We guarantee you that this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date course to prepare for the AWS Solutions Architect certification exam and become a Cloud Architect or Engineer. You'll learn everything you need to ace the exam, get certified as an AWS Solutions Architect, and gain the skills you need to get hired in 2023!
What you'll learn
- In-depth learning and knowledge of the advanced AWS technologies needed to pass the Solutions Architect (SAA-C03) exam
- Hands-on demos that teach you to master cloud architecture design principles
- The fundamentals & business of the cloud including security, scalability, and the economics of Amazon Web Services
- Learn the entire AWS cloud ecosystem including analytics tools like Amazon Athena, Kinesis, and QuickSight, EC2 Instances, S3 Storage, artificial intelligence & machine learning, and more
- Full Practice Exam that simulates the actual exam, including detailed explanations for every answer
- Learn precisely what is needed to ace the certification exam in an efficient and effective manner
- Study strategies, tips, exam guide, and practice questions in every section
- Gain the skills and understanding to confidently apply for AWS Cloud Architect & Cloud Engineer jobs
This AWS Solutions Architect bootcamp course covers all new information and best practices for 2023 and is focused on efficiency.
That means you'll never have to spend time on confusing, out-of-date, incomplete tutorials anymore.
Instead we're laser-focused on teaching you exactly what you need to ace the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam so that you can learn AWS, get certified, and get hired.
And this AWS cloud bootcamp goes beyond just teaching you the information, it'll also ensure you get across the finish line.
How? Amber (your instructor) gives you study strategies, tips, demos, practice questions on every topic, and a full practice exam.
Amber is dedicated to continually providing you with the most up-to-date, accurate information and study strategies for the exam, so you can be confident that no matter how the cloud technologies or certification exam change that you'll be learning the latest information in this course.
Now that's dedication.
And the success stories speak for themselves.
Graduates of Zero To Mastery are now working at Google, Tesla, Amazon, Apple, IBM, Uber, Facebook, Shopify + other top tech companies.
They are also working as top freelancers getting paid while working remotely around the world.
This can be you.
By enrolling today, you’ll also get to join our exclusive live online community classroom to learn alongside thousands of students, alumni, mentors, TAs and Instructors.
Most importantly, you will learn from a senior industry professional that has actual real-world experience working with and teaching AWS.
Why Become A Cloud Architect?
Because when you become a Cloud Architect you'll be on Cloud 9!
Okay bad joke, don't hate us and keep reading for the real (and better) reasons.
Becoming an AWS Certified Solutions Architect is a great way to pivot into tech or take your existing career in tech to the next level. That's because it provides you with some seriously lucrative opportunities.
In fact the average compensation of an AWS Cloud Architect is over $196,000 / year.
That's right, $196,000! Maybe our "Cloud 9" joke wasn't really a joke after all, eh?
Plus the cloud computing market is huge. Like, really huge.
AWS isn't the only cloud service. There are others like Azure and GCP (Google Cloud Platform). But AWS has about 75% market share in the enterprise cloud market making it the biggest player in a trillion dollar market.
Just so we're clear: AWS is HUGE.
That's before we even talk about the fact that more and more companies are implementing and utilizing cloud services every day. This is only the beginning.
That means you have definitely not missed the boat to start your career in this high-paying, in-demand, future-proof sector.
With your AWS Solutions Architect certificate in-hand, you'll be ready to help companies design, develop, and deploy advanced cloud technologies.
Even better? The Solutions Architect certification covers a broad range of AWS services, focusing on how to put them together in a way that’s secure, resilient, high-performing and cost-optimized.
That means this AWS certification is a great foundation for all roles, even if you don’t plan to work as a Cloud Architect or Cloud Engineer.
So even if you’re a Developer or a Sysadmin, this is still a valuable certification to have under your belt.
What's the AWS Solutions Architect Certification?
AWS certifications are the gold standard for cloud certifications and are recognized globally. They help validate your skills and help potential employers identify candidates with certain levels of AWS expertise.
Whereas the entry-level Cloud Practitioner certification focuses on key foundational concepts, the Solutions Architect certification takes it to the next level by applying that knowledge.
This AWS Solutions Architect Associate (SAA) certification focuses on a wide range of services, including compute, networking, storage, databases, and how to deploy and manage them.
This in-demand certification can build your credibility in the field, increase your earnings potential, and put you front-and-center for leading AWS projects.
Here's what this AWS Certified Solutions Architect Bootcamp covers:
What's so special about this course?
This course will help you get over the finish line by:
- Teaching you the most up-to-date information needed to pass the certification exam
- Testing your knowledge with quizzes at the end of each section
- Walking you through the exam & study strategies
- Having you simulate the real thing with a 65-question AWS Solutions Architect practice exam
Oh and you'll be learning from a world-class ZTM instructor: Amber Israelsen, an industry professional with 20+ years of experience that also has an incredible ability to make learning fun & engaging.
Plus this course, like all Zero To Mastery courses, is constantly updated. As the AWS ecosystem evolves, this course will also be continually updated with new lectures and resources. This will be your go-to place to find the latest AWS best practices and resources as you develop and grow your cloud career.
Here's the breakdown of what specifically you'll learn in this AWS Solutions Architect Bootcamp:
0. AWS Certifications Overview
Don't understand the difference between a Cloud Practitioner and a Solutions Architect? No worries! You'll learn where this AWS Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA) certification fits into the overall AWS certification path.
