AWS Solutions Architect-Associate Level Training Training in Dublin, Ireland

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Description

What is AWS Certification?

AWS certification demonstrates a level of cloud expertise on Amazon Web Services that an IT professional can get after passing one or more exams. With the help of AWS Certification, professionals can boost their credibility and confidence as it validates their cloud expertise and skills with industry-recognized credentials.

Moreover, organizations recognize and prefer skilled professionals to lead cloud initiatives using AWS. The course content for AWS courses are built by AWS experts and are updated on a regular basis, making sure that you gain the latest knowledge while keeping your cloud skills fresh.

AWS certifications are valid for 3 years and AWS professionals can get it renewed once it expires. AWS offers 11 different certification examinations for Cloud Engineers, Cloud practitioners, Solution Architects, SysOps Administrators, Cloud Developers, System Integrators, DevOps engineers and Administrators. AWS offers more than 100 testing centres around the globe to take up any AWS exam.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect:

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - the Associate exam is designed for solutions architect role and you are required to have one or more years of hands-on experience in designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, scalable distributed systems and applications on AWS. It is important that you demonstrate your ability to design, manage and implement applications using tools and services on the AWS platform. Updated on February 2018, this exam now includes more AWS services and best practices.

The AWS Solutions Architect Exam validate:

This certification validates that you productively demonstrate skills and knowledge on how to architect and deploy secure applications on AWS technologies. It also validates that you can define solutions with the help of architectural design principles which are based on customer requirements.

The AWS Solutions Architect Exam:

The examination covers four main domains, which includes cloud concepts, security, technology, billing, and pricing.

It is important to have a working knowledge of compliance and security. In the AWS Cloud Practitioner Exam, the questions that you will be asked will be based on cloud-based solutions for deployments following stern requirements, where you will have to demonstrate your knowledge of architectural best practices, and deploy, configure, as well as manage services like compute, network, storage and database in AWS.

AWS Training Requirements to take an AWS Exam:

There is no mandatory training or exercise required to take an AWS certification exam. However, training is recommended as a part of the certification preparation.

List of AWS Certifications


List of Top AWS Certifications
1. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
Foundational
2.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate


Associate Level
3. AWS Certified Developer – Associate
4. AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
5.     
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional

Professional Level

6.     
AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional
7.     
AWS Certified Security – Specialty



Speciality

8.     
AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty
9. AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty
10. AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty
11. AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty

How to choose the right AWS Certification for you:

AWS certifications cover three key knowledge areas – Architecture, Development, and Operations and are available in three skill levels – Associate, Professional & Speciality. Below are the different AWS Certifications available:

1) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

AWS Cloud Practitioner is AWS’s latest certification and offers in-depth knowledge of AWS services and cloud concepts. It will help you attain an overall understanding of the AWS cloud platform, independent of the technical roles addressed by other AWS certifications. Gaining this certification is a recommended step for obtaining specialty certification or Associate-level certification. The examination will cover AWS’ security and compliance model, important services, features, AWS use cases and techniques of deploying resources and services in the AWS cloud.

What does Cloud Practitioner Exam Validate?

  • Understanding of AWS cloud and infrastructure
  • The value proposition of the AWS cloud
  • Knowledge of fundamental concepts of operating and deployment in the AWS cloud
  • Understanding of Billing, pricing and account management
  • Understanding of security and compliance and the shared security model
  • Knowledge of AWS Key services and their applications
  • Knowledge of Basic principles of cloud architecture
  • Finding sources of documentation or technical assistance (for example, whitepapers or support tickets)

AWS Cloud Practitioner Exam Prerequisites:

  • Candidates should have basic knowledge of IT services and their applications in the AWS Cloud platform
  • Six months of experience with the AWS Cloud in any role, such as technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial

AWS Exam Overview (AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner)

  • Exam Cost: 100 USD (approx INR 6,945.25)
  • No of Domains Measured in Exam: 4
  • Exam Format: Multiple-choice/ Multiple-answer
  • Passing Score: 700/1000
  • Exam Level: Foundational
  • Exam Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Reschedule cost: No Cost if rescheduled before 24 Hrs of the scheduled appointment
  • Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese
  • Penalty/Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
  • Exam Prep Time: up to 120 Hrs
  • Validity: 3 years

2) AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate: 

In AWS Solutions Architect certification, you will be required to demonstrate your knowledge in designing and managing applications using AWS services and tools. You can also expect to demonstrate how to migrate multi-tier applications to the AWS cloud and build enterprise-scale cloud solutions using AWS resources. You may also be asked how to deploy them at scale with fault tolerance and high availability. It is recommended that you have at least 1 year of experience in designing cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS. The exam was last updated in February 2018 to cover more AWS services and best practices.

What does Solutions Architect  Exam Validate?

