Browse Definitions :
Definition

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional

Contributor(s): Laura Fitzgibbons

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional certification is a category of technical certifications offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for professionals who design applications and systems using the AWS platform and who have professional experience deploying AWS cloud architecture.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional is the second level of certification, one step above the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional covers more advanced skills for deploying and designing applications on AWS, as well as advanced topics ranging from databases and application servers to optimal system design. Like certified Associates, certified Professionals are also skilled in several AWS products and related services, including:

  • identity access management (IAM)
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • autoscaling and load balancing
  • serverless websites
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • DynamoDB
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Professionals can become certified as an AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional by taking a designated exam once they have obtained an Associate certificate.

To prepare for this exam, candidates can attend preparation classes, purchase exam guides, or apply real world practice. AWS also provides a practice exam. The exam consists of 50 questions. Candidates have 170 minutes to complete the exam. The passing score is subject to change but usually is 80%. The cost to take the exam is $300, while training courses and supplementary materials are an additional cost.

The benefits of becoming an AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional include better salary and more career options.

This was last updated in July 2018

Continue Reading About AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

  • smart contract

    A smart contract, also known as a cryptocontract, is a computer program that directly controls the transfer of digital currencies...

  • risk map (risk heat map)

    A risk map, also known as a risk heat map, is a data visualization tool for communicating specific risks an organization faces. A...

SearchSecurity

  • certificate authority (CA)

    A certificate authority (CA) is a trusted entity that issues digital certificates, which are data files used to cryptographically...

  • hacktivism

    Hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose.

  • advanced persistent threat (APT)

    An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a prolonged and targeted cyberattack in which an intruder gains access to a network and ...

SearchHealthIT

  • Cerner Corp.

    Cerner Corp. is a public company in North Kansas City, Mo., that provides various health information technologies, ranging from ...

  • clinical decision support system (CDSS)

    A clinical decision support system (CDSS) is an application that analyzes data to help healthcare providers make decisions and ...

  • Health IT (health information technology)

    Health IT (health information technology) is the area of IT involving the design, development, creation, use and maintenance of ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • tabletop exercise (TTX)

    A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that takes participants through the process of dealing with a ...

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a data center.

  • ransomware recovery

    Ransomware recovery is the process of resuming options following a cyberattack that demands payment in exchange for unlocking ...

SearchStorage

  • storage virtualization

    Storage virtualization is the pooling of physical storage from multiple storage devices into what appears to be a single storage ...

  • cache (computing)

    A cache -- pronounced CASH -- is hardware or software that is used to store something, usually data, temporarily in a computing ...

  • mebibyte (MiB)

    A mebibyte (MiB) is a unit of measurement used in computer data storage.

Close