AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional [Latest Exam]
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AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional [Latest Exam]

ACE the Amazon - AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional New Exam using this Unique All-in-One Preparation Guide
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Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 52.5 hours on-demand video
  • 20 downloadable resources
  • 2 Practice Tests
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • ACE the most challenging AWS Exam and become a Certified AWS CSA Professional
  • Establish the confidence level needed to ACE any complex AWS technical interviews
  • Gain the Senior AWS Architect status by proving your competency level in architecting complex solutions for clients
  • Alleviate your profile to the Professional level apart from the crowd and competition
  • Gain the confidence to conquer additional AWS certificates, and take the step to your multi-cloud (Azure and GCP) journey
Requirements
  • Fresh knowledge and a good grip on AWS Certified Solutions Archtiect knowlege
  • Motivation and readiness to invest time and effort to pass this challenging exam
  • Determination to build a distinguished AWS Architect profile
Description

This course is the ultimate preparation guide for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect Professional certificate Exam SAP-C01, 2019 version.


AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional exam is considered to be the toughest one amongst all Amazon Web Services certificates to date.


Why become AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional?

Despite the wealth of knowledge in the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate, that certificate does not really challenge the candidate's ability to build scalable, highly available, fault tolerant, secure, monitored and automated solutions. However, the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional, on the other hand, tests these skills in depth. Basically, it is the AWS Architect knowledge in action. For anyone who started a career in AWS, this is a must have certificate at some point in time, for the following reasons:

a) It will deepen your understanding of AWS services, how they work together in sound architectures.

b) It will sharpen the architect skills having you think from different angles, and consider many things in your architecture.

c) It will also getting you to the next level in your AWS architect career.

d) It will alleviate your AWS profile away from the masses certified at the associate level, hence, lesser competition.


Why this course - Advantages over ANY other available CSA Professional courses?

•The course has a well defined Study plan for best results, included at the beginning of the course.

• Certified Solutions Architect Associate KnowledgeAssessment (77Qs,170mts,CSAProexamformat), at the course start to identify any

   weaknesses.

• Critical Certified Solutions Architect Associate Reviews embedded within the lectures.

• The course has all the required Theory, Use cases, and Quizzes to assess knowledge and ensure deep understanding

• Scenario based question tutorials, learn the art of reading, analyzing, answering and ACE’ing this AWS exam

• All recommended Whitepapers' knowledge all blended in the course content, no need to spend time on them.


Simply the best, most comprehensive, and optimum/logical flow that builds on the knowledge gained from CSA Associate, and end up preparing you to the best possible to ACE the exam.


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Who this course is for:
  • Everyone with AWS Certified Solutions Architect (CSA) Associate knowledge aiming at completing the AWS CSA Professional exam
  • Everyone who tried other means to prepare for this exam and still lacks the right level of confidence to sit for the AWS CSA Professional exam
  • Everyone willing to dive deeper into building Scalable, Security, Fault Tolerant, Cost Effective, Easy to deploy and manage Architectures and Solutions on AWS
Course content
Expand all 317 lectures 52:19:49
+ Introduction
5 lectures 17:36

Introduction to the course, intended audience, pre-requisites and course objectives

Preview 05:03

A recommended study plan to follow for the best outcomes and the course differentiators

Preview 04:34

This lecture provide an exam brief, and then dives into the new exam blueprint.

Preview 03:57
Requesting 30 Minutes additional Exam time for Non Native English Speakers
02:06
+ Pre-Class Assessment of CSAA knowledge - 80 Qs, 170 mts, 75% Pass score
1 lecture 02:35

A quick introduction to what is expected in the pre-class CSAA knowledge assessment test

Introduction to the CSAA knowledge assessment test
02:35

This exam picks questions form the CSAA Course by DolfinED, and presents them as an 80 questions, 170 minutes exam, at a 75% passing score. A solid CSA foundation is important and uncovering any gaps is crucial before diving deep into CSA pro.

