AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

A ’must-have’ for all IT professionals, this course teaches the major components of Amazon Web Services to prepare you for the associate-level AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam. 

Course overview

AWS Certified Solutions Architect is one of the most highly sought after cloud computing certifications in the world.

This 9-week course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on Amazon Web Services, or AWS.

This course includes:

  • The major components of Amazon Web Services

  • Preparation for the associate-level AWS Certified Solutions Architect exam

  • Hands on, face-to-face tuition by AWS Accredited Instructors 

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Jobs related to AWS and cloud.* 

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The details

*Industry certified and non-Government funded. Student loans and allowances do not apply. 

We recommend some experience in ONE or more of the following areas: 

  • Knowledge of databases

  • Networking and security 

  • Managed services 

  • Basic cloud knowledge 

  • Solutions architect experience 

Not required: 

  • Cloud experience 

  • AWS specific experience 

  • Programming experience 


Not suitable for absolute beginners. Those without the required skills can complete the AWS Academy Cloud Foundations course to gain entry

to this programme.

Entry requirements

Course structure

  • 9 weeks, one evening per week (4.30pm - 7.30pm). Note: The week 9 class will run until 8.30pm


  • Average of 5 hours at-home study per week (depending on experience) 

  • Face-to-face classes are at Tech Futures Lab

  • Plus a 130 min certification exam at an AWS exam location

Course cost


$1795* + GST

(Includes certification exam fee)

*10% pay now discount available

Next start dates

Our trainers

Our training team blends technical skill with an understanding of contemporary professional education. All of our instructors are AWS Academy accredited.


I'm an Engineer working in film and media and I'm using the short course to broaden my skills and enable me to provide more services to my clients.


 Terry Blow


With a great mix of theory and hands-on Lab sessions, the short course really suits my learning style.


Upasana Thakur

Course outline

The course teaches how to optimise the use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions. This course emphasises best practices for the AWS Cloud, and various design patterns to help you think through the process of architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS.


Though case studies we will demonstrate how some AWS customers have designed their infrastructures, and the strategies and services they implemented. This course also provides opportunities to build a variety of infrastructures via a guided, hands-on approach.


22 McColl Street


Auckland 1023

New Zealand


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Tech Futures Lab is an education facility of The Mind Lab, a NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. 

Candidates studying the Master of Technological Futures are enrolled with The Mind Lab which is approved by NZQA to award this qualification.