AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate - 2020 [SAA-C02]
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AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate - 2020 [SAA-C02]

AWS Solutions Architect Associate | SAA-C02 | Practice Test | Hands-on Labs | Cheat Sheets | Exam Cram | Quiz Questions
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  • 2 articles
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 28 HOURS OF INSTRUCTOR-GUIDED LECTURES: With our practical exercises, you'll learn how to architect and build applications on Amazon Web Services
  • FULL-LENGTH PRACTICE TEST: Get familiar with the real AWS exam format, style and difficulty with this practice exam that is timed and scored
  • EXAM CRAM LECTURES : These fast-paced slide lectures are perfect for quick revision of the most important facts before you sit your exam
  • BONUS AWS CHEAT SHEET: Fast-track your AWS exam success with our #1 Best Selling AWS Training Notes (PDF) - 300 pages of detailed exam-specific information (registration required)
  • QUIZ QUESTIONS: Review your knowledge with 90 unique questions that test your understanding and measure your progress
  • FULLY UPDATED FOR SAA-C02 EXAM: New lessons have been added to cover the latest SAA-C02 exam blueprint
  • THE ULTIMATE EXAM PREP: We’ll teach you everything you need to know to ace your exam AND master the cloud in the real world
  • ACTIVE Q&A FORUM: In this discussion board, students ask questions and share their recent exam experience offering feedback on which topics were covered
  • RESPONSIVE SUPPORT: Our team of AWS experts respond to all of your questions, concerns or feedback
Requirements
  • Basic IT knowledge is recommended
  • No need for previous AWS cloud experience as we'll teach you the foundations of cloud computing
  • A free-tier AWS account is recommended to follow along with the practice labs - we’ll show you step by step how to create one
Description

This Ultimate Exam Training for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate is packed with comprehensive video lessons, guided hands-on labs, a full-length practice exam, 3 hours exam-cram lectures, 90 Quiz questions and detailed AWS Training Notes / Cheat Sheets! If you are looking to confidently pass your AWS Solutions Architect certification exam first time AND learn how to build the best solution architecture on Amazon Web Services - then this AWS Certification course is for you!

This AWS Training covers 70% of what you need to know for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate and AWS Certified Developer Associate Exams. After completing this course, you will also be 60% prepared for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional Exam.


FULLY UPDATED FOR THE LATEST SAA-C02 EXAM BLUEPRINT
New lectures have been introduced to cover additional topics for the latest SAA-C02 exam blueprint. New topics include Amazon FSx, High-Performance Computing, Amazon Aurora, AWS Global Accelerator, AWS Organizations, AWS Resource Access Manager, AWS Database Migration Service and AWS DataSync. Many courses claim to be updated for the SAA-C02 and yet they don't cover these key exam topics.


HOW THIS COURSE IS DIFFERENT

With our practical AWS Labs approach, you'll learn how to architect and build applications on Amazon Web Services, fully preparing you for the AWS exam. By the end of the course, you will have developed a strong experience-based skillset on AWS along with the confidence to ace your AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam first time!

Watch the intro video to learn how this course will fast-track your exam success!


PREVIEW THIS COURSE

There are many FREE PREVIEWS to help you understand how we teach the SAA-C02 exam blueprint using guided AWS Hands-On Labs. Check out the curriculum to see the huge amount of in-depth practical exercises combined with a high-quality level of practical and theoretical training.


TOP REASONS WHY THIS ULTIMATE EXAM PREP IS YOUR BEST CHANCE TO ACE YOUR AWS EXAM

  • THE ULTIMATE EXAM PREP: We’ll teach you everything you need to know (in theory and practice) to ace your exam AND master the cloud in the real world

  • GUIDED HANDS-ON LABS: The Practice Lab Lectures are packed with hands-on exercises and backed by high-quality logical diagrams so you can visualize what you're building

  • 3 HRS EXAM CRAM LECTURES - These fast-paced slide lectures at the end of each section cover the key facts you need to know for the exam. Perfect for quick revision of the most important facts before you sit your exam.

  • 90 QUIZ QUESTIONS: At the end of each major section you get to review your knowledge of important facts with a total of 90 unique questions that test your understanding and measure your progress

  • FULL-LENGTH PRACTICE TEST: Our full-length Practice Test is timed and scored mimicking the real exam environment so you get familiar with the real AWS exam format, style and difficulty.

  • DETAILED EXPLANATIONS & REFERENCE LINKS: Every question includes deep-dive reference links and detailed explanations that explain why each answer is correct or incorrect

  • BONUS CHEAT SHEETS: Fast-track your exam success with our #1 bestselling eBook on Amazon (registration required) and take your studies offline with over 300 pages of detailed facts, tables and diagrams.

