AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: Course Overview

Discover how to choose and create the best AWS database solutions to update your data infrastructure with fully managed, purpose-built databases, resulting in cost and time savings, increased speed and scalability, and accelerated creativity.

An expert AWS instructor will walk you through the features and characteristics of eleven databases, including SQL services like Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora and NoSQL services like Amazon Neptune, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon DocumentDB, and more, as well as the design considerations that you should make while using them. This course is intended for solutions architects, database architects, and database developers.

After completing Architecting on AWS course, students will be able to:

  • Apply database concepts, database management, and data modeling techniques
  • Evaluate relational database services (Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, and Amazon Redshift) and their features
  • Evaluate nonrelational database services (Amazon DocumentDB, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon Neptune, and Amazon QLDB) and their features
  • Examine how the design criteria apply to each service
  • Apply management principles based on the unique features of each service

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Main Highlights of AWS Solutions Architect Certification Training Course

  • Our AWS Architect SAA C02 certification training modules have 50% - 60% hands-on lab sessions to encourage Thinking-Based Learning (TBL).
  • Interactive-rich virtual and face-to-face classroom teaching to inculcate Problem-Based Learning (PBL) during our AWS Solution Architect course online.
  • AWS Solution Architect training and certification delivered by certified instructor to support Competency-Based Learning (CBL).
  • Our best SAA C02 AWS certification training online consists of well-structured use-cases to simulate challenges encountered in a Real-World environment.
  • Being an authorized AWS Training Partner, we offer authored curriculum that are at par with industry standards.
  • Integrated teaching assistance and support through experts designed Learning Management System (LMS) and ExamReady platform.

Who Should Attend

  • This AWS Cloud Architect professional training course is intended for solutions architects, solutions design engineers, and anyone who needs to understand the scope of cloud infrastructures.

Prerequisites Of AWS Architect Associate Training

We recommend that attendees of this course have:

  • Taken the AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials classroom or digital training
  • Working knowledge of distributed systems and multi-tier architectures
  • Familiarity with general networking and cloud computing concepts

Course Outline: Download Course Outline

  • Course overview

  • Discussing well-architected databases
  • Analyzing workload requirements
  • Choosing the data model
  • Choosing the right purpose-built database
  • Knowledge check

  • Discussing a relational database
  • What is Amazon RDS?
  • Why Amazon RDS?
  • Amazon RDS design considerations
  • Knowledge check

  • What is Amazon Aurora?
  • Why Amazon Aurora?
  • Aurora design considerations
  • Knowledge check

Challenge Lab 1:

  • Working with Amazon Aurora databases

Class Activity 1:

  • Choose the Right Relational Database

  • Discussing a key value database
  • What is DynamoDB?
  • Why DynamoDB?
  • DynamoDB design considerations
  • Knowledge check

  • Discussing a wide-column database
  • What is Apache Cassandra?
  • What is Amazon Keyspaces?
  • Why Amazon Keyspaces?
  • Amazon Keyspaces design considerations
  • Knowledge check

  • Discussing a document database
  • What is Amazon DocumentDB?
  • Why Amazon DocumentDB?
  • Amazon DocumentDB design considerations
  • Knowledge check

  • Discussing a ledger database
  • What is Amazon QLDB?
  • Why Amazon QLDB?
  • Amazon QLDB design considerations
  • Knowledge check

Class Activity 2:

  • Choose the Right Nonrelational Database

Challenge Lab 2:

  • Working with Amazon DynamoDB Tables

  • Discussing a graph database
  • What is Amazon Neptune?
  • Why Amazon Neptune?
  • Amazon Neptune design considerations
  • Knowledge check

  • Discussing a timeseries database
  • What is Amazon Timestream?
  • Why Amazon Timestream?
  • Amazon Timestream design considerations
  • Knowledge check

  • Discussing an in-memory database
  • What is ElastiCache?
  • Why ElastiCache?
  • ElastiCache design considerations
  • Knowledge check

  • What is Amazon MemoryDB (for Redis)?
  • Why Amazon MemoryDB?
  • Amazon MemoryDB design considerations
  • Knowledge check

Class Activity 3:

  • Let’s Cache In

  • Discussing a data warehouse
  • What is Amazon Redshift?
  • Why Amazon Redshift?
  • Amazon Redshift design considerations
  • Knowledge check

  • Data access and analysis with Amazon Athena
  • Data migration with SCT and DMS

Class Activity 4:

  • Overall Picture

Challenge Lab 3:

  • Working with Amazon Redshift cluster

Certification details:

  • By earning AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, you will show your future or current employer that you have knowledge of AWS Cloud concepts.
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate can be used to learn fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform.
  • On successful completion of AWS Solution Architect certification training, aspirants receive a Course Completion certificate from us.
  • By successfully clearing the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, aspirants earn AWS certification.

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It was interesting and was able to understand and learn new things though there was some difficulty to understand certain terminologies.

Prakash Vijaykumar

I had attend the Microsoft Azure training was so good and nice to explain very clearly and it was really helpful for my upcoming professional careers.

Saurabh Singh Chauhan

Very well paced and descriptive session. Trainer was well versed with all the concepts, replied all our queries with utmost patience.

FAQs on AWS Associate Certification Training

If you have hands-on experience of one or more years in designing, cost-efficiency, fault-tolerance and scalable distributed systems on AWS. In that case, you can intend to enrol for AWS associate certification. AWS solution architect associate certification is not for beginners, whereas if you are interested in learning and building your career in AWS design applications and systems, you can begin with the AWS Learning plan.

The minimum standard score for the saa c03 examination is established by AWS professionals. The professionals are guided by the guidelines and best practices of the certification industry. The minimum passing score for the SAA CO2 examination is 720 from 100-1000. To score minimum passing scaled points for all speciality and professional-level exams is crucial to get certified.

SAA-CO3 exams are not too complex. However, you need to work really hard to get perfect scores. With the help of experts from the field of SAA- CO3, anyone can easily pass the SAA-CO3 exam on the first attempt. The success rate is 100% which will be to your advantage.

You need at least six months to two years of hands-on experience with AWS. A thorough preparation before the exam is a must; on average, 35 to 40 hours of approximately dedicated time for the practice is recommended. It would be best if you studied across all the resources and solutions architect learning path for the examination.

Both SAA-CO2 and SAA- CO3 exam versions have four domains and are the same. The only difference is the “Design Secure Architectures” in the new SAA-CO3 exam version was renamed. Originally it was named “Design Secure Applications and Architectures”. Individuals in solutions architect roles should consider the AWS-certified SAA examination.

AWS Solutions Architect Associate covers AWS architectural best practices, designing resilient architectures, designing for performance, designing secure applications and architectures, and cost optimization.

Completing AWS Solutions Architect Associate validates your skills in designing and deploying AWS solutions, enhances your career prospects as an AWS Solutions Architect, and enables you to create scalable and highly available architectures on AWS.

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