AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 2020 (PASS THE EXAM!)

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AWS Certified Solutions Architect is one of the most popular cloud computing certifications. In this full course taught by an expert trainer, you will learn the major parts of Amazon Web Services, and prepare for the associate-level AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam. By the end of this course, you will be ready to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam – and pass!

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⭐Course Contents⭐
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      freeCodeCamp.org
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      ⭐Course Contents – PART 1 ⭐
      (Part 2 is a reply to this comment.)
      ☁️ Introduction
      🎀 (0:00:00) Meet your Instructor
      🎀 (0:01:12) Why Get the Solutions Architect Associate
      🎀 (0:07:31) Exam Guide Overview

      ☁️ S3
      🎀 (0:14:42) Introduction
      🎀 (0:16:59) Storage Classes
      🎀 (0:19:17) Storage Class Comparison
      🎀 (0:21:12) Security
      🎀 (0:23:17) Encryption
      🎀 (0:24:41) Data Consistency
      🎀 (0:25:45) Cross-Region Replication
      🎀 (0:26:23) Versioning
      🎀 (0:27:51) Lifecycle Management
      🎀 (0:28:40) Transfer Acceleration
      🎀 (0:29:26) Presigned URLs
      🎀 (0:30:53) MFA Delete
      ⌨️ (0:31:50) Follow Along – Create & Delete a Bucket
      ⌨️ (0:33:48) Follow Along – Upload Files & Make Public
      ⌨️ (0:36:42) Follow Along – Versioning
      ⌨️ (0:42:45) Follow Along – Encryption
      ⌨️ (0:44:55) Follow Along – CLI
      ⌨️ (0:50:09) Follow Along – Lifecycle Policies
      ⌨️ (0:52:42) Follow Along – Cross Region Replication
      ⌨️ (0:55:24) Follow Along – Bucket Policies
      πŸ““ (0:58:39) S3 CheatSheet

      ☁️ Snowball
      🎀 (1:05:26) Snowballl
      🎀 (1:07:19) Snowball Edge
      🎀 (1:08:41) Snowmobile
      πŸ““ (1:09:27) CheatSheet

      ☁️ VPC
      🎀 (1:11:08) Introduction
      🎀 (1:11:30) Core Components
      🎀 (1:13:09) Key Features
      🎀 (1:15:15) Default VPC
      🎀 (1:16:38) Default Everywhere IP
      🎀 (1:17:22) VPC Peering
      🎀 (1:18:57) Route Tables
      🎀 (1:19:56) Internet Gateway
      🎀 (1:20:57) Bastions / Jumpbox
      🎀 (1:22:30) Direct Connect

      ☁️ VPC Endpoints
      🎀 (1:23:24) Introduction
      🎀 (1:24:35) Interface Endpoints
      🎀 (1:25:42) Gateway Endpoints
      πŸ““ (1:26:19) Cheatsheet

      ☁️ VPC Flow Logs
      🎀 (1:27:04) Introduction
      🎀 (1:28:13) Log Breakdown
      πŸ““ (1:29:09) Cheatsheet

      ☁️ NACL
      🎀 (1:30:14) Introduction
      🎀 (1:31:52) Use Case
      πŸ““ (1:32:30) Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ Security Groups
      🎀 (1:33:43) Introduction
      🎀 (1:35:26) Use Cases
      🎀 (1:37:45) Limits
      πŸ““ (1:38:39) Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ NAT
      🎀 (1:39:56) Introduction
      🎀 (1:40:42) NAT Instances vs NAT Gateways
      πŸ““ (1:42:45) Cheatsheet

      ☁️ VPC Follow Along
      ⌨️ (1:44:30) Create VPC, IGW, Route Tables and Subnets
      ⌨️ (1:56:58) Launch an EC2 Instance
      ⌨️ (2:02:03) Groups, NACL and Bastion
      ⌨️ (2:14:59) NAT
      ⌨️ (2:18:24) VPC Endpoints
      ⌨️ (2:22:33) Flow Logs
      ⌨️ (2:25:24) Cleanup