Benefits are many, to mention a few, expose any weaknesses in CSAA content that needs to be revised, Get a feel of how an 80 Qs (>77) / 170 minutes exam would feel like, and more importantly make your CSA Pro learning more beneficial for boosting your confidence and success potential.


CSAA Knowledge Assessment Test
80 questions
+ Designing Solutions for High Availability and Business Continuity
17 lectures 03:05:38
Section Outline
01:37

Lets discuss quickly why are the domains in CSA pro blueprint important as they relate to the approach to architecting on AWS. What are client key/critical aspects of the architecture they will be picky on, and how you as an AWS expert should think of these aspects as you built architecture work for AWS customers.

Introduction and Important Architecture Considerations
11:03

The lectures visits the Fault Tolerance capabilities or aspects of AMI and EBS

AMI and EBS and their Fault Tolerance features
09:41

The lecture discusses the fault tolerance features of Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) services

Auto Scaling and ELB - Fault Tolerance Features
04:31

The lecture discusses how Availability zones and Regions, in the AWS global infrastructures, can help building fault tolerant architectures in AWS.

Regions and Availability Zones and fault tolerant architectures on AWS
13:15

The lecture exposes the S3 and RDS fault tolerance features and how they can be used to build Fault Tolerant Architectures on AWS.

S3 and RDS - Fault Tolerance Features
11:05

An introduction to Disaster Recovery (DR) planning using AWS. It also introduces how to think in an architect way when approaching DR, understanding what RTO and RPO are and how important they are in Architecting for DR.

Introducing Disaster Recovery - RTO and RPO
12:03

Covers how Storage gateway, VM Import/Export, and VM Import/Export can play role in transferring on-premise data or back it up into AWS. This is a first step towards establishing AWS as a backup and a DR site.

AWS & Disaster Recovery - Storage Gateway - AWS Import/Export - VM Import/Export
15:24

This lectures explores Elastic IP, Elastic Load balancing, RDS, DynamoDB and Redshift and how they can be architected or help in architecting your DR on AWS.

AWS & DR - Networking - Database
09:07
Introduction to DR Strategies and Approaches on AWS
09:02
First DR Approach/Strategy - Backup and Restore
15:43
2nd DR Strategy/Approach - Pilot Light
12:07
3rd DR Strategy/Approach - Warm Standby
07:02
4th DR Strategy / Approach - Multi Site
08:38
Data Replication and Self Healing on AWS
14:15

Tests your level of engagement and understanding of the covered material in Domain # 1 - High Availability and Business Continuity

Section Quiz
7 questions
Domain # 1 - Scenario Based Questions Tutorial 2
21:40
+ Design for Organizational Complexity and Cost Control
15 lectures 01:41:28
Section Outline
01:41
Introduction to Cost Management and Consolidated Billing
07:49
AWS Cost Explorer and AWS Budgets
07:49
Consolidated Billing, Billing Strategies and Reserved Instances
09:48
Billing Alerts, SNS notifications, and Billing Scenarios
11:47
Tags, Cost Allocation Tags, and Resource Groups
02:55
Cost Optimization On AWS
05:40
Cost Optimization on AWS - EC2 Purchase Options
12:34
AWS Organizations - Covered Topics
02:10
AWS Organizations - Introduction
04:55
AWS Organizations - Components
08:16
AWS Organizations - Features
06:49
AWS Organizations - Feature Sets (Modes of Operations)
07:55
AWS Organizations - Integration with other AWS Services
08:10
AWS Organiations - Best Practice
03:10
Section Quiz
6 questions
+ AWS Services and Strategies for Deployment and Operations/Monitoring Management
41 lectures 06:39:01

Introduction to CloudFormation, its benefits, CloudFormation templates, and CloudFormation template designer.

CloudFormation : Introduction
11:43

This lecture explains the different (optional and required) template components.

CloudFormation : Template Components
08:53

This lectures introduces the CloudFormation Intrinsic functions, and starts the discussion about CloudFormation Resource Attributes, and explains the Creation Policy and Wait Condition that can be used to delay the creation of some Stack components

CloudFormation: Intrinsic Functions and Resource Attributes
10:42
Hands On Labs - Creating a CF Stack, Updating a Stack, and Stack Change Sets
18:56

This lectures discusses some CloudFormation templates, and explains what The resource attributed : Deletion Policy is.

