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AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Notes

Table of Contents

  1. Fundamentals
    • AWS Regions
      • AWS Regions, AWS Availability Zones (AZ)
    • AWS EC2
      • Introduction to Security Groups, Elastic IP, EC2 User Data, EC2 Instance Launch Types, EC2 Instance Types, AMI, Placement Groups, Elastic Network Interface, EC2 Hibernate
    • Elastic Load Balancers
      • Scalability and High Availability, Load Balancing Basics, Types of Load Balancers, SSL/TLS Certificates, ELB - Connection Draining
    • Auto Scaling Groups
      • ASG Attributes, Auto Scaling Alarms, ASG Scaling Policies, Scaling Cool-downs, ASG for Solutions Architects
    • Elastic Block Storage
      • EBS Volume Types, EBS Snapshots, EBS Migrations, EBS Encryption, EBS vs Instance Store, EBS RAID Options
    • Elastic File System
      • EFS Performance and Storage Classes, EBS vs EFS
    • RDS - Relational Database Service
      • RDS Backups, RDS Read Replicas, RDS Multi AZ (Disaster Recovery), RDS Security
    • Amazon Aurora
      • Aurora DB Cluster, Aurora Security, Aurora Serverless, Global Aurora
    • ElastiCache
      • ElastiCache, ElastiCache Security, Caching Patterns
    • Amazon S3
      • S3 Buckets, S3 Objects, S3 Versioning, S3 Security, S3 Websites
    • Route 53
      • DNS Records TTL (Time to Live), CNAME Records vs Alias Records, Route53 Health Checks, Routing Policies, Route 53 as a Registrar
  2. Deep Dive
    • Advanced S3
      • S3 MFA-Delete, S3 Access Logs, S3 Replication, S3 Pre-singed URLs, S3 Storage Classes, S3 - Moving between storage classes, S3 - Performance, S3 Select and Glacier Select, AWS Athena, S3 Object Lock and Glacier Vault Lock
    • AWS CLI, SDK, IAM Roles and Policies
      • AWS CLI Configuration, AWS CLI on EC2, IAM Roles and Policies, EC2 Instance Metadata, AWS SDK
    • Classic Architecture Discussion
      • Stateless Web Apps:, Stateful Web Apps:, Instantiating Applications Quickly
    • Elastic Beanstalk
    • CloudFront
      • CloudFront Origins, CloudFront Geo Restriction, CloudFront vs S3 Cross Region Replication, CloudFront Signed URL/Signed Cookies, CloudFront Signed URL vs S3 Pre-Signed URL
    • CloudWatch
      • AWS CloudWatch Metrics, EC2 Details Monitoring, CloudWatch Custom Metrics, CloudWatch Dashboards, CloudWatch Logs, CloudWatch Agent, CloudWatch Alarms, EC2 Instance Recovery, AWS CloudWatch Events
    • CloudTrail
    • AWS Config
      • AWS Config Resource, AWS Config Rules, CloudWatch vs CloudTrail vs Config
    • Global Accelerator
      • Unicast IP vs Anycast IP, AWS Global Accelerator, AWS Global Accelerator vs CloudFront
    • Snowball
      • Snowball Process, Snowball Edge, Snowmobile, Snowball into Glacier
    • Storage Gateway
      • Hybrid Cloud for Storage, Storage Gateway Introduction, Storage Gateway Summary
    • Amazon FSx
      • Amazon FSx for Windows, Amazon FSx for Lustre, Storage Comparison
    • Networking and VPC
      • CIDR - Classless Inter-Domain Routing, Private vs Public IP Addresses (IPv4), Default VPC, VPC - Virtual Private Cloud, VPC Subnets, IGW - Internet Gateways, NAT Instances - Network Address Translation (outdated), NAT Gateway, Comparison between NAT Instance and NAT Gateway, DNS Resolution in VPC, Network Access Control Lists (NACL) and Security Groups (SG), VPC Peering, VPC Endpoints, VPC FLow Logs, Flow Log Syntax, Bastion Hosts, Site to Site VPN, Direct Connect (DX), Direct Connect Encryption, Egress Only Internet Gateway, Exposing Services in a VPC to Other VPC, EC2-Classic and AWS ClassicLink (deprecated), AWS VPN CloudHub, Transit Gateway, VPC Summary
    • Databases
      • Choosing the Right Database, Database Types on AWS, RDS, Aurora, ElastiCache, DynamoDB, S3, Athena, Redshift, Neptune, ElasticSearch
    • SQS - Simple Queue Service
      • Integration and Messaging, SQS - Standard Queue, SQS Security, Message Visibility Timeout, Dead Letter Queues, Delay Queue, FIFO Queues, SQS With Auto Scaling Group, Data Ordering in SQS
    • SNS - Simple Messaging Service
      • Security, SNS + SQS Fan Out
    • AWS Kinesis
      • Kinesis Streams Overview, Kinesis Data Firehose, Kinesis Data Analytics, Data Ordering with Kinesis, SQS vs SNS vs Kinesis
    • Amazon MQ
  3. Serverless
  4. Security and Disaster Recovery
  5. Other Services
  6. Whitepapers

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Exam Description

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C02) examination is intended for individuals who perform in a solutions architect role. This exam validates an examinee’s ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies.

It validates an examinee’s ability to:



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