AWS Solutions Architect Certification

IT LEVEL:
Intermediate

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
1+ Years

IT PREREQUISITE:
None

EXAM LENGTH:
130 mins

AWS Solutions Architect Certification Exam Training - Frequently Asked Questions

The Amazon Web Services exam is designed for IT professionals interested in building a career in solutions architect. The AWS exam is a multiple choice, multiple answer exam that validates your skills and experience configuring, managing, and supporting the Amazon Solutions Architect platform across multiple business environments. 

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect is intended for those who have one or more years of hands-on industry experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS. In an IT administration role with a concentration in cloud management and exposure to working on the Amazon AWS platform, you’re ready to start preparing for your AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam.

After you successfully earn your Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner certification, and gain more IT field experience, you will have options to further specialize in Amazon cloud administration with further certifications. You’ll have options to accelerate your career potentials by earning: AWS Solution Architect Associate, AWS Solutions Architect Professional, AWS SysOps Administrator, and more. Register for our AWS Solutions Architect Certification training course.

Before taking the Amazon AWS certification exam, you should feel confident in demonstrating your knowledge to a potential employer across these 4 core areas:

  • Design Resilient Architectures

    Understand the design in multi- tier architecture solutions, learn to design highly available and/or fault-tolerant architectures, design decoupling mechanisms using AWS services, and choose appropriate resilient storage. 

  • Design High-Performing Architectures

    Select and identify high-performing, elastic, and scalable storage solutions for a workload, select high-performing networking solutions, and choose high-performing data base solutions.

  • Design Secure Applications and Architectures

    Design secure access to AWS resources, select appropriate data security options, and design secure application tiers.  

  • Design Cost-Optimized Architectures

    Identify cost-effective storage solutions, compute and base services, and design cost-optimized network architectures.

The technical skills validated through the AWS Solutions Architect certification exam will help prepare you for IT career opportunities. Amazon Solutions Architects spend their time architecting, building, and maintaining highly available, cost-efficient, and scalable AWS cloud environments. They also make recommendations regarding AWS toolsets and keep up with the latest in cloud computing.

If you have no prior IT experience, and you’re planning out your IT career path, having a well-rounded skillset on servers running both Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS cloud platforms provide the maximum career potential. Getting your foot in the door in IT HelpDesk or IT Support is a great way to get started, giving you access to supporting users running a variety of hardware and software technologies.

CIAT Career Services team provides personalized career transition support to ensure you translate your technical training and industry certifications into viable career opportunities. Our full suite of career services support includes resume building, LinkedIn profile optimization, mock interview support, career coaching, and job placement support, and specialty workshops, to help ensure you’re positioned for success.

Typically, students enrolled in our Certificate in Solutions Architect program feel confident taking the Amazon AWS exam after 1 year of hands-on experience designing available, cost-effective, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

The Certificate in Solutions Architect will give you the experience needed in solving problems and implementing solutions using the AWS cloud. Prepare for the exam with our AWS Solutions Architect Certification training course.

Your Amazon AWS exam voucher, retake costs, and exam prep software, are included in the cost of your tuition for any CIAT Bootcamp, Certificate, or Degree programs. CIAT provides unlimited attempts at passing the Amazon AWS to ensure you start your exam calm and confident, without worrying about what will happen if you don’t pass. 

You save hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses over a DIY studying approach.

Both CIAT Mission Valley and National City campuses include secure and authorized testing center facilities, available to local San Diego students and alumni. For our online students, we work closely with you to help locate and facilitate an authorized testing center near you.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CIAT has enabled students to take the Amazon AWS certification exam remotely from the comfort of your own home through Amazon’s new “Test Anywhere” process. Don’t put your goals on hold or push off until normalcy returns.  

Studying for the Amazon AWS certification on your own is doable, but often leaves you without the required technical skills in your background, or the necessary resources to translate your exam score into an IT career. 

Join over 2,000 students who have enrolled in CIAT accredited Certificate and Degree programs and are on their path to launching or advancing their IT careers. Our extensive, custom designed IT curriculum provides training for up to 14 industry certifications, including Amazon AWS. 

  • No exam fees
  • Hands-on training through on-campus and virtual online classes
  • Online test preparation workshops
  • Test preparation software
  • Complimentary week-long IT bootcamps
  • One-on-one support from certified instructors
  • Accredited Certificate and Degree programs to beef up your resume
  • Personalized career services support including resume building and job placement support

*Students are encouraged to take certification exams while actively enrolled in the degree program. Unlimited certification exam attempts expire 90 days after graduation. The following are single attempt exams and are not eligible for a retake voucher: CEH, CASP, CISSP, DevNet & CCNP. See certification exam policy for more details.

The exam code for AWS Solutions Architect is SAA-C02

Questions About Getting Certified?

Whether you’re just entering the workforce or trying to take your career to the next level, CIAT offers the certifications needed to prove your expertise to current and future employers. Navigating the IT certification landscape by yourself can be challenging. If you’re wondering which certification path is right for you or how to get started, we’re here to help.

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2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Next Enrollment Deadline is November 1st, 2021!

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