CloudFormation : Sample Templates and Deletion Policy Resource Attribute
06:58

The lectures discusses at a high level Nested Stacks, Cross-Stack Reference, Cloud Trail logging/integration, and Couple of Security Best Practices for CloudFormation.

CloudFormation : Nested Stacks, Stack Cross Reference, Best Practices, Logging
07:16

The lectures introduces what OpsWorks and Chef automation are and why we need OpsWorks on AWS cloud.

AWS OpsWorks - Introduction
07:48

This lectures starts to discuss AWS OpsWorks components, the stack and Stack layers

AWS OpsWorks Components - Stacks and Layers
09:34

Continuing to explain other AWS OpsWorks Stack components - The Instance as a compute resource for the stack

AWS OpsWorks Components - The Instance
10:11

The lecture covers the last AWS OpsWorks Stack components, which is the apps. It then delves into AWS OpsWorks resource management, Elastic and Public IP address assignment, and integration with IAM.

AWS OpsWorks - Apps, Resource Management, IP addresses, and IAM
06:05

This lecture covers multiple topics, including Elastic Load balancing with OpsWorks, Monitoring/Logging, Best Practices, as well as a glimpse on a common error when managing OpsWorks Instances.

AWS OpsWorks - Integrating Elastic Load Balancers, Monitoring and best practices
13:52
Amazon Elastic BeanStalk - Introduction
15:35
AWS Elastic Beanstalk - Concepts and Components
08:34
AWS Elastic BeanStalk - Web App Containers and Web Server Tier example
08:08
AWS Elastic BeanStalk - Custom Platforms and Custom AMIs
08:11
AWS Elastic BeanStalk - Docker Containers on EB
15:01
AWS Elastic BeanStalk - Integration of EB with S3, EFS, RDS, and DynamoDB
09:30
AWS Elastic BeanStalk - Monitoing, Logging and Patterns/Anti-Patterns
09:07
AWS Cloud Watch - Why do we need it?
03:19
Amazon CloudWatch - How it works & Concepts
12:04
Amazon CloudWatch Alarms
06:34
Hands On Labs - CloudWatch Alarms
07:52
CloudWatch Logs - Introduction and Concepts
11:05
CloudWatch Logs Insights, CW and CloudTrail, EC2, S3 and ElasticSearch
08:07
Hands On Labs - CloudWatch Logs with VPC FlowLogs and CloudWatch Alarms
14:07
AWS CloudWatch Logs - CW Agent, Real Time Processing, and Cross Account Logging
11:05
AWS CloudWatch Events
07:23
Hands On Labs - CloudWatch Events
05:45
CloudWatch ServiceLens and Synthetics
04:18
AWS Config
12:29
AWS Config - Delivery Options, Rules, and Integration with SNS
07:31
AWS Config - Multi Account Multi Region Aggregation , Querying and Monitoring
05:07
AWS Service Catalog - How it works and its components
10:59
AWS Service Catalog - Scope, Permissions, Constraints & Sharing across accounts
07:01
AWS Systems Manager - Introduction
10:34
AWS Systems Manager Capabilities - Resource Groups, Insights, Inventory Manager
10:45
AWS Systems Manager Capabilities - Actions - Automation & RUN Command
08:50
AWS Systems Manager Actions - State, Session, Patch Managers, DIstributor
11:59
AWS Systems Manager - Shared Resources, Use Cases, and Pricing
10:58
AWS Parameter Store
07:43
Section Quiz
7 questions
Scenario Based Questions Lecture #1
17:22
+ Designing Networks on AWS for Complex Organizations and Hybrid Architectures
19 lectures 03:22:00

The lecture covers a quick review of IP addressing, Security Groups vs NACLs, and VPC Wizard

Virtual Private Cloud - VPC Refresher
18:21

The lecture recaps Virtual Private Networks (VPN) in AWS to connect off-AWS locations to AWS VPC.

