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What is an AWS Certified Solution Architect - Associate?

What are the AWS certifications?
And what is the position of the Solution Associate certification?
Here, we would like to answer these questions.

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Available AWS Certifications

Below are the exam categories as listed on the AWS website.
AWS certifications fall into two categories: role-based certifications and expertise certifications.
There are six role-based certifications and six expertise certifications.


What is AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate?

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C03) exam is intended for individuals who perform in a solutions architect role. The exam validates a candidate’s ability to use AWS technologies to design solutions based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

The exam also validates a candidate’s ability to complete the following tasks:

  • Design solutions that incorporate AWS services to meet current business requirements and future projected needs
  • Design architectures that are secure, resilient, high-performing, and cost-optimized
  • Review existing solutions and determine improvements

Test Contents

The questions will be more practical in nature, such as questions related to the characteristics of AWS services and which AWS service is best suited to solve a company's problems.

Domain and Weight of questions
Domain content % of Exam
Domain 1 Design Secure Architectures 30%
Domain 2 Design Resilient Architectures 26%
Domain 3 Design High-Performing Architectures 24%
Domain 4 Design Cost-Optimized Architectures 20%

Knowledge required in each domain
  • Domain 1: Design Secure Architectures
    • Task Statement 1: Design secure access to AWS resources.
    • Task Statement 1: Design secure access to AWS resources.
    • Task Statement 2: Design secure workloads and applications.
    • Task Statement 3: Determine appropriate data security controls.

  • Domain 2: Design Resilient Architectures
    • Task Statement 1: Design scalable and loosely coupled architectures.
    • Task Statement 2: Design highly available and/or fault-tolerant architectures.

  • Domain 3: Design High-Performing Architectures
    • Task Statement 1: Determine high-performing and/or scalable storage solutions.
    • Task Statement 2: Design high-performing and elastic compute solutions.
    • Task Statement 3: Determine high-performing database solutions.
    • Task Statement 4: Determine high-performing and/or scalable network architectures.
    • Task Statement 5: Determine high-performing data ingestion and transformation solutions.

  • Domain 4: Design Cost-Optimized Architectures
    • Task Statement 1: Design cost-optimized storage solutions.
  • Exam overview(Format・Delivery method・Length・Cost・Exam pass criteria・date of expiry)

    The AWS Certified Solution Architect - Associate exam outline is as follows


    65 questions, either multiple choice or multiple response.

    Delivery method

    Pearson VUE testing center or online proctored exam.


    130 minutes to complete the exam


    150 USD

    Exam pass criteria

    72 %

    ※The scores are not published, but the minimum passing score is 720 on a 1,000-point scale.

    date of expiry

    3 years

    ※The following is the certificate of acceptance, but the date of acquisition and expiration date will appear in the lower left corner.

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