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AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate 2020




£199 inc VAT
Or £66.33/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
12 hours · Self-paced
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1 year
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students


AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification course is geared for people who want to enhance their skills in AWS to help organisations design and migrate their architecture to the cloud. This is the next step after obtaining your Cloud Practitioners Certification. This course will develop your skills your learned from the Cloud Practitioners Course in further detail. We cover a broad range of topics with a specific concentration on High Availability, EC2, VPC, Storage and Overall Management of the AWS Console.

Getting this certification will enable an IT professional to significantly boost their employability portfolio. AWS is the leading cloud services organisation in the world and they have massive expansion planned for 2019. Organisations are actively looking for professionals who have knowledge of the AWS platform in order to advise them on moving towards the cloud.

  • Obtain in-depth knowledge of AWS architectures and pass the exam
  • Become an expert with AWS tools and services
  • Design and deploy resilient and reliable AWS solutions within the enterprise organization
  • Level up your career and get AWS certified
  • Deploy several Python, Java and PHP applications within AWS ecosystem
  • DevOps pipelines and continuous integration and continuous delivery models
  • Design cost effective and scalable solutions
  • Work with AWS best practices and well architected framework including 5 pillars


  • Knowledge of AWS basic tools and services
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner certification is a plus but not required
  • You will need to set up an AWS Account (you can use the free tier for this course)

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to pass AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam
  • Learn in-depth AWS architectures
  • Beginners who would like to get certified


AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level

Awarded by Amazon AWS


Course Curriculum


Introduction - Meet Your Instructor (3:55)

NEW Exam Course Syllabus - AWS Solutions Architect Associate (5:56)

How To Use This Course

Hands-On Experience (Labs) (3:05)

Test Taking Strategy: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (3:45)

AWS Dashboard New (4:05)

EC2 Dashboard New (3:55)

AWS Billing Alerts and Alarms (8:19)

Downloadable Resources

AWS Design Principles & Best Practices

AWS Design Principles & Best Practices (7:16)

AWS Well Architected Framework (2:52)

Key Areas of AWS Solutions Architect Study (11:25)

AWS Resilient Architectures

High Availability of AWS Network and Infrastructure (5:50)

Fault Isolation: How To Create a Fault Tolerant Architecture Within AWS (7:39)

Creating and Managing AWS Resilient Configuration (5:17)

Resiliency AWS VPN (3:31)

Direct Connect Resiliency (4:26)

AWS Performant Architectures

Networking Performance (8:32)

Important Routing Concepts

NAT Gateway Performance (3:06)

Compute Architecture and Performance (2:48)

Instance Based Applications (4:16)

Improving Performance Containers (5:41)

AWS Storage and AWS Block Storage

Storage Options (5:13)

AWS Block Store Performance (5:59)

AWS S3 Performance Considerations (3:34)

AWS S3 Data Search Performance (2:22)

Improving End-User Experience in AWS (2:34)

AWS Dynamo DB Performance Options

AWS Dynamo DB Table Performance (4:35)

AWS DynamoDB Primary Keys (5:28)

AWS DynamoDB Secondary Indexes (6:56)

Improving Performance of Read Heavy Applications (3:30)

Improving Performance of Write Heavy Applications (3:34)

Identity and Access Management

AWS IAM Design Principles & Securing AWS Credentials (7:30)

Securing Access to AWS Resources (6:16)

AWS Temporary Credentials-EC2 Roles and Cross Account Considerations (10:51)

AWS Federated Users & IAM Best Practices (7:49)

Detection and AWS Monitoring

Monitoring AWS Infrastructure & Capturing AWS Logs (10:35)

Securing AWS Infrastructure

Routing as Security: Securing Your AWS Infrastructure (6:45)

AWS Security Groups and Securing Operating System (9:17)

How AWS Signed Cookies Work?

AWS Encrypting Data at REST and AWS KMS (8:09)

Encrypting AWS Data in Transit and Securing AWS Databases (7:13)

AWS Cost Optimization

Cost Optimization Design Principles (11:02)

Cost Optimization Pillar

Cost Optimization Best Practices

AWS VPC Costs - AWS Temporary Environments & AWS Billing Alarms (11:22)

AWS Cost Optimization E-Book (Download)

AWS Fundamentals for Beginners

What Is Cloud Computing? (10:41)

How To Create an AWS Account? (5:04)

Learning AWS Compute Services (9:25)

Creating your first EC2 Instance (8:04)

All About AWS Storage

S3 Buckets (9:09)

Creating an S3 bucket (10:55)

Cross-region replication with S3 (18:04)

Elastic Block Storage (8:04)

Creating an EBS Volume (5:01)

Elastic File Storage (3:16)

Creating and mounting an AWS EFS Volume (3:37)

AWS Users and IAM Accounts

Identity and Authentication Management (IAM) (12:36)

Users (4:33)

Roles (8:44)

Policies (5:18)

EC2 Roles (5:44)

AWS Cognito (5:22)

Working with Cognito User and Identity Pools (13:55)

AWS Databases

Relational Database Service (RDS) (7:31)

Creating a MySQL DB (9:04)

Amazon Aurora (3:43)

Working with Aurora (11:14)

Dynamo DB (4:48)

Working with DynamoDB (8:36)

High Availability of AWS Network and Infrastructure

Autoscaling (10:15)

Creating an autoscaling group (9:38)

Autoscaling configurations (3:18)

CloudFront (3:56)

Creating a CloudFront distribution (6:13)

What is Route53 (7:40)

Working with domains in Route53 (7:30)

AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

VPC Basics (10:30)

Creating a VPC (9:01)

VPC Security (4:01)

VPC Networking components (10:41)

AWS Designing Architectures

Architecture Introduction (2:20)

Web Application Service (5:30)

Media and Content (5:12)

Batch Processing (4:57)

HA and Fault Tolerance (6:20)

Advertising Environment (4:40)

Hosting WP Site (8:07)

File Optimization (5:11)

Media Sharing (7:09)

Online Gaming (7:29)

Well Architecture Tool (13:15)

Quiz 1

Quiz 1

Quiz 2

Quiz 2

AWS Cloud Migration Strategies

Introduction and Overview (3:07)

Migration Strategies (5:41)

AWS Cloud Basics (Migration)

Cloud Migration Benefits (9:58)

Online vs Offline migration (9:14)

The migration process (10:37)

AWS Cloud Migration Hub

Migration Hub (7:44)

EC2 recommendations (3:23)

Migrating network infrastructure (6:38)

Migration Acceleration (4:53)

AWS Data Migration

Data Migration (5:14)

AWS Server Migration

Server Migration Service (4:11)

VMware on Cloud (7:06)

AWS Database Migration Technique

Database Migration Service (7:27)

DB Migration Use Cases (4:36)

Database Migration Best Practices (9:12)

AWS Cloud Formation Basics

What is CloudFormation (10:03)

Launching and modifying an EC2 instance (8:48)

Templates (13:29)

CloudFormation Designer (5:44)

What are Stacks (8:21)

Take a Sample Exam: AWS Certified Solutions Architect

Sample Exam

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you will have unlimited course access for 12 months.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Who is this course for?


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