AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level (ACSAA)

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level exam is intended for individuals with experience designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. Exam concepts you should understand for this exam include:

  • Designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS
  • Lift and shift of an existing on-premises application to AWS
  • Ingress and egress of data to and from AWS
  • Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on data, compute, database, or security requirements
  • Identifying appropriate use of AWS architectural best practices
  • Estimating AWS costs and identifying cost control mechanisms


Eligible candidates for this exam have:

  • One or more years of hands-on experience designing available, cost efficient, fault tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language
  • Ability to identify and define requirements for an AWS-based application
  • Experience with deploying hybrid systems with on-premises and AWS components
  • Capability to provide best practices for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform


Exam Overview

  • Multiple choice and multiple answer questions
  • 80 minutes to complete the exam
  • Available in English, Japanese, and French
  • No prerequisites; recommend taking Architecting on AWS (AWSA)
  • Click here to review full details in the exam blueprint
  • Click here to preview sample questions for the exam