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AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (ARCH)

Course AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 

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Course Format: online instructor lead training in a virtual class room

Benefits: preparation for the certification exam, new skills

Language: Bulgarian (English optional)

Course Files: digital format, price included in the course

Lab environment: individual lab env. for each student.

Course Duration40 learning hours online training (theory and practice).

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  • Virtual LAB access
  • Study materials – books, ebooks
  • Online Tests

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The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 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
Candidate Overview
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
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam is intended for individuals who perform a Solutions
Architect role. This exam validates an examinee’s ability to:
• Identify and gather requirements in order to define a solution to be built using architecture best practices.
• Provide guidance on architectural best practices to developers and system administrators throughout the
lifecycle of the project.
The knowledge and skills required at this level should include all of the following areas and objective components.
The knowledge level can be defined as including the majority of the following skills or qualities:
AWS Knowledge
• Hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, and database AWS services
• Professional experience architecting large-scale distributed systems
• Understanding of elasticity and scalability concepts
• Understanding of the AWS global infrastructure
• Understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS
• A good understanding of all security features and tools that AWS provides and how they relate to
traditional services
• A strong understanding of client interfaces to the AWS platform
• Hands-on experience with AWS deployment and management services
General IT Knowledge
• Excellent understanding of typical multi-tier architectures: web servers, caching, application servers, load
balancers, and storage
• Understanding of Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) and NoSQL
• Knowledge of message queuing and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)
• Familiarity with loose coupling and stateless systems
• Understanding of different consistency models in distributed systems
• Knowledge of Content Delivery Networks (CDN)
• Hands-on experience with core LAN/WAN network technologies
• Experience with route tables, access control lists, firewalls, NAT, HTTP, DNS, IP and OSI Network
• Knowledge of RESTful Web Services, XML, JSON
• Familiarity with the software development lifecycle
• Work experience with information and application security concepts, mechanisms, and tools
• Awareness of end-user computing and collaborative technologies
These training courses or other equivalent methodologies will assist in exam preparation:
• Architecting on AWS (
• In-depth knowledge or training in at least one high-level programming language
• AWS Cloud Computing Whitepapers (
o Overview of Amazon Web Services
o Overview of Security Processes
o AWS Risk & Compliance Whitepaper
o Storage Options in the Cloud
o Architecting for the AWS Cloud: Best Practices
• Experience deploying hybrid systems with on-premises and AWS components
• Use of the AWS Architecture Center website (
Note This examination blueprint includes weighting, test objectives, and example content. Example topics and
concepts are included to clarify the test objectives; they should not be construed as a comprehensive listing of all
of the content of this examination. 


1 Domain 1.0: Designing highly available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, scalable systems

1.1 Identify and recognize cloud architecture considerations, such as fundamental components and effective designs.

• How to design cloud services

• Planning and design

• Monitoring and logging

• Familiarity with:

o Best practices for AWS architecture

o Developing to client specifications, including pricing/cost (e.g., on Demand vs. Reserved vs.

Spot; RTO and RPO DR Design)

o Architectural trade-off decisions (e.g., high availability vs. cost, Amazon Relational Database

Service (RDS) vs. installing your own database on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2))

o Hybrid IT architectures (e.g., Direct Connect, Storage Gateway, VPC, Directory Services)

o Elasticity and scalability (e.g., Auto Scaling, SQS, ELB, CloudFront)

2 Domain 2.0: Implementation/Deployment

2.1 Identify the appropriate techniques and methods using Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, AWS Elastic

Beanstalk, AWS CloudFormation, AWS OpsWorks, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), and AWS

Identity and Access Management (IAM) to code and implement a cloud solution.

• Configure an Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

• Operate and extend service management in a hybrid IT architecture

• Configure services to support compliance requirements in the cloud

• Launch instances across the AWS global infrastructure

• Configure IAM policies and best practices

3 Domain 3.0: Data Security

3.1 Recognize and implement secure practices for optimum cloud deployment and maintenance.

• AWS shared responsibility model

• AWS platform compliance

• AWS security attributes (customer workloads down to physical layer)

• AWS administration and security services

• AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

• Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

• AWS CloudTrail

• Ingress vs. egress filtering, and which AWS services and features fit

• “Core” Amazon EC2 and S3 security feature sets

• Incorporating common conventional security products (Firewall, VPN)

• Design patterns

• DoS mitigation

• Encryption solutions (e.g., key services)

• Complex access controls (building sophisticated security groups, ACLs, etc.)

• Amazon CloudWatch for the security architect

• Trusted Advisor

• CloudWatch Logs

3.2 Recognize critical disaster recovery techniques and their implementation.

• Disaster recovery

o Recovery time objective

o Recovery point objective

o Amazon Elastic Block Store

• AWS Import/Export

• AWS Storage Gateway

• Amazon Route53

• Validation of data recovery method

4 Domain 4.0: Troubleshooting

• General troubleshooting information and questions