AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate SAA-C02

By Mark Richman
By Ryan Kroonenburg

Learn Amazon Web Services and prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam – one of the industry's most in-demand certifications!

12.5 hours
  • 158 Lessons
  • 10 Hands-On Labs
  • 11 Course Quizzes
  • 1 Practice Exam

About the course

AWS Certified Solutions Architect is among the most valuable and highly sought after cloud computing certifications in the world today. We designed this cloud architect certification training for anyone seeking to learn the major components of Amazon Web Services (AWS). By the end of the course, you’ll be prepared to pass the associate-level AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification exam. The AWS certification is a must-have for any IT professional, with average salaries above $100,000 USD. A certificate in AWS Cloud technology can boost your salary up to 26 percent, and the average salary for certified IT professionals is, on average, 11.7 per cent higher than those without.

We’ll start with a broad overview of the AWS platform. No programming knowledge is needed, and no prior AWS experience required. Even if you have never logged into the AWS platform before, you’ll build the foundations to pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam after completing our certification training.

We know that you’re busy, so our training course is made up of 5-20 minute videos that can be viewed at your convenience. Our video lessons keep it simple and explain things clearly and succinctly. Together we’ll walk you through each of the major areas of Amazon Web Services, step by step. Using real life examples, we will practice how to effectively design and manage application infrastructure using AWS. At the end of each section, we’ll also test your knowledge with short quizzes to make sure you’ll be ready for the exam.

Not only will we cover the fundamentals of AWS architectural principles and services, we will also deep dive into each of the individual elements: IAM, S3, Cloudfront, Storage Gateway, Snowball, EC2, Cloudwatch, CLI, Lambda, Route 53, RDS, Dynamo DB, Redshift, ElastiCache, Aurora, VPC, SQS, SNS, Elastic Transcoder, Kinesis, API Gateway and so on.

AWS is constantly evolving their platform. We will continuously update this course with new content so you will never have to worry about missing out or failing the AWS certification test because of new content.

The ideal student for this course is ready to quickly break into cloud computing. You don’t have hours to spend on training. We get you up to speed in half the time as other certification courses. The course will help you prepare for a position as a qualified AWS solutions architect.

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to confidently take the associate-level AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam, and earn one of the highest paying certifications in the industry.

  • Chapter 1 4 Lessons Introduction 21:07

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:18

    Introduction

    1:19

    The Exam Blueprint

    5:09

    Why Should I Learn and Get Certified with AWS?

    13:21
  • Chapter 2 7 Lessons Supporting Courses 9:03

    Certification Path and Supporting Courses

    1:15

    Designing Resilient Architectures for Associate AWS Solutions Architects

    1:25

    Networking and Compute for Associate AWS Solutions Architects

    1:16

    Storage, Databases, and Migration for Associate AWS Solutions Architects

    1:18

    High Availability and Scalability for Associate AWS Solutions Architects

    1:14

    Application Services for Associate AWS Solutions Architects

    1:18

    Logging and Security for Associate AWS Solutions Architects

    1:17
  • Chapter 3 4 Lessons AWS - 10,000-Foot Overview 40:17

    The History of AWS So Far

    6:52

    AWS - 10,000-Foot Overview

    15:09

    How to Sign up for AWS

    3:16

    10,000 Foot Overview Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 4 28 Lessons Identity and Access Management & S3 3:25:22

    Identity and Access Management 101

    4:34

    Identity and Access Management - Demo

    17:35

    Create a Billing Alarm - Demo

    4:51

    S3 101

    18:39

    Create an S3 Bucket - Demo

    11:15

    S3 Pricing Tiers [SAA-C02]

    4:38

    S3 Security and Encryption

    5:55

    S3 Versioning - Demo

    9:13

    Lifecycle Management with S3 - Demo

    4:07

    S3 Object Lock and Glacier Vault Lock [SAA-C02]

    5:08

    S3 Performance [SAA-C02]

    6:37

    S3 Select and Glacier Select [SAA-C02]

    2:40

    AWS Organizations and Consolidated Billing [SAA-C02]

    8:18

    Sharing S3 Buckets Across Accounts - Lab [SAA-C02]

