AWS Solutions Architect – Associate

AWS officially launched cloud computing architect competency certification, which is divided into assistant level and professional level. This strategy is aimed at assistant level architect certification AWS Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C01).

You can make an appointment for the exam through the website of AWS Certification Center, and basically you can take the exam right after the application. There are many online materials about the detailed introduction of the examination. This article focuses on sharing my review experience and the latest key examination contents.

Review methods and materials the following review ways can be completed alternately, which will take about a month to review.

Textbook: Official Learning manual, AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide can be downloaded, printed or purchased on Taobao.

The most important learning materials need to be carefully read. The exercises at the end of each chapter are used to test the degree of understanding. You can specially mark the questions you did wrong with a color pen. Finally, you can check the wrong questions together.

Simulation questions: umemy AWS Certified Solutions Architect 2019 Practice Questions

To register a new account, you can buy it at a preferential price of $10.99. There are 6 sets of questions in it.

Before reviewing, you can do a set to understand the general knowledge points and read the teaching materials with purpose.

After reading the textbook, you can do two more sets to consolidate the basic knowledge points; Then read the AWS white paper and do the rest. The last set is for practice before the exam.

The website supports screening and review of questions you did wrong, and retesting of those that have been done.

Free account. Register an AWS account, and operate the exercises in the textbook with a free account.

The pre-test simulation test has 25 questions. You should finish within 30 minutes and it costs 20 dollars. It is recommended to participate in it to familiarize yourself with the test system.

There are 65 questions in the formal examination. You should finish within 130 minutes, including the time of the final questionnaire, so it is best to finish each question within 1.5 minutes, and finally leave some time for inspection.

The AWS Whitepaper and the introduction white paper of each product on the website are very good materials. It is recommended to see the website:

Key White Papers:

Overview of Amazon Web Services

Architecting for the Cloud

AWS well-architected framework

AWS Virtual Private Cloud Connectivity Options

Serverless Applications Lens

High-Performace Computing Lens

Key Knowledge Points

The examination focuses on several basic products, and new products such as IoT and ML are not involved. The following figure shows my test results, and the distribution of test points is as follows.

Knowledge Points Involved in the Exam

EC2; the use of several Instances; Spot; On-Demand; AutoScale application; how to Scaleing by default; high availability; how to allocate 6 instances in AZ.

In terms of storage, S3, EBS and EFS are applicable to different scenarios. S3 encryption method, Server end, Client end, and KMS; Pre-sign URL of S3, storage type of S3, and Infrequent access; different scenarios that several types of EBS are applicable to; What is EFS; database, Aurora, Multi-AZ, DynamoDB and No-SQL databases are used to store key value data. DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) is a memory cache that provides fast read performance. DynamoDB is used to save the state of game users and can provide millions of concurrent users. AWS redis can use redis auth to enhance security, requiring the user to enter a password. Does ELB, ElasticCache and ELB need to be deployed to multiple subnets? The SQS module decouples in high availability architecture; handles Spike’s request to prevent data loss; VPC, subnet, public subnet, VPC peering, VPC endpoint; PrivateLink, DirectLink. ACL, Sercurity Group, statefull sateless, instance level, subnet level, Route53, Samples, weighted, CloudWatch, trigger Lamba function with event, CloudTrail.

Generally speaking, as long as we carefully learn the teaching materials and finish practices, we can basically pass. Finally, I wish you all pass!