AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional (ACSAP)

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Level exam validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. Example concepts you should understand for this exam include:

  • Designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS
  • Selecting appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements
  • Migrating complex, multi-tier applications on AWS
  • Designing and deploying enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
  • Implementing cost control strategies


Eligible candidates for this exam have:

  • Two or more years hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS.
  • Abilities to evaluate cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS.
  • Capabilities to provide best practices guidance on the architectural design across multiple applications, projects, or the enterprise.

Changes to Eligibility Requirements as of October 11, 2018:

You are no longer required to have an Associate certification before pursuing a Professional certification, and you are no longer required to hold a Foundational or Associate certification before pursuing Specialty certification. All candidates will be able to register for any exam by the end of October 2018.


Exam Overview

  • Recommended Prerequisite: status as AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level
  • Multiple choice and multiple answer questions
  • 180 minutes to complete the exam
  • Exam available in English
  • Recommend taking Advanced Architecting on AWS (AWSAA)
  • Click here to review full details in the exam blueprint
  • Click here to preview sample questions for the exam