NEW AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate 2021 SAA-C02

NEW AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate 2021 SAA-C02

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NEW Course Sept 2021 – AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate + AWS Solutions Architect Associate Practice Test

This Ultimate Exam Training for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate has just been 100% updated with BRAND NEW content in September 2021. You’ll have everything you need to pass the latest version of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate SAA-C02 exam.

This course includes:

  • Coverage of the latest exam topics for the SAA-C02
  • New hands-on lessons using the new AWS Management Console
  • Separate theory lessons with amazing architectural diagrams
  • Exam cram lessons summarizing key knowledge
  • Architecture patterns lessons where you’ll learn how to respond to solutions architecture requirements
  • Updated quiz questions
  • New practice test with 65 questions
  • Downloadable slides and study plan

This AWS Training covers 70% of what you need to know for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate and AWS Certified Developer Associate Exams. After completing this course, you will also be 60% prepared for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Exam.


  • You will learn – how to design and build multi-tier web architectures with services such as Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), AWS Route 53, AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway and Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
  • You will learn – how to create Docker container clusters on Amazon Elastic Container Services (ECS), set up serverless event-driven AWS Lambda Functions with Amazon API Gateway and Amazon Kinesis integrations, and geographically redundant database services with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • You will learn – how to configure Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPC), subnets, and route tables and setup best practice Security Group configurations
  • You will learn – how to build repeatably and securely with AWS CloudFormation, set up a PaaS with AWS Elastic Beanstalk, configure Amazon S3 bucket policies and share data between multiple AWS accounts
  • You will learn – how to use application integration services including AWS Step Functions, Amazon MQ, SNS, SWF and SQS
  • You will learn – all this and so much more!


While basic IT knowledge is recommended, we encourage people who are new to the Cloud to enroll in this course. This course is suitable for AWS Beginners as we start with the basics of setting up an account and use a process of repetition and incremental learning to build practical skills and theoretical knowledge.


We take you from opening your first AWS Free Tier account through to creating complex multi-tier architectures, always sticking to the AWS exam blueprint to ensure you are learning practical skills and effectively preparing for your AWS exam. Our method ensures that you retain the knowledge – as repeated practice is the best way to learn and build your cloud skills.


  • Be fully prepared for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam
  • Gain solid experience on AWS and understand how to design the best solution architectures on AWS
  • Know how to design architectures that are cost-effective, operationally efficient, secure, performant and resilient using AWS best practices.
  • Deepen your knowledge and experience of Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, EBS and EFS
  • Understand the design patterns that relate to each service such as Serverless, Containers, Databases, Analytics, Application Integration, Automation, Security
  • Demonstrate strong capability with AWS to (future) employers
  • Enter any AWS technical Job interview with confidence
  • Take your AWS Cloud Career to the next level and master the AWS platform
  • Become a qualified AWS Solutions Architect ready to work in a real-world environment
Table of Contents

Let’s Get Started!
1 Welcome and How to Use this Course
2 The SAA-C02 Exam
3 Connect with Neal & Support
4 Hands-On Practice Free Tier vs Sandbox
5 AWS Account Overview
6 Hands-On Lesson [HOL] – Create Your AWS Free Tier Account
7 [HOL] Configure Account and Create a Billing Alarm
8 [HOL] Install Tools (AWS CLI, VS Code, CloudShell)
9 Course Download

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
10 Introduction
11 AWS IAM Overview
12 IAM Users, Groups, Roles, and Policies
13 [HOL] Create IAM User Account
14 IAM Authentication and MFA
15 [HOL] Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
16 AWS Security Token Service (STS)
17 [HOL] IAM Password Policy
18 Identity-Based Policies and Resource-Based Policies
19 IAM Policy Evaluation Logic
20 IAM Policy Structure
21 [HOL] IAM Policy Simulator
22 IAM Best Practices
23 Exam Cram
24 Architecture Patterns
25 Cheat Sheets

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
26 Introduction
27 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
28 [HOL] Launch EC2 Instances (Windows + Linux)
29 [HOL] EC2 Instance Connect and SSH
30 [HOL] RDP to Windows Instance
31 Amazon EC2 User Data and Metadata
32 [HOL] Launch Instance with User Data and Metadata
33 Accessing Services Access Keys and IAM Roles
34 [HOL] Access Keys and IAM Roles
35 [HOL] Status Checks and Monitoring
36 EC2 Placement Groups
37 Network Interfaces (ENI, ENA, EFA)
38 [HOL] Working with ENIs
39 Public, Private and Elastic IP Addresses
40 NAT for Public Addresses
41 [HOL] Working with EC2 IP addresses
42 Private Subnets and Bastion Hosts
43 [HOL] Private Subnets and Bastion Hosts
44 NAT Gateways and NAT Instances Overview
45 [HOL] Private Subnet with NAT Gateway
46 EC2 Instance Lifecycle
47 Nitro Instances and Nitro Enclaves
48 Amazon EC2 Pricing Options
49 Amazon EC2 Pricing Use Cases
50 Exam Cram
51 Architecture Patterns
52 Cheat Sheets

Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling
53 Introduction
54 Elasticity Scaling Up vs Out
55 Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
56 [HOL] Create an Auto Scaling Group
57 Load Balancing and High Availability
58 Types of Elastic Load Balancer
59 Routing with ALB and NLB
60 [HOL] Create Target Groups
61 [HOL] Network Load Balancer (NLB)
62 [HOL] Application Load Balancer (ALB)
63 [HOL] ALB – Query String Routing
64 Amazon EC2 Scaling Policies
65 [HOL] Elastically Scale the Application
66 Cross-Zone Load Balancing
67 Session State and Session Stickiness
68 [HOL] Enable Sticky Sessions
69 Secure Listeners for ELB
70 [HOL] Create a Secure Listener
71 [HOL] Clean-up Resources
72 Exam Cram
73 Architecture Patterns
74 Cheat Sheets

AWS Organizations
75 Introduction
76 AWS Organizations
77 [HOL] Create Organization and add Account
78 Service Control Policies (SCPs)
79 [HOL] Create Service Control Policy (SCP)
80 Exam Cram
81 Architecture Patterns
82 Cheat Sheets

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
83 Introduction
84 IPv4 Addressing Primer
85 Amazon VPC Overview
86 Defining VPC CIDR Blocks
87 [HOL] VPC Wizard
88 [HOL] Create a Custom VPC with Subnets
89 [HOL] Launch Instances and Test VPC
90 Security Groups and Network ACLs
91 [HOL] Configure Security Groups and NACLs
92 Amazon VPC Peering
93 [HOL] Configure VPC Peering
94 VPC Endpoints
95 [HOL] Create VPC Endpoint
96 AWS Client VPN
97 AWS Site-to-Site VPN
98 AWS VPN CloudHub
99 AWS Direct Connect (DX)
100 AWS Direct Connect Gateway
101 AWS Transit Gateway
102 Using IPv6 in a VPC
103 [HOL] VPC Flow Logs
104 Exam Cram
105 Architecture Patterns
106 Cheat Sheets

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
107 Introduction
108 Amazon S3 Overview
109 Amazon S3 Storage Classes
110 [HOL] Create Amazon S3 Bucket
111 IAM Policies, Bucket Policies and ACLs
112 [HOL] Access Control Lists (ACLs)
113 [HOL] Bucket and User Policy Practice
114 S3 Versioning, Replication and Lifecycle Rules
115 [HOL] Versioning and Replication
116 [HOL] Lifecycle Rules
117 MFA with Amazon S3
118 S3 Encryption
119 [HOL] Enforce Encryption
120 [HOL] S3 Event Notifications
121 [HOL] Presigned URLs
122 Multipart Upload & Transfer Acceleration
123 S3 Select and Glacier Select
124 Server Access Logging
125 [HOL] S3 Static Website
126 Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)
127 Cross Account Access
128 [HOL] Configure Cross Account Access
129 Exam Cram
130 Architecture Patterns
131 Cheat Sheets

DNS, Caching, and Performance Optimization
132 Introduction
133 DNS and Amazon Route 53
134 [HOL] Register Domain with Route 53 (Optional)
135 Amazon Route 53 Hosted Zones
136 Route 53 Routing Policies
137 [HOL] Using Route 53 Routing Policies
138 Amazon Route 53 Resolver
139 Amazon CloudFront Origins and Distributions
140 Amazon CloudFront Caching and Behaviors
141 CloudFront Signed URLs and OAI
142 [HOL] Cache and Behavior Settings
143 CloudFront SSL TLS and SNI
144 [email protected]
145 AWS Global Accelerator
146 [HOL] Create a Global Accelerator
147 Exam Cram
148 Architecture Patterns
149 Cheat Sheets

Block and File Storage
150 Introduction
151 Block vs File vs Object Storage
152 Amazon EBS Deployment and Volume Types
153 Amazon EBS Copying, Sharing and Encryption
154 Amazon EBS Snapshots and DLM
155 EC2 Instance Store Volumes
156 [HOL] Creating and Attaching EBS Volumes
157 [HOL] Using Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)
158 [HOL] EC2 Image Builder
159 [HOL] Migrate EBS Volume between AZs
160 [HOL] Working with EBS Snapshots and DLM
161 Using RAID with EBS
162 Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
163 [HOL] Create EFS Filesystem
164 Amazon FSx
165 AWS Storage Gateway
166 [HOL] AWS Backup
167 Exam Cram
168 Architecture Patterns
169 Cheat Sheets

