AWS Solution Architect Professional

he AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam is designed for individuals who have extensive experience in designing distributed systems on the AWS platform. It goes deeper into architectural principles and best practices compared to the Associate-level certification. Here are some of the key topics covered in the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam

  1. High Availability and Business Continuity
    • Multi-Availability Zone (Multi-AZ) and Multi-Region Architectures
    • Disaster Recovery (DR) and Failover Strategies
    • Designing for Fault Tolerance
    • Backup and Restore Strategies
  2. Scalability and Elasticity
    • Auto Scaling
    • Optimizing Performance
    • Horizontal and Vertical Scaling
    • Designing for Growth and Change
  3. Cost Management
    • Optimizing Costs for Performance
    • Cost Allocation and Tagging
    • Reserved Instances and Savings Plans
    • Cost-effective Storage Solutions
  4. Security
    • Identity and Access Management (IAM) Best Practices
    • Network Security Architecture (VPC, Security Groups, NACLs)
    • Encryption in Transit and at Rest (KMS, SSL/TLS)
    • Compliance and Governance
  5. Network Design
    • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Design Patterns
    • Hybrid Cloud Architectures (VPN, Direct Connect)
    • Content Delivery (CloudFront)
    • Network Segmentation and Isolation
  6. Data Storage and Database Solutions
    • Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) Architectures
    • Amazon DynamoDB Design Patterns
    • Data Replication and Synchronization
    • Big Data Architectures (Amazon EMR, Redshift)
  7. Migration Planning
    • Lift and Shift Migrations
    • Re-platforming and Re-factoring Applications
    • Database Migration Strategies
    • Legacy System Integration
  8. Deployment and Orchestration
    • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
    • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) with AWS CloudFormation
    • AWS OpsWorks and AWS CodeDeploy
    • Containerization (Docker, Amazon ECS, Kubernetes)
  9. Monitoring and Management
    • CloudWatch Metrics, Logs, and Alarms
    • AWS Config and AWS Systems Manager
    • Application Performance Monitoring (APM)
    • Automating Remediation and Maintenance
  10. Architectural Best Practices
    • Well-Architected Framework Principles
    • Designing for Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, Cost Optimization, and Operational Excellence
    • Evaluating and Selecting AWS Services for Specific Use Cases

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