AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam is designed for individuals who perform a solutions architect role and have one or more years of experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

Earning this AWS Certification shows:

  • You know how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies.
  • You can define a solution using architectural design principles based on customer requirements.
  • You understand how to provide implementation guidance based on best practices to an organization throughout the lifecycle of a project.

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Exam content outline

Domain 1: Design Resilient Architectures (30%)
Domain 2: Design High-Performing Architectures (28%)
Domain 3: Design Secure Applications and Architectures (24%)
Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures (18%)

Response types

Multiple choice: Has one correct response and three incorrect responses (distractors)
Multiple response: Has two correct responses out of five response options

Exam Details


65 questions; multiple choice, multiple answer



Delivery Method

Testing center or online proctored exam


130 minutes to complete the exam


150 USD (Practice Exam: 20 USD) funding options


Available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese

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