AWS Certified Solutions Architect Study Guide: Associate (SAA-C03)


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Gain the hands-on experience to pass the AWS SAA-C03 exam with the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Study Guide: Associate (SAA-C03) course. The AWS training comprehensively covers AWS SAA-C03 certification exam objectives. It provides knowledge in areas such as cloud computing and AWS, compute services, AWS storage, VPC, AWS IAM, CloudTrail, Cloud Watch, AWS config, and many more.

Here's what you will get

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification exam is ideal for professionals working in solutions architect roles and having one or more years of hands-on experience designing cloud solutions that use AWS services. The AWS Solutions Architect certification validates a candidate's ability to design solutions that incorporate AWS services to meet current business requirements and future projected needs, design architectures that are secure, resilient, high-performing, and cost-optimized, and review existing solutions and determine improvements Passing the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam requires understanding the components and operation of the core AWS services as well as how those services interact with each other. 


14+ Lessons | 334+ Exercises | 280+ Quizzes | 181+ Flashcards | 181+ Glossary of terms


65+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 65+ Post Assessment Questions | 130+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

38+ LiveLab | 38+ Video tutorials | 01:21+ Hours

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Lessons 1: Introduction

  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • Exam Objectives
  • Objective Map

Lessons 2: Introduction to Cloud Computing and AWS

  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization
  • The AWS Cloud
  • AWS Platform Architecture
  • AWS Reliability and Compliance
  • Working with AWS
  • Migrating Existing Resources to AWS
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 3: Compute Services

  • Introduction
  • EC2 Instances
  • EC2 Storage Volumes
  • Accessing Your EC2 Instance
  • Securing Your EC2 Instance
  • EC2 Auto Scaling
  • AWS Systems Manager
  • Running Containers
  • AWS CLI Example
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 4: AWS Storage

  • Introduction
  • S3 Service Architecture
  • S3 Durability and Availability
  • S3 Object Life Cycle
  • Accessing S3 Objects
  • Amazon S3 Glacier
  • Other Storage-Related Services
  • AWS CLI Example
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 5: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Introduction
  • VPC CIDR Blocks
  • Subnets
  • Elastic Network Interfaces
  • Internet Gateways
  • Route Tables
  • Security Groups
  • Network Access Control Lists
  • AWS Network Firewall
  • Public IP Addresses
  • Elastic IP Addresses
  • AWS Global Accelerator
  • Network Address Translation
  • Network Address Translation Devices
  • AWS PrivateLink
  • VPC Peering
  • Hybrid Cloud Networking
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 6: Database Services

  • Introduction
  • Relational Databases
  • Amazon Relational Database Service
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Nonrelational (NoSQL) Databases
  • DynamoDB
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 7: Authentication and Authorization—AWS Identity and Access Management

  • Introduction
  • IAM Identities
  • Authentication Tools
  • AWS CLI Example
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 8: CloudTrail, CloudWatch, and AWS Config

  • Introduction
  • CloudTrail
  • CloudWatch
  • AWS Config
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 9: The Domain Name System and Network Routing: Amazon Route 53 and Amazon CloudFront

  • Introduction
  • The Domain Name System
  • Amazon Route 53
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • AWS CLI Example
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 10: Data Ingestion, Transformation, and Analytics

  • Introduction
  • AWS Lake Formation
  • AWS Transfer Family
  • Kinesis
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 11: Resilient Architectures

  • Introduction
  • Calculating Availability
  • EC2 Auto Scaling
  • Data Backup and Recovery
  • Creating a Resilient Network
  • Simple Queue Service
  • Designing for Availability
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 12: High-Performing Architectures

  • Introduction
  • Optimizing Performance for the Core AWS Services
  • Infrastructure Automation
  • Reviewing and Optimizing Infrastructure Configurations
  • Optimizing Data Operations
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 13: Secure Architectures

  • Introduction
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Detective Controls
  • Protecting Network Boundaries
  • AWS Firewall Manager
  • Data Encryption
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 14: Cost-Optimized Architectures

  • Introduction
  • Planning, Tracking, and Controlling Costs
  • Cost-Optimizing Compute
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Hands-on LAB Activities

Compute Services

  • Creating a Linux Instance
  • Creating a Placement Group
  • Creating a Snapshot
  • Creating an Encrypted Amazon EBS Volume with a Cold HDD
  • Creating an EC2 Auto Scaling Group
  • Creating an ECS Cluster

AWS Storage

  • Creating an S3 Bucket and Enabling Versioning On It
  • Creating an Amazon S3 Glacier Vault
  • Creating and Customizing an EFS File System

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

  • Creating a VPC
  • Creating a Subnet
  • Creating a Network Interface
  • Creating an Internet Gateway
  • Configuring a Route Table
  • Creating a Security Group
  • Creating a Network ACL
  • Creating a VPC Peering
  • Creating a Virtual Private Gateway
  • Creating a Transit Gateway
  • Creating a VPN Connection

Database Services

  • Creating an Amazon DynamoDB Table

Authentication and Authorization—AWS Identity and Access Management

  • Configuring a Key
  • Creating an AWS CloudHSM Cluster

CloudTrail, CloudWatch, and AWS Config

  • Creating CloudTrail
  • Creating a Rule in Amazon EventBridge
  • Creating a CloudWatch Alarm

The Domain Name System and Network Routing: Amazon Route 53 and Amazon CloudFront

  • Creating a Hosted Zone Using Amazon Route 53
  • Creating CloudFront

Data Ingestion, Transformation, and Analytics

  • Creating a Kinesis Firehose Delivery Stream
  • Creating a Kinesis Data Stream

Resilient Architectures

  • Creating an Amazon SQS Queue

High-Performing Architectures

  • Creating an Elastic Load Balancer
  • Using ElastiCache
  • Creating a CloudFormation Template
  • Creating a CloudWatch Dashboard and Adding a Metric to it

Secure Architectures

  • Enabling and Disabling Amazon Inspector
  • Enabling and Disabling GuardDuty
  • Creating an AWS WAF Web ACL

Exam FAQs

USD 150

PSI or Pearson VUE

Multiple choice, multiple answer

The exam contains 65 questions.

130 minutes


(on a scale of 100-1000)

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