  • Understanding of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies
  • Providing organizations with the implementation guidance using best practices throughout the project life cycle
  • Using architectural design principles to define a solution according to the requirements of customers
  • Designing of highly available and scalable systems
  • Deploying hybrid systems
  • Working of AWS-based applications and how client interfaces connect to the AWS platform
  • Network technologies and their applications in AWS

AWS Solutions Architect  Exam Prerequisites:

  • You should have hands-on experience with AWS deployment and management services
  • You should have hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, and database AWS services
  • Understanding of AWS security features and tools and how they are connected to traditional services
  • Understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS
  • Knowledge of AWS global infrastructure and basic architectural principles of building on the AWS Cloud
  • How to build secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform
  • How to find relevant AWS services to meet a technical requirement
  • How to recognize and define technical requirements for an AWS-based application

AWS Exam Overview (AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate)

  • Exam Cost: 150 USD (approx INR 10,439)
  • No of Domains Measured in Exam: 5
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple-Answer
  • Passing Score: 720/1000
  • Exam Level: Associate
  • Exam Duration: 2 Hour 10 Minutes
  • Reschedule cost: No Cost if rescheduled before 24 Hrs of the scheduled appointment
  • Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
  • Penalty/Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
  • Exam Prep Time: up to 120 Hours if Fresher; up to 80 Hours if Experienced
  • Validity: 3 years

3) AWS Certified Developer – Associate:

The AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam focuses on developing and maintaining AWS-based applications. You will be asked to demonstrate a functional understanding of code-level security, such as encryption strategies and credential creation. You will probably be asked questions on AWS SDK. It is for you if you have one or more years of hands-on experience developing and maintaining an AWS-based application.

What does AWS Developer  Exam Validate?

  • Ability to develop, deploy, and debug cloud-based applications using AWS.
  • Knowledge of key core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices.
  • Knowledge of AWS databases, notifications, workflow services, and services for storage and change management services.

AWS Developer Certification Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of at least one high -level programming language
  • Understanding of key AWS services, applications, and basic AWS architecture best practices
  • Ability to develop, deploy and debug cloud-based applications using AWS
  • Ability to use AWS service APIs, AWS CLI, and SDKs to compose applications
  • Knowledge of applications of containers in the development process
  • Proficiency writing code for serverless applications
  • Ability to author, maintain and debug code modules on AWS
  • Knowledge to write code using AWS security best practices
  • Basic understanding of cloud-native applications to write code
  • Ability to use or interact with AWS services and use a CI/CD pipeline to deploy applications on AWS

AWS Exam Overview (AWS Certified Developer – Associate)

  • Exam Cost: 150 USD (approx INR 10,439)
  • No of Domains Measured in Exam: 5
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple-Answer
  • Passing Score: 720/1000
  • Exam Level: Associate
  • Exam Duration: 2 Hour 10 Minutes
  • Reschedule cost: No Cost if cancelled/rescheduled before 24 Hrs of the scheduled appointment
  • Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
  • Penalty/Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
  • Exam Prep Time: up to 120 Hours if Fresher; up to 80 Hours if Experienced
  • Validity: 3 years

4) AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate:

For SysOps Administrator certification, you need to have both technical expertise and conceptual knowledge of the operational aspects of the AWS platform. You should have an understanding of how to deploy, manage, operate system resources in the AWS cloud and manage systems for both fault tolerance and high availability. This course and subsequent certification is recommended for systems administrators in a systems operations role having 1 or 2+ years of experience in deployment, management, and operations on AWS.

What does AWS SysOps Administrator Exam Validate?

  • Knowledge of moving on-premises workloads to AWS
  • Recognizing operational cost control mechanisms and estimating AWS usage costs accordingly
  • Finding suitable applications of AWS operational best practices
  • Ability to find the suitable AWS service based on computer, data, or security requirements
  • Implementing and controlling the flow of data to and from AWS
  • Ability to deploy, manage, and operate scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS
  • Provisioning, managing, and securing systems in an AWS environment

AWS SysOps Administrator Certification Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of the AWS tenets and cloud architecture
  • Hands-on experience with the AWS CLI and SDKs/API tools
  • Ability to translate architectural requirements
  • Understanding of networking concepts
  • Monitoring and auditing systems experience
  • Knowledge of virtualization technology
  • Knowledge of security concepts with hands-on experience in implementing security controls and compliance requirements
  • Knowledge of network technologies as they relate to AWS

AWS Exam Overview (AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate)

  • Exam Cost: 150 USD (approx INR 10,439)
  • No of Domains Measured in Exam: 7
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple-Answer
  • Passing Score: 720/1000
  • Exam Level: Associate
  • Exam Duration: 2 Hour 10 Minutes
  • Reschedule cost: No Cost if cancelled/rescheduled before 24 Hrs of the scheduled appointment
  • Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
  • Penalty/Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
  • Exam Prep Time: up to 120 Hours if Fresher; up to 80 Hours if Experienced
  • Validity: 3 years

5) AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional:

The Certified Solutions Architect Professional certification requires one or more years of hands-on experience managing and operating systems on AWS. It is suitable for individuals who perform a Solutions Architect–Professional role. The exam will cover questions on the migration of multi-tier applications to the AWS cloud and build enterprise-scale cloud solutions using AWS resources. Besides having knowledge of how to build and deploy distributed systems in the AWS cloud you should also know how to deploy them at scale with fault tolerance and high availability.

What does AWS Solutions Architect – Professional Exam Validate?

