Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Certified Solutions Architect Associate + Professional



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This AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate + Professional course combines both Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect certifications into a single 7-day course

On the first part of this comprehensive AWS training you'll prepare for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam. You'll learn the skills to build highly available, cost effective and secure applications on the AWS platform.

Next, you'll follow up with AWS Solutions Architect Professional training and develop the technical knowledge in building distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform.

After seven days of full dedication to Amazon AWS Solutions training, you'll have the knowledge to qualification to work with most AWS systems and integrations.

Some of the other skills you'll develop include the following:

  • Lift and shift an existing on-premises application to AWS
  • Ingress and egress of data in AWS
  • Identification of AWS architectural best practices
  • AWS cost estimation
  • Select the best AWS services to design and deploy an application
  • Design and deploy enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
  • Implement cost control strategies
  • Migrate complex, multi-tier applications on AWS

This course is aimed at individuals with experience designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform.

You will be prepared for and sit the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and AWS Certified Solutions Professional exams, which are included in the cost and covered by our Certification Guarantee.

Residential and Online AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate + Professional course

Firebrand offers both a classroom-based and AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate + Professional online course, including everything you need to get certified in record time:

  • Official courseware, labs and practice exams
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate and Professional certification exams
  • Accommodation, meals and snacks (for residential courses)


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts


AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

  • Module 1 - An Introduction to AWS
  • Module 2 - The Simplest Architectures
  • Module 3 - Adding a Compute Layer
  • Module 4 - Adding a Database Layer
  • Module 5 - Networking in AWS
  • Module 6 - Connecting Networks
  • Module 7 - AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Module 8 - Elasticity, High Availability and Monitoring
  • Module 9 - Automation
  • Module 10 - Caching
  • Module 11 - Building Decoupled Architectures
  • Module 12 - Microservices and Serverless Architectures
  • Module 13 - RTO/RPO and Backup Recovery Setup
  • Module 14 - Optimisation and Review

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional

  • Module 1 - Review Architecting Concepts
  • Module 2 - Single to Multiple Accounts
  • Module 3 – Hybrid Connectivity
  • Module 4 – Specialized Infrastructure
  • Module 5 – Connecting Networks
  • Module 6 – Containers
  • Module 7– Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  • Module 8 – High Availability and DDoS
  • Module 9 – Securing Data
  • Module 10 – Large-Scale Data Stores
  • Module 11 – Migrating Workloads
  • Module 12 – Optimizing Cost
  • Module 13 – Architecting for The Edge

Exam Track

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

Number: SAA-C03

Format: 65 Multiple choice and multiple response

Duration: 130 minutes

Languages: English, Japanese, Korean and simplified Chinese


  • Design Secure Architectures 30%
  • Design Resilient Architectures 26%
  • Design High-Performing Architectures 24%
  • Design Cost-Optimized Architectures 20%
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional

    Number: SAP-C02

    Format: 75 Multiple choice and multiple response

    Duration: 180 minutes

    Languages: English, Japanese, Korean and simplified Chinese


    • Design for Organizational Complexity 12.5%
    • Design for New Solutions 31%
    • Migration Planning 15%
    • Cost Control 12.5%
    • Continuous Improvement 29%

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


AWS Certified Solutions Expert Associate + Professional Prerequisites

To take this accelerated course it is recommended that you have:

  • Familiarity with a scripting language
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux environments
  • Familiarity with AWS CLI, AWS APIs, AWS CloudFormation templates, the AWS Billing Console, and the AWS Management Console
  • Explain and apply the five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • Map business objectives to application/architecture requirements
  • Design a hybrid architecture using key AWS technologies (e.g., VPN, AWS Direct Connect)
  • Architect a continuous integration and deployment process

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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