AWS Cloud Solutions Architect COURSE
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Nail Your AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Interview

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Designed and taught by instructors from FAANG+ and Tier-1 tech companies to help you land in-demand and high-paying Cloud Solutions Architect roles at top tech companies.

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Tarunpreet Ubhi
Sr. Cloud Solution Architect
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Abhishek Garai
Sr. Cloud Security Engineer
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Kishore Periassamy
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Anshul Bansal
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12,000+
Tech professionals trained
$1.267M
Highest offer received by an IK alum
53%
Average salary hike received by alums in 2021

What You’ll Learn in the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Interview Course

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Scalable Systems Design
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Linux OS and Networking
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Cloud Computing Architecture
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AWS Services
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Cloud Security
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Cloud as a Platform 
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Why choose this course?

A typical week at Interview Kickstart

This is how we make your interview prep structured and organized. Our learners spend 10-12 hours each week on this course.

Thu

Get Foundation content
Get high-quality videos and course material for the upcoming week's live class
Covers introduction to fundamentals, interview-relevant topics, and case studies
Assignment review session
1-hour long group discussion on the assignment problem simulating Solutions Architect interviews
Detailed feedback for every learner's solution

Sun

Attend online live sessions
Attend 4-hour sessions led by experienced Cloud Solutions Architects from Tier-1 companies that cover interview-relevant topics
Each class covers a wide variety of interview questions and design strategies
Llive feedback from the Instructor

Mon-Wed

Practice problems & case studies
Practice the concepts taught in live sessions to solve assignment questions
In class, discuss case studies' solutions and practice answering framework
Live doubt-solving sessions with AWS Solutions Architects

Every day

1:1 access to instructors
Personalized coaching from FAANG+ CSA Instructor
Individualized and detailed attention to your questions
Solution walkthroughs
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AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Course details and curriculum

System Design
3 weeks
3 live classes
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Online Processing Systems

  • The client-server model of Online processing
  • Top-down steps for system design interview
  • Depth and breadth analysis
  • Cryptographic hash function
  • Network Protocols, Web Server, Hash Index
  • Scaling
  • Performance Metrics of a Scalable System
  • SLOs and SLAs
  • Proxy: Reverse and Forward
  • Load balancing
  • CAP Theorem
  • Content Distribution Networks
  • Cache
  • Sharding
  • Consistent Hashing
  • Storage
  • Case Studies: URL Shortener, Instagram, Uber, Twitter, Messaging/Chat Services
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Batch Processing Systems

  • Inverted Index
  • External Sort Merge
  • K-way External Sort-Merge
  • Distributed File System
  • Map-reduce Framework
  • Distributed Sorting
  • Case Studies: Search Engine, Graph Processor, Typeahead Suggestions, Recommendation Systems
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Stream Processing Systems

  • Case Studies: on APM, Social Connections, Netflix, Google Maps, Trending Topics, YouTube
AWS Cloud Solution Architecture
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5 weeks
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5 live classes
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Linux and Networking

  • Shell Scripting
  • ISO Models and Protocols
  • DNS and Subnetting
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Cloud Computing & AWS Services

  • AWS Compute Services
  • AWS Storage and Database Services
  • Networking Architecture
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Cloud Computing Architecture

  • Cloud Value Frameworks
  • Serverless Architecture
  • Containerized Architecture
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Cloud Security & Best Practices

  • Cloud Security
  • DevOps
  • Cloud Management
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Cloud As a Platform

  • Migration Strategies
  • System Monitoring & Troubleshooting
  • Application Modernization
Career Coaching
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3 weeks
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3 live classes
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Interview success

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Training for behavioral interviews

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Offer negotiation and strategy

Support Period
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6 Months
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15 mock interviews

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Take classes you missed/retake classes/tests

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1:1 technical/career coaching

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Interview strategy and salary negotiation support

Practice and track progress on UpLevel

UpLevel will be your all-in-one learning platform to get you FAANG-ready, with 10,000+ interview questions, timed tests, videos, mock interviews suite, and more.
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Meet your instructors

Our highly experienced instructors are active hiring managers and employees at FAANG+ companies and know exactly what it takes to ace tech and managerial interviews.

William Repking

Software Engineer
15+ years experience

Dorando Morrison

Application Manager
9+ years experience

Quazie Kwaselow

Senior Software Engineer
15+ years experience
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Omkar Deshpande

Head of Curriculum
15+ years experience
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Jessica Griffin

Senior Technical Resourcer
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Nick Camilleri

Head of Career Skills Devp. and Coaching
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Get upto 15 mock interviews with                      hiring managers

What makes our mock Interviews the best:

Hiring managers from Tier-1 companies like Google & Apple

Interview with the best. No one will prepare you better!

