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AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional 2019

ACE the Amazon - AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional - Exam using this Unique All-in-One Preparation Guide
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ACE the most challenging AWS Exam and become a Certified AWS CSA Professional
Establish the confidence level needed to ACE any complex AWS technical interviews
Gain the Senior AWS Architect status by proving your competency level in architecting complex solutions for clients
Alleviate your profile to the Professional level apart from the crowd and competition
Gain the confidence to conquer additional AWS certificates, and take the step to your multi-cloud (Azure and GCP) journey

This course is the ultimate preparation guide for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect Professional certificate (AWS CSAP), 2019 version.

AWS CSA Professional exam is considered the toughest one amongst all Amazon Web Services certificates to date.

Why become AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional?

Despite the wealth of knowledge in the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate, that certificate does not really challenge the candidate’s ability to build scalable, highly available, fault tolerant, secure, monitored and automated solutions. However, the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional, on the other hand, tests these skills in depth. Basically, it is the AWS Architect knowledge in action. For anyone who started a career in AWS, this is a must have certificate at some point in time, for the following reasons:

a) It will deepen your understanding of AWS services, how they work together in sound architectures.

b) It will sharpen the architect skills having you think from different angles, and consider many things in your architecture.

c) It will also getting you to the next level in your AWS architect career.

d) It will alleviate your AWS profile away from the masses certified at the associate level, hence, lesser competition.

Why this course – Advantages over ANY other available CSA Professional courses?

•The course has a well defined Study plan for best results, included at the beginning of the course.

• CSAA KnowledgeAssessment (77Qs,170mts,CSAProexamformat), at the course start to identify any weaknesses

• Critical CSA Associate Reviews embedded within the lectures.

• The course has all the required Theory, Use cases, and Quizzes to assess knowledge and ensure deep understanding

• Scenario based question tutorials, learn the art of reading, analyzing, answering and ACE’ing this AWS exam

• All recommended Whitepapers’ knowledge all blended in the course content, no need to spend time on them.

Simply the best, most comprehensive, and optimum/logical flow that builds on the knowledge gained from CSA Associate, and end up preparing you to the best possible to ACE the exam.

IF you are serious about ACE’ing this exam, look no further! Enroll now!

Learn with the experts, and join this course now. Join our vibrant DolfinED Q&A community forum, and get the help needed within few hours, from the authors and the hundreds of other candidates who are here on a daily basis to collaborate and answer questions, share success stories, and provide tips on how to best conquer this monster exam.

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So it is Risk FREE enrollment to enable you to become an AWS Pro!

What to do now? Push the enroll button and let’s start the journey to help you become an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional!

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Introduction

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Introduction

Introduction to the course, intended audience, pre-requisites and course objectives

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Study Plan for Best Results and Course Differentiators

A recommended study plan to follow for the best outcomes and the course differentiators

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What to focus on - The Required Mindset Shift

A much needed Architect mindset - A very critical requirement to the architect profession, so why not start practicing it with this course and exam

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Section & Lectures - Content Design
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Early Reviews

Exam Blueprint detailed, and Course Flow / Content layout

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Exam Brief and Exam Blueprint walkthrough

This lecture provide an exam brief, and then dives into the new exam blueprint.

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Exam Blueprint Domains and Questions format

This lecture discusses questions format, and also elaborates on the exam outline, the 5 domains of the exam, their weight, and why it was decided to not align the course 100% with the domains themselves, but maintain 100% compliance with the exam expected knowledge. Very important to watch.

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Exam Blue Print Anlysis - Domains Deep Dive
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Course Outline - How the Course Content (Sections) compare to Blueprint Domains

Pre-Class Assessment of CSAA knowledge - 80 Qs, 170 mts, 75% Pass score

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Introduction to the CSAA knowledge assessment test

A quick introduction to what is expected in the pre-class CSAA knowledge assessment test

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CSAA Knowledge Assessment Test

This exam picks questions form the CSAA Course by DolfinED, and presents them as an 80 questions, 170 minutes exam, at a 75% passing score. A solid CSA foundation is important and uncovering any gaps is crucial before diving deep into CSA pro.

