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AWS Certified Developer – Associate Level

The AWS Certified Developer – Associate Level exam is intended for individuals who perform a Developer role.

  • Design, develop and deploy cloud based solutions using AWS
  • Understand the core AWS services, uses, and basic architecture best practices
  • Develop and maintain applications written for Amazon Simple Storage Services (S3), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWS), AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and AWS CloudFormation

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate Level

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate Level exam validates a candidate’s ability to:

  • Deliver the stability and scalability needed by a business on AWS
  • Provision systems, services and deployment automation on AWS
  • Ensure data integrity and data security on AWS technology
  • Provide guidance on AWS best practices
  • Understand and monitor metrics on AWS

AWS Certified Solutions Architect –Associate Level

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam is intended for individuals who perform a Solutions Architect role. This exam validates an examinee’s ability to:

  • Identify and gather requirements in order to define a solution to be built using architecture best practices.
  • Provide guidance on architectural best practices to developers and system administrators throughout the lifecycle of the project.

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer –Associate Level

The AWS DevOps Engineer – Professional exam is intended for individuals who perform a DevOps role.

  • Implement and manage continuous delivery systems and methodologies on AWS
  • Understand, implement, and automate security controls, governance processes, and compliance validation
  • Define and deploy monitoring, metrics, and logging systems on AWS
  • Implement systems that are highly available, scalable, and self-healing on the AWS platform
  • Design, manage, and maintain tools to automate operational processes

AWS Certified Solutions Architect- Professional Level

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam is intended for individuals who perform a Solutions Architect role. This exam validates an examinee’s ability to:

  • Identify and gather requirements in order to define a solution to be built on AWS
  • Evolve systems by introducing new services and features
  • Assess the tradeoffs and implications of architectural decisions and choices for applications deployed in AWS
  • Design an optimal system by meeting project requirements while maximizing characteristics such as scalability, security, reliability, durability, and cost effectiveness
  • Evaluate project requirements and make recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS
  • Provide best practice and architectural guidance over the lifecycle of a project

AWS Certified Developer Associate Level

OVERVIEW

The AWS Certified Developer – Associate Level exam is intended for individuals who perform a Developer role. This exam validates an examinee’s ability to:

  • Design, develop and deploy cloud based solutions using AWS
  • Understand the core AWS services, uses, and basic architecture best practices
  • Develop and maintain applications written for Amazon Simple Storage Services (S3), Amazon Dynamo DB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF), AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and AWS CloudFormation

Knowledge Pre-requisite

Professional experience using AWS technology

  • Hands-on experience programming with AWS APIs
  • Understanding of AWS Security best practices
  • Understanding of automation and AWS deployment tools
  • Understanding storage options and their underlying consistency models
  • Excellent understanding of at least one AWS SDK

Duration: 4days+ Post Workshop Support

Course coverage:

1 Domain 1.0: AWS Fundamentals

1.1 Identify and recognize cloud architecture considerations, such as fundamental components and effective designs. Content may include the following:

  • How to design cloud services
  • Planning and design
  • Familiarity with architectural trade-off decisions (high availability vs. cost, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) vs. installing your own database on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2))
  • Amazon S3, Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF), and Messaging
  • DynamoDB, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CloudFormation
  • Elasticity and scalability

3 Domain 3.0: Deployment and Security

3.1 Recognize and implement secure procedures for optimum cloud deployment and maintenance. Content may include the following:

  • Cloud Security Best Practices

3.2 Demonstrate ability to implement the right architecture for development, testing, and staging environments. Content may include the following:

  • Shared Security Responsibility Model
  • AWS Platform Compliance
  • AWS security attributes (customer workloads down to physical layer)
  • Security Services
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • CIA and AAA models, ingress vs. egress filtering, and which AWS services and features fit 4

2 Domain 2.0: Designing and Developing

2.1 Identify the appropriate techniques to code a cloud solution. Content may include the following:

  • Configure an Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
  • Programming with AWS APIs

Domain 4.0: Debugging Content may include the following:

  • General troubleshooting information and questions
  • Best Practices in debugging