  • Ability to identify the needs of an organisation and make architectural recommendations to implement and deploy applications on AWS.
  • Knowledge of executing cost-control strategies
  • Ability to design and deploy enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
  • Ability to move complex, multi-tier applications on AWS
  • Selecting the right AWS service for the requirements of an application

AWS Solutions Architect – Professional Certification Prerequisites:

  • Around 2-years of hands-on experience in designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS
  • Ability to create a continuous integration and deployment process
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux environments and a scripting language
  • Map business objectives to application/architecture requirements
  • Provide best practice guidance on the architectural design across multiple applications and projects of the enterprise
  • Design a hybrid architecture using key AWS technologies (e.g., VPN, AWS Direct Connect)
  • Knowledge of the five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework and how to apply
  • Knowledge of AWS CLI, AWS APIs, AWS CloudFormation templates, the AWS Billing Console, and the AWS Management Console
  • Ability to identify the needs of cloud application and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS

AWS Exam Overview (AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional)

  • Exam Cost: 300 USD (approx INR 20,864.25)
  • No of Domains Measured in Exam: 5
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple-Answer
  • Passing Score: 750/1000
  • Exam Level: Professional
  • Exam Duration: 2 Hour 50 Minutes
  • Reschedule cost: No Cost if cancelled/rescheduled before 24 Hrs of the scheduled appointment
  • Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
  • Penalty/Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
  • Exam Prep Time: up to 120 Hrs if fresher; up to 80 Hours if experienced
  • Validity: 3 years

6) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional:

This certification focuses on continuous delivery (CD) and the automation of processes. It is recommended for you if you are into a DevOps engineer role with two or more years of experience in provisioning, operating, and managing AWS environments. The DevOps Engineer - Professional exam will cover monitoring and logging practices, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) methodologies and automation best practices.

What does AWS DevOps Engineer – Professional Exam Validate?

  • Automate operational processes by designing, managing and maintaining tools. 
  • Execute systems that are highly available, scalable, and self-healing on the AWS platform
  • Define and deploy monitoring, metrics, and logging systems on AWS
  • Implement and manage continuous delivery systems and methodologies on AWS
  • Execute and manage compliance validation, governance processes, and security controls
  • Speciality Certification

AWS DevOps Engineer – Professional Certification Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of methodologies, modern development and operations processes
  • Understanding of administering operating systems and building highly automated infrastructures
  • Knowledge of developing code in a high-level language

AWS Exam Overview (AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional)

  • Exam Cost: 300 USD (approx INR 20,864.25)
  • No of Domains Measured in Exam: 6
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple-Answer
  • Passing Score: 750/1000
  • Exam Level: Professional
  • Exam Duration: 2 Hour 50 Minutes
  • Reschedule cost: No Cost if cancelled/rescheduled before 24 Hrs of the scheduled appointment
  • Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
  • Penalty/Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
  • Exam Prep Time: up to 120 Hrs if fresher; up to 80 Hours if experienced
  • Validity: 3 years

7) AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty: 

Big Data - Specialty certificate helps validate a candidate’s experience in extracting value from data using AWS services. You’ll be required to demonstrate that you can use the tools to automate data analysis. It is recommended for individuals who perform complex Big Data analyses with at least two years of experience using AWS technology.

What does AWS Big Data – Specialty Exam Validate?

  • Extracting value from data using AWS services
  • Automating data analysis using tools
  • Designing and maintaining Big Data
  • Implementing core AWS Big Data services according to basic architecture best practices
  • AWS services, such as Kinesis, Athena, Quicksight, and Rekognition
  • Security best practices for big data solutions

AWS Big Data – Specialty Certification Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of how to create a scalable and cost-effective architecture to process data
  • 5+ years experience in a data analytics field
  • Background in data analytics and experience using AWS services for designing and architecting big data solutions.
  • Candidates must hold an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or a current Associate-level certification: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, AWS Certified Developer - Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

AWS Exam Overview (AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty)

  • Exam Cost: 300 USD (approx INR 20,864.25)
  • No of Domains Measured in Exam: 6
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple-Answer
  • Exam Level: Speciality
  • Exam Duration: 2 Hour 50 Minutes
  • Reschedule cost: No Cost if cancelled/rescheduled before 24 Hrs of the scheduled appointment
  • Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
  • Penalty/Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
  • Exam Prep Time: 80-90 hours depending on individual capacity
  • Validity: 3 years

8) AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty:

Advance Networking Speciality certification is recommended for you if you have a background in architecting and implementing network solutions and advanced knowledge of networking on AWS. You will be asked questions related to networking tasks on AWS and hybrid IT networking architecture at scale. You should know how to manage a network architecture on the AWS platform and to automate networking tasks.

What does AWS Advanced Networking – Specialty Exam Validate?