    8:32

    Cross-Region Replication - Demo

    8:27

    S3 Transfer Acceleration

    2:48

    AWS DataSync [SAA-C02]

    2:05

    CloudFront

    5:08

    Create a CloudFront Distribution - Demo

    7:17

    CloudFront Signed URLs and Cookies [SAA-C02]

    6:43

    Snowball

    4:57

    Snowball - Demo

    8:34

    Storage Gateway

    10:25

    Athena vs. Macie [SAA-C02]

    4:28

    S3 and IAM Summary

    17:28

    Creating a Static Website Using Amazon S3

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) - 2020

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Identity Access Management Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 5 27 Lessons EC2 3:39:16

    EC2 101 - Elastic Compute Cloud

    14:27

    Launch Our First EC2 Instance: Part 1 - Demo

    20:08

    Launch Our First EC2 Instance: Part 2 - Demo

    8:36

    Security Groups - Demo

    10:02

    EBS 101

    3:41

    EBS Volumes and Snapshots - Demo

    16:58

    AMI Types (EBS vs. Instance Store)

    7:28

    ENI vs. ENA vs. EFA [SAA-C02]

    6:53

    Encrypted Root Device Volumes and Snapshots - Demo

    6:22

    Spot Instances and Spot Fleets [SAA-C02]

    8:48

    EC2 Hibernate [SAA-C02]

    7:24

    CloudWatch 101

    4:47

    CloudWatch - Demo

    8:28

    AWS Command Line (CLI) - Demo

    7:57

    Identity and Access Management Roles - Demo

    5:20

    Using Bootstrap Scripts - Demo

    6:15

    Instance Metadata - Demo

    4:17

    EFS - Lab [SAA-C02]

    12:05

    Amazon FSx for Windows and Amazon FSx for Lustre [SAA-C02]

    4:35

    EC2 Placement Groups

    6:32

    HPC on AWS [SAA-C02]

    10:42

    AWS WAF [SAA-C02]

    3:45

    EC2 Summary

    18:46

    Using AWS Tags and Resource Groups in AWS

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Creating and Working with an EC2 Instance in AWS

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Using EC2 Roles and Instance Profiles in AWS

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    EC2 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 6 15 Lessons Databases on AWS 1:52:09

    Databases 101

    11:40

    Let's Create Our First RDS Instance - Demo

    13:21

    RDS: Backups, Multi-AZ, and Read Replicas

    7:21

    RDS: Backups, Multi-AZ, and Read Replicas - Demo

    8:04

    DynamoDB

    3:52

    Advanced DynamoDB [SAA-C02]

    13:38

    Redshift

    6:33

    Aurora [SAA-C02]

    10:57

    Elasticache

    3:17

    Database Migration Service (DMS) [SAA-C02]

    5:26

    Caching Strategies on AWS [SAA-C02]

    2:58

    EMR Overview [SAA-C02]

    4:10

    Databases Summary

    5:52

    Deploying an Amazon RDS Multi-AZ and Read Replica in AWS

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Databases On AWS Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 7 5 Lessons Advanced IAM 36:14

    AWS Directory Service [SAA-C02]

    7:32

    IAM Policies [SAA-C02]

    15:46

    AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM) [SAA-C02]

    4:53

    AWS Single Sign-On [SAA-C02]

    2:57

    Advanced IAM Summary [SAA-C02]

    5:06
  • Chapter 8 12 Lessons Route 53 1:13:59

    DNS 101

    13:56

    Register a Domain Name - Demo

    7:46

    Route 53 Routing Policies Available on AWS

    0:39

    Route 53: Simple Routing Policy - Demo

    3:29

    Route 53: Weighted Routing Policy - Demo

    7:07

    Route 53: Latency-Based Policy - Demo

    4:39

    Route 53: Failover Routing Policy - Demo

    4:03

    Route 53: Geolocation Routing Policy - Demo

    4:57

    Route 53: Geoproximity Routing Policy (Traffic Flow Only) - Demo

    3:02

    Route 53: Multivalue Answer Policy - Demo

    4:03

    DNS Summary

    5:18

    Route 53 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 9 20 Lessons VPCs 2:30:04

