August 10 to September 28 - AWS Certified Developer - Associate Study Group

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August 10 to September 28 - AWS Certified Developer - Associate Study Group


Saturday’s 10:45 am to 12:45 pm

Virtual Session


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Structured two-month AWS Certified Developer - Associate Study Group that augments your existing certification preparation. The study group provides an environment to

  • Collaborate with others

  • Ask questions

  • Participate in demonstrations and study use cases that reinforce the certification content

  • Assess curated content

  • Practice sample certification question on a daily and weekly basis

  • Share information with other members of the study group.

Session Agenda

  • Question and answer session - 30 mins

  • Practice certification questions - 30 mins

  • Demonstration of building out the reference application or use case deep dive  - 30 mins

  • Question and answer session - 30 mins


  • You are preparing for the certification outside the two-hour weekly study group session.

  • Submit your questions as early as possible.

  • Share information with other members of the group via a slack channel

What’s provided

  • A daily email with a practice question to respond to.

  • Reference application with guides on how to apply current week’s topic

  • Curated content from the notes, questions, and resources shared by other members of the study group.

Slack Workspace -


Each study group session will approach questions, demonstrations and use case deep dives of the respective compute, storage, networking, storage, applications, databases, application deployment, management, monitoring & metrics services from the perspective of the different domains defined in the certification exam.

Domain 1: Deployment

1.1 Deploy written code in AWS using existing CI/CD pipelines, processes, and patterns.

1.2 Deploy applications using Elastic Beanstalk.

1.3 Prepare the application deployment package to be deployed to AWS.

1.4 Deploy serverless applications.

Domain 2: Security

2.1 Make authenticated calls to AWS services.

2.2 Implement encryption using AWS services.

2.3 Implement application authentication and authorization.

Domain 3: Development with AWS Services

3.1 Write code for serverless applications.

3.2 Translate functional requirements into application design.

3.3 Implement application design into application code.

3.4 Write code that interacts with AWS services by using APIs, SDKs, and AWS CLI.

Domain 4: Refactoring

4.1 Optimize application to best use AWS services and features.

4.2 Migrate existing application code to run on AWS.

Domain 5: Monitoring and Troubleshooting

5.1 Write code that can be monitored.

5.2 Perform root cause analysis on faults found in testing or production.

Preparation Options

  • Udemy Courses

  • Linux Academy

  • Cloud Academy

  • Pluralsight

  • AWS Certified Study Guide Books

The study group is part of Route360 effort to bridge skills and opportunity gaps in tech. We hope this study group assists others in preparing for and passing the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam

Volunteers answer questions or provide guidance based on years of AWS experience or experience passing the certification exam. Volunteer for as many hours for any session that you are comfortable with. This engagement with volunteer professionals experienced with AWS will lead to other in-depth working workshops and development of a peer network that is beneficial to everyone.