  • Leverage tools to Automate AWS networking tasks with the help of tools
  • Design and maintain network architecture for all AWS services
  • Executing key AWS services using basic architecture best practices
  • Design, develop, and deploy cloud-based solutions using AWS
  • Network optimization and troubleshooting
  • Security and compliance design and implementation

AWS Advanced Networking – Specialty Certification Prerequisites:

  • Candidates must hold an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or a current Associate-level certification: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, AWS Certified Developer - Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
  • Knowledge of AWS networking concepts and technologies
  • Five years hands-on experience architecting and implementing network solutions
  • Knowledge of advanced networking architectures and interconnectivity options (e.g., IP VPN, MPLS/VPLS)
  • Knowledge of networking technologies within the OSI model, and how they affect implementation decisions
  • Knowledge of development of automation scripts and tools
  • Knowledge of network security features, including WAF, IDS, IPS, DDoS protection, and Economic Denial of Service/Sustainability (EDoS)

AWS Exam Overview (AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty)

  • Exam Cost: 300 USD (approx INR 20,864.25)
  • No of Domains Measured in Exam: 6
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple-Answer
  • Exam Level: Speciality
  • Exam Duration: 2 Hour 50 Minutes
  • Reschedule cost: No Cost if cancelled/rescheduled before 24 Hrs of the scheduled appointment
  • Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
  • Penalty/Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
  • Exam Prep Time: 80-90 hours depending on individual capacity
  • Validity: 3 years

9) AWS Security- Speciality Exam:

This Security Specialty certificate Exam has been designed to evaluate your knowledge across various security topics, such as monitoring and logging, access management, infrastructure security, incident response, and data protection and encryption. It is recommended for individuals who perform a security role and have at least two years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads.

What does AWS Security- Speciality Exam Validate?

  • Knowledge of secure internet protocols, specialized data classifications and data encryption methods and AWS mechanisms to implement them
  • Knowledge of security operations and risk
  • Ability to make decisions related to cost, security, and deployment complexity
  • Ability to provide a secure production environment using AWS security services and features
  • Execute logging and monitoring solutions to detect and analyze security issues within your infrastructure

AWS Security- Speciality Certification Prerequisites:

  • Five years of IT security experience designing and implementing security solutions
  • 2+ years of securing AWS workloads
  • Security controls for workloads on AWS

AWS Exam Overview (AWS Security- Speciality Exam)

  • Exam Cost: 300 USD (approx INR 20,864.25)
  • No of Domains Measured in Exam: 5
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple-Answer
  • Exam Level: Speciality
  • Exam Duration: 2 Hour 50 Minutes
  • Reschedule cost: No Cost if cancelled/rescheduled before 24 Hrs of the scheduled appointment
  • Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
  • Penalty/Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
  • Exam Prep Time: 80-90 hours depending on individual capacity
  • Validity: 3 years

10) AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty

The AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty certification is for anyone who performs a development or data science role. It validates your ability to create, implement, and maintain machine learning solutions for a range of business problems.

What does the AWS Machine Learning– Specialty Exam Validate?

  • Ability to design and execute scalable, cost-optimized, reliable, and secure ML solutions.
  • Finding appropriate AWS services to implement ML solutions.
  • Ability to select and justify the appropriate ML approach for a given business problem.

AWS Machine Learning– Specialty Certification Prerequisites:

  • Experience with ML and deep learning frameworks
  • Experience performing basic hyperparameter optimization
  • The ability to express the intuition behind basic ML algorithms
  • Ability to follow deployment and operational best practices and model-training best practices
  • 1 to 2+ years of experience developing, architecting, or running ML/deep learning workloads on the AWS Cloud

AWS Exam Overview (AWS Machine Learning- Speciality Exam)

  • Exam Cost: 300 USD (approx INR 20,864.25) | Practice Exam 40 USD
  • No of Domains Measured in Exam: 4
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple-Answer
  • Exam Level: Speciality
  • Exam Duration: 2 Hour 50 Minutes
  • Reschedule cost: No Cost if cancelled/rescheduled before 24 Hrs of the scheduled appointment
  • Exam Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
  • Penalty/Negative Marking: No Negative Marking
  • Exam Prep Time: 80-90 hours depending on individual capacity
  • Validity: 3 years

11) AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty  

The AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder - Specialty certification is for you if you have technical expertise in creating, testing, and deploying Amazon Alexa skills. This exam is intended for individuals who perform a role as an Alexa skill builder.

What does AWS Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty Exam Validate?

  • Ability to explain the voice value
  • Design the user experience and the architecture to build the skill
  • Follow AWS and Alexa security best practices for the skill
  • Develop, test, validate, and troubleshoot the skill
  • Manage the skill-publishing process and work with the Alexa Developer Console
  • Manage skill operations and life cycles

AWS Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty Certification Prerequisites:

  • Published an Alexa skill and expertise of a programming language

  • 6 months of hands-on experience building Alexa skills using the Alexa Skills Kit, including skills that incorporate services from the AWS Cloud

How To Get AWS Certified?

To become an AWS Certified Professional, AWS highly recommends to stick with the below mentioned procedures

Step 1: Take an AWS Training Class

Advance your technical skills and learn the best practices for working with AWS. But whom should you approach for the training? KnowledgeHut offers detailed guidance through its 30 days study plan to continue with your AWS certification journey.

Step 2: Get through with the Exam Guide and Sample Questions

Enroll with KnowledgeHut’s AWS Solution Architect - Associate Certification training in order to get a blueprint of what you need to study while preparing for the exam.

Step 3: Study AWS Whitepapers

Read the whitepapers created by the AWS team, independent analysts, and AWS partners in order to broaden your technical understanding.