AWS VPC - Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
11:08

AWS Direct Connect provides a higher bandwidth, low latency, better performance option to connect On-Premise Data Centers and workload to AWS VPC(s).

AWS VPC - Direct Connect (DX)
14:43
AWS VPC - Direct Connect - Routing Deep Dive
11:05
AWS Direct Connect - Routing Control using BGP Communities
10:50
Hybrid Cloud Connectivity - Route Priority and Traffic forwarding
10:51
Hybrid Connectivity Use Cases / Scenarios
11:09
AWS Direct Connect Gateway
08:43
Direct Connect - Direct Connect Gateway Current Limits
02:37

The lectures explains what VPC peering is, what conditions must be met and why we need to use it.

AWS VPC - VPC Peering
06:46
AWS VPC - Transit Gateway
08:53
AWS VPC- Enhanced Networking & Placement Groups [For High Performance Computing]
09:29

The lectures explains the difference between NAT Instances and NAT Gateways, and the requirement of Bastion Hosts

AWS EC2 - NAT Instance vs NAT Gateway & Bastion Hosts
15:21

The lectures highlights what the ENI is, how it works, and the importance it plays when creating additional ENIs and attaching them to the EC2 instance to provide for better resilience and/or high availability at lower cost. Also, it explains how to deal with licensing or legacy applications that rely on fixed MAC address or fixed IP.

AWS EC2 - ENI and Fixed MAC Address - Elastic IP failover techniques
13:01
AWS VPC - VPC Endpoints - Gateway Endpoint
07:32
AWS VPC - Interface VPC Endpoint
09:29
AWS VPC - Hands-On Lab - Interface Endpoint
12:04
AWS VPC - VPC FlowLogs and DHCP Option Sets
08:05
VPC and (Hybrid) Networking Quiz
2 questions
+ Introduction to Digital Certificates and Public & Shared Secret Encryption
4 lectures 35:37
X.509 Digital Certificate - What is it?
12:36
Asymmetric and Symmetric Key Encryption
07:48
How to Request a X.509 Digital Certificate and Certificate chain
07:55
How HTTPS sessions are established & HTTPS Client Authentication
07:18
+ AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB Service ) / Classical, Application, Network LBs
18 lectures 02:48:20
Section Outline
01:52

A refresh on ELB (Classic Load Balancer) and a deep dive into TCP/SSL and HTTP/HTTPS listeners covering features like Proxy Protocol and X-Forwarded-For.

Elastic Load Balancing - ELB/CLB Listeners
16:27

This lectures discusses enablement of ELB in an AZ, Cross Zone load balancing, Internet facing and internal ELBs, as well as Health Checks for ELBs

ELB - ELB/CLB Deployment Types, Health Checks and Non Standard HTTP Servers
17:31
ELB - Session Affinity (Sticky Sessions) on the CLB
14:02
ELB - ELB/CLB X.509 Certificates
15:39
ELB - Load testing your ELB/CLB and ELB Monitoring
17:22
Shortcomings of Classic Load Balancer and Why ALB can be a better Alternative
09:49
AWS ALB - Introduction to Application Load Balancer
07:27
AWS ALB - Components
11:21
AWS ALB - Components - Listener Rules
07:39
AWS ALB - Host and Path based Routing (Content Routing)
05:55
Elastic Load Balancing - Network Load Balancing (NLB) - Agenda
02:05
Quick ELB Concepts Recap
06:16
AWS NLB - L2.5 Features and How it Works
08:25
AWS ELB - NLB Attributes - Multi AZ - TLS Listeners
05:15
AWS NLB - Target Types supported by the NLB
05:47
AWS NLB - Source IP address Preservation
07:36
AWS NLB - Proxy Protocol Support & Health Checks & Monitoring
07:52
Elastic Load Balancing Quiz
1 question
+ Domain Name Service (Route 53) & Content Distribution Networks (CloudFront)
17 lectures 03:25:08
AWS Domain Name Service - AWS Route53 - a refresher
08:16
Amazon Route 53 - Record types and Routing Policies
14:38

