About AWS and the Exam

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

15 videos  //  53 minutes of training

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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 provides recommendations for studying and successfully taking the exam.taking

Course syllabus

What is AWS?Duration: 2:28

What is Amazon Web Services (AWS)? Learn the basics about this robust set of services.

Why use AWS?Duration: 2:41

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 AWSDuration: 4:30

How to set up your free AWS account, and everything you need to know before you begin.

AWS CertificationsDuration: 3:55

What are the different type of AWS certifications offered and which one is best for you?

Preparation ResourcesDuration: 1:50

Learn what you need to know before you begin your journey on the AWS certification path.

Benefits of CertificationDuration: 2:25

Is it really worth it to get AWS certified? Find out in this episode.

AWS CSA-A OverviewDuration: 4:31

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?Duration: 3:23

Updates on what you can expect to see on the new 2020 exam release.

AWS CSA-A Exam ObjectivesDuration: 6:04

This episode reviews the updated 2020 (SAA-C02) exam objectives.

The Four Key Areas (Compute, Networking, Storage and Databases)Duration: 3:38

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 AreasDuration: 1:58

The first step in passing the AWS CSA-A exam is knowing the knowledge areas front to back.

Use the SystemDuration: 4:50

Be sure to use the system to your advantage as you work towards studying and passing your CSA-A exam.

Take NotesDuration: 2:50

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 PreparedDuration: 3:49

An alert brain on test day requires you to take care of your physical body first. Check out these exam day tips.

Take the ExamDuration: 4:09

The final step is to take the exam. Here are a few good exam tips to help you pass with confidence.

Meet the author

Tom Carpenter


Tom Carpenter is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry. He started in entry-level systems support and quickly moved into the role of a systems analyst and network engineer. He founded the technical content development and training company SysEdCo in 1997, which he continues to operate. Having written more than 20 books for the IT industry, he brings a wealth of experience to any topic and holds many certifications from both vendors and vendor-neutral certification organizations. He is also the head of certification development for the CWNP program and heavily involved in objectives development and exam creation within the certification industry. Tom uses AWS to run several business websites as well as test labs used for content creation and management. According to Tom, "AWS is everything I did in the 90s, and more, in the cloud!” Tom lives in Ohio with his lovely wife Julie and enjoys anything related to technology, learning and human potential.

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