Step 4: Prepare Well With Practice Exam

Practice hard for your AWS Solution Architect - Associate Certification exam with practice exams to understand the exam pattern. After all the hard work, you can be sure to grab the opportunity to enhance your career opportunity and increase your salary. According to 2018 IT Skills and Salary Survey, the individuals holding AWS Solution Architect - Associate Certification earn an average annual salary of $117,773 in the United States and Canada.

Step 5: Get started with AWS 10 minutes tutorials

This tutorial will help you increase your chances of passing any AWS exam by giving you hands-on experience with any AWS product.

Step 6: Schedule the AWS Exam via Testing Centres

Once you are ready, you can schedule your AWS exam via Pearson VUE or PSI test center. It is highly recommended that you get an experience of about 6 months to 2 years before taking up the exam. This includes 80-120 hours of studying. There are several training modules and material to help you prepare for the exam.

Step 7: Clear the AWS Exam

To earn an AWS certification, you must at least earn a passing score.

Step 8: Get AWS Certified

After you have completed the exam, it will take at most 5 business days for your results to become available. Your AWS certification will be having a record of all exam results under previous exams. If you have received a passing score, you will get your AWS certification credential. Also, after every 3 years, you will be required to update your AWS certification (or recertify).

How to Schedule for AWS Certification Exam?

Please follow the below steps which we think will guide you in scheduling your AWS examination.

Step 1: Go to Amazon Certification webpage, find your certificate examination and click on ‘Register Now’.

Step 2: Click on ‘AWS Certification Account’ to sign up using Amazon Account.

Step 3: You will be directed to the certmetrics dashboard where you have to click on ‘Schedule New Exam’.

Step 4: Select the exam which you want to give.

Step 5: You will now be redirected to PSI Exams where you have to choose the preferred language, testing city and date of the exam.

Step 6: Double check all the details and submit the form.

You can get a list of all the test centers on the official website. Once you know the nearest center, you can apply for the examination according to the available date and time.

Retake AWS Exam:

Those who failed the exam have to wait 14 days before they can give the exam again. There is no limit to the number of exam attempts. However, for each attempt, the full registration price must be paid. Also, the beta exam test takers have only one attempt.

AWS Exam Results:

After completing your exam, you will receive results immediately. After 72 hours of the examination, the candidates who have cleared the examination will receive an AWS e-badge. However, the detailed report takes a week or two to reach the candidate.

AWS Certification Verification Status:

To verify the certification status, just get the validation number from the certificate holder. You can check the validation number here. You can also find the validation number at the bottom right of the certificate. Another method is to click on the digital badge which will lead to the link to verify certification status.

AWS Certification Path & AWS Exam Preparation:

We are pretty sure that your research ends here. In order to make it easier to understand the complex branching of the AWS certification, below is a layout of every certification offered by Amazon Web Services. It covers AWS certification eligibility requirements, AWS Exam preparation,AWS Exam overview, AWS Exam Results, Retake Policy, AWS Course Syllabus, for all Practitioner level, Associate level, Professional level & Specialty level certification.

The AWS Certifications walkthrough is divided into 3 categories based on the level of each course, i.e, Associate, Professional and Speciality

AWS Associate Level Certification Path:


Associate Level Walkthrough
Content AWS Solution Architect Associate Exam AWS Developer – Associate Exam AWS SysOps Administrator – Associate Exam
Experience Prerequisites:
The candidate must have experience of either AWS Cloud Practitioner or AWS Technical Essentials course to proceed further in the associate level.
No of Domains Measured in Exam: 5 5 7
Briefly describe the AWS domains that are tested in the examination
  • Design Resilient Architectures
  • Define Performant Architectures
  • Specify Secure Applications and Architectures
  • Design Cost-Optimized Architectures
  • Define Operationally Excellent Architectures

  • Deployment
  • Security
  • Development with AWS Services
  • Refactoring
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • High Availability
  • Deployment and Provisioning
  • Storage and Data Management
  • Security and Compliance
  • Networking
  • Automation and Optimization

AWS Exam Duration: 130 minutes 130 minutes 130 minutes
Question Types:
There are 2 types -

Multiple-choice: 1 correct response and 3 incorrect responses (distractors).
Multiple-response: 2 or more correct responses out of 5 or more options.
Total no of questions:
65 questions
Passing score:
720/1000
Penalty/Negative Marking:
No negative marking
Score range: 100-1000 with 720 being the passing marks
AWS Exam Language options: English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.
AWS Exam Cost:
$150
Reschedule cost: No additional fees if you cancel or reschedule your exam up to 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.
AWS flexibility on rescheduling the Exam:
You can cancel or reschedule your exam up to 24 hours before your scheduled appointment without additional fees. You cannot cancel or reschedule once you reach the 24-hour window before your scheduled appointment.
Exam Prep Time required:
For freshers who are completely new to the AWS curriculum, it can take up to 120 hrs to cover the course. It is advised to divide this time in a span of 2-3 months for a proper understanding of the concepts. For the experienced ones, it might take 80 hours based on their previous knowledge.
How long does it take to get the Exam results & certificate: After completing your exam, you will receive results immediately. After 72 hours of the examination, the candidates who have cleared the examination will receive an AWS e-badge. However, the detailed report takes a week or two to reach the candidate.
What will I receive in my AWS Certification Account: Once you clear the examination, you will receive an AWS Certified logo, e-certificate, and a digital badge in your AWS Certification Account.

