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 training for the AWS Solutions Architect Professional Certification. You’ll gain access to our 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-C02 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. 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

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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 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.

This is the best 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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Our instructor-led video course combines essential theory with guided practical exercises that are backed by high-quality diagrams and references.

  • 19 hours on-demand video training with guided hands-on exercises
  • Coverage of the latest exam topics for the SAP-C02
  • Hands-on lessons using the AWS Management Console
  • Separate theory lessons with amazing architectural diagrams
  • All diagrams, code, links, files and slides are available for download
  • 30 day study plan included to help with exam preparation
  • Course Certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course

The video course is taught in a style that includes theory lessons with lots of visualization such as architectural diagrams and animated graphics (this is not death by bullet point).

After the theory lessons you’ll get to put your knowledge into practical use with hands-on lessons that teach you how to use AWS and complete exercises that reflect real-world situations. Learning by doing is the best way to ensure you build practical skills and increases knowledge retention.

Test your knowledge and assess your exam readiness with practice questions that match the difficulty of the real AWS exam. 

Practice exams are delivered in 4 different formats:

  • Exam Mode – 6 sets of practice exams with 25 questions each, time limit of 60mins, and pass mark of 75%. These are shorter than the real exam to make it more manageable when studying.
  • Training Mode – Check answers and explanations after every question (no time limit).
  • Knowledge reviews: Collection of practice questions for a specific knowledge area that allows you to focus your efforts where they’re needed most.
  • Final exam simulator – Full-length exam with 75 questions pulled randomly from our pool of questions. Delivered in training mode.

You will be presented with an overall score at the end of the exam with a pass/fail message.

A Certificate of Achievement is issued when you score 75% and above in your final exam simulator. 

Take your studies offline with this ultimate compilation of cheat sheets for the SAP-C02 exam.

  • Downloadable training notes (PDF) with detailed facts, tables and diagrams.
  • This is a great resource for diving deep into each AWS service covered on the AWS exam which saves you from needing to browse hundreds of AWS FAQ pages and sorting through stacks of irrelevant information.
  • For easy navigation, the information on each AWS service in this document is organized into the same categories as they are in the AWS Management Console.
  • Ideal resource for last-minute revision.
  • Get straight to the facts and shortcut your study time. 

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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 lessons. 

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 four 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):

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If you don’t have any experience with cloud computing, we recommend that you first complete your associate-level AWS certifications (at a minimum the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate) as those will set you up with a strong base of knowledge to build upon. 

Our training is based on the latest SAP-C02 exam blueprint for the AWS Solutions Architect Professional. All of our video lessons, practice exams and training notes are regularly updated to reflect the latest AWS changes.

All diagrams, code, links and files are available for download (in PDF format). 

The video course also includes the following:

  • 30 Day Study Plan
  • Slides for download (PDF)
  • Visuals and diagrams

Exam Mode: In exam mode, you complete one full-length practice exam and answer all questions within the allotted time. 

Training Mode: When taking the practice exam in training mode (no time limit), you will be shown the answers and explanations for every question after clicking “check”. 

Knowledge Reviews: Now that you have identified your strengths and weaknesses, you get to dive deep into specific areas with our knowledge reviews. You are presented with a series of questions focussed on a specific topic. There is no time limit and you can view the answer to each question as you go through them.

Final Exam Simulator: The exam simulator randomly selects questions from our pool of practice questions – mimicking the real AWS exam environment. The practice exam has the same format, style, time limit and passing score as the real AWS exam.

If you’re not quite ready to commit to our in-depth AWS training, check out our FREE training resources for the AWS Solutions Architect Professional below. These free AWS training materials are a great way to familiarize yourself with Neal’s training style and format.

While these free resources are a great starting point – to best prepare for your exam, we highly recommend enrolling in our in-depth AWS training. 

With practice exams, a Certificate of Achievement is issued when you score 75% and above in your online exam simulator.

A certificate of completion is issued upon successful completion of the video course.

All of our AWS training courses include guided hands-on training where you can follow along in an AWS Free Tier account. Additionally, we offer Challenge Labs for those who are looking for extensive hands-on practice opportunities to develop real-world cloud skills. Challenge Labs are scenario-based hands-on exercises that run in a secure sandbox environment. 

When you sign up for our monthly or yearly plans, you get access to our entire library of AWS training courses (current and future).

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