What’s new in AWS Solutions Architect Associate
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification (SAA), is one of the most sought-after cloud computing credentials. This exam is intended for IT professionals working as Solutions Architects and DevOps. This exam verifies a candidate’s ability to create solutions using AWS technologies based upon the AWS Well-Architected framework.
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Why AWS SAA Certification?AWS Solutions Architect Associate vs. New DomainsAWS SAA C03 domains content outlineExam updates : AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam (SAA), was updated on August 30, 2022 with the new exam code SAA–C03. The updated exam opened for registration on July 26, 2022. On August 29, 2022, the last version of AWS SAA certification (SAA–C02) was discontinued.
Why AWS SAA Certification?
With the assistance of industry professionals, the AWS Solution Architect Associate certification course will help you design and deploy secure and reliable AWS cloud applications. This Associate course in AWS Solutions Architect will improve your knowledge of AWS architecture. It allows candidates to use AWS to create and deploy distributed systems. AWS SAA certification validates candidates’ ability to design secure and resilient architectures that are cost-effective, reliable, and high-performing.
Pre-Requisites – You must have at least one year of experience in designing cloud solutions using AWS services. It is beneficial to have at least six months experience using AWS cloud services in any function, such as technical, managerial, purchasing, or financial.
AWS Solutions Architect Associate (SAA), old vs. newly created domains
The exam domains for SAA-C03 are nearly identical to the ones for the SAA C02 exam. Three of them have the same name as the other. Only Domain 3: Design Secure Applications & Architectures has been renamed to “Design Secure Architectures.” There have also been some changes in the weighting of exam domains.
Old SAA-C02 DomainsWeightage %Domain 1: Design Resilient Architectures30%Domain 2: Design High Performing Architectures28%Domain 3: Design Secure Applications and Architectures24%Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures18%
New SAA-C03 DomainsWeightage %Domain 1: Design Secure Architectures30%Domain 2: Design Resilient Architectures26%Domain 3: Design High Performing Architectures24%Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures20%AWS SAA-C03 domains content outline
AWS SAA validates your expertise within the four domains below, which are applicable for all businesses.
Domain 1: Design Secure Architectures
30% of the total weightage of the AWS SAA exam is made up by Design Secure Architectures. This domain focuses only on three main sections:
Secure access to AWS resources
Secure workloads and applications
Ensure that you have the right data security controls
Domain 2: Design Resilient Architectures
26% of the total weightage of the AWS SAA exam is made up by Design Resilient Architectures. This domain focuses only on two main sections:
Architectures that are flexible and loosely connected can be designed
High availability and fault-tolerant architectures
Domain 3: Design high-performing architectures
The AWS SAA exam’s total weightage includes 24% for the Design High Performing Architectures domain. This domain focuses only on five main sections:
Find high-performing, scalable storage solutions
High-performing, elastic compute solutions
High-performing database solutions
Design scalable and high-performing network architectures
High-performing data ingestion and transform solutions
Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures
20% of the total weightage of the AWS SAA exam is made up by Design Cost-Optimized Architectures. This domain focuses