AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate [Latest Exam]
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AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate [Latest Exam]

ACE the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (CSAA) exam using the best All-in-One CSAA Exam Preparation Guide
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Last updated 3/2020
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This course includes
  • 84 hours on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Master all the exam required knowledge and boost your confidence to ACE the exam
  • ACE the exam on your first attempt and become AWS Solutions Architect - Associate certified
  • Access to the 900+ pages PDF file for the course content
  • Take the first step toward becoming a Cloud Subject Matter Expert and be ready for the job interviews
  • Pave the way to your successful AWS career by deeply understanding the AWS platform, and its services
  • Be 70-75% ready for AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate and AWS Certified Developer Associate Exams
  • Be 60% ready for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional Exam
Requirements
  • Basic IT knowledge is a plus
  • Determination to become Amazon Web Services - AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • Readiness to invest the effort and time to master AWS Core Services including VPC, Security Groups, N ACLs, NAT Instance and Gateway, Bastion Hosts, VPN, Direct Connect, EC2, Enhanced Networking...etc
Description

Covers March 22, 2020 (SAA-C02) upcoming exam.

Average passing CSA Associate score of 85%+

No need to read AWS FAQs, Documentation, or Do external Practice if you Master this course.

Invest in a solid AWS foundation that will yield ultimate career success!


A Highest Rated course for CSAA on Udemy  (4.7/5 from more than 5000 reviews) ! You can't go wrong with that


If the answer of any of the below questions is yes, then this course is definitely what you are looking for.

- Do you want to ACE the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam?,

- Do you want to ACE any AWS technical Job interviews?, AND

- Do you want to establish a VERY strong AWS foundation that will make your 

  AWS career a successful one.

- Do you need to understand AWS services in depth?

 

The course dives deep into AWS knowledge and assumes absolutely no prior IT knowledge.


Mastering this course will assure you:

a) Confidence in any AWS technical job interview,

b) ACE'ing the exam with full confidence, and with an students' average passing score of 850+/1000,

c) Learning how to think the architect way which is not core to any other available CSAA courses,

d) Become 70%+ prepared to pass each of the following AWS Exams, AWS CSA Pro, AWS Dev Associate, AWS SysOps Associate, AWS Security Specialty


This course will not only provide the above, but it will be your trusted reference while performing your AWS Job duties.


What do you need to do now?

Two things:

1) Enroll to the course and stop wasting time

2) Follow the suggested study plan in Section 1


WHY is your enrollment to this course RISK FREE? 
a) It is validated, students who took the course have more than 99%+ success rate, and more than 90% of those who passed scored above 80%.

b) 4.7 average rating from more than 5000+ students

c) Bundled Guided Exam practice teaching you exam passing critical skills, and hands-on demonstration labs

4) If you take the course and you do not feel satisfied, which I highly doubt, you have a 30 days money back guarantee, no  questions asked from Udemy.


Stop searching, Enroll and let's start your very own AWS Success Journey! Enroll NOW!

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Who this course is for:
  • Candidates for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certificate who are keen to ACE the exam soon
  • Everyone trying to demystify the AWS Cloud in-depth knowledge and acquire it
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate candidates who want to do the final preparations through Quizzes and Guided Practice questions
Course content
Expand all 492 lectures 84:00:18
+ Course Introduction
6 lectures 23:58

Introduction to the course:

1) What is the course Objective

2) Who should attend

3) Pre-requisite knowledge


Preview 03:40

Important information to know about the architect professional, typical responsibilities and tasks.

Preview 06:03

How to best study this content and included goodies :-)

Preview 03:13
Requesting 30 Minutes additional Exam time for Non Native English Speakers
02:06
Early Review & Summary PDF Download
01:56
+ Introduction to Cloud Computing and AWS Global Infrastructure
5 lectures 44:30
This section is for absolute beginners in Cloud Computing
00:47

What an On Premise data center is, what are its components, why do we need it?

