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Now in General Availability: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam

We have updated our Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam to include new services and architectural best practices, including the pillars of the Well-Architected Framework.

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About the Exam

The new AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam (released in February 2018) validates knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies. We recommend candidates have at least one year of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, scalable, and distributed systems on AWS before taking the exam.

This exam covers:

  • Designing resilient architectures
  • Defining performant architectures
  • Specifying secure applications and architectures
  • Designing cost-optimized architectures
  • Defining operationally excellent architectures

How to Prepare

We have also refreshed our exam preparation resources. If you are looking to expand your architecting knowledge, we recommend the following resources:

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  • Architecting on AWS – Classroom Training
    Learn cloud best practices, architecture patterns, case studies, and other practical ways of thinking about how to architect infrastructure on AWS.

Updated AWS Materials for February 2018

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Note that if you have already started preparing, you also have the option to take the previous version of the exam through August 12, 2018.

Next Steps

If you’re interested in taking this new exam, learn more at the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate webpage, or register for the exam today.