Benefits are many, to mention a few, expose any weaknesses in CSAA content that needs to be revised, Get a feel of how an 80 Qs (>77) / 170 minutes exam would feel like, and more importantly make your CSA Pro learning more beneficial for boosting your confidence and success potential.


Designing Solutions for High Availability and Business Continuity

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Section Outline
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Introduction and Important Architecture Considerations

Lets discuss quickly why are the domains in CSA pro blueprint important as they relate to the approach to architecting on AWS. What are client key/critical aspects of the architecture they will be picky on, and how you as an AWS expert should think of these aspects as you built architecture work for AWS customers.

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AMI and EBS and their Fault Tolerance features

The lectures visits the Fault Tolerance capabilities or aspects of AMI and EBS

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Auto Scaling and ELB - Fault Tolerance Features

The lecture discusses the fault tolerance features of Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) services

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Regions and Availability Zones and fault tolerant architectures on AWS

The lecture discusses how Availability zones and Regions, in the AWS global infrastructures, can help building fault tolerant architectures in AWS.

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S3 and RDS - Fault Tolerance Features

The lecture exposes the S3 and RDS fault tolerance features and how they can be used to build Fault Tolerant Architectures on AWS.

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Introducing Disaster Recovery - RTO and RPO

An introduction to Disaster Recovery (DR) planning using AWS. It also introduces how to think in an architect way when approaching DR, understanding what RTO and RPO are and how important they are in Architecting for DR.

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AWS & Disaster Recovery - Storage Gateway - AWS Import/Export - VM Import/Export

Covers how Storage gateway, VM Import/Export, and VM Import/Export can play role in transferring on-premise data or back it up into AWS. This is a first step towards establishing AWS as a backup and a DR site.

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AWS & DR - Networking - Database

This lectures explores Elastic IP, Elastic Load balancing, RDS, DynamoDB and Redshift and how they can be architected or help in architecting your DR on AWS.

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Introduction to DR Strategies and Approaches on AWS
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First DR Approach/Strategy - Backup and Restore
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2nd DR Strategy/Approach - Pilot Light
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3rd DR Strategy/Approach - Warm Standby
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4th DR Strategy / Approach - Multi Site
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Data Replication and Self Healing on AWS
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Section Quiz

Tests your level of engagement and understanding of the covered material in Domain # 1 - High Availability and Business Continuity

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Domain # 1 - Scenario Based Questions Tutorial 1
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Domain # 1 - Scenario Based Questions Tutorial 2

Design for Organizational Complexity and Cost Control

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Section Outline
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Introduction to Cost Management and Consolidated Billing
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AWS Cost Explorer and AWS Budgets
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Consolidated Billing, Billing Strategies and Reserved Instances
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Billing Alerts, SNS notifications, and Billing Scenarios
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Tags, Cost Allocation Tags, and Resource Groups
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Cost Optimization On AWS
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Cost Optimization on AWS - EC2 Purchase Options
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AWS Organizations - Covered Topics
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AWS Organizations - Introduction
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AWS Organizations - Components
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AWS Organizations - Features
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AWS Organizations - Feature Sets (Modes of Operations)
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AWS Organizations - Integration with other AWS Services
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AWS Organiations - Best Practice
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Section Quiz

AWS Services and Strategies for Deployment and Operations Management

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CloudFormation : Introduction

Introduction to CloudFormation, its benefits, CloudFormation templates, and CloudFormation template designer.

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CloudFormation : Template Components

This lecture explains the different (optional and required) template components.

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CloudFormation: Intrinsic Functions and Resource Attributes

This lectures introduces the CloudFormation Intrinsic functions, and starts the discussion about CloudFormation Resource Attributes, and explains the Creation Policy and Wait Condition that can be used to delay the creation of some Stack components

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CloudFormation : Sample Templates and Deletion Policy Resource Attribute

This lectures discusses some CloudFormation templates, and explains what The resource attributed : Deletion Policy is.

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CloudFormation : Nested Stacks, Stack Cross Reference, Best Practices, Logging

The lectures discusses at a high level Nested Stacks, Cross-Stack Reference, Cloud Trail logging/integration, and Couple of Security Best Practices for CloudFormation.