1. AWS Cloud Practitioner Refresher
If it’s been a while since you took the Cloud Practitioner training or exam, this section provides you with a refresher on the important concepts and services to remember before diving into the deep end.
2. Authentication and Authorization – Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Identity and Access Management (IAM) is at the core of everything in AWS. You'll dig deep into the important concepts and services, such as Amazon Cognito, AWS SSO, and AWS Organizations.
Learn about more advanced concepts, and get practice with several hands-on demos. Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Lambda and the various container services (ECS, EKS, Fargate and ECR) shine in this section.
4. Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling
Elasticity is a cornerstone concept for cloud computing. In this section, we get into detail about how that works in AWS, with the primary focus being load balancing and auto scaling groups.
At the end of the day AWS is essentially a giant network, and you really need to understand networking concepts to be successful. Are you a networking novice? Have no fear! This section will break it down with easy-to-understand concepts and plenty of practice.
AWS offers a variety of storage solutions, with S3 Storage being the most popular. This section dives into advanced concepts for S3 but you'll also learn about additional storage solutions such as Elastic File System (EFS), Storage Gateway, and the Snow Family of Products.
So many databases, so little time! From relational databases to NoSQL databases to graph to in-memory databases, AWS has it all. This section will cover everything you need to know for the Solutions Architect certification exam.
8. Data Migration and Transfer
You'll get a high-level look at the various AWS services available for migrating data, such as AWS Database Migration Service (DMS), AWS DataSync, AWS Application Migration Service, the AWS Transfer Family, and the AWS Snow Family.
You already know the world runs on data. But with so much data, how do you make sense of it all? In this section, you'll dig deep into the AWS analytics services that help you process and analyze data, including Amazon Athena, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon QuickSight and Amazon EMR.
So you’ve deployed your service to the cloud. Now what? This section covers services used for monitoring your cloud, including AWS CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail and AWS Config.
11. Security and Compliance
Security and compliance may not be sexy, but they're more important today than ever before. You'll learn how to use the spectrum of services available in AWS to help keep you safe and compliant.
12. Automation and Governance
You're here because this AWS bootcamp will teach you in an efficient and effective manner, so of course you'll also want to be efficient and effective when working as a Cloud Architect or Engineer.
Well lucky for you, AWS provides several services that automate repetitive tasks and make your life easier, such as AWS CloudFormation, AWS Service Catalog, and AWS Systems Manager. You'll learn how to master these services, become an expert with AWS, and save your time.
13. DNS and Network Routing
This section builds on the Networking section covered earlier in the course. Specifically you'll start digging into Domain Name System (DNS) concepts and how it works in AWS with Route 53. You'll also learn about Amazon’s content delivery network called CloudFront.
14. Application Integration
Microservices are all the rage these days. With so many architectures adopting a microservices approach these days, you'll need a way to integrate a lot of moving parts. To do this, AWS offers services like the Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), EventBridge and Step Functions, which you'll learn how to use in this section.
15. Machine Learning
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are enormous topics in themselves. For the Solutions Architect exam though, you only need to know the basics. This section covers the core AI/ML services, including why, how, and when to use them.
16. Backup and Recovery
Disasters happen. They're frustrating, scary, and horrible, but they're a fact of life. This section covers strategies and services available for disaster recovery in AWS, because as a Solutions Architect it’s important that you know what to do when it all goes wrong.
17. Billing and Pricing
AWS works on a pay-as-you-go model. So it’s important to understand how things are billed and how to reduce your costs as much as possible. This module covers services and tools available to help you control your spending.
18. The Well-Architected Framework
Every good Solutions Architect should know the Well-Architected Framework. This section covers the six pillars of the Framework, including numerous examples of how they're implemented.
19. Preparing For The Exam
You're here to launch your new career as an AWS Cloud Architect.
To do that you need to pass the certification exam. That's what this is all about.
So don't skip this section - this is where the magic happens! You'll learn test-taking tips, sample questions, and what to expect on the day of the exam.
You'll even be walked through how to register for the exam. Seems simple but we like to make things as seamless as possible for you.
20. AWS Practice Exam + Quizzes
How could we forget the best part!? You'll also get a full, timed, 65-question AWS Solutions Architect that simulates the real certification exam. You'll know exactly what it's like before you take the real exam.
Plus every section of this course includes quizzes with additional questions.
In total there's over 125 PRACTICE QUESTIONS in this course!
By the time you take the exam, you'll be completely ready. We like to make sure ZTM students are over-prepared and under-stressed, y'know?
What's the bottom line?
This course is not about making you just follow along so that when you are done with the course you don’t know what to do other than watch another tutorial.
Instead, this course will push you and challenge you to go from a beginner to a top 10% Cloud Architect 💪.
And you have nothing to lose. You can start learning right now and if this course isn't everything you expected, we'll refund you 100% within 30 days. No hassles and no questions asked.
When's the best time to get started? Today!
There's never a bad time to learn in-demand skills. But the sooner, the better. So take your first step to getting certified as an AWS Cloud Practitioner today by joining the ZTM Academy. You'll have a clear roadmap to developing the skills to build and operate your own AWS cloud architecture, get hired, and advance your career.Start learning now