AWS Associate Solutions Architect

Certification Industry: Cloud

Certificate Name: AWS Associate Solutions Architect

Certificate Issuing Authority: Amazon Web Services(AWS)

Certification Price: 150 USD

Certificate Validity: 3 years

Certification Details:

Based on our 2018 IT Skills and Salary Survey, the average salary for those holding AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level in the United States and Canada is $117,773. 

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

Candidate should be able to effectively:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies
  2. Define a solution using architectural design principles based on customer requirements
  3. Provide implementation guidance based on best practices to the organization throughout the life cycle of the project.

Exam Details:

To register for an exam, sign in to and click Certification in the top navigation. Next, click the AWS Certification Account button, followed by Schedule New Exam. Find the exam you wish to take and click either the Schedule at PSI or Schedule at Pearson VUE button. You will then be redirected to the test delivery provider’s scheduling page, where you will complete your exam registration. You can also visit -

Exam Overview

Exam Format Multiple-choice, multiple-answer 

Exam Type Associate 

Exam Time 130 minutes 

Exam Language Available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese

Passing Criteria: AWS Certification passing scores are set by using statistical analysis and are subject to change. AWS does not publish exam passing scores because exam questions and passing scores are updated to reflect changes in test forms as the content is updated. 

Recertification: If you are an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, you can retake the current AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam to recertify. You can use your 50% discount voucher from the Benefits section of your AWS Certification account to recertify or apply it to any future certification exam you wish to pursue.