Studying for any certification exam can seem daunting. This AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official
Study Guide: Associate Exam was designed and developed with relevant topics, questions, and exercises
to enable a cloud practitioner to focus their precious study time and effort on the germane set of topics
targeted at the right level of abstraction so they can confidently take the AWS Certified Solutions
Architect – Associate exam.
This study guide presents a set of topics needed to round out a cloud practitioner’s hands-on experiences
with AWS by covering the basic AWS Cloud services and concepts within the scope of the AWS Certified
Solutions Architect – Associate exam. This study guide begins with an introduction to AWS, which is then
followed by chapters on specific AWS Cloud services. In addition to the services chapters, the topics of
security, risk and compliance, and architecture best practices are covered, providing the reader with a
solid base for understanding how to build and deploy applications on the AWS platform. Furthermore, the

AWS architectural best practices and principles are reinforced in every chapter and reflected in the self-
study questions and examples to highlight the development and deployment of applications for AWS that

are secure, highly available, performant, and cost effective. Each chapter includes specific information on
the service or topic covered, followed by an Exam Essentials section that contains key information
needed in your exam preparation. The Exam Essentials section is followed by an Exercise section with
exercises designed to help reinforce the topic of the chapter with hands-on learning. Next, each chapter
contains sample questions to get you accustomed to answering questions about AWS Cloud services and
architecture topics. The book also contains a self-assessment exam with 25 questions, two practice
exams, with 50 questions each to help you gauge your readiness to take the exam, and flashcards to help
you learn and retain key facts needed to prepare for the exam.
If you are looking for a targeted book written by solutions architects who wrote, reviewed, and developed
the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam, then this is the book for you.