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AWS Associate Level Solutions Architect

AWS Associate Level Solutions Architect

Our AWS Solutions Architect course helps students master Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies and prepare them to pass their AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam. Throughout this learning path, students will be guided through realistic virtual labs, have the opportunity to learn with written and video content, and take a series of quizzes and a preparation exam to gauge their understanding.

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Hands-On Experience

Our AWS course not only provides a comprehensive learning experience to those who take it, but it also simplifies your job as an instructor. We provide quizzes and a final exam that seamlessly integrate with your gradebook, alleviating the need for you to spend hours developing assignments and grading.

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At Ascend Education, we understand that there’s more than one way to solve a problem. Unlike many other AWS courses, ours are designed to allow students to deploy and secure AWS applications in multiple ways. This allows students to problem solve and come to a solution the same way they would in a job environment. This unique, hands-on approach to learning is what has allowed students who take this course to excel in their certification exam and go on to successful careers in the AWS Solutions Architectural field.

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Course Summary

The AWS solutions architect course is designed to instruct students in architectural design principles to help customers of an organization find solutions on AWS technologies. A professional with an AWS solutions architect certification has proven the ability to demonstrate how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies. Students who complete this course will be able to provide implementation guidance to an organization based on best practices learned. It is recommended that before taking this course a student should have one or more years of hands-on experience designing available, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs



Practice Exam

Instructor Tools


Student Progress Tracking

LMS Deep Link Integration

Video Lessons

Virtual Labs



Practice Exam

Instructor Tools


Student Progress Tracking

LMS Deep Link Integration

Course Features

Virtual Labs

Virtual labs give students experience practicing and implementing the skills they will learn about in this Associate Level Solutions Architect course. These labs run on real hardware that enable students to develop the hands-on skills required to work with AWS technologies. Within the sandbox environment, students can make mistakes and see how their actions affect a real system. This is different from a simulated lab where students are led through a simulated environment that has only one solution and a single path to accomplish a given task. A student’s access to a complete software and hardware resource helps them fully engage in discovery, solution finding, and problem solving. They will be able to earn their AWS certification or final grade with a truly hands-on approach that prepares them for the workforce.

State-of-the-art videos

Ascend Education’s videos are engaging and present the most current content available in AWS technologies training. The videos contained in this course are designed to enable autonomous and self-directed learning. They use cues and signals to focus student’s attention on important visual content and scenarios for better learning absorption. All videos are kept under 10-minutes in length by eliminating redundancy and unnecessary visuals, text, and audio. The use of diagrams and explanatory text near related visuals evade the possibility of split attention and help cultivate a deeper level of understanding.

Students are walked through definitions, examples, comparisons, an overview of difficult topics found in the text and thorough demonstrations of what is covered in the material. This format enhances a student’s learning experience and retention, preparing them for their AWS certification exam and getting them job ready.


This Associate Level Solutions Architect course includes practice quizzes and a final exam prepared by industry experts. Practice quiz questions are found in each section of the course and will help students know which areas they are understanding well, and which areas they may need to work on before taking their final exam. 

The comprehensive final exam was created to help teachers assess a student’s understanding of the material from the first module to the last. Each quiz and final exam is linked to the instructor gradebook, so a teacher can track each student’s progress and have automatic grading. Instructors can also set the number of tries for each quiz to give students a chance to go back and review material if necessary. These assessments save instructors countless hours of having to prepare and grade quizzes and exams by themselves.

Easy-To-Use LMS

Each course is built on our professionally designed Learning Management System (LMS). Ascend Education’s courses can fully integrate with popular LMS’s including Canvas, Blackboard, D2L and others, making it easy to track progress and manage the learning success of a given student or class. All course materials are integrated using deep linking integration. In this way, it never appears to the student that they have left the “home” environment of their own LMS. In instances where a given school does not have an LMS or allows integration, Ascend is only too happy to host the course inside our own Learning Management System, including delivering all the instructor tools and helpers described here.

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Course Curriculum

What’s covered in the AWS Associate Level Solutions Architect 2020 course curriculum:

This module will provide an understanding of cloud computing concepts and how AWS can meet business needs.

  • Cloud Primer
  • Cloud Essentials
  • Cloud Computing Characteristics

This module will cover the tools available for technicians responsible for managing AWS resources as well as cover storage options for virtual machines, general storage and longer-term storage.

  • Management Tools
  • Managing AWS
  • Storage
  • AWS Storage Technologies

Understand fundamental networking components, EC2 virtual machines, file management through Amazon WorkDocs and a variety of other AWS topics.

  • Networking
  • Virtual Machines and Identity and Access Management
  • WorkDocs
  • Other Services

Explore the core concepts that define the AWS cloud (which provides one of the most beneficial and powerful economic cloud models in the world), cloud computing and the AWS architectural design.

  • AWS Cloud and the Value Proposition
  • Cloud Economics
  • Architecture Design Principles
  • AWS Private Clouds

Learn what technology support resources, access management tools, cloud deployment and operation options, and other core services are provided through AWS.

  • Technology Support Resources
  • AWS Access Management
  • AWS Cloud Deployment and Operation
  • Core AWS Services

Discover the benefits of AWS security and the vital role that AWS can play in organizational certification from a compliance perspective. Examine the dynamic responsibilities between AWS and their customers based on the services it provides.

  • Cloud Security and Compliance
  • Security Support Resources
  • Secure Networks with ACLs
  • Shared Responsibility
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Some job titles that use AWS Solutions Architect are DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect, Cloud System Integrator and Operational Support Engineer.

It is recommended to have at least one year of hands-on experience designing distributed systems on AWS.

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