Exam Details

The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented

Domain % of Examination
1.0 AWS Fundamentals 10%
2.0 Designing and Developing 40%
3.0 Deployment and Security 30%
4.0 Debugging 20%
TOTAL 100%

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level

Overview

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate Level exam validates a candidate’s ability to:

  • Deliver the stability and scalability needed by a business on AWS
  • Provision systems, services and deployment automation on AWS
  • Ensure data integrity and data security on AWS technology
  • Provide guidance on AWS best practices
  • Understand and monitor metrics on AWS

Knowledge Pre-requisite

  • Minimum of one year hands-on experience with the AWS platform
  • Professional experience managing/operating production systems on AWS
  • A firm grasp of the seven AWS tenets – architecting for the cloud
  • Hands on experience with the AWS CLI and SDKs/API tools
  • Understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS
  • Good grasp of fundamental Security concepts with hands on in experience in implementing Security controls and compliance requirements

Domain 1.0: Monitoring and Metrics

1.1 Demonstrate ability to monitor availability and performance

1.2 Demonstrate ability to monitor and manage billing and cost optimization processes

 

Domain 2.0: High Availability

2.1 Implement scalability and elasticity based on scenario

2.2 Ensure level of fault tolerance based on business needs

Domain 3.0: Analysis

3.1 Optimize the environment to ensure maximum performance

3.2 Identify performance bottlenecks and implement remedies

3.3 Identify potential issues on a given application deployment

 

 

Domain 4.0: Deployment and Provisioning

4.1 Demonstrate the ability to build the environment to conform with the architected design

4.2 Demonstrate the ability to provision cloud resources and manage implementation automation

Domain 5.0: Data Management

5.1 Demonstrate ability to create backups for different services

5.2 Demonstrate ability to enforce compliance requirements

5.3 Manage backup and disaster recovery processes

 

Domain 6.0: Security

6.1 Implement and manage security policies

6.2 Ensure data integrity and access controls when using the AWS platform

6.3 Demonstrate understanding of the shared responsibility model

6.4 Demonstrate ability to prepare for security assessment use of AWS

Domain 7.0: Networking

7.1 Demonstrate ability to implement networking features of AWS

7.2 Demonstrate ability to implement connectivity features of AWS

Exam Details

The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented.

Domain % of Examination
1.0 Monitoring and Metrics 15%
2.0 High Availability 15%
3.0 Analysis 15%
4.0 Deployment and Provisioning 15%
5.0 Data Management 12%
6.0 Security 15%
7.0 Networking 13%
TOTAL 100%

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional Level

OVERVIEW

The AWS DevOps Engineer – Professional exam is intended for individuals who perform a DevOps role. This exam validates the ability to:

  • Implement and manage continuous delivery systems and methodologies on AWS
  • Understand, implement, and automate security controls, governance processes, and compliance validation
  • Define and deploy monitoring, metrics, and logging systems on AWS
  • Implement systems that are highly available, scalable, and self-healing on the AWS platform
  • Design, manage, and maintain tools to automate operational processes

 

Knowledge pre-requisite:

  • Services: Compute and Network, Storage and CDN, Database, Analytics, Application Services, Deployment, and Management
  • Minimum of two years hands-on experience with production AWS systems
  • Effective use of Auto Scaling
  • Monitoring and logging
  • AWS security features and best practices
  • Design of self-healing and fault-tolerant services
  • Techniques and strategies for maintaining high availability

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate or AWS Certified Developer – Associate

Duration: 4days+ Post Work shop Support

Course coverage

Domain 1: Continuous Delivery and Process Automation

  • Demonstrate an understanding of application lifecycle management:
  • Application deployment management strategies such as rolling deployments and A/B.
  • Version control, testing, builds tools and bootstrapping.

1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of infrastructure configuration and automation.

