The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. Example concepts you should understand for this exam include:

  • Designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS
  • Selecting appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements
  • Migrating complex, multi-tier applications on AWS
  • Designing and deploying enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
  • Implementing cost control strategies

Eligible candidates for this exam have:

  • Achieved AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • Two or more years hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS.
  • Abilities to evaluate cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS. 
  • Capabilities to provide best practices guidance on the architectural design across multiple applications, projects, or the enterprise.

  • Required Prerequisite: status as AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • Multiple choice and multiple answer questions
  • 170 minutes to complete the exam
  • Exam available in English and Japanese
  • Practice Exam Registration fee is USD 40
  • Exam Registration fee is USD 300

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