Certified Solutions Architect - Introduction


  1. Exam Guide

Exam Guide

Response types:

  1. Multiple choice: has one correct response and three incorrect responses (distractors).
  2. Multiple response: has two correct responses and three incorrect responses (distractors).

Split over 4 domains:

  • Design resilient architectures: 30%
  • Design High-Performing Architectures: 28%
  • Design Secure Applications and Architectures: 24%
  • Design Cost-Optimized Architectures: 18%

Design Resilient Architectures

  • Design a multi-tier architecture solution.
  • Design highly available and/or fault-tolerant architectures.
  • Design decoupling mechanisms using AWS services.
  • Choose appropriate resilient storage.

Design High-Performing Architectures

  • Identify Elastic and scalable compute solutions for a workload.
  • Select high-performance and scalable storage solutions for a workload.
  • Select high-performing networking solutions for a workload.
  • Choose high-performing database solutions for a workload.

Design Secure Applications and Architectures

  • Design secure access to AWS resources.
  • Design secure application tiers.
  • Select appropraite data security options.

Design Cost-Optimized Architectures

  • Identify cost-effective storage solutions.
  • Identify cost-effective compute and database services.
  • Design cost-optimized network architectures.

Pass mark

  • Result is a score from 100 - 1000.
  • Minimum passing mark is 720.
  • There are 65 questions and you have 130 minutes to complete.

Supporting courses

  • Designing resilient architectures for solution architects.
  • High availability & scalability for AWS solutions architects.
  • Networking and compute for associate solutions architects.
  • Storage, Database & Migrations for solutions architects.
  • Application services for associate AWS solutions architects.
  • Logging & security for associate solutions architects.