This lecture discusses Route53 health checks, and how they work

Amazon Route 53 - Health Checks
08:07
Hands On Labs - Route 53 Health Checks and DNS Failover Routing
12:31
Amazon Route 53 - Complex/Nested Routing Policies with Health Checks
10:58
Amazon Route 53 Multi-Value Answer routing
05:00
Amazon Route 53 Resolver
12:27
Hands on Labs - Route 53 Resolver
11:23
Cloudfront - A refresher
19:51
Cloudfront - Origin Types and Cache Behavior
14:08
CloudFront - Allowed HTTP Methods & Serving Private Content
19:27
CloudFront - Alternate Domain Names and Object Expiration (Time To Live - TTL)
13:57

For web distributions, this lecture will take a closer look at how we can enforce HTTPs if required between Viewers and Cloud Front, Cloud Front and Origins, or end to end. What implications would this have on using Custom Origins with Cloud Front.

CloudFront - Viewer and Origin Protocol Polices for Web Distributions
12:06
CloudFront - Choosing How Cloud Front Serves the HTTPS viewers' requests
08:52
Hands On Labs - Configuring a Cloudfront Web Distribution with a S3 AWS Origin
12:15

The lecture discussed CloudFront capabilities as far as serving/streaming On-demand content and Live video streaming.

CloudFront - Video Streaming - On-Demand and Live Content
12:47

The lecture elaborates on CloudTrail integration with CloudFront to provide access logging information, it also briefly touches on the available CloudFront reports and how they can be beneficial

CloudFront - Access Logs and Reports
08:25
Section Quiz
6 questions
+ AWS Compute Options
33 lectures 05:34:05
Auto Scaling - A Refresher [ AZ Rebalance - ELB Integration - Health Checks ]
13:46

This lectures is walk through the different types or scaling policies that can be used in AWS. It also explains the fact that Auto Scaling processes can be suspended and discusses a use case where that would be needed.

Auto Scaling - Scaling Policies and Suspending Scaling Processes
10:51
Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) - Introduction to Containers
13:29
Amazon ECS and Docker - Introduction to Docker
12:36
Amazon Elastic Container Service - Run and Manage Docker containers on AWS
09:13
Amazon ECS Launch Types
04:16
AWS ECS Task Definition and Tasks, Elastic Container Registery (ECR)
10:44
Amazon ECS - IAM Roles (ECS Service role - Container Task Role)
12:38
Amazon ECS and Amazon ELB (Classic Load Balancer)
10:28
Amazon ECS and Application Load Balancer
09:43
Amazon ECS and ALB - Dynamic Host Port Mapping
09:33
Amazon Lambda - The what and why - Introduction
16:02
Amazon Lambda - Patterns and Building Blocks
06:27
Amazon Lambda Functions Configurations and Invocation types
08:50
AWS Lambda Triggers - Event Sources that can Trigger a Lambda Function
06:36
Hands On Labs - Lambda and S3 as a Trigger
13:58
AWS Lambda - Use Cases
04:58
AWS Lambda Scaling and Versioning and Aliases
04:43
AWS Lambda Custom Runtimes and Lambda Layers
08:09
Lambda Exceptions/Errors and Dead Letter Queues (DLQs)
08:29
Amazon Lambda@Edge and CloudFront
12:46
Amazon API Gateway Introduction
17:53
Amazon API Gateway - Architecture - Method Requests and Backend Integration
09:04
Amazon API Gateway - Scaling, Caching and Throttling features
12:36
Amazon API Gateway - CORS - Operations and Monitoring
08:13
Hands On Labs - API Gateway
13:25
Amazon API Gateway - Controlling Access to your APIs
06:52
Amazon API Gateway - Lambda Authorizers, and AWS Cognito User Pools Authorizers
11:09
Amazon API Gateway & X-RAY
06:17
AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM) Introduction
08:45
AWS SAM - Templates, Resources, Using AWS SAM, and Access Control to APIs
09:35
AWS SAM - Automating Deployments, Working with Logs, Serverless App Repository
07:56
AWS Batch - Run Batch Jobs at Any Scale on AWS
14:05
Section Quiz
1 question