What is the idea behind Cloud Computing?

How does Cloud Computing Contrast to On Premise DC

What is Capex and Opex

Preview 13:13

This lectures covers what Cloud computing is, Explains its Offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)

it also Introduces the cloud types, Public , Private and Hybrid Clouds

Cloud Computing Offerings - Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud
12:46

This lectures covers AWS position as the leader for IaaS public Cloud offerings, and Why you should become AWS Certified along that line!

AWS as the Public Cloud IaaS Leader
04:42

This lectures introduce AWS global Infrastructure and explains the concept of Regions, Availability Zones, and Data Centers as they pertain to AWS.

AWS Global Infrastructure - Regions and Availability Zones
13:02
+ Getting Started with AWS - Free Tier Account Setup & AWS IAM Foundation
6 lectures 55:01

This lectures takes the learner into a tour over the web page on Aws.amazon.com to navigate free tier & first steps in setting up the free tier account.

Preview 09:12

First time login to the Console. And enabling MFA to the root account. An overview of the Console is also discussed.

DEMO - Logging on to AWS Console for the 1st time & MFA for the root user
13:40

The lecture introduces concepts like authentication and authorization. It also paves the way to learn IAM by introducing IAM identities, IAM User, Groups, Roles, and Permissions. Also demonstrates creating an IAM user.

Hands On Labs - Introduction to Identity and Access Management (IAM)
09:27

This lectures shows how to create IAM users, how to launch them into an IAM group, group permissions, adding/removing users from a group.

DEMO - Creating Users in a Group , Assigning Group membership and Permissions
12:33

Complete the five additional steps to complete the account setup and learn about setting the account password policy.

DEMO - IAM password policy and Billing Alarms
07:07

This hands on lab will demonstrate how to set AWS account usage alarms such that you are notified when your usage reaches a set threshold.


Hands on Lab - AWS Billing Alerts and Cost Budgets
03:02
+ Core Knowledge - VPC,Sec Group,N ACL,Elastic IP,NAT,VPN,VPC Peering& D. Connect
32 lectures 06:46:37

Introduction to understanding what a VPC is, and listing the VPC Components

Preview 15:47

Explaining VPC Components:

1) Implied Router

2) Route Table

Core Knowledge - VPC Components - Implied Router and Route Tables
10:44

VPC Components:

1) IP Addressing

2) Internet Gateway

3) Public and Private Subnets

Core Knowledge -VPC Components - IP Addressing - Internet Gateway - Subnet Types
22:43

This Lan demonstrates the following VPC features/Components:

- VPC Overview

- Regions, Availability Zones and their relations to VPCs

- Default VPC created in each Region for newly created accounts

- Introduction to route tables and route tables default entries

- Editing Route tables

- Subnets, their features, and association to Route tables

DEMO - VPC Overview Lab # 1
17:59

This Lab demonstrates the following VPC components/features:

Internet Gateway 

Route tables

Additional VPC CIDR Blocks

DEMO - VPC Overview Lab # 2
11:21

The lectures explains:

1) Default and Custom VPC Types

2) Introduces Security Groups

Core Knowledge - VPC Components - VPC Types and Introduction to Security Groups
16:40

A deep dive into VPC, creating a Custom VPC, A deep dive on Route table, Subnet to Route table association.

DEMO VPC Lab # 3 - Creating A Custom VPC
16:27

This lectures covers Security Groups in a VPC in details.

DEMO - VPC Lab # 4 - Security Groups
16:35

More in depth knowledge about security groups, how they work, inbound vs. outbound traffic

Core Knowledge - VPC Components - Security Groups Mastery
19:56

This lectures introduces VPC Network Access Control Lists, their function, how it works, inbound vs. outbound

Core Knowledge - VPC Components - Network Access Control Lists (N ACLs)
18:35

A hands on demo and a deep dive into VPC NACLs

DEMO VPC Lab # 5 - Network Access Control Lists (NACLs)
09:16

The lecture continues to dive deeper in Security Groups and Network ACLs

Preview 08:40

An even deeper dive at N ACLs and Security Groups, contrasting them to each other.