1.3 Implement and manage continuous delivery processes using AWS services.

1.4 Develop and manage scripts and tools to automate operational tasks using the AWS SDKs, CLI, and APIs.

 

Domain 2: Monitoring, Metrics, and Logging

2.1 Monitor availability and performance.

2.2 Monitor and manage billing and cost optimization processes.

2.3 Aggregate and analyze infrastructure, OS and application log files.

2.4 Use metrics to drive the scalability and health of infrastructure and applications.

2.5 Analyze data collected from monitoring systems to discern utilization patterns.

2.6 Manage the lifecycle of application and infrastructure logs

2.7 Leverage the AWS SDKs, CLIs and APIs for metrics and logging.

Domain 3: Security, Governance, and Validation

3.1 Implement and manage Identity and Access Management and security controls.

3.2 Implement and manage protection for data in-flight and at rest.

3.3 Implement, automate and validate cost controls for AWS resources.

3.4 Implement and manage automated network security and auditing.

3.5 Apply the appropriate AWS account and billing set-up options based on business requirements.

3.6 Implement and manage AWS resource auditing and validation.

3.7 Use AWS services to implement IT governance policies.

Domain 4: High Availability and Elasticity

4.1 Determine appropriate use of multi- Availability Zone versus multi-region architectures

4.2 Implement self-healing application architectures.

4.3 Implement the most appropriate front-end scaling architecture.

4.4 Implement the most appropriate middle-tier scaling architecture.

4.5 Implement the most appropriate data storage scaling architecture.

4.6 Demonstrate an understanding of when to appropriately apply vertical and horizontal scaling concepts.

Exam Details:

The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented.

Domain % of Examination
1: Continuous Delivery and Process Automation 55%
2: Monitoring, Metrics, and Logging 20%
3: Security, Governance, and Validation 10%
4: High Availability and Elasticity 15%
TOTAL 100%

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Level

OVERVIEW

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam is intended for individuals who perform a Solutions Architect role. This exam validates an examinee’s ability to:

  • Identify and gather requirements in order to define a solution to be built using architecture best practices.
  • Provide guidance on architectural best practices to developers and system administrators throughout the lifecycle of the project.

Knowledge pre-requesite

Hands-on experience using computer, networking, storage, and database AWS services

  • Professional experience architecting large-scale distributed systems
  • Understanding of elasticity and scalability concepts
  • Understanding of the AWS global infrastructure
  • Understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS
  • A good understanding of all security features and tools that AWS provides and how they relate to traditional services
  • A strong understanding of client interfaces to the AWS platform
  • Hands-on experience with AWS deployment and management services

Duration 4days +Post Workshop Support

Course coverage

Domain 1.0 Designing highly available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, scalable systems

 

  • Identify and recognize cloud architecture considerations, such as fundamental components and effective designs. Content may include the following:
  • How to design cloud services
  • Planning and design
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Familiarity with:
    • Best practices for AWS architecture
    • Developing to client specifications, including pricing/cost (e.g., on Demand vs. Reserved vs. Spot; RTO and RPO DR Design)
    • Architectural trade-off decisions (e.g., high availability vs. cost, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) vs. installing your own database on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)) o Hybrid IT architectures (e.g., Direct Connect, Storage Gateway, VPC, Directory Services) o Elasticity and scalability (e.g., Auto Scaling, SQS, ELB, CloudFront).

Domain 2.0 Implementation/Deployment

2.1 Identify the appropriate techniques and methods using Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CloudFormation, AWS OpsWorks, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to code and implement a cloud solution. Content may include the following:

  • Configure an Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
  • Operate and extend service management in a hybrid IT architecture
  • Configure services to support compliance requirements in the cloud
  • Launch instances across the AWS global infrastructure
  • Configure IAM policies and best practices

Domain 3.0 Data Security

3.1 Recognize and implement secure practices for optimum cloud deployment and maintenance. Content may include the following:

  • AWS shared responsibility model
  • AWS platform compliance
  • AWS security attributes (customer workloads down to physical layer)
  • AWS administration and security services
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • Ingress vs. egress filtering, and which AWS services and features fit
  • “Core” Amazon EC2 and S3 security feature sets
  • Incorporating common conventional security products (Firewall, VPN)
  • Design patterns
  • DoS mitigation
  • Encryption solutions (e.g., key services)
  • Complex access controls (building sophisticated security groups, ACLs, etc.)
  • Amazon CloudWatch for the security architect
  • Trusted Advisor
  • CloudWatch Logs

