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AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Guide

By : Gabriel Ramirez, Stuart Scott
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AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Guide

By: Gabriel Ramirez, Stuart Scott

Overview of this book

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is currently the leader in the public cloud market. With an increasing global interest in leveraging cloud infrastructure, the AWS Cloud from Amazon offers a cutting-edge platform for architecting, building, and deploying web-scale cloud applications. As more the rate of cloud platform adoption increases, so does the need for cloud certification. The AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate Guide is your one-stop solution to gaining certification. Once you have grasped what AWS and its prerequisites are, you will get insights into different types of AWS services such as Amazon S3, EC2, VPC, SNS, and more to get you prepared with core Amazon services. You will then move on to understanding how to design and deploy highly scalable applications. Finally, you will study security concepts along with the AWS best practices and mock papers to test your knowledge. By the end of this book, you will not only be fully prepared to pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam but also capable of building secure and reliable applications.
Table of Contents (26 chapters)
Mock Test 1
Mock Test 2

Introducing Amazon Web Services

Welcome to the journey of becoming an Amazon Web Services (AWS) solutions architect. A path full of challenges, but also a path full of knowledge awaits you. To begin, I'd like to start by defining the role of a solutions architect in the software-engineering context. Architecture has a lot to do with technology, but it also has a lot to do with everything else; it is a discipline responsible for the nonfunctional requirements, and a model to design the Quality of Service (QoS) of the information systems.

Architecture is about finding the right balance and the midpoint of every circumstance. It is about understanding the environment in which problems are created, involving the people, the processes, the organizational culture, the business capabilities, and any external drivers that can influence the success of a project.

We will learn that part of our role as solutions architects is to evaluate several trade-offs, manage the essential complexity of things, their technical evolution, and the inherent entropy of complex systems.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding cloud computing
  • Cloud design patterns and principles
  • Shared security model
  • Identity and access management