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 AWS Solutions Architect courses
  2. You'll be AWS Solutions Architect certified in just 7 days. With us, you’ll be AWS Solutions Architect trained in record time
  3. Our AWS Solutions Architect course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass AWS Solutions Architect 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 AWS Solutions Architect 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 AWS Solutions Architect 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 113514 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities.
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


You'll cover every domain across both the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate and Professional:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
    • Domain 1: Design Resilient Architectures (34%)
    • Domain 2: Define Performant Architectures (24%)
    • Domain 3: Specify Secure Applications and Architectures (26%)
    • Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures (10%)
    • Domain 5: Define Operationally Excellent Architectures (6%)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
    • Domain 1: Design for Organizational Complexity (12.5%)
    • Domain 2: Design for New Solutions (31%)
    • Domain 3: Migration Planning (15)%
    • Domain 4: Cost Control (12.5%)
    • Domain 5: Continuous Improvement for Existing Solutions (29%)

Exam Track

As part of your accelerated course, you'll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam

  • Number: SAA-C02
  • Format: Multiple choice and multiple response
  • Duration: 130 minutes
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Korean and simplified Chinese
  • Domains:
    1. Design resilient architectures (30%)
    2. Design high-performing architectures (28%)
    3. Design secure applications and architectures (24%)
    4. Design cost optimised architectures (18%)

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam

  • Number: SAP-C01
  • Format: Multiple choice and multiple response
  • Duration: 170 minutes
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Korean and simplified Chinese
  • Domains:
    1. Design for organisational complexity (12.5%)
    2. Design for new solutions (31%)
    3. Migration planning (15%)
    4. Cost control (12.5%)
    5. Continuous improvement for existing solutions (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. 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 (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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"Course was really useful."
Shobin Sathyan, Contino. (7/6/2021 (Monday) to 13/6/2021 (Sunday))

"I would like to thank the instructors and Firebrand staff who have made my experience here great despite current Covid climates. This has been one of the best courses I have been on and I am grateful for the instructor to be teaching it. The course was very intense - make no mistake, it is not a course that you should just turn up to and assume you will pass - it requires effort, but the instructor helped and explained everything I was struggling with. I have no doubt I wouldnt have the passed the exam without the instructor's assistance and guidance. Another point here I would like to add, I know remote working is probably the future, but on-site learning cannot be beaten, it lets you stay focused and concentrate - key requirements for this course."
Martin Barrow. (11/5/2020 (Monday) to 17/5/2020 (Sunday))

"The training material was made available in time before the training. The trainer was very experienced and had a comprehensive overview of AWS. The course always started on time, intermediate questions were answered and the learning contents were conveyed in a comprehensible way! Great!"
Lars Sextro. (1/6/2020 (Monday) to 7/6/2020 (Sunday))

"Great depth of expertise, good measured delivery, good supporting material....matched by pre-course engagement by support and account management personnel, will be recommending to these guys colleagues and others."
Philip Copland, ExcelRedstone. (10/4/2020 (Friday) to 16/4/2020 (Thursday))

"I enjoyed the course and the wealth of information covered and hands on labs. The instructor was engaging and was able to answer questions and provide useful advice."
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