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The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam is intended for individuals who perform a Solutions Architect–Professional role. This exam validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform.

It validates an examinee’s ability to:

  • 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

Recommended AWS and General IT Knowledge and Experience

  • Two or more years of hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS
  • Ability to evaluatecloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS
  • 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
  • Familiaritywith 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
  • Map business objectives to application/architecture requirements
  • Design a hybrid architecture using key AWS technologies (e.g., VPN, AWS Direct Connect)
  • Architect a continuous integration and deployment process
  • Multiple-choice and multiple-answer questions
  • 170 minutes to complete the exam
  • Exam available in English and Japanese
  • Practice exam registration fee is 40 USD
  • Exam registration fee is 300 USD
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