3.2 Recognize critical disaster recovery techniques and their implementation. Content may include the following:

  • Disaster recovery
    • Recovery time objective
    • Recovery point objective
    • Amazon Elastic Block Store
    • AWS Import/Export
    • AWS Storage Gateway
    • Amazon Route53
    • Validation of data recovery method

Domain 4.0: Troubleshooting Content may include the following

  • General troubleshooting information and questions

Exam Details:

The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented

Domain % of Examination
1.0 Designing highly available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, scalable systems 60%
2.0 Implementation/Deployment 10%
3.0 Data Security 20%
4.0 Troubleshooting 10%
TOTAL 100%

 

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional Level

OVERVIEW

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam is intended for individuals who perform a Solutions Architect role. This exam validates an examinee’s ability to:

  • Identify and gather requirements in order to define a solution to be built on AWS
  • Evolve systems by introducing new services and features
  • Assess the tradeoffs and implications of architectural decisions and choices for applications deployed in AWS
  • Design an optimal system by meeting project requirements while maximizing characteristics such as scalability, security, reliability, durability, and cost effectiveness
  • Evaluate project requirements and make recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS
  • Provide best practice and architectural guidance over the lifecycle of a project

Knowledge Pre-requisite

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

Duration 4Days + Post WorkShop Support

Course Coverage

Domain 1.0: High Availability and Business Continuity

1.1 Demonstrate ability to architect the appropriate level of availability based on stakeholder requirements

1.2 Demonstrate ability to implement DR for systems based on RPO and RTO

1.3 Determine appropriate use of multi-Availability Zones vs. multi-Region architectures

1.4 Demonstrate ability to implement self-healing capabilities

Domain 2.0: Costing

2.1 Demonstrate ability to make architectural decisions that minimize and optimize infrastructure cost

2.2 Apply the appropriate AWS account and billing set-up options based on scenario

2.3 Ability to compare and contrast the cost implications of different architectures

Domain 3.0: Deployment Management

3.1 Ability to manage the lifecycle of an application on AWS

3.2 Demonstrate ability to implement the right architecture for development, testing, and staging environments

3.3 Position and select most appropriate AWS deployment mechanism based on scenario

Domain 4.0: Network Design for a complex large scale deployment

4.1 Demonstrate ability to design and implement networking features of AWS

4.2 Demonstrate ability to design and implement connectivity features of AWS

Domain 5.0: Data Storage for a complex large scale deployment

5.1 Demonstrate ability to make architectural trade off decisions involving storage options

5.2 Demonstrate ability to make architectural trade off decisions involving database options

5.3 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate data storage architecture

5.4 Determine use of synchronous versus asynchronous replication

Domain 6.0: Security

6.1 Design information security management systems and compliance controls

6.2 Design security controls with the AWS shared responsibility model and global infrastructure

6.3 Design identity and access management controls

6.4 Design protection of Data at Rest controls

6.5 Design protection of Data in Flight and Network Perimeter controls

Domains 7.0: Scalability and Elasticity

7.1 Demonstrate the ability to design a loosely coupled system

7.2 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate front-end scaling architecture

7.3 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate middle-tier scaling architecture

7.4 Demonstrate ability to implement the most appropriate data storage scaling architecture

7.5 Determine trade-offs between vertical and horizontal scaling

Domains 8.0: Cloud Migration and Hybrid Architecture

 

8.1 Plan and execute for applications migrations

8.2 Demonstrate ability to design hybrid cloud architectures

EXAM DETAILS

The table below lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented.

Domain        % of Examination
1. High Availability and Business Continuity 15%
2. Costing     6%
3. Deployment Management   10%
4. Network Design   10%
5. Data Storage    15%
6. Security     19%
7. Scalability & Elasticity 15%
8. Cloud Migration & Hybrid Architecture 10%
TOTAL 100%