AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02) exam is intended for individuals who perform in a solutions architect role. The exam validates a candidate’s ability to design secure and robust solutions by using AWS technologies.

The exam also validates a candidate’s ability to complete the following tasks:

  • Design a solution by using appropriate AWS services and by following architectural principles
  • based on requirements
  • Provide implementation guidance based on best practices to the organization throughout the
  • workload lifecycle
Domain% of Exam
Domain 1: Design Resilient Architectures 30%
Domain 2: Design High-Performing Architectures 28%
Domain 3: Design Secure Applications and Architectures 24%
Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures 18%
TOTAL100%
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
(SAA-C02) Exam Domains

Exam overview

Level: Associate
Length: 130 minutes to complete the exam
Cost: 150 USD (Practice exam: 20 USD)

Format: 65 questions, either multiple choice or multiple responses
Delivery method: Pearson VUE and PSI; testing center or online proctored exam

What does it take to earn this certification?

To earn this certification, you’ll need to take and pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam (SAA-C02). The exam features a combination of two question formats: multiple choice and multiple responses. Additional information, such as the exam content outline and passing score, is in the exam guide.

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Review sample questions that demonstrate the format of the questions used on this exam and include rationales for the correct answers.

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Who should take this exam?

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate is intended for anyone with one or more years of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS. Before you take this exam, we recommend you have:

  • One year of hands-on experience with AWS technology, including using compute, networking, storage, and database AWS services as well as AWS deployment and management services
  • Experience deploying, managing, and operating workloads on AWS as well as implementing security controls and compliance requirements
  • Familiarity with using both the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Understanding of the AWS Well-Architected Framework, AWS networking, security services, and the AWS global infrastructure
  • Ability to identify which AWS services meet a given technical requirement and to define technical requirements for an AWS-based application

Exam Guide

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam Guide