AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide: Associate Exam

Author: Joe Baron, Hisham Baz, Tim Bixler, Biff Gaut, Kevin E. Kelly, John Stamper, Sean Senior
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This is your opportunity to take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the AWS cloud.  AWS has been the frontrunner in cloud computing products and services, and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide for the Associate exam will get you fully prepared through expert content, and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, access to Sybex’s interactive online learning environment, and much more. This official study guide, written by AWS experts, covers exam concepts, and provides key review on exam topics, including:

  • Mapping Multi-Tier Architectures to AWS Services, such as web/app servers, firewalls, caches and load balancers
  • Understanding managed RDBMS through AWS RDS (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres, Aurora)
  • Understanding Loose Coupling and Stateless Systems
  • Comparing Different Consistency Models in AWS Services
  • Understanding how AWS CloudFront can make your application more cost efficient, faster and secure
  • Implementing Route tables, Access Control Lists, Firewalls, NAT, and DNS
  • Applying AWS Security Features along with traditional Information and Application Security
  • Using Compute, Networking, Storage, and Database AWS services
  • Architecting Large Scale Distributed Systems
  • Understanding of Elasticity and Scalability Concepts
  • Understanding of Network Technologies Relating to AWS
  • Deploying and Managing Services with tools such as CloudFormation, OpsWorks and Elastic Beanstalk.

Learn from the AWS subject-matter experts, review with proven study tools, and apply real-world scenarios. If you are looking to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, this guide is what you need for comprehensive content and robust study tools that will help you gain the edge on exam day and throughout your career. 

Comments

by Okaram   2019-07-21

Disclaimer - I work for AWS, creating training (but these are my opinions).

Have you checked https://www.aws.training/ ? They have tons of free courses, including several specific to certifications.

If you're studying for the solutions architect associate, there's an official study guide that I found super useful when preparing https://www.amazon.com/Certified-Solutions-Architect-Official-Study/dp/1119138558/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=1UXOOLIOIPO3H&keywords=aws+certified+solutions+architect+official+study+guide&qid=1555292230&s=gateway&sprefix=certified+sol%2Caps%2C148&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1 (there are similar books for a couple other certs, but I haven't used them personally).

acloud.guru and LinuxAcademy.com (and another I can't remember) have courses available, they both looked good, not free.

Edx has a few courses, both from AWS and others https://www.edx.org/course?search_query=AWS they are free, or you can pay for access to exercises etc

Many of the official whitepapers are great https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/

by ShepardRTC   2019-07-21

https://www.amazon.com/Certified-Solutions-Architect-Official-Study/dp/1119138558/

The Amazon trainer for the SA course that I took said that this book has the best questions for the tests.

by Scarface74   2019-07-21

Don’t focus on the cert and focus on actually learning what you are doing and learning the concepts.

https://www.reddit.com/r/aws/comments/akrtl4/psa_focus_on_learning_aws_not_just_passing_the/?st=JRPPZF2O&sh=da5b0d79

Buy the official study guide for the Architect Associate and do each of the practice exercises.

https://www.amazon.com/Certified-Solutions-Architect-Official-Study/dp/1119138558

Do the same for Sysops

https://www.amazon.com/Certified-SysOps-Administrator-Official-Study/dp/1119377420

And Advanced Networking.

https://www.amazon.com/Certified-Advanced-Networking-Official-Study/dp/1119439833

Study multiple sources and walk through the demos with the videos - ACloudGuru and LinuxAcademy.

by Scarface74   2019-07-21

The official book.

https://www.amazon.com/Certified-Solutions-Architect-Official-Study/dp/1119138558