AWS Professional Level Certification Path:


Professional Level Walkthrough
Content AWS DevOps Engineer – Professional Exam AWS Solutions Architect – Professional Exam
Experience Prerequisites: Professional working experience in a firm is required to understand the use of modern applications. Sharp management and provisioning skills are also required. 2 years of working experience in designing and structuring cloud architecture using the AWS practice is recommended.
No of Domains Measured in Exam: 6 5
Briefly describe the AWS domains that are tested in the examination
  1. SDLC Automation
  2. Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code
  3. Monitoring and Logging
  4. Policies and Standards Automation
  5. Incident and Event Response
  6. High Availability, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery

  1. Design for Organizational Complexity
  2. Design for New Solutions
  3. Migration Planning
  4. Cost Control
  5. Continuous Improvement for Existing Solutions

AWS Exam Duration:
170 minutes
Question Types:

There are 2 types -

  1. Multiple-choice: 1 correct response and 3 incorrect responses 
  2. Multiple-response: 2 or more correct responses out of 5 or more options.
Total no of questions: Varies according to the curriculum
Passing score: 750/1000
Penalty/Negative Marking:
No Negative Marking
Score range: 100-1000
AWS Exam Language options:
English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.
AWS Exam Cost:
$300
Reschedule cost: No additional fees if you cancel or reschedule your exam up to 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.
AWS flexibility on rescheduling the Exam: You can cancel or reschedule your exam up to 24 hours before your scheduled appointment without additional fees. You cannot cancel or reschedule once you reach the 24-hour window before your scheduled appointment.
Exam Prep Time required:
For freshers who are completely new to the AWS curriculum, it can take up to 120 hrs to cover the course. It is advised to divide this time in a span of 2-3 months for a proper understanding of the concepts. For the experienced ones, it might take 80 hours based on their previous knowledge.
How long does it take to get the Exam results & certificate:
After completing your exam, you will receive results immediately. After 72 hours of the examination, the candidates who have cleared the examination will receive an AWS e-badge. However, the detailed report takes a week or two to reach the candidate.
What will I receive in my AWS Certification Account: Once you clear the examination, you will receive an AWS e-certificate, Certified logo, and a digital badge in your AWS Certification Account.

AWS Speciality Level Certification Path:


Specialty Walkthrough
Content
AWS Big Data – Specialty Exam
AWS Security – Specialty Exam
AWS Advanced Networking – Specialty Exam
Experience Prerequisites:

At least 2 years’ experience of handling AWS technology and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience The candidate should be able to explain what AWS big data services are and how to use it construct applications.


At Least 5 years of working experience with the IT Security and in-depth knowledge of security implementation along with cloud, network, and application security.


Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience with the AWS technology. Knowledge of Networking of systems and application.


No of Domains Measured in Exam:
6
5
6
Briefly describe the AWS domains that are tested in the examination
  1. Collection
  2. Storage
  3. Processing
  4. Analysis
  5. Visualization
  6. Data Security
  1. Incident Response
  2. Logging and Monitoring
  3. Infrastructure Security
  4. Identity and Access Management
  5. Data Protection
  1. Devise and execute a hybrid IT network architectures at scale
  2. Design and implement AWS networks
  3. Automate AWS tasks
  4. Configure network integration with application services
  5. Design and implement for security and compliance
  6. Manage, optimize, and troubleshoot the network
AWS Exam Duration:

170 minutes
Question Types:

There are 2 types -

  • Multiple-choice: 1 correct response and 3 incorrect responses (distractors).
  • Multiple-response: 2 or more correct responses out of 5 or more options.
Total no of questions:
Varies according to the curriculum.
Penalty/Negative Marking:
No Negative Marking
Score range:
This is a pass or fail exam. The exam is scored by AWS professionals against minimum established standards, which are set as per industry best practices and guidelines. The score report contains a table of classifications of your performance at each section level.
AWS Exam Language options:
English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.
AWS Exam Cost:
$300
Reschedule cost:
No additional fees if you’re canceling or rescheduling your exam up to 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.
AWS flexibility on rescheduling the Exam:
You can cancel or reschedule your exam up to 24 hours before your scheduled appointment without additional fees.
Exam Prep Time required:
It might take 80-90 hours based on the grasping capacity and previous knowledge. It is advised to divide this time in a span of 2-3 months for a proper understanding of the concepts.
How long does it take to get the Exam results & certificate:
After completing your exam, you will receive results immediately. After 72 hours of the examination, the candidates who have cleared the examination will receive an AWS e-badge. However, the detailed report takes a week or two to reach the candidate.
What will I receive in my AWS Certification Account:

Within 3 days of examination, the passing candidates will receive an AWS e-certificate, Certified logo, and a digital badge in
your AWS Certification Account.

How to find the nearest Testing centers around me?

  1. Sign in to aws.training
  2. Click "Certification" in the top navigation. 
  3. Click “AWS Certification Account,” 
  4. Then go to “Schedule and Manage Exams.” 
  5. Enter your city or ZIP Code.

