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  • Copyright 2019
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 320
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-6049-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-6049-4
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AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C01) Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification enables you to succeed on the exam the first time. Leading IT cloud expert Anthony Sequeira shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.


This complete study package includes

·         A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam

·         Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section

·         Chapter-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly

·         The powerful Pearson IT Certification Test Prep practice test software, with two full sample exams containing 130 well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports

·         A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies

·         Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions, and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.


The study guide helps you master topics on Amazon’s AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate (SAA-C01) exam, including how to

·         Design resilient architectures

·         Define performant architectures

·         Specify secure applications and architectures

·         Design cost-optimized architectures

·         Define operationally excellent architectures 

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Table of Contents

Introduction xx

Part I: Domain 1: Design Resilient Architectures

Chapter 1 The Fundamentals of AWS 3

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 3

Advantages of Cloud Technologies 6

An Overview of Key AWS Services 7

    Compute Services 8

        Elastic Compute Cloud 8

        Lambda 10

        Elastic Container Service 11

        Elastic Container Registry 12

        Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes 12

        Fargate 13

        Serverless Application Repository 13

        Lightsail 13

        AWS Batch 14

        Elastic Beanstalk 14

        Elastic Load Balancing 16

        Auto Scaling 16

        CloudFormation 17

    Application Services 18

        OpsWorks 18

        CloudFront 18

        Simple Queue Service 19

        Simple Notification Service 19

        Kinesis 19

    Database Services 20

        Aurora 20

        Relational Database Service 20

        DynamoDB 21

        ElastiCache 22

        Redshift 22

        Database Migration Service 23

    Networking Services 23

        The AWS Global Infrastructure 23

        Virtual Private Cloud 24

        Direct Connect 25

        Route 53 26

    Storage Services 26

        Simple Storage Service 26

        Elastic Block Store 28

        Elastic File System 29

        Glacier 30

        Snowball 30

        AWS Storage Gateway 31

    Security Services 31

        Identity and Access Management 31

        Web Application Firewall 32

        Key Management Service 33

        Directory Services 33

    Management Services 33

        Trusted Advisor 33

        CloudWatch 34

        CloudTrail 34

Review All Key Topics 35

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 35

Define Key Terms 35

Q&A 36

Chapter 2 Designing Resilient Storage 39

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 39

Designing Resilient S3 Services 42

    S3 Storage Classes 42

    Lab: Creating an S3 Bucket 44

    Lab Cleanup 47

Designing Resilient EBS Services 47

    EBS Versus Instance Stores 47

    Elastic Block Store 48

    Lab: Creating an EBS Volume 48

    Lab Cleanup 49

    Elastic Block Store 49

Designing Resilient EFS Services 51

    Lab: A Basic EFS Configuration 51

    Lab Cleanup 53

Designing Resilient Glacier Services 53

    Lab: Creating a Vault 54

    Lab Cleanup 55

Review All Key Topics 56

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 56

Define Key Terms 56

Q&A 57

Chapter 3 Designing Decoupling Mechanisms 59

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 59

Decoupling Demystified 61

Advantages of Decoupled Designs 62

Synchronous Decoupling 62

Asynchronous Decoupling 62

    Lab: Configure SQS 63

    Lab Cleanup 66

Review All Key Topics 67

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 67

Define Key Terms 67

Q&A 67

Chapter 4 Designing a Multitier Infrastructure 69

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 69

Single-Tier Architectures 71

    Lab: Building a Single-Tier Architecture with EC2 72

    Lab Cleanup 74

Multitier Architectures 74

The Classic Three-Tier Architecture 76

Review All Key Topics 78

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 78

Define Key Terms 78

Q&A 79

Chapter 5 Designing High Availability Architectures 81

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 81

High Availability Compute 84

    Lab: Provisioning EC2 Instances in Different Availability Zones 85

    Lab Cleanup 88

High Availability Application Services 88

High Availability Database Services 88

High Availability Networking Services 91

High Availability Storage Services 92

High Availability Security Services 92

High Availability Monitoring Services 93

Review All Key Topics 93

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 94

Define Key Terms 94

Q&A 94

Part II: Domain 2: Defi ne Performant Architectures

Chapter 6 Choosing Performant Storage 97

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 97

Performant S3 Services 99

Performant EBS Services 101

Performant EFS Services 103

Performant Glacier Services 108

Review All Key Topics 108

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 109

Define Key Terms 109

Q&A 109

Chapter 7 Choosing Performant Databases 111

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 111

Aurora 114

