The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam is intended for individuals who perform a solutions architect role with two or more years of hands-on experience managing and operating systems on AWS.
There is no better preparation than hands-on experience. There are many relevant AWS Training courses and other resources to assist you with acquiring additional knowledge and skills to prepare for certification.
This learning path is suitable for those wanting to pass the AWS Solutions Architect - Professional Certification Exam.
This is one of the two Professional level certifications available with AWS and it's guided to those who already have experience with AWS, and ideally, have already passed the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate exam, but this is not a prerequisite in taking this certification.
The aim of the certification is to validate your knowledge across a number of different key areas, which have been defined by AWS as being able to:
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:
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional (SAP-C01) focuses a lot on concepts and services related to Scalability, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Migration, Security and Cost Control.