Amazon keeps adding new cities in the US and globally so that more people can take up the examination without inconvenience. In case, they don’t offer a test center near your surroundings, you can contact the PSI to let them know about it.

Why AWS Certification from Knowledgehut?

KnowledgeHut offers training on AWS courses in order to help you prepare for both associate and professional level certifications. Further, KnowledgeHut courses help you to prepare for the Associate level certifications for Architects and Developers. There are numerous benefits that you can reap at the individual level by getting AWS certified from Amazon. They are:

  1. Earn Digital Badges
    Become AWS certified and boost your achievement with digital badges on your social media and email signatures while getting immediate access to exclusive AWS sponsored certification events.

  2. Avail Exam Discounts
    Apply for recertification or any other exam and get 50% discount vouchers.

  3. Event Recognition
    Get access to exclusive events like AWS Certification Lounges at AWS re-Invent and select AWS Summit events by using your digital badge.

  4. AWS Certified Global Community
    AWS certification gives you access to the AWS Certified LinkedIn Community as well as network with your peers.

  5. Free Practice Exams
    Avail practice exam vouchers in order to prepare for your next AWS certification.

  6. AWS Certified Store
    Enjoy exclusive AWS Certified merchandise by unlocking the access with an AWS certification.

Want to learn more about AWS Solution Architect - Associate training or our other AWS certifications? Call us now!

We at KnowledgeHut offers classroom training as well as digital training, where you can choose to learn with the best practices from an instructor or learn online at your own pace. Whether you are working to build your existing IT skills or sharpening your cloud knowledge, become more effective and learn to do more with the cloud with the help of AWS Training and Certification.

What you will learn

  • Plan and deploy scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS

  • Become skilled at lift and shift of an existing on-premises application to AWS

  • Know the process of ingress and egress of data to and from AWS

  • Recognize a suitable AWS service based on data, compute, database, or security requirements

  • Establish appropriate use of AWS architectural best practices

  • Get trained in assessing AWS costs and identifying cost control mechanisms

Prerequisites
  • Linux Basic Skills
  • Knowledge of at least 1 programming language

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Who should Attend?

  • IT Managers, Developers, Testers, System Architects, Administrators
  • Anyone having passion to learn AWS
  • Step by Step guidance is provided.

KnowledgeHut Experience

Instructor-led Live Classroom

Interact with instructors in real-time— listen, learn, question and apply. Our instructors are industry experts and deliver hands-on learning.

Curriculum designed by experts

Our courseware is always current and updated with the latest tech advancements. Stay globally relevant and empower yourself with the latest tools and training!

 

Learn through Doing

Learn theory backed by practical case studies, exercises and coding practice. Get skills and knowledge that can be applied effectively in the real world.

Mentored by Industry Leaders

Learn from the best in the field. Our mentors are all experienced professionals in the fields they teach.

Advance from the Basics

Learn concepts from scratch, and advance your learning through step-by-step guidance on tools and techniques.

Code Reviews by Professionals

Get reviews and feedback on your final projects from professional developers.

Curriculum

Learning Objective:

Understanding of Cloud Computing and AWS Overview

Topics Covered:

  • What is Cloud Computing
  • AWS Fundamentals
  • AWS Platform & Services
  • AWS Regions & Availability Zones

Learning Objective:

Understand the fundamentals of AWS IAM

Topics Covered:

  • Setup of AWS Account
  • Principles
  • Creating Users
  • Roles
  • Enabling Credentials
  • Access Keys & Secret Keys
  • Security & Policies
  • Exam Essentials
Hands-on:

Lab Exercise (Create IAM Role, Users, Access/Secret Key, attaching policies)

Learning Objective:

Understand EC2 compute service of AWS and Launch Instances with Volumes, Images

Topics Covered:

  • EC2 Types                                                   
  • Launching EC2 Instances                                                       
  • EBS Volumes & Types               
  • EBS Encryption             
  • Creating AMIs               
  • EBS Snapshots & AMIs               
  • Summary of EC2 Services                         
  • Exam Essentials 

Hands-on:
Lab Exercise 1: Launch EC2 instance (Linux) with Standard SSD Provisioned
Lab Exercise 2: Launch EC2 Instance with multiple EBS Volumes Attached  Lab
Lab Exercise 3: Launch EC2 (windows instance and create RAID Configuration) 

Learning Objective:

Create your own private Cloud and manage infrastructure in the cloud

Topics Covered:

  • Virtual Private Cloud Basics
  • Subnets
  • Route Tables
  • Security Groups (ACLs & NACL)
  • Internet Gateways
  • Bastion Host/NAT Instances
  • NAT Gateways
  • Lab Exercise Create a NAT Gateway and associate it with EC2 instances. 
  • EIP & ENIs
  • VPG, CGW, VPN
  • VPC Peering
  • AWS Direct Connect
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Hands-on:

Lab Exercise Create VPC, Public, Private Subnets and Route Tables
Lab Exercise Launch instances in Private & Public Subnets and attach a Internet Gateway.
Lab Exercise Launch a Bastion Host/NAT Instance.
Exercise VPC Peering within same account [ Instructor Demo ].

