AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional
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About the AWS Solutions Architect Professional
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There are no prerequisites to sit any AWS exam. However, the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional exam is a difficult exam that requires deep knowledge of a broad range of AWS services.
For those who do not have significant experience working with AWS technologies, it is recommended that you first pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate before attempting the professional architect exam.
Generally speaking, it’s highly advantageous to complete all three associate-level AWS certifications first. This will give you a solid base of knowledge over subject areas that are likely to come up in the AWS Solution Architect Professional exam.
Both the AWS Solutions Architect Associate and Professional Certifications are aimed at individuals who perform a solutions architect role. The key difference between these certifications is the depth of knowledge required and the difficulty of the questions in the exam.
While the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional certification covers a similar range of AWS services as the associate level (both are quite broad in scope) – at the professional level you’ll find you need a much deeper understanding of the following:
- Multi-account architectures
- Multi-region deployments
- Disaster recovery
- High availability and fault tolerance
- Hybrid cloud architectures
- Migration scenarios
How should you prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional exam? This is not an easy task and requires careful planning to ensure you’re fully prepared before you attempt this challenging exam.
The best way is to enroll in our Ultimate Training Package for the AWS Solutions Architect Professional Certification. This will provide you with on-demand video training and practice tests (in both exam simulation and training mode).
Cheat sheets are also available online which summarize the key facts you need to remember for the exam.
We are often asked how difficult the AWS Solutions Architect Professional exam is and how it compares to associate level exams. The AWS Architect Professional exam is quite a big step up from the associate level. In the professional exam you can expect longer scenario-based questions with more complex situations presented. The answers can also be quite long and some of the more difficult questions can take several minutes to answer.
You must be very careful of your time in the exam as you have 180 minutes to complete the 75 questions. That means you only have around 2 ½ minutes per question and with some questions being very tricky you’ll need to make sure you watch the clock!
Make sure you have a solid understanding of the subject matter before sitting this exam. We recommend you first do all three associate-level certifications (the Solutions Architect Associate at a minimum) and complete our practice tests multiple times until you’re exceeding 80%.
We recommend that you follow our study plan which will help you prepare for your exam in as little as 30 days. The study guide will help you plan your time as you work your way through the online training, hands-on practice labs, and practice tests.
Keep in mind that our study plan assumes you have recently completed our AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate course or have equivalent experience.
Study times can vary based on your experience with AWS and how much time you have each day. We recommend that you allocate at least 60 minutes of study time per day.
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional passing score is 750 points out of 1000 (75%). There are 75 exam questions and you get 180 minutes to complete the exam. The question type is multiple choice and multiple response.
You can take the SAP-C01 exam in a testing center or using an online proctored exam from your home or office. If English is not your first language you can request an accommodation when booking your exam that will qualify you for an additional 30 minutes exam extension.
The AWS Solutions Architect Professional exam cost is $300 USD. If you have previously passed another AWS certification exam, make sure you apply your 50% discount voucher.
Our AWS online training is extremely affordable at just $24.99 for our video training and practice tests. These resources provide you with everything you need to pass your exam.
The key learning objectives of the AWS Solutions Architect Professional are:
- Design and deploy dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS
- Select appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements
- Migrate complex, multi-tier applications on AWS
- Design and deploy enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
- Implement cost-control strategies
Our on-demand training will set you up to pass your AWS Solutions Architect Professional certification exam
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional certification is one of the most highly sought-after certifications in the IT industry. Achieving this certification is not at all easy but will stand you apart from the crowd when looking for your dream AWS cloud role.
To be successful, you’ll need a high level of competency across a large number of AWS services. You’ll need solid knowledge of how to design multi-account and multi-region architectures, implement HA and fault tolerance, and plan and execute migrations to the AWS Cloud.
All of this and much more is covered in great detail in our AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional online training courses so you have everything you need to fully prepare at your fingertips. We teach you through a unique combination of video lectures, guided hands-on exercises, practice questions and cheat sheets.
We recommend that you first complete your associate-level AWS certifications as those will set you up with a strong base of knowledge to build upon.
This is the best online course for the AWS Solution Architect Professional available today and is completely up to date with the latest concepts featuring on the exam.
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In this course we teach you all of the skills required to successfully pass your AWS Solutions Architect Professional exam
Our AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional training covers all knowledge areas in the exam. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of the services featured on the exam today as well as a strong practical knowledge through completion of the guided hands-on labs.
You can then test yourself by attempting our online practice tests that reflect the style and difficulty of the real exam. We also provide a series of online cheat sheets that you can use for last-minute exam cramming.
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional exam guide groups the required skills into five domains. In this course, we teach you all of the skills necessary to successfully pass your AWS Solutions Pro exam.
You’ll learn the following skills (grouped by domain):
- Determine cross-account authentication and access strategy for complex organizations
- Determine how to design networks for complex organizations
- Determine how to design a multi-account AWS environment for complex organizations
- Select a cost-effective pricing model for a solution
- Determine which controls to design and implement that will ensure cost optimization
- Identify opportunities to reduce cost in an existing architecture
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This Ultimate Training Package includes the CSA-PRO video course and CSA-PRO practice exam course
For best results, enroll in the Ultimate Training Package for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional. This popular training includes everything you need to pass your exam: Instructor-led Video Course + Practice Exam Course.
With this practical hands-on training, you’ll maximize your chances of successfully passing your exam at the first attempt while learning how to architect and build applications on Amazon Web Services.
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Learn Theory and get Hands-on Experience with this Instructor-led Video Course
19 hours of on-demand video training
Guided hands-on practice lab exercises
Create real-world solution architectures on AWS
Architecture Patterns from Real Exam
High-quality visuals and diagrams
Covering latest SAP-C01 Exam
Assess your Exam Readiness with Practice Questions that simulate the real Exam
150 unique practice questions
6 sets of practice exams with 25 questions each
Online exam simulator - timed and scored
Check answers in training mode
Detailed explanations for each answer
Deep dive reference links
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