Unified Auto Scaling
    3. 6.2 Elasticity with Managed Services
    4. 6.3 Question Breakdown
  3. Lesson 6: Review
    1. Lesson 6 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 6 Quiz
  4. Lesson 6: Interactive Labs
  5. Lesson 7: Select High-performing and Scalable Storage Solutions for a Workload
    1. Lesson 7 Learning Objectives
    2. 7.1 Block-based Storage Performance
    3. 7.2 File-based Storage Performance
    4. 7.3 Object-based Storage Performance
    5. 7.4 Caching Performance in CloudFront
    6. 7.5 Caching Performance in Elasticache
    7. 7.6 Question Breakdown
    8. 7.7 Configuring CloudFront (Lab)
    9. 7.8 Configuring a Redis Elasticache Cluster (Lab)
  6. Lesson 7: Review
    1. Lesson 7 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 7 Quiz
  7. Lesson 7: Interactive Labs
  8. Lesson 8: Select High-performing Networking Solutions for a Workload
    1. Lesson 8 Learning Objectives
    2. 8.1 VPC Performance
    3. 8.2 Single-node Performance
    4. 8.3 Hybrid Network Performance
    5. 8.4 Question Breakdown
  9. Lesson 8: Review
    1. Lesson 8 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 8 Quiz
  10. Lesson 8: Interactive Labs
  11. Lesson 9: Choose High-performing Database Solutions for a Workload
    1. Lesson 9 Learning Objectives
    2. 9.1 RDS Performance
    3. 9.2 DynamoDB Performance
    4. 9.3 Question Breakdown
  12. Lesson 9: Review
    1. Lesson 9 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 9 Quiz
  13. Lesson 9: Interactive Labs
  1. Module 4: Introduction
  2. Lesson 10: Design Secure Access to AWS Resources
    1. Lesson 10 Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Account-based Access Control
    3. 10.2 User-based Access Control
    4. 10.3 Resource-based Access Control
    5. 10.4 Question Breakdown
  3. Lesson 10: Review
    1. Lesson 10 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 10 Quiz
  4. Lesson 10: Interactive Labs
  5. Lesson 11: Design Secure Application Tiers
    1. Lesson 11 Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 Designing Secure VPC Internal Networks
    3. 11.2 Designing Secure VPC Egress
    4. 11.3 Securing Application Access
    5. 11.4 Monitoring Application Activity
    6. 11.5 Question Breakdown
  6. Lesson 11: Review
    1. Lesson 11 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 11 Quiz
  7. Lesson 11: Interactive Labs
  8. Lesson 12: Select Appropriate Data Security Options
    1. Lesson 12 Learning objectives
    2. 12.1 Securing Data At-rest
    3. 12.2 Securing Data In-transit with SSL
    4. 12.3 Securing Data In-transit with Network Features
    5. 12.4 Key Management Solutions
    6. 12.5 Question Breakdown
  9. Lesson 12: Review
    1. Lesson 12 Quiz
  10. Lesson 12: Interactive Labs
  1. Module 5: Introduction
  2. Lesson 13: Identify Cost-effective Storage Solutions
    1. Lesson 13 Learning objectives
    2. 13.1 Block and File Storage Costs
    3. 13.2 Object Storage Costs
    4. 13.3 Question Breakdown
    5. 13.4 Estimating AWS S3 Costs (Lab)
    6. 13.5 Implementing Lifecycle Management (Lab)
    7. 13.6 Changing the Retrieval Rate in Glacier (Lab)
  3. Lesson 13: Review
    1. Lesson 13 Quiz
  4. Lesson 13: Interactive Labs
  5. Lesson 14: Identify Cost-effective Compute and Database Services
    1. Lesson 14 Learning Objectives
    2. 14.1 EC2 Cost Optimization
    3. 14.2 ECS and Lambda Cost Optimization
    4. 14.3 Database Cost Optimization
    5. 14.4 Question Breakdown
    6. 14.5 Using the Cost Explorer (Lab)
  6. Lesson 14: Review
    1. Lesson 14 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 14 Quiz
  7. Lesson 14: Interactive Labs
  8. Lesson 15: Design Cost-optimized Network Architectures
    1. Lesson 15 Learning objectives
    2. 15.1 VPC Network Cost Optimization
    3. 15.2 Regional and Internet Network Transfer Costs
    4. 15.3 Question Breakdown
  9. Lesson 15: Review
    1. Lesson 15 Quiz
  10. Lesson 15: Interactive Labs
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Everything you need

  • Video-based lessons (6+ hours)
  • Interactive lab exercises
  • Self-study quizzes
  • Practice tests
  • 1-year access

Course experts

  • Chad Smith

    Top-ranked AWS and Google Cloud trainer

    Chad Smith

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