Core Knowledge - VPC - Network ACLs vs. Security Groups
13:29

The Lectures provides two scenarios to help you apply the knowledge learned about Security Groups and N ACLs

Core Knowledge - VPC Security Scenarios - Applying Security Group and N ACLs
19:54

Explaining NAT, and NAT instance Security Groups

Core Knowledge - VPC - Network Address Translation - NAT
17:29

This lectures explains the VPC to VPC peering, how it works, and its limitations.

Core Knowledge - VPC Peering
17:01

This hands on demo will introduce how to configure VPC Peering between VPCs from the same AWS Account in two different AWS Regions.

DEMO - VPC Lab # 7 - Working with VPC Peering Across Accounts/Regions
14:13
Core Knowledge - Transit Gateway
08:53

This lectures explains how site to site IPSec VPN can be used to connect your AWS VPC to your corporate HQ or Data Center.

Core Knowledge - VPC Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
17:48

This lecture explains AWS Direct Connect and how it can be used to provide a higher performance, higher bandwidth, and low latency connectivity between your VPC and Data Center or HQ

Core Knowledge - VPC Direct Connect
14:43
Core Knowledge - Direct Connect Routing and Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs)
08:34
Hybrid Connectivity Use Cases / Scenarios
11:09
Core Knowledge - AWS Direct Connect Gateway
08:43
Core Knowledge - AWS Direct Connect Limits
02:37
AWS VPC - VPC Endpoints - Gateway Endpoint
07:32
AWS VPC - Hands On Lab - VPC Gateway Endpoint
11:53
AWS VPC - VPC Interface Endpoint
09:29
Hands On Labs - VPC Inteface Endpoints
12:04
Egress Only Internet Gateway (for IPv6)
05:04
Hands On Labs - Egress-only Internet Gateway
03:52
Core Knowledge - VPC Flow log and DHCP Option Sets
08:05
Hands On Labs - VPC Flowlogs
09:22

Test your theory lectures' comprehension level by practicing on these questions before going through the answers in the guided practice.

VPC Quiz 1
5 questions
VPC Quiz 2
9 questions
VPC Quiz 3
6 questions
VPC Quiz 4
8 questions
VPC Quiz 5
5 questions
VPC Quiz 6
10 questions
+ Core Knowledge - Master VPC (& its Components) Scenario-based Practice Questions
13 lectures 02:16:34
Core Knowledge - AWS VPC Set of Questions #1
19:14
Core Knowledge - AWS VPC Set of Questions #2
05:42
Core Knowledge - AWS VPC Set of Questions # 3
09:56
Core Knowledge - AWS VPC Set of Questions #4
07:47
Core Knowledge - AWS VPC Set of Questions # 6
08:17
Core Knowledge - AWS VPC Set of Questions #8
12:25
Core Knowledge - AWS VPC Set of Questions #9
08:38
Core Knowledge - AWS VPC Set of Questions #10
08:22
Core Knowledge - AWS VPC Set of Questions # 11
05:30
Core Knowledge - AWS VPC Set of Questions #12
10:14
Core Knowledge - AWS VPC Set of Questions #13
15:17
Core Knowledge - AWS VPC Set of Questions #15
18:59
+ Core Knowledge - Master Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Exam Required Knowledge
36 lectures 06:37:20

This lecture explains EBS types, Block Device Mapping and an Introduction to Snapshots

Core Knowledge - Elastic Block Store Types
20:06
DEMO - EC2 LAB - Creating an EC2 instance - Part 1
08:37
DEMO - EC2 LAB - Creating an EC2 instance - Part 2
13:06
DEMO - EC2 LAB - Creating an EC2 instance - Part 3
10:10
Hands On Labs - EC2 LAB - Encrypting the Root Volume of an EC2 instance
07:27
Hands On Labs - Linux/Mac users - SSH to an EC2 instance
14:42
Hands On Labs - Windows PC - SSH to A linux EC2 instance Using Putty
12:01
Hands On Labs - EC2 Instance States
05:05

In this Demonstration lab, an Instance-Store backed EC2 instance is launched, and comparison to the EBS-Backed EC2 instance is discussed.