Learning Objective:

Use Load Balancing in creation of highly available systems

Topics Covered:

  • LB Types : Classic & Application LB
  • Load Balancer Configurations       

Hands-on:

Lab Exercise on Attaching a Load Balancer to VPC and launching instances.        

Learning Objective:

Learn how to monitor services using CloudWatch

Topics Covered:

  • Standard Vs Detailed
  • Exam Tips

Learning Objective:

Learn scaling applications/systems with autoscaling and its use in building fault tolerant networks.

Topics Covered:

  • Launch Configurations
  • BootStrapping
  • Scaling Groups
  • Scaling Policies
  • Building Fault Tolerant & Highly available Applications
  • Summary of Autoscaling and Cloudwatch
  • Exam Essentials

Hands-on:

Lab Exercise: Launch EC2 instances and use Autoscaling & Cloudwatch metrics

Learning Objective:

Understand S3 as storage service

Topics Covered:

  • Object Vs Block Storage
  • S3 Basics
  • Bucket Policies & Access Control Lists
  • Versioning & Transfer Acceleration
  • Static Web Hosting
  • S3 Advanced Features
  • Versioning
  • Cross Region Replication
  • CORS
  • Transfer Acceleration
  • Multipart Upload
  • LifeCycle Policies
  • AWS Glacier
  • Archives
  • Vaults
  • AWS Cloud Front (CDN)

Hands-on:

Lab Exercise 1: Create your own S3 Bucket and use of bucket policies and control lists.
Lab Exercise 2: Create your own Static Website
Lab Exercise 3: S3 with lifecycle policies and Versioning with Cross Region Replication.
Lab Exercise 4: Using CloudFront with S3 [Instructor Demo]

Learning Objective:

Understand Amazon’s domain services

Topics Covered:

  • Domain Name Services
  • Amazons Route53 Overview
  • Hosted Zones
  • Record Sets
  • Routing Policies
  • DNS Failover with S3 and CDN
  • Exam Essentials         

Hands-on:

Lab Demo Route53, Routing Policies and DNS Failover [ Instructor Demo ]

Learning Objective:

Understand AWS database services and their use cases

Topics Covered:

  • AWS RDS
  • Read Replica
  • Snapshots
  • Restoring Snapshots
  • Multi-AZ Deployment
  • Exam Tips on RDS
  • AWS DynamoDB (NoSQL DB)
  • AWS RedShift
  • AWS Storage Gateways
  • AWS EFS
  • Summary of Database Services
  • Exam Tips on Database Services                         

Hands-on: 
Exercise Amazon RDS [creating an RDS instance, creating snapshots and read replicas and launching new instance using them]
Exercise - DynamoDb table creation and working with Queries        


Learning Objective:

Understand other AWS Services

Topics Covered:

  • AWS SQS
  • AWS SWF
  • AWS SNS
  • Exam Tips on SQS, SNS, SWF
  • AWS ElastiCache
  • Redis
  • Memcached
  • Exam Tips on Elasticache
  • Storage & Content Delivery
  • Analytics
  • ElasticMapReduce
  • DevOps
  • AWS ElasticBeanStalk
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • AWS ElasticContainerServices (ECS)
  • AWS ElasticContainerServices (ECS)
  • Exam Tips on DevOps services
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • AWS ElasticSearch
  • AWS Trusted Advisor
  • AWS Workspace 
  • Exam Essentials

Hands-on:

Lab Exercise: Creating a SQS and using SNS

Projects

Projects related to this course

Building Fault-Tolerant, Highly Scalable Systems. Virtualization and Migration Techniques

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FAQs

The Course

The cloud is the future and AWS is among the top platforms in cloud infrastructure. Most businesses run on AWS which is why there is a huge demand for AWS certified professionals. The top earning professionals in IT are among AWS certified professionals which tells a great deal of the importance of the certifications. AWS certified professionals earn an average of $135,311 per year in the U.S.

This comprehensive course will give you the foundation needed to appear for the AWS Solutions architect exam and gain the training needed to successfully implement AWS fundamentals.

By the end of this course, you master the concepts such as essentials of cloud computing that includes Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Private Clouds and Cloud programming.

Tools and Technology used for this course is Amazon Web Services Platform

There are no restrictions but participants would benefit if they have Linux basic skills, elementary programming knowledge and IT Industry experience.

Yes, KnowledgeHut offers this course in the virtual delivery mode.

On successful completion of the AWS Solutions Architect course you will receive a course completion certificate issued by KnowledgeHut.

Your instructors are AWS experts who have years of industry experience. 

Finance Related

Any registration canceled within 48 hours of the initial registration will be refunded in FULL (please note that all cancellations will incur a 5% reduction in the refunded amount due to transactional costs applicable while refunding) Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of written request for the refund. Kindly go through our Refund Policy for more details:  https://www.knowledgehut.com/refund-policy

KnowledgeHut offers a 100% money back guarantee if the candidate withdraws from the course right after the first session. To learn more about the 100% refund policy, visit our Refund Policy.

The Remote Experience

In an online classroom, students can log in at the scheduled time to a live learning environment which is led by an instructor. You can interact, communicate, view and discuss presentations, and engage with learning resources while working in groups, all in an online setting. Our instructors use an extensive set of collaboration tools and techniques which improves your online training experience.

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