Below are the basic details about the exam.
Format: Multiple choice and multiple response questions only
Delivery method: Pearson VUE testing center or online proctored exam
Number of questions: 65
Time: 130 minutes
Cost: 150 USD
Languages offered: English, French (France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), and Traditional Chinese.
For more information about the exam and to schedule your exam, visit the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate page.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C03) Exam Guide: https://d1.awsstatic.com/training-and-certification/docs-sa-assoc/AWS-Certified-Solutions-Architect-Associate_Exam-Guide.pdf
Sample questions: https://d1.awsstatic.com/training-and-certification/docs-sa-assoc/AWS-Certified-Solutions-Architect-Associate_Sample-Questions.pdf
AWS training recommendations
Before moving to the next module to prepare for the exam, we recommend that you have completed the following training (or similar courses). We don’t require that you take any specific training before you take an exam.
Whitepapers and FAQs
Get to know AWS services and best practices by exploring AWS whitepapers and FAQs relevant to your exam.
- AWS Well-Architected Framework – This whitepaper is my absolute favorite and one of the most important papers that you should study for the exam. It discusses the different pillars that make up a well-architected cloud environment. Expect the scenarios in your exam to be heavily based upon these pillars and dive deep into each pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework.
- AWS Security Best Practices – This whitepaper is also an important paper for the exam. It discusses the different pillars that make up a well-architected cloud environment. Expect the scenarios in the exam to be heavily based upon these pillars, and study the pillars carefully.