Hands On Labs - Instance Store-backed EC2 instance launch
09:03

This lecture details the EC2 enhanced networking feature, and EC2 placement groups

EC2 Enhanced Networking and Placement Groups
09:45

This lecture discussed the Placement groups feature of EC2.

EC2 Placement Groups
11:42

This lectures describes in detail the EC2 Service status checks, how it monitors and report on EC2 instances health. Also details the Cloud Watch monitoring options for EC2 instances, both the default and the detailed one.

EC2 Status Checks and Monitoring
12:19

This lecture details the different EC2 instance states, an EC2 instance can go through, including pending, running, stopping, stopped, and terminated states.

EC2 Instance States
11:55

This lectures describes the different ways an instance can be terminated, and also details how to enable and use the termination protection feature.

EC2 Instance Termination and Termination Protection
11:00

This lecture explains what EC2 instance Metadata and User data are, how to read them, and what they are for.

EC2 Instance Metadata and User Data
05:34
Hands On Labs - EC2 Instance User Data
06:28
Hands on Labs - EC2 instance metadata
11:16

This lecture will touch on how we can migrate virtual machines (VMs) from/to AWS EC2, and How the VM Import/Export works.

Migration to/from AWS EC2 & VM Import/Export
10:36

This lectures the idea of a bastion host, and why/how we use it for remote access/administration of AWS EC2 instances.

Bastion Hosts
15:27
EC2 Instance Launch Modes (Purchase Options) - Reserved & Scheduled Instances
09:39
EC2 Instance Launch Modes (Purchase Options) Part 2
10:40
VPC and EC2 Instance Tenancy Attribute
03:54

A detailed explanation of the ENIs, what can be done during launch, and what can be done later.

Elastic Compute Cloud - Elastic Network Interfaces (ENIs)
09:22

This lecture explains the ENI IP address attributes, how they can be used.

It also touches on secondary IPv4 addresses & re-assignment

Elastic Network Interface (ENI) - IP Addressing
14:17

This lecture explains the NAT instance Source/Destination flag (check). And how it should be configured for the NAT instance to function properly.

NAT instance Source/Destination Check
04:41

This lecture explains how the Public IPv4 address assignment works, and explains the difference of default and custom subnets and how it impacts this.

Public IPv4 address auto assignment
04:00

A very deep dive on TCP IP Packet walkthroughs in different scenarios, including AWS and NAT. A must for the Project DEMO labs coming after.

DEMO - TCP/IP Packet Walkthrough - Deep Dive
20:16

A combined lab that uses a scenario which involves custom VPC, Customer Security groups, Custom NACLs, and EC2 instances.

DEMO LAB - EC2 - VPC Combined Project Lab - Part 1
17:11
DEMO LAB - EC2 - VPC Combined Project Lab - Part 2
14:56
DEMO LAB - EC2 - VPC Combined Project Lab - Part 3
10:22
DEMO LAB - EC2 - VPC Combined Project Lab - Part 4
14:20
DEMO LAB - EC2 - VPC Combined Project Lab - Part 5
10:13
DEMO - EC2 - NAT Instance Project - Part # 1
13:29
DEMO - EC2 Labs - NAT Instance Project - Part # 2
12:57
DEMO - EC2 Labs - NAT Instance Project & NAT Gateway - Part # 3
15:20

This lecture highlights some of the common EC2 connectivity errors, and explains the reason behind them and what to check/fix if faced with any of them

