AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (ACSAA)

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate examination is intended for individuals who perform a solutions architect role and have one or more years of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies
  • Define a solution using architectural design principles based on customer requirements
  • Provide implementation guidance based on best practices to the organization throughout the life cycle of the project

Prerequisites

Recommended Knowledge
  • Hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, and database AWS services
  • Hands-on experience with AWS deployment and management services
  • Ability to identify and define technical requirements for an AWS-based application
  • Ability to identify which AWS services meet a given technical requirement
  • Knowledge of recommended best practices for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform
  • An understanding of the basic architectural principles of building on the AWS Cloud
  • An understanding of the AWS global infrastructure
  • An understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS
  • An understanding of security features and tools that AWS provides and how they relate to traditional services

The best preparation for certification exams is practical experience. We recommend one or more years of hands-on experience using AWS.

Recommended training for this certification

Exams

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
 

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