      ☁️ IAM
      🎀 (2:27:38) Introduction
      🎀 (2:27:51) Core Components
      🎀 (2:30:22) Types of Policies
      🎀 (2:31:22) Policy Structure
      🎀 (2:33:48) Password Policy
      🎀 (2:34:14) Access Keys
      🎀 (2:34:59) Multi-Factor Authentication
      ⌨️ (2:35:47) Follow Along
      πŸ““ (2:50:37) Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ Cognito
      🎀 (2:52:30) Introduction
      🎀 (2:53:12) Web Identity Federation
      🎀 (2:54:17) User Pools
      🎀 (2:56:19) Identity Pools
      🎀 (2:57:32) Sync
      πŸ““ (2:58:12) Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ AWS CLI & SDK
      🎀 (2:59:30) Command Line Interface (CLI)
      🎀 (3:00:59) Software Development Kit (SDK)
      🎀 (3:02:08) Programmatic Access
      ⌨️ (3:03:17) Follow Along – Cloud 9 and CLI Setup
      ⌨️ (3:07:57) Follow Along – CLI
      ⌨️ (3:12:31) Follow Along – SDK
      πŸ““ (3:20:41) CLI & SDK Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ DNS
      🎀 (3:21:46) Introduction
      🎀 (3:22:35) Internet Protocol (IP)
      🎀 (3:24:03) Domain Registrars
      🎀 (3:25:06) Top-Level Domains
      🎀 (3:26:06) Start of Authority (SOA)
      🎀 (3:27:11) A Records
      🎀 (3:27:52) CNAME Records
      🎀 (3:28:36) NS Records
      🎀 (3:29:29) Time To Live (TTL)
      πŸ““ (3:30:00) Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ Route 53
      🎀 (3:31:36) Introduction
      🎀 (3:32:24) Use Case
      🎀 (3:33:32) Record Sets
      🎀 (3:25:05) Routing Policies
      🎀 (3:36:19) Simple Routing Policies
      🎀 (3:37:13) Weighted Routing Policies
      🎀 (3:38:15) Latency Based Routing
      🎀 (3:39:23) Failover Routing Policies
      🎀 (3:40:32) Geolocation Routing Policies
      🎀 (3:41:05) Geoproximity Routing Policies
      🎀 (3:42:57) Multi-Value Answer Policies
      🎀 (3:43:25) Health Checks
      🎀 (3:44:30) Resolver
      πŸ““ (3:45:07) Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ EC2
      🎀 3:47:14) Introduction
      🎀 3:48:48) Instance Types
      🎀 3:50:52) Instance Sizes
      🎀 3:51:42) Instance Profiles
      🎀 3:53:01) Placement Groups
      🎀 3:54:31) Userdata
      🎀 3:55:26) Metadata
      πŸ““ 3:56:12) EC2 Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ EC2 – Pricing
      🎀 (3:48:05) Introduction
      🎀 (3:58:23) On-Demand Instances
      🎀 (3:58:59) Reserved Instances
      🎀 (4:01:32) Spot Instances
      🎀 (4:03:17) Dedicated Host Instances
      πŸ““ (4:04:49) EC2 Pricing Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ AMI
      🎀 (4:07:40) Introduction
      🎀 (4:08:51) Use Cases
      🎀 (4:10:08) Marketplace
      🎀 (4:11:00) Create an AMI
      🎀 (4:11:19) Choosing an AMI
      🎀 (4:13:21) Coping an AMI
      πŸ““ (4:13:46) AMI Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ Auto Scaling Groups
      🎀 (4:15:13) Introduction
      🎀 (4:15:51) Capacity Settings
      🎀 (4:17:02) Health Check Replacements
      🎀 (4:18:23) Scaling Policies
      🎀 (4:20:12) ELB Integration
      🎀 (4:21:03) Use Case
      🎀 (4:22:05) Launch Configuration
      πŸ““ (4:23:36) Autoscaling Groups Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ ELB
      🎀 (4:25:04) Introduction
      🎀 (4:25:52) Rules of Traffic
      🎀 (4:28:03) Application Load Balancer (ALB)
      🎀 (4:28:54) Network Load Balancer (NLB)
      🎀 (4:29:25) Classic Load Balancer (CLB)
      🎀 (4:30:27) Sticky Sessions
      🎀 (4:21:24) X-Forwarded-For Header
      🎀 (4:32:21) Health Checks
      🎀 (4:33:23) Cross-Zone Load Balancing
      🎀 (4:34:17) Request Routing
      πŸ““ (4:35:28) ELB Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ EC2 Follow Along
      ⌨️ (4:37:17) Launching an Instance
      ⌨️ (4:47:25) SSH Into Instance
      ⌨️ (4:53:47) Encrypted Snapshots
      ⌨️ (4:57:44) Creating an AMI
      ⌨️ (5:02:19) Working with ASGs
      ⌨️ (5:26:05) Register a Domain

