The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C01) examination is intended for individuals who perform a Solutions Architect role. This exam validates an examinee’s ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies.
It validates an examinee’s ability to:
Define a solution using architectural design principles based on customer requirements.
Provide implementation guidance based on best practices to the organization throughout the lifecycle of the project.
Recommended AWS Knowledge
One year of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS
Hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, and database AWS services
Hands-on experience with AWS deployment and management services
Ability to identify and define technical requirements for an AWS-based application
Ability to identify which AWS services meet a given technical requirement
Knowledge of recommended best practices for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform
An understanding of the basic architectural principles of building on the AWS cloud
An understanding of the AWS global infrastructure
An understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS
An understanding of security features and tools that AWS provides and how they relate to traditional services