Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification - Only 3 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification

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  1. You'll be Solutions Architect Associate certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be Solutions Architect Associate trained in record time
  2. Our Solutions Architect Associate course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Solutions Architect Associate first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Solutions Architect Associate. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Solutions Architect Associate faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Solutions Architect Associate with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 65,217 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware for Solutions Architect Associate. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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"One of the best courses I have been on. The instructor was refreshingly knowledgeable and happy to share his skills. Intense but worth it."
B.W.. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (3 days) (2017.10.2 to 2017.10.4)

"Like a well oiled machine, the guys at Firebrand are organised down to the last button click on your exam. The instructor was relentlessly enthusiastic, helpful, patient and above all, knowledgeable. I don't remember the last time I found learning to be that fun or rewarding. "
Ben Styling, Citrix. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (3 days) (2016.12.12 to 2016.12.14)

"If you need to get certified then there is no better choice"
Samuel Waymouth, RBS. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (3 days) (2016.12.12 to 2016.12.14)

"Thoroughly enjoyable training experience. Total immersion in pleasant surroundings."
Paul OSullivan, CSC. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (3 days) (2016.10.10 to 2016.10.12)

"Great Course. I've gone from little knowledge of AWS to understanding lots about the AWS cloud stack in a short amount of time!"
M.W.. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2017.10.2 to 2017.10.7)

"Excellent training again, great level of knowledge and depth of the subject."
Anonymous - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2017.10.2 to 2017.10.7)

"I chose Firebrand training based on previous training experiences. It works out cost effective and a productive means of undertaking training over a shorter period of days. My experience of this course is no different and I am happy that my learning objectives have been achieved."
Abdul Khot, AMSA InfoSec Ltd. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2017.10.2 to 2017.10.7)

"Excellent Teachers and brilliant accommodation!"
Simon Clayton, monkeyz Consulting LTD. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2017.8.21 to 2017.8.26)

"There are many learning routes available these days but the completely immersive training experience provided by Firebrand, the accommodation, meals and quality instruction lead to a quality and effective learning environment culminating in a certification event. I'd recommend Firebrand training to anyone who is serious about improving and developing within their profession."
Paul OSullivan. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certification (3 days) (2016.12.16 to 2016.12.18)

"Classroom training is unbeatable for getting a stream of live feedback from students and instructors. If you want to learn something to certification exam level and get insights as to how it could be applied in your area of expertise, then live training is the way to go."
Samuel Waymouth, Contractor (KPMG). - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certification (3 days) (2016.12.16 to 2016.12.18)

"This is my 5th courses here at Firebrand. The teaching standard is excellent across the board. I look forward to returning for my change management course. Firebrand have ignited my passion for learning at this accelerated pace."
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"The training at Firebrand is excellent, the instructors have a very wide knowledge of IT Systems and even beyond that. All courses I have been on were set out clearly, well delivered and I was never made to feel left out or lost at any point. If ever I was confused, The instructors did an excellent job at explaining things in a way that was possible for me and others to understand."
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"The content was in depth and explained well."
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"The course was very understanding and clear. The teacher had a great sense of humor, which made the course more interesting. I feel I have learnt a lot over the past few days here."
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"I found the whole experience very good. It was new to literally living at the training centre and purely focus on this, but I think this works really well. Can't fault anything to do with the training centre or the trainer, who was exceptional."
Andrew Martin, Pennine. - Microsoft Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015 (3 days) (2017.11.9 to 2017.11.11)

"Very good course and instructor, mixed course details with real life experience."
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"Good facilities, great instructor, great food. No complaints"
Daniel Lemmon, Aviva. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (2017.11.6 to 2017.11.9)

"Firebrand is a well run organisation. The training was excellent and the accommodation very comfortable."
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"Very insightful and enjoyable course. Tutor was really good, great at explaining everything and very approachable. The facilities on site were great too, and the unlimited coffee was also a bonus!"
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"Real world training with plenty of practical examples and not entirely focused on teaching to pass exams."
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"Firebrand delivered a well administered, focused training environment with excellent Instruction delivered. Administration was 100% good and accommodation of a high standard. Training resources ideal. An excellent course experience which I would recommend."
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Anonymous - Microsoft Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015 (3 days) (2017.11.6 to 2017.11.8)

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Dave Palmer, Capgemini. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (2017.11.4 to 2017.11.5)

"Firebrand have a clear mission to assist you with their capacity to teach. They are very customer friendly at the Centre and always try to help. AAA+++"
Simon Korie, NA. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (2017.11.4 to 2017.11.5)