    Which DB Instance Are You Connected To? 115

    When to Use T2 Instances 115

    Work with Asynchronous Key Prefetch 116

    Avoid Multithreaded Replication 116

    Use Scale Reads 117

    Consider Hash Joins 117

    Use TCP Keepalive Parameters 117

RDS 118

DynamoDB 119

    Burst Capacity 121

    Adaptive Capacity 122

    Secondary Indexes 122

    Querying and Scanning Data 124

ElastiCache 126

    Lazy Loading Versus Write Through 127

        Scenario 1: Cache Hit 127

        Scenario 2: Cache Miss 127

        Advantages and Disadvantages of Lazy Loading 127

        Advantages and Disadvantages of Write Through 128

    What Is TTL? 129

    Background Write Process and Memory Usage 129

    Avoid Running Out of Memory When Executing a Background Write 129

    How Much Reserved Memory Do You Need? 130

    Parameters to Manage Reserved Memory 130

    Online Cluster Resizing 131

Redshift 132

    Amazon Redshift Best Practices for Designing Queries 133

    Work with Recommendations from Amazon Redshift Advisor 134

Review All Key Topics 135

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 136

Define Key Terms 136

Q&A 136

Chapter 8 Improving Performance with Caching 139

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 139

ElastiCache 142

    Lab: Configuring a Redis ElastiCache Cluster 142

    Lab Cleanup 145

DynamoDB Accelerator 145

CloudFront 147

    Lab: Configuring CloudFront 147

    Lab Cleanup 149

Greengrass 149

Route 53 150

    Lab: Creating a Hosted Domain and DNS Records in Route 53 152

    Lab Cleanup 153

Review All Key Topics 154

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 154

Define Key Terms 154

Q&A 155

Chapter 9 Designing for Elasticity 157

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 157

Elastic Load Balancing 159

Auto Scaling 160

    Target Tracking Scaling Policies 162

    The Cooldown Period 163

Review All Key Topics 164

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 164

Define Key Terms 164

Q&A 164

Part III: Domain 3: Specify Secure Applications and Architectures

Chapter 10 Securing Application Tiers 167

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 167

Using IAM 169

    IAM Identities 171

Securing the OS and Applications 173

    Security Groups 174

    Network ACLs 175

    Systems Manager Patch Manager 175

Review All Key Topics 176

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 177

Define Key Terms 177

Q&A 177

Chapter 11 Securing Data 179

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 179

Resource Access Authorization 181

Storing and Managing Encryption Keys in the Cloud 182

Protecting Data at Rest 183

Decommissioning Data Securely 184

Protecting Data in Transit 185

Review All Key Topics 185

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 185

Define Key Terms 186

Q&A 186

Chapter 12 Networking Infrastructure for a Single VPC Application 190

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 190

Introducing the Basic AWS Network Infrastructure 193

    Lab: Checking Default Networking Components in a Region 194

Network Interfaces 198

Route Tables 199

Internet Gateways 201

Egress-Only Internet Gateways 201

DHCP Option Sets 202

DNS 202

Elastic IP Addresses 203

VPC Endpoints 204

    Interface Endpoints (Powered by AWS PrivateLink) 204

    Gateway Endpoints 205

NAT 205

VPC Peering 206

ClassicLink 206

Review All Key Topics 207

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 207

Define Key Terms 207

Q&A 208

Part IV: Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures

Chapter 13 Cost-Optimized Storage 211

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 211

S3 Services 214

    Lab: Estimating AWS S3 Costs 214

    Lab: Implementing Lifecycle Management 216

    Lab Cleanup 218

EBS Services 218

EFS Services 218

Glacier Services 219

    Lab: Changing the Retrieval Rate in Glacier 220

    Lab Cleanup 221

Review All Key Topics 221

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 221

Define Key Terms 221

Q&A 222

Chapter 14 Cost-Optimized Compute 225

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 225

Cost-Optimized EC2 Services 227

    Lab: Using the Cost Explorer 228

    Lab: Creating a Billing Alarm 230

Cost-Optimized Lambda Services 231

Review All Key Topics 233

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 233

Define Key Terms 233

Q&A 233

Part V: Domain 5: Defi ne Operationally Excellent Architectures

Chapter 15 Features for Operational Excellence 235

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 235

Introduction to the AWS Well-Architected Framework 237

Prepare 239

    Operational Priorities 239

    Design for Operations 239

    Operational Readiness 240

Operate 241

    Understanding Operational Health 241

    Responding to Events 241

Evolve 242

    Learning from Experience 242

    Share Learnings 242

Review All Key Topics 242

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 243

Define Key Terms 243

Q&A 243

Part VI: Final Preparation

Chapter 16 Final Preparation 245

Exam Information 245

Getting Ready 248

Tools for Final Preparation 249

    Pearson Test Prep Practice Test Engine and Questions on the Website 249

        Accessing the Pearson Test Prep Practice Test Software Online 249

        Accessing the Pearson Test Prep Practice Test Software Offline 250

    Customizing Your Exams 251

    Updating Your Exams 252

        Premium Edition 252

    Memory Tables 252

    Chapter-Ending Review Tools 253

Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study 253

Summary 254

Part VII: Appendixes

Glossary 255

Appendix A Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Q&A Sections 263

Appendix B AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate (SAA-C01) Cert Guide Exam Updates 273

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Appendix C Memory Tables

Appendix D Memory Tables Answer Key

Appendix E Study Planner

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