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

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  • World-class experts
  • Flexible online learning
$250

Everything you need

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

Course experts

  • Chad Smith

    Top-ranked AWS and Google Cloud trainer

    Chad Smith

Overview

Everything you need to prepare for and pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02) exam.

Overview

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02) Training Course is designed to provide you with a complete study solution that is self-paced and flexible to your schedule. Learn through video-based lessons enhanced with hands-on labs, selected readings, self-study quizzes, and exclusive Pearson Test Prep practice exams to determine your preparedness for the exam. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02) Training Course also offers live training events with topical deep dives and practice question review.

The course walks through the exam objective coverage in a way that is easy to digest, apply in the workplace, and implement for the exam. It provides walkthroughs of the exam objectives, as well as best strategies and demonstrations for optimal application. The four domains of the AWS SAA-C02 exam align with Modules 2 through 5 of this course, to provide the best outcome for the learner intending to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02) Exam.

Course includes

  • 6+ hours of video-based lessons enhanced with selected readings curated by industry experts
  • Hands-on labs to simulate real-world environments
  • Self-study quizzes to test your progress as you work through the course
  • Flash cards to study key terms
  • Exclusive Pearson Test Prep practice exams to determine your preparedness for the exam
  • Live training events with topical deep dives and practice question review

Learn how to

  • Use architectural patterns to design resilient, highly available, and decoupled infrastructures
  • Deploy high-performance compute, network, storage, and database resources
  • Design least-privilege access control and secure application tiers, and deploy data protection mechanisms for encryption in transit and at rest
  • Recognize cost-effective compute, network, storage, and database implementation
  • Pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architecture Associate SAA-C02 exam

Skill level

  • Intermediate to advanced

Who should take this course

  • Anyone interested in passing the AWS Certified Solutions – Architect SAA-C02 exam
  • Anyone interested in learning more about AWS infrastructure and architecture

Course requirements

  • Strong understanding of the AWS ecosystem and infrastructure architecture
  • Working knowledge of commonly used AWS services such as EC2, S3, IAM, Cloudwatch, etc.
  • Solid understanding of multi-tier application architecture patterns

Retake guarantee

Retake guaranteeDidn't pass your certification exam on your first try? We'll give you six months' continued 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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