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"My level of knowledge of SQL was null when I started the course, after the first three days I had a basic idea of how to use TSQL to write queries, although the second part of the course was really advance for a beginner, it was really good explained and I was able to understand most of it and will keep in the future. Didn't pass the first test and I did not do the second test. "
Merce Bauza Cerezo, HEE. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (2017.10.30 to 2017.11.4)

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Roy Casella, Designated. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (2017.10.30 to 2017.11.4)

"Good course, very intense though. Very good coverage of all concepts - trainer was extremely knowledgeable and helpful."
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"If you are committed to learning and developing yourself and your career, Firebrand is your best choice."
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"Firebrand exceeded my expectations. With just starting career in IT I was provided with courseware and referencing material I will constantly be referring to even after the course has finished."
Hayley Bean, Steelite International Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (2017.10.30 to 2017.11.4)

"I had heard a few things about Firebrand training prior to arriving certain individuals said I would be forced to stay up reading and studying all night. But after experiencing it myself I learnt that everyone's experience is different. The food and accommodation is amazing and the learning is set to a bearable pace that you have the opportunity to settle down and let the knowledge sink in."
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This Firebrand course will prepare you for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam. Become an AWS Solutions Architect in just three days with accelerated Firebrand training on this Certified Solutions Architect – Associate course. Cloud is a thriving IT market and the AWS Solutions Architect cert will prove your skills in building highly available, cost effective and secure applications on the AWS platform.

AWS are the leading provider of cloud technology, with The AWS Solutions Architect being the most popular of Amazon Web Services’ certification tracks.

Design & deploy highly available systems with AWS

As well as learning how to design and deploy scalable, highly available and fault tolerant systems on AWS, you’ll also study:

  • Lift and shift of an existing on premises application to AWS
  • Ingress and egress of data in AWS
  • Identification of AWS architectural best practices
  • AWS cost estimation

On this accelerated course you’ll also sit the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam and get certified.

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Domain 1.0: Designing highly available, cost efficient, fault tolerant, scalable systems

Identify and recognise cloud architecture considerations, such as fundamental components and effective designs.

Content may include:

  • How to design cloud services
  • Planning and design
  • Monitoring

You'll become familiar with:

  • Best practices
  • Developing to Client Specifications including pricing/cost (e.g., on Demand vs. Reserved vs. Spot, RTO and RPO DR Design)
  • Architectural trade-off decisions (high availability vs. cost, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) vs. installing your own database on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2))
  • Integrating with existing development environments and building scalable architecture
  • Elasticity and scalability

Domain 2.0: Implementation/Deployment

Identify the appropriate techniques and methods using Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Elastic Beanstalk, CloudFormation, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to code and implement a cloud solution.

Content may include:

  • Configure an Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
  • Operate and extend service management in the private cloud
  • Configure compliance in the private and public cloud
  • Launching instances in a variety of geographical regions

Domain 3.0: Data Security

Recognise and implement secure procedures for optimum cloud deployment and maintenance.

Content may include:

  • Cloud Security Best Practices
    • How to build and use a threat model
    • How to build and use a data flow diagram for risk management
      • Use cases
      • Abuse Cases (Negative use cases)
  • Security Architecture with AWS
    • Shared Security Responsibility Model
    • AWS Platform Compliance
    • AWS security attributes (customer workloads down to physical layer)
    • Security Services
    • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
    • CIA and AAA models, ingress vs. egress filtering, and which AWS services and features fit
    • “Core” Amazon EC2 and S3 security feature sets
    • Incorporating common conventional security products (Firewall, IDS:HIDS/NIDS, SIEM, VPN)
    • Design Patterns
    • DDOS mitigation
    • Encryption solutions
    • Complex access controls (building sophisticated security groups, ACLs, etc.)
    • Amazon CloudWatch for the security architect

Recognise critical disaster recovery techniques and their implementation.

Content may include:

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Recovery time objective
  • Recovery point objective
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store
    • AWS Import/Export
    • AWS Storage Gateway
    • Amazon Route53
    • Testing the recovered data

4 Domain 4.0: Troubleshooting

Content may include:

  • General troubleshooting information and questions

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You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam

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Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +44 207 907 1120.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Firebrand recommend you possess:

  • A working knowledge of distributed systems
  • Basic knowledge of cloud computing concepts

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +44 207 907 1120 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

Interested? See prices or call +44 207 907 1120