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Resources for preparing for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam.

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Looking for a concise list of AWS Certification related information for the Associate Cloud architect exam. This list should help you on your journey.

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If your considering obtaining an AWS Certification and you have a year of experience then taking the AWS Associate Cloud Architect exam may be a great move. This exam is a step above the Cloud Foundations exam and would be the exam to take if your looking to prove your knowledge. There is also a Professional exam and I would recommend you have at least two years of hands work.

https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-solutions-architect-associate/

Here is the AWS Learning Path and Certification paths to give you the direct insight.

Learning Path

https://aws.amazon.com/training/path-architecting/

Certification Path

https://aws.amazon.com/certification/

Resources for preparing for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam.

Get started by referencing the AWS Exam guide to review exam objectives.

https://d1.awsstatic.com/training-and-certification/docs-sa-assoc/AWS_Certified_Solutions_Architect_Associate-Exam_Guide_EN_1.8.pdf

Free AWS Practice Exams

Free AWS Sponsored Video training

https://www.aws.training/LearningLibrary?&search=&tab=digital_courses

Cloud Guru Video Review

Sam the CloudGuy Playlist

Linux Academy Blog

https://linuxacademy.com/blog/career/5-study-tips-for-passing-your-aws-certification-exam/?source=post_page—–c70a43e7dc1———————-

Cantrill’s Blog

https://cantrill.io/2018/06/18/Passing-the-new-aws-certified-solutions-architect-associate-exam.html

Best Practices Papers Must Review

AWS Well Architected Framework

https://aws.amazon.com/architecture/well-architected/

AWS Architecting for the Cloud Best Practices

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-whitepaper-architecting-for-the-cloud-best-practices/

Getting Practice -Qwiklabs

https://www.qwiklabs.com/

Resilience

SLAs for common services

https://d1.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/architecture/AWS-Reliability-Pillar.pdf

SLAs for each AWS service

https://aws.amazon.com/answers/networking/aws-single-vpc-design/

Serverless multi-tier architectures

https://d1.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/AWS_Serverless_Multi-Tier_Architectures.pdf

Route 53 health checks and DNS failover

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/dns-failover.html

AWS Global Infrastructure- Regions/Zones

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/

Migrating resources from one region to another

https://d1.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/aws-migrate-resources-to-new-region.pdf

Performance

Know your EBS volume types with performance limits

https://aws.amazon.com/ebs/features/

Understand EFS performance

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/efs/latest/ug/performance.html

Optimizing S3 performance

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/optimizing-performance.html

RDS performance

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/CHAP_BestPractices.html

Performance best practices for DynamoDB

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/amazondynamodb/latest/developerguide/best-practices.html

Overview of caching services

https://aws.amazon.com/caching/#targetText=In%20computing%2C%20a%20cache%20is,the%20data’s%20primary%20storage%20location.

Example of scaling an infrastructure

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/architecture/scale-your-web-application-one-step-at-a-time/

Catalog of launchable solutions in AWS:

https://aws.amazon.com/solutions/

Security

AWS Security Blog Post

AWS Organizations FAQ

https://aws.amazon.com/organizations/faqs/

Creating WAF Web ACLs

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/waf/latest/developerguide/web-acl.html

Using Secrets Manager for RDS credentials

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/rotate-amazon-rds-database-credentials-automatically-with-aws-secrets-manager/

AWS Transit Gateway for connecting networks

https://aws.amazon.com/transit-gateway/

VPC security

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/vpc/latest/userguide/VPC_Security.html

Cost Optimization

Service pricing can be found as follows

https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/

Operational Excellence

OE whitepaper

https://d1.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/architecture/AWS-Operational-Excellence-Pillar.pdf

Deploy Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain on AWS.

Pre Order my book on Amazon! Architecting Enterprise Blockchain Solutions from Wiley Sybex.

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Check out my Youtube as well for helpful videos!

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Carry on fellow Blockchain Gurus!

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