      ☁️ (Elastic) File System (EFS)
      🎀 (5:29:44) Introduction
      ⌨️ (5:41:01) Mounting EFS
      πŸ““ (5:49:50) EFS Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ (Elastic) Block Store (EBS)
      🎀 (5:50:37) Introduction
      🎀 (5:52:23) Volume Types
      🎀 (5:55:15) Medium HDD
      🎀 (5:56:27) Medium SSD
      🎀 (5:57:08) Magnetic Tapes
      🎀 (5:57:50) Moving Volumes
      🎀 (5:58:44) Encrypted Root Volumes
      🎀 (6:00:05) EBS vs Instance Store Volumes
      πŸ““ (6:02:27) EBS Cheat Sheet

      ☁️ CloudFront
      🎀 (6:04:05) Introduction
      🎀 (6:05:20) Core Components
      🎀 (6:06:24) Distributions
      🎀 (6:08:52) Lambda@Edge
      🎀 (6:10:25) Protection
      ⌨️ (6:12:31) Create a Distribution
      ⌨️ (6:16:18) Serve S3 Files From Distribution
      ⌨️ (6:19:26) Create an Invalidation
      πŸ““ (6:21:02) CloudFront Cheat Sheet

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      Harry Hu
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      2:29:00 Description about IAM roles is not correct.

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      Foram Oza
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      Hi Andrew thank you so much!! I passed the exam 2 days ago. This course was very helped full.

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      Tstar
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      5:53:05 Would be wise to note that the SSD can be used as a boot drive while the HDD can not.

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      pooja jaiswal
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      From today I am going to start my career in AWS, hoping for the best.

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      ganesh ghimire
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      is there a way to get slides?

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      zmonkey11
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      How easy is it to sell an RI on the Reserved Instance Marketplace? Is it like a stock market where people are always buying and selling? Just a question that popped up in my head going over this. Thanks for any input.

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      priya gunturu
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      Hi, you mentioned Nacls- stateless, security groups-stateful. Both are mentioned as if allowed- all inbound- allows all outbound. so what's difference between both.?

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      TimBoyd2012
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      Do you have, or are planning, an AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Professional video course?

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      picasosdog
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      hi guys, please please please does anyone have a dump of the cheatsheets?, πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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      crazzyrahul1
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      Dear Andrew, this course is a little old. It's missing out on some services. Although it's great but I missed passing the SAA by just 15 points. Your video should have been a sure shot passing video back in 2020 but it isn't enough today. 😒 Thanks anyway! Love your content.

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      Hao Li
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      you are the man

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      Will
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      8:24:00 My company only uses SQS with S3. I.e. push object to S3 which triggers an SQS message. That way no issue with message size limit and get durability of S3.

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      Jimmy Thompson
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      May 2022 I’ll be working on this cert. Thanks for this.

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      madhan subbiah
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      Hi – Is this course is still valid if we want to take up exam in 2022? please advise.