Docker Containers and ECS
170 Introduction
171 Docker Containers and Microservices
172 Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)
173 Amazon ECS Launch Types
174 [HOL] Launch Task on AWS Fargate
175 Amazon ECS and IAM Roles
176 Scaling Amazon ECS
177 Amazon ECS with ALB
178 [HOL] Deploy ECS Cluster (EC2 Launch Type)
179 [HOL] Use ALB with Fargate Cluster
180 Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)
181 Exam Cram
182 Architecture Patterns
183 Cheat Sheets

Serverless Applications
184 Introduction
185 Serverless Services and Event-Driven Architecture
186 AWS Lambda
187 [HOL] Create Simple Lambda Function
188 Application Integration Services Overview
189 Amazon SQS
190 Amazon SNS
191 [HOL] Simple Event-Driven App
192 AWS Step Functions
193 [HOL] Create a State Machine
194 Amazon EventBridge
195 [HOL] Create Event Bus and Rule
196 Amazon API Gateway
197 [HOL] Simple REST API
198 [HOL] Web App with HTTP API
199 Exam Cram
200 Architecture Patterns
201 Cheat Sheets

Databases and Analytics
202 Introduction
203 Types of Database
204 Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
205 Amazon RDS Backup and Recovery
206 [HOL] Create Amazon RDS Database
207 [HOL] Read Replicas and Multi-AZ
208 Amazon RDS Security
209 [HOL] Create Encrypted Copy of RDS Database
210 Amazon Aurora
211 Amazon Aurora Deployment Options
212 Amazon RDS Anti-Patterns and Alternatives
213 Amazon ElastiCache
214 Scaling ElastiCache
215 [HOL] Create ElastiCache Cluster
216 Amazon DynamoDB
217 [HOL] Create DynamoDB Table
218 DynamoDB Streams
219 DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX)
220 DynamoDB Global Tables
221 [HOL] Create DynamoDB Global Table
222 Amazon RedShift
223 Amazon Elastic Map Reduce (EMR)
224 Amazon Kinesis Core Knowledge
225 Amazon Athena and AWS Glue
226 [HOL] Query S3 ALB Access Logs with Athena
227 Exam Cram
228 Architecture Patterns
229 Cheat Sheets

Deployment and Management
230 Introduction
231 AWS CloudFormation
232 [HOL] Deploy Stack and Change Set
233 [HOL] Complex CloudFormation Template
234 AWS Elastic Beanstalk
235 [HOL] Deploy Elastic Beanstalk Web Server and Worker
236 SSM Parameter Store
237 AWS Config
238 [HOL] AWS Config Rule with Remediation
239 AWS Secrets Manager
240 AWS OpsWorks
241 AWS Resource Access Manager
242 [HOL] Share a Subnet Across Accounts
243 Exam Cram
244 Architecture Patterns
245 Cheat Sheets

Monitoring, Logging, and Auditing
246 Introduction
247 Amazon CloudWatch Overview
248 [HOL] Create a Custom Metric
249 [HOL] Create a CloudWatch Alarm
250 Amazon CloudWatch Logs
251 [HOL] Review CloudWatch Logs
252 The Unified CloudWatch Agent
253 AWS CloudTrail
254 [HOL] Create a CloudTrail Trail
255 Amazon EventBridge (Refresher)
256 [HOL] Create EventBridge rule for CloudTrail API calls
257 Exam Cram
258 Architecture Patterns
259 Cheat Sheets

Security in the Cloud
260 Introduction
261 AWS Directory Service
262 Identity Federation
263 AWS Single Sign-on (SSO)
264 Amazon Cognito
265 Encryption Primer
266 AWS Key Management Service (KMS)
267 [HOL] Create Encryption Key
268 AWS CloudHSM
269 AWS Certificate Manager
270 [HOL] SSL TLS Certificate in ACM
271 AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF)
272 AWS Shield
273 Defense In-Depth
274 Exam Cram
275 Architecture Patterns
276 Cheat Sheets

Migration and Transfer
277 Introduction
278 AWS Migration Tools Overview
279 AWS Application Discovery Service
280 AWS Database Migration Service (DMS)
281 AWS Server Migration Service (SMS)
282 AWS DataSync
283 AWS Snow Family
284 Exam Cram
285 Architecture Patterns
286 Cheat Sheets

Full-Length Practice Exam
[practice] AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Practice Exam

Final Exam Preparation
287 Study & Exam Preparation Tips
288 Bonus Lesson