  • HIGH-QUALITY VISUALS: We've spared no effort to create a highly visual training course with lots of table and graphs to illustrate the concepts.

  • PRESENTED IN A PROFESSIONAL WAY: Your instructor uses clear and easy to understand language and presents the material in a professional way - focused and to the point with professional subtitles

  • ACCESS DIAGRAMS, CODE AND SLIDES: All diagrams, code and slides presented throughout the course are available for download in PDF format

  • RESPONSIVE SUPPORT: Our team of AWS experts comprehensively respond to all of your questions, concerns or feedback

  • ACTIVE Q&A DISCUSSION BOARD: Join the discussion on AWS related topics in our discussion forum where our students share their recent exam experience offering feedback on which topics were covered

  • MOBILE ACCESS: Study on the go and access all resources from your mobile phone - anywhere, anytime

  • LIFETIME ACCESS: All students have lifetime access to all future updates of this course


WHAT DO OTHER STUDENTS SAY?

Check out the excellent course reviews from our many students who passed their AWS exam with an average passing score of over 850!

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Very detailed training, very well-formatted training videos and practice exercises with clear instructions. So far the number 1 course in Udemy.

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The course is all-embracing and covers all there's to know and equip a Solution Architect for the exam and in-work experience. Neal Davis is a thorough teacher and applies working teaching strategies to drive home the salient and needed points for the exam.

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I've just passed my CSAA exam using this course and the practice exam course. This course is an absolute must for anyone sitting this exam. The depth of the coverage is really impressive, and the time taken to prepare it and attention to detail are phenomenal. I can't recommend this enough.

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The course content is of high standard and I very much like the diagrams, explanations, and the practical lab sessions. The practical approach fits my learning style and makes it far easier to retain the knowledge needed for the exam.

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Just passed the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate. This course is amazing. The knowledge is to the point and deep.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • You will learn - how to design and build multi-tier web architectures with services such as Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), AWS Route 53, AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway and Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)

  • You will learn - how to create Docker container clusters on Amazon Elastic Container Services (ECS), set up serverless event-driven AWS Lambda Functions with Amazon API Gateway and Amazon Kinesis integrations, and geographically redundant database services with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

  • You will learn - how to configure Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPC), subnets, and route tables and setup best practice Security Group configurations

  • You will learn - how to build repeatably and securely with AWS CloudFormation, set up a PaaS with AWS Elastic Beanstalk, configure Amazon S3 bucket policies and share data between multiple AWS accounts

  • You will learn - how to use application integration services including AWS Step Functions, Amazon MQ, SNS, SWF and SQS

  • You will learn - all this and so much more!


BEGINNERS WELCOME

While basic IT knowledge is recommended, we encourage people who are new to the Cloud to enrol in this course. This course is suitable for AWS Beginners as we start with the basics of setting up an account and use a process of repetition and incremental learning to build practical skills and theoretical knowledge.


LEARNING METHODOLOGY

We take you from opening your first AWS Free Tier account through to creating complex multi-tier architectures, always sticking to the AWS exam blueprint to ensure you are learning practical skills and effectively preparing for your AWS exam. Our method ensures that you retain the knowledge - as repeated practice is the best way to learn and build your cloud skills.


COURSE OUTCOME

  • Be fully prepared for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam

  • Gain solid experience on AWS and understand how to design the best solution architectures on AWS

  • Know how to design architectures that are cost-effective, operationally efficient, secure, performant and resilient using AWS best practices.

  • Deepen your knowledge and experience of Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, EBS and EFS

  • Understand the design patterns that relate to each service such as Serverless, Containers, Databases, Analytics, Application Integration, Automation, Security

  • Demonstrate strong capability with AWS to (future) employers

  • Enter any AWS technical Job interview with confidence

  • Take your AWS Cloud Career to the next level and master the AWS platform

  • Become a qualified AWS Solutions Architect ready to work in a real-world environment


YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Hi, my name is Neal Davis - I'll be your instructor for this course. Cloud Computing is my Passion - which is why I founded Digital Cloud Training - offering AWS certification training resources that represent a higher quality standard than is otherwise available in the market. I created this course to help you ace your AWS exam and achieve your career goals. As my student, you'll also have access to one of my best-selling eBooks that will help you prepare for your AWS exam. I enjoy teaching on Udemy as it allows me to leverage my knowledge and hands-on experience that I have built over the last 20 years ☁️yes, I've been working in the Cloud space since its very inception!


