This professional certificate provides the knowledge and skills you need to start building your career in cloud architecture and helps you prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam. You will start by learning key AWS Services for compute, storage, database, networking, monitoring, and security, then dive into how to design architectural solutions, how to create and operate a data lake, and how to prepare for the certification exam.
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification showcases knowledge and skills in AWS technology across a wide range of AWS services. The certification focuses on the design of cost and performance optimized solutions and demonstrating a strong understanding of the AWS Well-Architected Framework. This AWS Certification is one of the top-paying IT certifications, per the SkillSoft IT Skills and Salary report. Per Enterprise Strategy Group, surveyed AWS Certification holders credited their certification for their higher earnings (74%), increased confidence (87%), and increased influence among coworkers (79%).
To prepare for your AWS Certification exam, we recommend that — in addition to attaining this professional certificate — candidates review the free exam guide, sample questions, and AWS technical documentation (e.g. white papers and product FAQs) on the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam page to understand what content and services are covered by the exam.
Through 15 hands-on labs, you’ll use the AWS Management Console to apply skills learned in the videos. For example: In Architecting Solutions on AWS, you’ll use Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda, Amazon SQS, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon SNS to build a serverless web backend.In Introduction to Designing Data Lakes, you’ll use Amazon S3, Amazon OpenSearch Service, AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway to create an Amazon OpenSearch Service Cluster. You’ll also use Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose, Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics, Amazon Elasticsearch Service to create a data ingestion pipeline with the use of high-scale AWS Managed services. In Cloud Technical Essentials, you’ll design a 3-tier architecture using services like Amazon VPC, Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS with high availability and Elastic Load Balancing following AWS best practices. You’ll upload an architecture diagram laying out your design including the networking layer.