Preview 05:24
EC2 Quiz 1 - 10 Questions
10 questions
EC2 Quiz 2 - 10 Questions
10 questions
EC2 Quiz 3 - 12 Questions
12 questions
+ Core Knowledge - Master AWS EC2 - Exam Scenario-based Questions
13 lectures 02:07:01
Core Knowledge - EC2 Exam Scenario-based Set of Questions #1
08:07
Core Knowledge - EC2 Exam Scenario-based Set of Questions #2
09:57
Core Knowledge - EC2 Exam Scenario-based Set of Questions # 3
16:53
Core Knowledge - EC2 Exam Scenario-based Set of Questions #4
12:05
Core Knowledge - EC2 Exam Scenario-based Set of Questions #5
13:19
Core Knowledge - AWS EC2 Exam Scenario-based Set of Questions #6
05:21
Core Knowledge - AWS EC2 Exam Scenario-based Set of Questions #7
09:22
Core Knowledge - AWS EC2 Exam Scenario-based Set of Questions #8
04:20
Core Knowledge - AWS EC2 Exam Scenario-based Set of Questions #9
05:58
Core Knowledge - AWS EC2 Exam Scenario-based Set of Questions #10
11:02
Core Knowledge - AWS EC2 Exam Scenario-based Set of Questions #11
06:07
Core Knowledge - AWS EC2 Exam Scenario-based Set of Questions #12
10:25
Core Knowledge - AWS EC2 Exam Scenario-based Set of Questions #13
14:05
+ Introduction to Encryption and AWS KMS
3 lectures 27:31
Introduction to Encryption and Cloud HSM
09:57
AWS Key Management Service (KMS) - Introduction
06:18
AWS KMS - Customer Master Keys (CMK)
11:16
+ Core Knowledge - Master AWS's Elastic Block Store (EBS) Exam Required Knowledge
15 lectures 02:31:57

This lecture introduces block store types, a review from the EC2 section. Then elaborates on the respective features

EBS - Block Store Types and IOPS Performance
10:59

Introduction to EBS snapshots, with detailed explanation of the process of a snapshot

EBS Snapshots
10:56

Further critical exam details on EBS Snapshots 

EBS Snapshots - 2
09:30
Hands On Lab - EBS Volumes and Snapshots
13:07

This lectures introduces EBS encryption, EBS encryption supports on EC2 instances, Encryption of data in-transit and at rest on EBS volumes.

EBS Encryption 1
08:48

This lectures continues the discussion from the previous lecture about EBS encryption. It also explains how the encryption state of an EBS volume can be changed.

EBS Encryption 2 - Changing the Encryption state of an EBS volume
12:08

This lectures describes the ways to share un-encrypted or encrypted EBS snapshots with other AWS Accounts.

EBS - Sharing EBS Snapshots
11:48

This lectures elaborates on the EBS snapshot copy process, its use cases, and how it can be used to migrate EBS Snapshots between Regions.

EBS - Copying EBS snapshots
09:14
Hands On Lab - EBS Encryption and Sharing Snapshots
12:02

This lectures discusses the creation and registration of AMIs from Instance-Store Backed EC2 instances.

EBS - Creating and Registering AMIs from Block Store Volumes
09:08

This lectures describes the process of creating an AMI from an EBS-backed EC2 instances, and highlights the differences between how AWS handles Instance-Store Backed EC2 instances' AMIs and those of EBS-backed EC2 instances.

EBS - Creating AMIs from EBS-Backed EC2 Instances
10:39
Hands On Labs - EBS - Creating and Sharing AMIs
14:47
Hands On Labs - EBS - Creating and Sharing AMIs - ENcryption Key permissions
05:50

This lectures explains RAID at a high level and demonstrates how it can be used to enhance/optimize the IOPS rate/performance of an EBS volume(s).

EBS Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) and EBS volumes
07:46
EBS Quiz 1 - 12 Questions
12 questions
EBS Quiz 2 - 12 Questions
12 questions
EBS Quiz 3 - 10 Questions
10 questions