AWS SAA

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate is intended for anyone with one or more years of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

You can get certification details/syllabus from the below link

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

Step 1. Join Online Course's

Here are some of my highly recommended courses for anyone preparing for AWS solution architect associate certification in 2022.

1* Ultimate AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate 2022 -- Best tutorial

This is the ultimate course I recommend to anyone preparing for the AWS Solution architect associate level exam on Udemy. It was created by Stephane Maarek.

Course Link: https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-solutions-architect-associate-saa-c02/

2* Whizlabs

This is another recommendation for video tutorials.

Course Link: https://www.whizlabs.com/aws-solutions-architect-associate/

3* YouTube tutorials

Everybody knows YouTube is free. You can learn anything from YouTube. So, I have found very useful SAA tutorials.

Study Plan = Video's + Hands-On (Follow along)

Note: Hands-On is the most important part. AWS Provided 1 Year free tier account. So, You can implement most of the services without any charges. The instructor also tells you about which services are not free. Please be careful when you will implement any service. Delete all services after implementation.

Step 2. Read About AWS Whitepapers, FAQ's & Key Services

If you did not know anything about the cloud. So, You can start from this step then back to step one.

1* AWS Well-Architected Framework

    Link: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/wellarchitected/latest/framework/welcome.html

2* AWS Ramp-Up Guides (Browse by Role - Architect)

    Link: https://aws.amazon.com/training/ramp-up-guides/

3* Read the Security Whitepaper and Shared Responsibility model.

4* Read FAQs of some popular services like

S3, Database/RDS, Security & VPC, CloudFront, Route53, Encryption Keys, EFS, Policies, Migration, Storage Gateway, Pricing Model, SQS & SNS, Kinesis, ECS, EBS, ELB & Autoscaling, Lambda, IAM, Analytics (Athena, Redshift & EMR), FSX, Logging (Cloudwatch & cloud trail)

EC2: https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/faqs/

S3: https://aws.amazon.com/s3/faqs/

EBS: https://aws.amazon.com/ebs/faqs/

EFS: https://aws.amazon.com/efs/faq/

VPC: https://aws.amazon.com/vpc/faqs/

Route53: https://aws.amazon.com/route53/faqs/

RDS: https://aws.amazon.com/rds/faqs/

SQS: https://aws.amazon.com/sqs/faqs/

SNS: https://aws.amazon.com/sns/faqs/

Elastic Load Balancing: https://aws.amazon.com/elasticloadbalancing/faqs/

Auto Scaling: https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/autoscaling/faqs/

Storage Gateway: https://aws.amazon.com/storagegateway/faqs/

CloudFront: https://aws.amazon.com/cloudfront/faqs/

Direct connect: https://aws.amazon.com/directconnect/faqs/

Pricing: https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/pricing/

Most important key services do not skip

S3, Database/RDS, Security & VPC, CloudFront, Route53, Encryption Keys, EFS, SQS & SNS, Kinesis, EBS, ELB & Autoscaling, Storage Gateway, Lambda, IAM

5* AWS FREE Exam readiness

These are AWS Official exam readiness digital training.

Step 3. Practice Makes A....... Everybody knows

1* AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Practice Exams -- Created by Jon Bonso

This Udemy course is an excellent collection of high-quality practice questions written from scratch with detailed explanations for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam. This is highly recommended.

Course Link: https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-solutions-architect-associate-amazon-practice-exams-saa-c02/

2* AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Practice Exams -- Created by Neal Davis

This other Udemy course is an excellent collection of a high-quality practice tests.

    Course Link: https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-solutions-architect-associate-practice-tests-k/

3* Whizlabs

Includes 6 full-length mock exams and unique questions for AWS Solution architect associate exam practice. It has both full tests as well as topic-wise tests to improve your weak areas. On top of that explanation for every question is provided, which further helps in your learning.

    Course Link: https://www.whizlabs.com/aws-solutions-architect-associate/

All practice test has detailed explanation about correct/incorrect answer.

Note: After every practice test review questions about why your answer was wrong and why the correct one was correct. At least score 75-80% in the practice test.

Step 3. Schedule An Exam

Once you have enough confidence then schedule your exam or you can wait AWS provided 50% off coupon for an exam. I am not sure when but last year I got a 50% off coupon. You can schedule your exam using the below link.

    Link: https://www.aws.training/certification/?cta=saatopbanner

Some additional resources are optional

Final Tip: One Day before an exam, Watch Stephane Maarek important key services videos.

Video Courses + Hands On + AWS official tutorial + Practice Test = Best of luck :) & Congrats in Advance

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