Your journey to becoming a cloud ninja begins now . . .

This is school.

The ninja is a master of many skills. Here you will learn every facet of the AWS cloud and become a certified Solutions Architect Associate.

But I'm too busy for courses!

Long, boring screen-capture videos waste your time. Instead, we took out all the filler and made just 5 hours of succinct videos to efficiently teach you every concept you’ll need for the Solutions Architect Associate exam.

How about an example of these fancy videos?

OK, you got it.

We dropped you 🪂 right in the middle of a lesson on Lambda, part of the AWS options for compute. This video 📽️ gives you a real taste of the technical depth we cover. I managed to sneak in a Tom Hanks reference, too, so it was a good day.

Certification Course
Solutions Architect Associate
50+
Lessons
60+
Videos
IT Pro
Skill Level
6-8 Weeks
DURATION
130
Exam Questions

Part 1: Course Intro

Three topics introducing the structure of the course, lessons, and knowledge check-points.

Eight topics addressing all the IT concepts you should know before beginning your cloud computing journey. 

lesson on Storage for the AWS certified solutions architect associate exam prep course

Part 2: AWS Storage

Five topics with seven videos covering S3 architecture, S3 bucket names, S3 security, and S3 storage classes and lifecycle policies. S3 is the most widely used AWS service, so this lesson will help you with any AWS certification, especially the Solutions Architect Associate.

Two topics covering EBS and EBS volumes in depth, including the different hardware types for EBS volumes and how EBS differs from ephemeral storage and object storage

Three topics and five videos covering network storage like EFS, hybrid storage like the snowball appliance and storage gateway, and the AWS CDN CloudFront. All of these services will be covered in the storage domains on the Solutions Architect Associate exam.

Ready to Learn?

PART 3: VPCs AND NETWORKING

Two topics introducing you to the concept of Amazon’s Virtual Private Clouds and how they differ from your on-premises datacenter.

We dive deep into the AWS gateways, subnetting, security, VPC peering and endpoints in these six topics and eight videos. This lesson provides extremely thorough coverage because you’ll need a strong foundation here to get a great passing score for the Solutions Architect Associate exam.

PART 4: COMPUTE

Four topics covering every aspect of EC2 addressed by the SAA exam, including instance types, cost-optimization, and AMIs.

Three topics and four videos helping you understand the scenarios for the AWS autoscaling service and Elastic Load Balancers that are a favorite scenario for tricksy exam questions.

Is serverless really serverless? Find out in these two topics that explain serverless computing and help you to dive deeper into Lambda functions.

AWS is the most popular cloud to run containers and container orchestration services, so we have two topics that give an overview for how containers work on AWS and what you need to know for the Solutions Architect Associate exam.

AWS databases icon for the lesson on AWS databases for the certified solutions architect exam

PART 5: AWS DATABASES

Three topics and four videos that cover—you guessed it—running traditional relational databases on AWS, including RDS, Aurora, and Redshift.

If you’re not familiar with NoSQL databases, we give a brief introduction. Then we dive deep into what you need to know about DynamoDB for the Solutions Architect Associate exam, followed by the other NoSQL databases that AWS provides, totalling three topics in all.

Understanding caching is an important concept for both building performant web apps and passing AWS Certifications, so we cover two important types of database caches in one topic.

You had me at "ninja."

flat isometric icon for the decoupling lesson of the AWS certified solutions architect associate exam

PART 6: DECOUPLING

In these four topics you’ll learn what decoupling is and get a good understanding of four important AWS services that will show up frequently as you study for the Solutions Architect Associate exam.

PART 7: MONITORING & DEPLOYMENT

In the monitoring lesson, we teach four important topics that help you assess the health and capture important information about all your AWS cloud services. CloudWatch is of course front and center and understanding how it works will be important as you work through practice questions for your AWS certifications.

The Solutions Architect Associate exam only briefly covers deployment and operations, so in this lesson we give you a good foundation with two topics that don’t waste your valuable time.

PART 8: AWS SECURITY

Cloud security is paramount for the AWS ecosystem and is baked-in to every service, so we’ve already covered most of the concepts you’ll need to pass the Solutions Architect Associate exam. In the two topics of this lesson we take a closer look at the AWS Shared Responsibility Model and look at some of the advanced firewalls, like WAF and AWS Shield.

Encryption and key management are covered in each of the AWS services we talk about in other lessons, so in this topic and in the one on Identity and Access Management, we recap the encryption and identity concepts you’ll need to achieve your AWS certification.

I’m in!
What’s this gonna cost me?

If you study very quickly, a monthly pass is just enough. Most folks take 6-10 weeks, so our quarterly pass works well. Super mega ninjas will get all the new AWS, Azure, and GCP courses we’re releasing over the next year with the annual pass. 

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Monthly Ninja Pass

Renews every month until cancelled
$ 21 Monthly
  • 1 Month of learning
  • Access your course instantly
  • 60 videos with text lessons
  • COMING SOON:
  • 2 Full-length practice exams
  • 130 question-explainer videos

Quarterly Ninja Pass

Renews every 3 months until cancelled
$21
$ 16
33
Monthly
  • 3 Months (save 22%)
  • Access your course instantly
  • 60 videos with text lessons
  • COMING SOON:
  • 2 Full-length practice exams
  • 130 question-explainer videos
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Annual Ninja Pass

Renews every 12 months until cancelled
$21
$ 11
58
Monthly
  • 12 Months (save 45%)
  • Access your course instantly
  • 60 videos with text lessons
  • COMING SOON:
  • 2 Full-length practice exams
  • 130 question-explainer videos
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