About AWS and the Exam

This course introduces Amazon Web Services (AWS) and discusses the AWS CSA-A exam.


  • What is AWS? Video — 00:02:28
    • What is Amazon Web Services (AWS)? Learn the basics about this robust set of services.

  • Why use AWS? Video — 00:02:41
    • What can AWS do for you? Should your business transition to AWS? What are the costs and benefits? Find out in this episode.

  • How to Get Started with AWS Video — 00:04:30
    • How to set up your free AWS account, and everything you need to know before you begin.

  • AWS Certifications Video — 00:03:55
    • What are the different type of AWS certifications offered and which one is best for you?

  • Preparation Resources Video — 00:01:50
    • Learn what you need to know before you begin your journey on the AWS certification path.

  • Benefits of Certification Video — 00:02:25
    • Is it really worth it to get AWS certified? Find out in this episode.

  • AWS CSA-A Overview Video — 00:04:31
    • The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate complete overview: everything you need to know about the CSA-A.

  • What’s New on the 2020 Updated Exam? Video — 00:03:23
    • Updates on what you can expect to see on the new 2020 exam release.

  • AWS CSA-A Exam Objectives Video — 00:06:04
    • This episode reviews the updated 2020 (SAA-C02) exam objectives.

  • The Four Key Areas (Compute, Networking, Storage, and Databases) Video — 00:03:38
    • These are the four main components that make up AWS. Find out what exactly each of these is in the AWS environment.

  • Master the Knowledge Areas Video — 00:01:58
    • Master the Knowledge Areas

  • Use the System Video — 00:04:50
    • Be sure to use the system to your advantage as you work towards studying and passing your CSA-A exam.

  • Take Notes Video — 00:02:50
    • There are many ways to take notes while you’re watching these training videos, the important thing is to find what works for you.

  • Be Mentally and Physically Prepared Video — 00:03:49
    • An alert brain on test day requires you to take care of your physical body first. Check out these exam day tips.

  • Take the Exam Video — 00:04:09
    • The final step is to take the exam. Here are a few good exam tips to help you pass with confidence.


Course description

What is AWS? Why should I get the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification? This course introduces AWS and walks through the process of getting started with it. It also describes the benefits of obtaining the AWS CSA-A certification and

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Mike Meyers, affectionately called the “Alpha Geek,” is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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