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AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional Level

Achieving the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional Level exam validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform.

You will be required to understand the following concepts for this exam:

  • Designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS
  • Selecting appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements
  • Migrating complex, multi-tier applications on AWS
  • Designing and deploying enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
  • Implementing cost control strategies

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Knowledge

  • AWS core services, including: Compute and Networking, Storage and CDN, Database, Application
  • Services, Deployment and Management.
  • Security features that AWS provides and best practices
  • Able to design and implement for elasticity and scalability
  • Network technologies as they relate to AWS networking, including: DNS and load balancing, Amazon
  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), and AWS Direct Connect
  • Storage and archival options
  • State management
  • Database and replication methodologies
  • Self-healing techniques and fault-tolerant services
  • Disaster Recovery and fail-over strategies
  • Application migration plans to AWS
  • Network connectivity options
  • Deployment and management

General IT Knowledge

  • Large-scale distributed systems architecture
  • Eventual consistency
  • Relational and non-relational databases
  • Multi-tier architectures: load balancers, caching, web servers, application servers, networking and databases
  • Loose coupling and stateless systems
  • Content Delivery Networks
  • System performance tuning
  • Networking concepts including routing tables, access control lists, firewalls, NAT, HTTP, DNS, TCP/IP, OSI model
  • RESTful Web Services, XML, JSON
  • One or more software development models
  • Information and application security concepts including public key encryption, remote access, access credentials, and certificate-based authentication

Required Training and Exam

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional Level exam includes multiple-choice and multiple-answer questions. You will have 180 minutes to complete it.

Required Prerequisite: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level

Required ExamRecommended Training
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional Level examAdvanced Architecting on AWS (GK1980)