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AWS OpsWorks - Introduction

The lectures introduces what OpsWorks and Chef automation are and why we need OpsWorks on AWS cloud.

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AWS OpsWorks Components - Stacks and Layers

This lectures starts to discuss AWS OpsWorks components, the stack and Stack layers

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AWS OpsWorks Components - The Instance

Continuing to explain other AWS OpsWorks Stack components - The Instance as a compute resource for the stack

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AWS OpsWorks - Apps, Resource Management, IP addresses, and IAM

The lecture covers the last AWS OpsWorks Stack components, which is the apps. It then delves into AWS OpsWorks resource management, Elastic and Public IP address assignment, and integration with IAM.

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AWS OpsWorks - Integrating Elastic Load Balancers, Monitoring and best practices

This lecture covers multiple topics, including Elastic Load balancing with OpsWorks, Monitoring/Logging, Best Practices, as well as a glimpse on a common error when managing OpsWorks Instances.

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Amazon Elastic BeanStalk - Introduction
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AWS Elastic Beanstalk - Concepts and Components
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AWS Elastic BeanStalk - Web App Containers and Web Server Tier example
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AWS Elastic BeanStalk - Custom Platforms and Custom AMIs
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AWS Elastic BeanStalk - Docker Containers on EB
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AWS Elastic BeanStalk - Integration of EB with S3, EFS, RDS, and DynamoDB
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AWS Elastic BeanStalk - Monitoing, Logging and Patterns/Anti-Patterns
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AWS Config
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AWS Config - Delivery Options, Rules, and Integration with SNS
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AWS Config - Multi Accoint Multi Region Aggregation , Querying and Monitoring
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AWS Service Catalog - How it works and its components
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AWS Service Catalog - Scope, Permissions, Constraints & Sharing across accounts
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AWS Systems Manager - Introduction
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AWS Systems Manager Capabilities - Resource Groups, Insights, Inventory Manager
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AWS Systems Manager Capabilities - Actions - Automation & RUN Command
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AWS Systems Manager Actions - State, Session, Patch Managers, DIstributor
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AWS Systems Manager - Shared Resources, Use Cases, and Pricing
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AWS Parameter Store
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Section Quiz
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Scenario Based Questions Lecture #1

Designing Networks on AWS for Complex Organizations and Hybrid Architectures

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Virtual Private Cloud - VPC Refresher

The lecture covers a quick review of IP addressing, Security Groups vs NACLs, and VPC Wizard

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AWS VPC - Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

The lecture recaps Virtual Private Networks (VPN) in AWS to connect off-AWS locations to AWS VPC.

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AWS VPC - Direct Connect (DX)

AWS Direct Connect provides a higher bandwidth, low latency, better performance option to connect On-Premise Data Centers and workload to AWS VPC(s).

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AWS VPC - Direct Connect - Routing Deep Dive
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AWS Direct Connect - Routing Control using BGP Communities
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Hybrid Cloud Connectivity - Route Priority and Traffic forwarding
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Hybrid Connectivity Use Cases / Scenarios
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AWS Direct Connect Gateway
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Direct Connect - Direct Connect Gateway Current Limits
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AWS VPC - VPC Peering

The lectures explains what VPC peering is, what conditions must be met and why we need to use it.

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AWS VPC - Transit Gateway
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AWS VPC- Enhanced Networking & Placement Groups [For High Performance Computing]
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AWS EC2 - NAT Instance vs NAT Gateway & Bastion Hosts

The lectures explains the difference between NAT Instances and NAT Gateways, and the requirement of Bastion Hosts

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AWS EC2 - ENI and Fixed MAC Address - Elastic IP failover techniques

The lectures highlights what the ENI is, how it works, and the importance it plays when creating additional ENIs and attaching them to the EC2 instance to provide for better resilience and/or high availability at lower cost. Also, it explains how to deal with licensing or legacy applications that rely on fixed MAC address or fixed IP.

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AWS VPC - Transit VPC and VPC Endpoints
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AWS VPC - VPC FlowLogs and DHCP Option Sets

Introduction to Digital Certificates and Public & Shared Secret Encryption

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X.509 Digital Certificate - What is it?
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