Learning Path

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

Learn the fundamentals of AWS in preparation for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam.

What you will learn

You’ll learn the foundations of AWS security as you progress through 15 courses. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to earn your AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification, and to take on the role of architect for your AWS instances.

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About AWS and the Exam

Course — 01:11:33

This course covers the basics of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the topics you will need to know for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (CSA-A) exam.

AWS Cloud Services Overview

Course — 01:22:53

K0027, K0075, K0077, K0080, K0100, K0105, K0167, K0192, K0194, K0230, K0283, K0609, S0067, S0122, S0141, S0158, S0311, S0365

In this course, you will learn what cloud computing and AWS are, what they can do, and how to use them.

AWS Storage Design

Course — 02:35:32

K0109, K0194, K0230, K0283, K0622, S0002, S0073, S0365

Amazon Web Services is known for a variety of storage solutions, which are described in depth in this course.


Course — 01:25:16

K0060, K0077, K0109, K0194, K0230, K0283, S0073, S0146, S0158, S0365

This course illustrates what Amazon Web Services virtual private cloud (VPC) is and how it can be used.

Compute Services Design

Course — 00:47:30

K0075, K0080, K0170, K0185, K0194, K0230, K0283, S0073, S0122, S0141, S0160, S0365

In this course, we’ll learn how AWS makes the most out of cloud computing with its Compute services design and EC2 instances.

Compute Services Implementation

Course — 01:03:29

Implementation of AWS compute services is the topic of this course, which discusses EC2 instances in Linux and Windows and their uses.

Compute Services Management

Course — 01:08:52

This course focuses on managing Compute services with EC2 instances in AWS.

Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Course — 01:42:49

In this course, we discuss the design of secure access and applications through identity and access management.

IAM Best Practices

Course — 01:33:50

This course moves from foundational understanding of IAM into best practices in application of the principles learned.

Auto Scaling Solutions

Course — 00:51:12

Auto-scaling properties are one of the most helpful features of AWS, and this course describes how to utilize them.

Virtual Network Services

Course — 00:50:15

This course provides detailed information on how to utilize virtual network services in AWS.

AWS Application Deployment

Course — 02:17:28

In this course, we explore the various application and deployment services available in AWS.

AWS Database Design

Course — 01:09:54

This course defines relational databases, describes the database options AWS provides, and details how to determine which is best for specific applications

Database Deployment

Course — 00:56:20

Following the information about AWS databases in the previous course, this course uses demos for a deep dive into deploying various database applications.

Additional AWS Services

Course — 01:16:19

In this course, you will learn about a variety of AWS services that can assist with designing effective scalable and secure architectures.

Operational Excellence with AWS

Course — 01:15:51

In this final course, you will learn to implement operational excellence with resilient, performant, secure and cost-optimizing design.

Meet the author

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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How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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