OUR SUCCESS IN NUMBERS

  • Over 100,000 students enrolled in our AWS courses

  • 4.7 Star instructor ratings from over 20,000 reviews

  • Our students pass the AWS exam with an average score of over 90%


MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

We are totally confident in the value of our AWS Labs course which comes with a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee. So enrol now - risk-free!

Who this course is for:
  • Candidates for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certificate who are keen to ace the exam first time
  • Students preparing for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Certification looking for the ultimate exam prep
  • Learners studying for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional exam who want to build a solid skill set - not just theoretical knowledge
  • Students of any AWS Certification who need practical experience with the AWS platform
  • Solutions Architects seeking to deepen their understanding of the AWS Cloud
  • Anyone who wants to learn AWS and gain hands-on experience through guided labs
Course content
Expand all 272 lectures 27:35:58
+ Introduction
6 lectures 14:28
SAA-C02 Exam Guide
04:43
Help and Support
01:41
About your instructor
01:16
Course Download and Free eBook Instructions
03:39
Course Download
00:04
+ Getting Started
14 lectures 01:05:19
Introduction
01:23
IAM Authentication Methods
03:50
Multi-Factor Authentication
02:48
AWS Security Token Service (STS)
02:24
Creating an AWS Free Tier Account
08:09
Modifying the Sign-in Link
02:18
Setting up a Billing Alarm
04:37
Active MFA on the Root Account
04:22
Create IAM User and Group
06:29
Configure Password Policy
01:51
AWS Global Infrastructure Overview
05:38
Virtual Private Cloud Overview
09:18
Route 53 - Register Domain
03:54
+ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
21 lectures 02:17:17
Introduction
01:15
Launch our first EC2 instances
13:09
Connect to Linux Instance
06:31
Connect to Windows Instance
02:59
Security Group Lab
09:17
Instance Metadata
04:03
Instance User Data
02:58
Status Checks and Monitoring
06:41
Public Private and Elastic IP addresses overview
04:10
Private IP Addresses
03:09
Public IP Addresses
07:28
Elastic IP Addresses and Elastic Network Interfaces
08:18
Private Subnets and Bastion Hosts
12:47
NAT Instances and NAT Gateways Overview
04:18
Private Subnet with NAT Gateway
05:50
Private Subnet with NAT Instance
07:02
Connect from Windows with Agent Forwarding
04:38
EC2 Placement Groups
08:52
Exam Cram - Intro, EC2 Pricing, Instance Types and AMIs
07:48
Exam Cram - IPs, ENIs, ENAs, EFAs, Placement Groups and Roles
06:19

Test the knowledge you learned in this section with this short quiz. Please note that the quiz questions are not exam-difficulty or style - exam difficulty questions can be found in section 17.

Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
8 questions
+ Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling
25 lectures 02:48:41
Introduction
00:44
Elastic Load Balancing Concepts
07:21
Classic Load Balancer
09:58
Network Load Balancer
10:38
Application Load Balancer - Path-Based Routing
08:25
Application Load Balancer - Host-Based Routing
05:00
EC2 Auto Scaling Overview
03:24
EC2 Auto Scaling Group with ALB
08:48
ASG Scaling Policies
09:24
Launch Configurations and Launch Templates
08:45
Auto Scaling Health Checks
03:22
Auto Scaling Termination Policies
05:13
Cross-Zone Load Balancing Overview and Setting up the Lab
04:35
CLB Cross-Zone Load Balancing
03:25
NLB Cross-Zone Load Balancing
03:00
ALB Cross-Zone Load Balancing
02:46
ELB Sticky Sessions
02:14
ALB Listeners and SSL TLS
14:01
Public ALB with Private Instances and Security Groups
12:19
Multi-tier Web Application and Security Groups Concepts
04:37
Proxy Protocol X-Forwarded-For and Logging
05:24
ALB/NLB Server Access and Client Logs
11:39
Exam Cram - ELB
04:34
Exam Cram - Auto Scaling
09:03

Test the knowledge you learned in this section with this short quiz. Please note that the quiz questions are not exam-difficulty or style - exam difficulty questions can be found in section 17.

Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling
8 questions
+ Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
14 lectures 01:59:56
Introduction
01:00
Security Groups
10:55
Network ACLs
19:58
VPC Peering
13:05
AWS Transit Gateway
04:01
Endpoint Services
10:17
VPC Flow Logs
09:51
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
05:45
AWS Direct Connect
04:33
AWS Direct Connect Gateway
02:13
VPC Wizard
03:13
Exam Cram - VPC and Security Groups
09:08
Exam Cram - Network ACL and VPC Connectivity
09:59

Test the knowledge you learned in this section with this short quiz. Please note that the quiz questions are not exam-difficulty or style - exam difficulty questions can be found in section 17.