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      Mohamed Ismail
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      Thanks!

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      miquemoua
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      What is SLA on the Storage Class Comparison Chart at 20:00 minutes?

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      Vidyadhar Salunkhe
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      I passed the SAA-C02 on 31st March. I used this course to revise and is still relevant. I used acloudguru course and whizlabs practice tests and was able to get a 781/1000 on the exam :). Thanks Andrew Brown for such an amazing video…Keep doing good work!!!

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      Aida Far
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      can you provide the pdf file of your tutorial?

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      Omer S
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      Thank you Angie!

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      Rowan Gontier
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      πŸ™πŸ™

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      Rishab Sharma
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      Thankyou

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      ZimCanIT
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      The year is 2022. Yes, AWS's interface has changed. Yes, this course remains applicable to this exam. Thanks Andrew Brown!

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      Last Ones Left
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      I hate multiple choice answer exams, so many trick questions

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      Last Ones Left
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      Going to be doing this Exam soon, wish me luck people

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      μ‹¬λ£¨μ‹œ Lucy Sim
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      00:32:00

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      μ‹¬λ£¨μ‹œ Lucy Sim
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      00:19:26

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      Aaa Aaa
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      I believe the thumbnail processing diagram at 8:10:00 is an infinite loop

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      SkyFlex
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      I passed my exam today! I studied 1-2 hours every day for 4/5 weeks then took a week off work to bulk prepare the week leading to the exam. I see comments asking if this course is still applicable, below is my two cents:

      Short Answer: Yes but not exclusively. Use in conjunction with other resources.
      Long Answer: I would say this does cover some core foundational knowledge, but due to its age it is missing some focus on other/new services. I would use this as your foundational knowledge to get a high level (and some low level) on the main services, but you will certainly not pass if you use this exclusively. Personally I used this in conjunction with Pluralsight (like Linkdin Learning, did the 12-hour Architect Associate Path), many test papers, AWS Learning resources and their documentation. Obviously everyone doesn't get the same test, but here's some details around mine

      No questions related to DynamoDB
      No questions on DR (Pilot Light, Warm Standby, etc)
      No questions on EC2 types like when to choose Compute Optimised, etc
      2 Questions on AWS Organizations and SCPs (Service Control Policies) – this is not on this course and would have gotten me but I have extensive on-job experience with these.
      – Ensure you cover Organizations at the high level, such as OUs and SCPs. SCPs have some key differences VS normal IAM policies.

      2/3 Questions on EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service) – nothing 'Kubernetes-specific' but more about the service and CloudWatch Integration (Container Insights) – again not on this course and I have personal experience which got me through that questions

      More questions than I was expecting on Windows-specific storage options. Make sure you know when to use a given service for windows or not – including FSx

      Few questions on analysing policies, picking the right one based on scenario given. Permission Boundary came up too.
      Few questions on IAM in general
      Plenty of questions on Autoscaling
      Lots of questions on EBS, EFS – when to choose one or the other. I would say I got 6-8 questions across all 'topics' on these and details in some of these questions where not covered via this and require more detail knowledge.
      Only one question on EBS Storage types.
      Plenty of questions on S3 and a few on SnowBall.
      Plenty of Questions on Aurora, RDS – these for me where some of the most difficult. Would recommend diving deep on Aurora more than what this course does.
      More questions than I was expecting around VPN, Direct Connect, Private Link, Endpoints & Hybrid cloud options – these where also difficult for me
      Few questions on Storage gateway which I found challenging
      Few questions on KMS in general and when to use in each service VS service-native encryption for given scenario
      Few questions on Redshift but mostly picking no because questions related on 'Cost effective' solution for given scenario – which Redshift often wasn't for scenario given.
      Few questions on Kenisis – these where likely the ones I got mostly wrong as its a harder service to have experience with.

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      Sona Sunny
      May 16, 2022 21:35 pm Reply

      Great

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