AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional

Validate your technical skills and expertise with an industry-recognized credential and grow your career.

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam is intended for individuals who perform a solutions architect role with two or more years of hands-on experience managing and operating systems on AWS.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Design and deploy dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS
  • Select appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements
  • Migrate complex, multi-tier applications on AWS
  • Design and deploy enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
  • Implement cost-control strategies
  • Two or more years of hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS
  • Ability to evaluate cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS
  • Familiarity with AWS CLI, AWS APIs, AWS CloudFormation templates, the AWS Billing Console, and the AWS Management Console
  • Explain and apply the five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • Design a hybrid architecture using key AWS technologies (e.g., VPN, AWS Direct Connect)
  • Ability to provide best practice guidance on the architectural design across multiple applications and projects of the enterprise
  • Familiarity with a scripting language
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux environments
  • Map business objectives to application/architecture requirements
  • Architect a continuous integration and deployment process

Prepare for Your Exam

The best preparation for certification exams is practical experience. We recommend two or more years of hands-on experience using AWS.


Exam Overview


Multiple choice, multiple answer




Delivery Method
Testing center


170 minutes to complete the exam


300 USD (Practice Exam: 40 USD)


Available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese


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Build on concepts introduced in Architecting on AWS. Learn how to build complex solutions that incorporate data services, governance, and security on the AWS platform. You will also learn about specialized AWS services, including AWS Direct Connect and AWS Storage Gateway, that support hybrid architecture, and you will learn about best practices for building scalable, elastic, secure, and highly available applications on AWS.


Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional

Classroom | 1 day
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Prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam which validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. In this full-day advanced workshop, you will learn how to prepare for and succeed on the exam. 


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AWS Well-Architected Training

Digital | 2 hours

The Well-Architected Framework enables you to make informed decisions about your architecture in a cloud-native way, and to understand the impact of design decisions that are made. By using the Well-Architected Framework, you will understand the risks in your architecture and learn ways to mitigate them. This course is designed to provide a deep dive into the AWS Well-Architected Framework and its five pillars.


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Classroom | 2 days

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