    VPC Overview

    12:11

    Create Your Own Custom VPC: Part 1 - Demo

    20:27

    Create Your Own Custom VPC: Part 2 - Demo

    6:39

    NAT Instances and NAT Gateways - Demo

    13:01

    Network Access Control Lists vs. Security Groups - Demo

    15:12

    Custom VPCs and ELBs - Demo

    2:19

    VPC Flow Logs - Demo

    5:45

    Bastions

    3:28

    Direct Connect

    3:39

    Setting Up Direct Connect [SAA-C02]

    2:37

    Global Accelerator [SAA-C02]

    11:47

    VPC Endpoints [SAA-C02]

    10:53

    AWS PrivateLink [SAA-C02]

    3:36

    AWS Transit Gateway [SAA-C02]

    2:40

    AWS VPN CloudHub [SAA-C02]

    2:00

    AWS Network Costs [SAA-C02]

    3:35

    VPC Summary

    15:15

    Creating a Basic VPC and Associated Components in AWS

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Working with AWS VPC Flow Logs for Network Monitoring - 2020

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    VPCs Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 10 17 Lessons HA Architecture 2:28:52

    Elastic Load Balancers

    6:06

    Load Balancers and Health Checks - Demo

    15:43

    Advanced Load Balancer Theory [SAA-C02]

    7:03

    Auto Scaling [SAA-C02]

    5:15

    Launch Configurations and Auto Scaling Groups - Demo

    8:19

    HA Architecture

    6:22

    Building a Fault-Tolerant WordPress Site: Getting Set Up - Demo

    10:31

    Building a Fault-Tolerant WordPress Site: Setting Up EC2 - Demo

    21:24

    Building a Fault-Tolerant WordPress Site: Adding Resilience and Auto Scaling - Demo

    20:09

    Building a Fault-Tolerant WordPress Site: Cleaning Up - Demo

    4:12

    Building a Fault-Tolerant WordPress Site: CloudFormation - Demo

    6:35

    Elastic Beanstalk

    5:20

    High Availability with Bastion Hosts [SAA-C02]

    4:19

    On-Premises Strategies with AWS [SAA-C02]

    4:37

    HA Architecture Summary

    7:57

    Getting Started with CloudFormation

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    HA Architecture Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 11 11 Lessons Applications 1:21:22

    SQS [SAA-C02]

    10:50

    Simple Workflow Service

    5:47

    Simple Notification Service

    4:05

    Elastic Transcoder

    2:35

    API Gateway

    9:43

    Kinesis 101 [SAA-C02]

    9:08

    Web Identity Federation and Cognito

    7:23

    Event Processing Patterns [SAA-C02]

    8:13

    Applications Summary

    8:38

    Scaling EC2 Using SQS

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Applications Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 12 7 Lessons Security 46:03

    Reducing Security Threats [SAA-C02]

    5:35

    Key Management Service (KMS) [SAA-C02]

    13:35

    CloudHSM [SAA-C02]

    3:49

    Systems Manager Parameter Store [SAA-C02]

    13:08

    Secrets Manager [SAA-C02]

    2:18

    AWS Shield [SAA-C02]

    3:15

    Web Application Firewall (WAF) [SAA-C02]

    4:23
  • Chapter 13 7 Lessons Serverless 1:30:57

    Lambda

    13:31

    Build a Serverless Web Page with API Gateway and Lambda - Demo

    14:12

    Let's Build an Alexa Skill - Demo

    16:57

    Serverless Application Model (SAM) [SAA-C02]

    9:23

    Elastic Container Service (ECS) [SAA-C02]

    18:09

    Serverless Summary

    3:45

    Serverless Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 14 6 Lessons Good Luck! 4:50:57

    Good Luck and How to Book Your Exam

    3:29

    Thank You and Next Steps

    1:26

    Keep Up to Date with AWS This Week

    1:02

    Challenge Quiz 1

    1:15:00 Quiz

    Challenge Quiz 2

    1:15:00 Quiz

    AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam

    2:15:00 Quiz

What you will need

  • A basic understanding of cloud computing will be highly beneficial

What you can expect

  • You will gain the knowledge to pass one of the Top IT certifications in the industry

  • You will become intimately familiar with the AWS Platform

  • You will learn to design highly resilient and scaleable websites on AWS

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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