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Getting Ready for Your AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam

AWS Training and CertificationSo, you decided you want to earn your AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification. Good decision! Maybe you’ve read through our exam preparation recommendations (or maybe just opened that link to do so), explored our Architect Learning Path, and are now contemplating next steps.

You may be thinking:

  • I know myself well enough to know that if I’m going to get this done on time, I need a class with an instructor on my calendar.
  • Taking Architecting on AWS and an exam readiness course seems like a good idea, but can I schedule those together?
  • Note to self: take a practice exam or two.

If these resonate, our new five-day classroom training course, Exam Readiness Intensive Workshop: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate was built with you in mind. This course combines expert, AWS-accredited instructor led training and exam readiness with AWS service deep-dives and quizzes exclusive to this course. This intensive, focused approach has already helped APN Partners and customers get ready for their certification exams on their way to achieving their AWS Certification goals.

Dive deep with architectural best practices

The course starts with learning the fundamentals of building an IT infrastructure on AWS. You’ll spend three days on the Architecting on AWS course, which builds that architectural mindset and foundation. Throughout the course, you’ll get in a “getting ready for my exam” mindset with end-of-module quizzes to help reinforce learning and provide practice in answering test questions.

Complement architectural best practices with additional AWS services and exam taking skills

Day four provides additional deep dives on AWS services not covered in Architecting on AWS and a half-day dedicated to the Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate course. You’ll review sample exam questions in each topic area and learn how to interpret the concepts being tested, so that you can more easily eliminate incorrect responses. At the end of the day, you’ll put your knowledge to the test with the first of two quizzes with guided reviews with your instructor.

Test your knowledge

Day five starts with a guided review of the practice exam. You’ll get to see if your answers are right, and if not, have an opportunity to engage the instructor to understand why your answers are wrong, and how you could have eliminated some of the options. You’ll finish day five with one more quiz to test your knowledge. With instructor-guided reviews of two quizzes and a practice exam, you can gain a boost of confidence at the end of the course before sitting for the exam.

The right course for the right candidate

This course is tailored for the individual who wants to combine learning architectural concepts and exam-taking skills from an instructor. If that’s you, find a class today delivered by AWS or one of our AWS APN Training Partners.

Ed Van Sickle

Ed Van Sickle

Ed Van Sickle joined AWS in 2019 as a learning product manager and he is responsible for courses supporting Architecting on AWS. Ed has held various roles in training including product management, program/project management, developer, and instructor. Prior to AWS, Ed spent time with EMC and Boston University. Located in Boston, MA, Ed enjoys an occasional round of golf, a trip to a fly fishing stream, or anything to get out of cutting the grass or raking leaves.