Part 2: AWS Certified Solutions Architect SAA C02

AWS Associate Certification Exam – Master Services for Solutions Architect, Sysops Administrator, Developer

*** JUL-2021 NEW Study Group Q&A Discussion added ***

What you’ll learn

  • Gain Solid Understanding of Amazon Web Services Cloud Platform.
  • Ace Certification Exam Questions on Architectural Patterns, Queuing, Notification, Server less Compute, Databases, API Gateway, Disaster Recovery and more.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 7 lectures • 26min.
  • Housekeeping –> 5 lectures • 25min.
  • Messaging Services – SQS, SNS, EventBridge, Kinesis –> 17 lectures • 1hr 42min.
  • Labs – Amazon Kinesis Streams, Firehose and Analytics –> 2 lectures • 10min.
  • Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) –> 11 lectures • 24min.
  • Serverless Compute with Lambda –> 10 lectures • 1hr 7min.
  • API Gateway –> 4 lectures • 23min.
  • 2020 Architecture Review – Server-based and Serverless –> 4 lectures • 25min.
  • Databases in AWS – Relational, NoSQL, In-Memory, Columnar –> 10 lectures • 1hr 3min.
  • Labs – Relational Database Service (RDS) –> 12 lectures • 48min.
  • AWS Programmatic Integration –> 5 lectures • 10min.
  • Labs – DynamoDB –> 6 lectures • 18min.
  • Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) –> 20 lectures • 1hr 47min.
  • AWS CloudFormation –> 15 lectures • 1hr 2min.
  • Elastic Beanstalk –> 7 lectures • 41min.
  • SAA Sample Questions –> 2 lectures • 1min.
  • Conclusion –> 5 lectures • 1min.

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  • Experience with Application Architecture and Solution Development.
  • Part 1 of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Guide & Question Bank Course .

*** JUL-2021 NEW Study Group Q&A Discussion added ***

*** JUN-2021 New API Gateway Lectures and Labs ***

*** MAY-2021 NEW Lambda Labs with X-Ray, Layers, SQS, SNS, Kinesis, EventBridge ***


AWS Certified Solutions Architect Guide & Question Bank provides a structured introduction to AWS and prepares you to get certified at the Associate Level (Architect, Sysops Admin, Developer).

This is the second and concluding part of the two-part course series on getting certified at Associate Level

In Part 1 of this course, we learned about core services that form the foundation of AWS Cloud Platform. That included networking, storage, compute, automatic scaling, security, monitoring and tools for estimating cost of a solution.

In this Part 2 course, we will start with services that offer Queueing, Notification and Email capabilities.  Then we will focus on Lambda server-less compute capability provided by AWS and API Gateway to provide RESTful front end for your Lambda functions.  AWS also provides a range of Cloud Database offerings including RDS, NoSQL, In-Memory, Columnar, ElasticSearch and we will explore what their strengths and weaknesses are.  Learn how to manage streaming data with Amazon Kinesis (Stream, Firehose, Analytics). Learn about Amazon ECS, Containers and Dockers. CloudFormation lectures teach how to manage your infrastructure as code. Elastic Beanstalk gives an overview on how you can quickly deploy your application and manage infrastructure automatically. This course also introduces programmatic integration of AWS Services from your application.

As we learn these topics, we will look into architectural best practices and patterns for building cost-effective and highly scalable solutions. We will also look at disaster recovery options that are enabled by AWS.

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