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AWS Solutions Architect Associate

AWS Solutions Architect Associate

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate 

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam training is designed to help you understand the in-depth knowledge of all the topics covered in the real exam. This is one of the most demanded certifications in the industry. We encourage you to enrol now and benefit from our practice exam questions and video courses with expert guidance. Candidates planning to take AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam are validated on the basis of following structure - 

  • Architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies.
  • Using architectural design principles define a solution based on customer requirements.
  • Prepare implementation guidance based on best practices to the organization throughout the life cycle of the project

Who should take the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Exam? 

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam is intended for professional 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.

Course Structure

The AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam covers the following topics -

Domain 1: Design Resilient Architectures

1.1 Design a multi-tier architecture solution

1.2 Design highly available and/or fault-tolerant architectures

1.3 Design decoupling mechanisms using AWS services

1.4 Choose appropriate resilient storage

Domain 2: Design High-Performing Architectures

2.1 Identify elastic and scalable compute solutions for a workload

2.2 Select high-performing and scalable storage solutions for a workload

2.3 Select high-performing networking solutions for a workload

2.4 Choose high-performing database solutions for a workload

Domain 3: Design Secure Applications and Architectures

3.1 Design secure access to AWS resources

3.2 Design secure application tiers

3.3 Select appropriate data security options

Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures

4.1 Identify cost-effective storage solutions

4.2 Identify cost-effective compute and database services

4.3 Design cost-optimized network architectures

Get ready to validate your skills with updated AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Practice Exam and become an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Now!

Exam Format and Information

Exam Name AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
Exam Code SAA-C02
Exam Duration 130 Minutes
Exam Format Multiple Choice and Multi-Response Questions
Exam Type Architect Associate
Number of Questions 60-70 Questions
Passing Score 70-75%
Exam Fee $150 USD