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
7 questions
+ Amazon Route 53
18 lectures 01:37:33
Introduction
00:32
Hosted Zones
05:30
DNS Record Types
05:50
Setting up the Lab
05:32
Health Checks
03:42
Simple Routing Policy
02:47
Weighted Routing Policy
07:07
Latency Based Routing Policy
06:28
Failover Routing Policy
05:21
Geolocation Routing Policy
07:36
Multivalue Routing Policy
06:19
Cleaning Up
01:32
Traffic Flow
02:28
AWS Route 53 Resolver
07:38
AWS Global Accelerator - Part 1
05:43
AWS Global Accelerator - Part 2
09:41
Exam Cram
10:11

Test the knowledge you learned in this section with this short quiz. Please note that the quiz questions are not exam-difficulty or style - exam difficulty questions can be found in section 17.

AWS Route 53
4 questions
+ Amazon S3 and CloudFront
29 lectures 03:10:06
Introduction
00:47
S3 Overview
13:18
S3 Gateway Endpoints
05:12
Identity-Based and Resource-Based Policies
02:28
Identity-Based Policy Examples
13:12
Resource-Based Policy Examples
08:02
Cross Account Access
06:56
Access Control Lists
08:24
Tools for Access and Policy
04:03
Choosing Access Control Options
03:51
Multipart Upload
05:40
Query String Authentication
05:37
Transfer Acceleration
05:37
Static Websites
06:00
Versioning and MFA Delete
04:40
Cross Region Replication
07:13
Lifecycle Management
06:37
S3 Encryption
07:06
Event Notifications
06:47
Requester Pays
01:46
Server Access Logging
02:58
Object Lock
02:44
S3 Select and Glacier Select
02:40
Amazon CloudFront Overview
05:48
CloudFront with Static Website and OAI
19:18
CloudFront with ALB and EC2 Custom Origin
09:43
Exam Cram - Amazon S3
10:38
Exam Cram - CloudFront
04:34

Test the knowledge you learned in this section with this short quiz. Please note that the quiz questions are not exam-difficulty or style - exam difficulty questions can be found in section 17.

Amazon S3 and CloudFront
9 questions
+ Amazon Block and File Storage
21 lectures 01:47:22
Introduction
00:46
EBS vs Instance Store
02:55
EBS Volume Types
07:23
Launch Instance with Multiple EBS Volumes
08:56
Attach volume to running Instance
02:47
Create Volume from Snapshot in Another AZ
03:11
Working with AMIs
04:44
Working with Snapshots
07:13
EBS Copying Sharing and Encryption
15:28
Cleaning Up EBS
01:45
EBS Performance
04:14
Creating an EFS Filesystem
05:37
Mounting an EFS Filesystem
03:59
Create a User Home Directory
02:57
Cleaning up EFS
00:50
Amazon FSx for Windows File Server and Lustre
07:36
AWS Storage Gateway
07:29
Exam Cram - EBS
06:36
Exam Cram - EFS and FSx
06:48
Exam Cram - Storage Gateway
02:53

Test the knowledge you learned in this section with this short quiz. Please note that the quiz questions are not exam-difficulty or style - exam difficulty questions can be found in section 17.

Amazon EBS and EFS
8 questions
+ Containers
10 lectures 01:18:25
Introduction
00:41
Setting up for the Labs
04:27
Create AWS Fargate Cluster using the Console
07:15
Create Amazon ECS Cluster and Task using the ECS CLI
07:55
Manually Scaling a Cluster
07:13
Amazon ECS Cluster with Multiple Services and ALB
18:00
Scale Amazon ECS Service with Auto Scaling
05:24
Upload Image to Amazon ECR and create task on AWS Fargate
12:22
Exam Cram
06:32

Test the knowledge you learned in this section with this short quiz. Please note that the quiz questions are not exam-difficulty or style - exam difficulty questions can be found in section 17.

Containers
4 questions
+ Serverless
11 lectures 01:17:52
Introduction
01:28
Compute Architecture Considerations
08:07
Preparing for the Labs
02:19
Create Function to Resize Images in S3
11:34
Create function to log event when records updated in DynamoDB
10:33
API Gateway Overview
06:45
API Gateway Console Walkthrough
08:29
Build a Hello World API with Lambda Proxy Integration
06:06
Create a Simple Microservice using Lambda and API Gateway
06:24
Exam Cram
05:58

Test the knowledge you learned in this section with this short quiz. Please note that the quiz questions are not exam-difficulty or style - exam difficulty questions can be found in section 17.

Serverless
6 questions