AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02)

Video description

6+ Hours of Video Instruction
Overview
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02) Complete Video Course is designed to provide users with more than 6 hours of instruction with the goal of fully preparing them for all aspects of the exam. The course walks through the exam objective coverage in a way that is easy to digest, apply in the workplace, and implement for the exam. The course instructor, Chad Smith, is an experienced and certified architect with a focus on AWS.

The course provides walk-throughs of the exam objectives as well as best strategies and demonstrations for optimal application. Each lesson ends with two sample questions, which are explained in detail for both correct and incorrect answers. The four domains of the AWS SAA-C02 exam align with Modules 2 through 5 of this course to provide the best outcome for the learner intending to take—and pass—the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02) Exam.

Topics include
Module 1: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Overview
Module 2: Design Resilient Architectures
Module 3: Design High-Performing Architectures
Module 4: Specify Secure Applications and Architectures
Module 5: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures

About the Instructor
Chad Smith is the principal cloud architect at Brightkey.cloud. He is a certified architect for both Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform and brings a wealth of relevant experience in cloud adoption, infrastructure design, data security, and cloud operations. Chad holds current AWS certifications in Architecture (Associate and Professional), SysOps, and Security.

Skill Level
Intermediate to advanced

Learn How To
  • Use architectural patterns to design resilient, highly available, and decoupled infrastructures
  • Deploy high-performance compute, network, storage, and database resources
  • Design least-privilege access control and secure application tiers, and deploy data protection mechanisms for encryption in transit and at rest
  • Recognize cost-effective compute, network, storage, and database implementation
  • Pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architecture Associate SAA-C02 exam
Who Should Take This Course
  • AWS architects
  • AWS SysOps professionals
  • AWS security professionals
  • AWS developers and engineers
  • Intermediate to advanced students
Course Requirements
  • Strong understanding of the AWS ecosystem and infrastructure architecture
  • Working knowledge of commonly used AWS services such as EC2, S3, IAM, Cloudwatch, etc.
  • Solid understanding of multi-tier application architecture patterns
  • Lesson descriptions
    Module 1, "AWS Certified Solutions Architect Overview," consists of a single lesson that introduces the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification. It summarizes the prerequisites and skills required to be a successful candidate for certification.

    Module 2, "Design Resilient Architectures," is the first discussion of the official exam content and consists of four lessons in which you learn how to design a multi-tier architecture solution, design highly available and/or fault-tolerant architectures, design decoupling mechanisms using AWS solutions, and choose appropriate resilient storage.

    Module 3, "Design High-Performing Architectures," consists of four lessons, collectively covering the second exam question domain. This topic is split into four lessons that cover identifying elastic and scalable compute solutions for a workload, selecting high-performing and scalable storage solutions for a workload, selecting high-performing networking solutions for a workload, and choosing high-performing database solutions for a workload.

    In Module 4, "Specify Secure Applications and Architectures," you learn that security is important enough that AWS has dedicated an entire certification to it, although it is covered in less depth in Solutions Architect Associate. The lessons in this module cover designing secure access to AWS resources, designing secure application tiers, and selecting appropriate data security options.

    Module 5, "Design Cost-Optimized Architectures," covers the final exam question domain. Lesson 13 details the cost-optimized storage architectures. Lesson 14 discusses compute and database cost optimization, and Lesson 15 finishes the course with strategies for optimizing network architectures.

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    Table of contents

    1. Introduction
      1. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02): Introduction
    2. Module 1: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Overview
      1. Module introduction
    3. Lesson 1: Exam Strategies
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 1.1 Exam Logistics
      3. 1.2 Exam Guide
      4. 1.3 Well-Architected Framework
      5. 1.4 Exam Question Domains
    4. Module 2: Design Resilient Architectures
      1. Module introduction
    5. Lesson 2: Design a Multi-tier Architecture Solution
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 2.1 Resilient VPC Architectures
      3. 2.2 Resilient Application Architectures
      4. 2.3 Resilient Serverless Architectures
      5. 2.4 Question Breakdown
    6. Lesson 3: Design Highly Available and/or Fault-Tolerant Architectures
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 3.1 Definitions
      3. 3.2 AWS Global Infrastructure
      4. 3.3 Question Breakdown
    7. Lesson 4: Design Decoupling Mechanisms Using AWS Services
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 4.1 Decoupling with ELB
      3. 4.2 Decoupling with AWS Lambda and S3
      4. 4.3 Decoupling with SNS, SQS, and Auto Scaling
      5. 4.4 Question Breakdown
    8. Lesson 5: Choose Appropriate Resilient Storage
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 5.1 EBS Resilience
      3. 5.2 EFS Resilience
      4. 5.3 S3 Resilience
      5. 5.4 Question Breakdown
    9. Module 3: Design High-Performing Architectures
      1. Module introduction
    10. Lesson 6: Identify Elastic and Scalable Compute Solutions for a Workload
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 6.1 Elasticity with Unified Auto Scaling
      3. 6.2 Elasticity with Managed Services
      4. 6.3 Question Breakdown
    11. Lesson 7: Select High-performing and Scalable Storage Solutions for a Workload
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 7.1 Block-based Storage Performance
      3. 7.2 File-based Storage Performance
      4. 7.3 Object-based Storage Performance
      5. 7.4 Caching Performance in CloudFront
      6. 7.5 Caching Performance in Elasticache
      7. 7.6 Question Breakdown
    12. Lesson 8: Select High-performing Networking Solutions for a Workload
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 8.1 VPC Performance
      3. 8.2 Single-node Performance
      4. 8.3 Hybrid Network Performance
      5. 8.4 Question Breakdown
    13. Lesson 9: Choose High-performing Database Solutions for a Workload
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 9.1 RDS Performance
      3. 9.2 DynamoDB Performance
      4. 9.3 Question Breakdown
    14. Module 4: Specify Secure Applications and Architectures
      1. Module introduction
    15. Lesson 10: Design Secure Access to AWS Resources
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 10.1 Account-based Access Control
      3. 10.2 User-based Access Control
      4. 10.3 Resource-based Access Control
      5. 10.4 Question Breakdown
    16. Lesson 11: Design Secure Application Tiers
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 11.1 Designing Secure VPC Internal Networks
      3. 11.2 Designing Secure VPC Egress
      4. 11.3 Securing Application Access
      5. 11.4 Monitoring Application Activity
      6. 11.5 Question Breakdown
    17. Lesson 12: Select Appropriate Data Security Options
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 12.1 Securing Data At-rest
      3. 12.2 Securing Data In-transit with SSL
      4. 12.3 Securing Data In-transit with Network Features
      5. 12.4 Key Management Solutions
      6. 12.5 Question Breakdown
    18. Module 5: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures
      1. Module introduction
    19. Lesson 13: Identify Cost-effective Storage Solutions
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 13.1 Block and File Storage Costs
      3. 13.2 Object Storage Costs
      4. 13.3 Question Breakdown
    20. Lesson 14: Identify Cost-effective Compute and Database Services
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 14.1 EC2 Cost Optimization
      3. 14.2 ECS and Lambda Cost Optimization
      4. 14.3 Database Cost Optimization
      5. 14.4 Question Breakdown
    21. Lesson 15: Design Cost-optimized Network Architectures
      1. Learning objectives
      2. 15.1 VPC Network Cost Optimization
      3. 15.2 Regional and Internet Network Transfer Costs
      4. 15.3 Question Breakdown
    22. Summary
      1. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02): Summary

    Product information

    • Title: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02)
    • Author(s): Chad Smith
    • Release date: March 2020
    • Publisher(s): Pearson IT Certification
    • ISBN: 0136721249