Exam Language English, Japanese, Korean and 

Simplified Chinese

Validity 3 years

AWS Solutions Architect Associate FAQs

You can go to the official AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification page and then click the “Schedule Exam” button to book your SAA-C02 exam. Alternatively, you can directly login to your AWS Certification account to schedule the exam.
You will get 130 minutes to complete the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam.
1. AWS Solution Architect Associate has a deep knowledge of AWS which is used for designing AWS cloud instance for web applications. 2. Solution Architect is responsible for how the application will look its modules and the interaction with each other. 3. They design the effective solutions for cloud architecture and build strategies to reduce costs and improve efficiency
AWS certification contains 60-70 questions which need to be completed in 130 minutes.
Amazon Web Service (AWS) provides you option to reschedule your exam 24 hours before the exam appointment. You need to go to your AWS certification account and click on Manage PSI exams, to reschedule or cancel the exam.
AWS Solution Architect Associate exam will cost you $150 USD including the additional taxes.
In AWS it is not necessary to know about Linux. There is a need to know about one operating system whether it is Windows or Linux. But it can be an advantage if you have a basic understanding of Linux.
The AWS Solutions Architect Associate (SAA-C02) exam is 70-75% similar to the previous version of the exam. The latest exam updates for SAA-C02 covers the following topics - Amazon Aurora Serverless, AWS Global Accelerator, Amazon FSx for Lustre, Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA), Direct Connect Gateway, HPC and more. The latest SAA-C02 exam does not contain long scenarios and options. Some of the major topics covered include - Amazon S3, EBS, EC2, etc that are similar to the previous exam version.
AWS Certifications are valid for 3 years and after that you need to update your certification.
The topics which will help in your exam preparation for AWS Solution Architect Associate exam are: 1. Specifying Secure Applications and Architectures 2. Designing Cost-Optimized Architectures 3. Defining Operationally-Excellent Architectures 4. Designing Resilient Architectures 5. Defining Performance Architectures
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AWS Solution Architect Associate is designed for those individuals who have one or more than one years’ experience in designing scalable, cost efficient and available system on AWS. Thus certification exam is developed for those individuals who perform Solution Architect role
AWS Solution Architect Associate exam is for those individuals who are Solution Architects with having 1 or more than 1 years of experience in designing scalable, cost efficient and available system on AWS. This exam is challenging and requires effort to prepare and pass the exam. There are few things that will help you when you start preparing for the exam, - 1. First step is to search for online classes which will help you in covering all the essential topics of AWS Solution Architect Associate. 2. Starting to do as many practice questions as possible which will help you know your strengths and weaknesses. 3.Go through the exam pattern and create a blueprint, topic wise. This will make it easy for you to learn the things without creating mess. 4. This certification is going to be challenging to apply for AWS exam discussion and make yourself updated with every news about the exam.
You need to score 65% to pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate.
Amazon Web Service including various levels of certification which includes beginner, associate and professional. I would suggest you to go for beginner level rather than going for AWS Solution Architect Associate. AWS Cloud Practitioner will be best to start with as it will help you gain experience and knowledge in cloud platform which will be an advantage when you apply for AWS Solution Architect.
AWS Solution Architect Associate exam requires 1 or more than 1 years of hands on experience in designing scalable system for AWS. This requires a good knowledge and skills in understanding the AWS cloud. To get prepared for AWS Solution Architect Associate exam it will take 30-45 days to have a good theoretical knowledge and hands on experience in using AWS tools.
There is no prerequisites for taking AWS Solution Architect Associate Exam.
AWS exam does not require any coding and programming skills. This exam is designed for both technical and non-technical people. But having a good knowledge in IT infrastructure and about AWS cloud will be an advantage. This totally depends on which AWS certification you are applying for. Talking about the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam you do not require programming skills but you need to have at least 1 or more than 1 years of experience in having knowledge and hands on experience about AWS cloud platform.
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Amazon has created rules that if you get failed in AWS certification then you need to wait for 14 days to give the exam again.
If someone wants to start a career in cloud industry then Amazon Web Services can be the best cloud service to get certified in. AWS is widely used by top organizations with so many services available that will you help you gain more knowledge about cloud platforms. Learning AWS can be easy for those who understand the concepts of Cloud Computing. It is necessary to study and have some good knowledge in AWS cloud which will give you an advantage to learn and move to another level of AWS easily.
It was announced in March 2020 that you can take the new SAA-C02 exam, as well as the other AWS certification exams at home. Please note it is only supported by Pearson VUE and not PSI.
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Yes, Testprep Training offers email support for any certification related query while you are preparing for the exam using our practice exams. Your query will be handled by experts in due course.
Apart from validating technical skills, AWS Certification gives tangible benefits to help showcase achievements for further advancement and gain AWS expertise.
We do not provide exam voucher for the certification exam. The exam voucher has to be directly purchased from Amazon. Cost of AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Certification exam is $300; which is the same across countries.
In general scenario, Beta exam results are available in 90 days (13 weeks) or less from the close of the beta exam. An email notification for will be sent for exam results once the results are available in the AWS Certification Account. The updated exams use a scale-scoring method through which candidate will receive email confirmation for exam completion. The detailed exam results are made available within 5 business days of completing the exam on your AWS Certification Account under Previous Exams. But for exams using the original percentage scoring method, candidates are sent email after completing the exam, that includes detailed exam results. *Note - On completing your exam, the testing screen displays pass or fail notification.
The AWS Privacy Policy does not share personally identifiable information or exam results (pass/fail) without explicit candidate consent.
Candidates who are unable to clear the exam must wait for 14 days before they are eligible to retake the exam. Note, there is no limit on the number of exam attempts till the candidate finally passes the exam. But for each exam attempt, full registration price has to be paid. Beta exam test takers are eligible for one attempt only.
Yes our experts frequently blog about the tips and tricks for exam preparation.
In October 2018, Amazon has removed the pre-requisites to give candidates more flexibility. Candidates are no longer required to have an Associate certification before pursuing Professional certification, also there is no requirement to have Cloud Practitioner or Associate certification before pursuing Specialty certification. Yet it is suggested to pursue the recommended learning paths as they advance and validate their skills.
AWS Certification does not have a list of all services or features covered in a given certification exam. But the exam guide for each exam lists the current topic covered and course objectives.
Yes, we offer a 100% unconditional money back guarantee. In case you are not able to clear the exam for then you can request for the full refund. Please note that we only refund the cost of product purchased from Testprep Training and not the AWS Certification Exam cost.
Once purchased, the practice exams can be access for the lifetime.
In order to verify a certificate, you can use the validation number on the bottom right of their certificate that can be verified on the website . The certification can also be verified by clicking an individual’s shared digital badge, which includes a link to help verify certification status.
If you miss your scheduled exam appointment, you will forfeit the exam fee and are not eligible for a refund. You will not be able to register again for the exam until 24 hours after your missed exam time. Missing the exam does not result in a “fail” status. Yes canceling or rescheduling s possible within 48 hours of the exam time with a fees of 60 USD. Note you will not be able to reschedule or cancel an exam within 24 hours of exam time. Also with more than 48 hours’ notice, there are no fees to cancel or reschedule your exam.
Amazon continually add new testing centers in the US and internationally. Contact PSI to request a testing center near you. List of available testing centers in area with available dates and times during the exam scheduling process are shared. Candidate can view a full set of test centers, sign in to aws.training and click "Certification" in the top navigation and Next, click “AWS Certification Account,” followed by “Schedule and Manage Exams.” Enter the city or ZIP Code to see a list of available test centers near you.
To register for an exam, candidate needs to sign in to aws.training and click “Certification” in the top navigation. Next, click “AWS Certification Account” followed by “Schedule New Exam."
No, there is no prerequisite for taking AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam. Candidate can directly appear for the certification exam.
Go to aws.amazon.com/training to find the role-based learning path right for the candidate.
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