Domain-specific Interviews

Practice for your target domain - AWS Cloud Solutions Architecture

Detailed personalized feedback

Identify and work on your improvement areas

Transparent, non-anonymous interviews

Get the most realistic experience possible

Career impact

Our engineers land high-paying and rewarding offers from the biggest tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Tesla, and Netflix.
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Tarunpreet Ubhi

Sr.Cloud Solution Architect
Placed at:
amazon
This program is a life-saver and has changed my thinking about problem solving! After going through the program and attending Omkar's lectures, I've learned so many approaches that I am able to automatically identify which strategy I can use for any problem to solve it. This has given me so much confidence in solving problems. Now with this program, I am able to solve any medium-hard problems just by knowing the patterns.
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Srividya Krishnamoorthy

Senior Data Engineer
Placed at:
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Interview Kickstart provides a nice, structured way of interview preparation for experienced professionals. I would like to thank each and every mentor from IK for their time and effort. I got multiple FAANG offers from TOP companies that includes Amazon and Facebook. I have joined Facebook as a Senior Data Engineer.
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Mike kane

Lead Data Engineer
Placed at:
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I really like the courses. For many working professionals, going through examples and different perspectives are the most valuable. I started interviewing for FB in May, then took IK to study for this specific company. IK was great because its structure helped me really understand each problem in my interview.
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Akshay Lodha

Data Engineering & Analytics
Placed at:
amazon
The experience with IK was phenomenal, it was totally worth it. After so many years I was interviewing and IK helped me a lot in orienting myself and to get into the rhythm. Had a transition from Goldman Sachs to Facebook. IK mentors guided me and told me not to worry about the preparation part and to focus on upskilling myself. That really made a huge difference. 
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Anju Mercian

Data Engineering Consultant
Placed at:
amazon
The program has been really fantastic. It has given me insights of what I need to study and how to approach problems. The patterns that are taught in IK is something that I really enjoy and have not been taught in my many years of experience in the industry and studying for interviews. The approach is really fantastic. The learning experience was also great. The big support system is also what I really admire about IK.
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How to enroll for the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Interview Course?

Learn more about Interview Kickstart and the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Interview Course by joining the free webinar hosted by Ryan Valles, co-founder of Interview Kickstart. You can also talk to our program advisors to get additional program-related details.
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Already preparing or want a sneak peek? Try the AWS Interview Prep 7-day email course

A Free Guide to Kickstart Your AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Career at FAANG+

From the interview process and career path to interview questions and salary details — learn everything you need to know about AWS Cloud Solutions Architect careers at top tech companies.
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AWS Cloud Solution Architect Interview Process Outline

Companies evaluate your understanding of designing and managing various Cloud platform features and aspects during Cloud Solutions Architect interviews.
Cloud solution Architect interviews typically occur over three or four stages, including an initial screen, 1-2 technical screens, and an on-site interview.
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The Initial Screen
This is a phone interview round that lasts 10-20 minutes. Recruiters get in touch with you to understand your experience and skills. You can expect questions about your professional experience, expectations from the role, and 1-2 questions on designing Cloud Solutions under technical and physical constraints. Recruiters also brief you about the requirements and responsibilities entailing the role to give you an idea of what to expect.
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Technical Screen
The Technical Screen (usually one or two interviews) tests your technical knowledge of Cloud systems and core features and components of the Cloud infrastructure. These interviews can take place either virtually or on-site, depending on the interviewing style of the company. 
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The On-site Interview
The on-site interview is a series of technical interview rounds along with behavioral/leadership interviews. Each round lasts about 30 minutes with questions pertaining to the Cloud Architecture, building and designing Cloud applications, Cloud security, and more.
You can expect one round of technical questions (on Linux, networking, and security), 1-2 Whiteboard rounds specific to systems design, and one technical presentation round on solving a specific business problem.
Behavioral questions include questions about your previous projects, workplace ethics, leadership, and some open-ended interview questions.

AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Interview Questions

The AWS Cloud Solutions Architect interview questions revolve around the Cloud platform's aspects, Cloud security, and scalable design for Cloud-based applications.
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AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Interview Questions on Technical Experience and System Design
These are some sample AWS Cloud Solutions Architect interview questions:
Explain the difference between object storage, file storage, and block storage. Can you give examples of each?
What are some considerations for designing a database for high availability?
What are some methods of identifying network latency?
Can you tell me the difference between a scripting language and compiled language?
Can you walk me through some performance issues you’ve encountered in the past when scaling and tuning large web-scale applications?
What are the advantages of using a serverless design approach?
Your customer has users across the globe, and they are complaining about performance issues. How would you handle this?
Your company has recently been deploying their newest applications in containers, running on Kubernetes. What tools or methods would you use to monitor this environment?
Tell me about something you worked on that helped save your company money.
Tell me about a time when you mentored someone.
Solving these AWS Cloud Solution Architect interview questions will help you understand the type of questions to expect at your interview.

AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Career

AWS Cloud Solution Architects typically deal with elements pertaining to the AWS Cloud. Companies that use AWS Cloud for their business operations employ Solution Architects to manage a wide array of functions associated with the role. 
We'll look at the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect job description to get a sense of what the role entails.
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Roles and Responsibilities of AWS Cloud Solution Architects
Cloud Solution Architects have a wide range of responsibilities in building, designing, and managing applications and systems in the Cloud. 
Designing and managing applications on the Cloud
Adjusting the Cloud environment to satisfy business requirements
Integrating third-party applications into the Cloud infrastructure
Moving archaic systems to the AWS Cloud
Managing AWS Cloud security
Performing data recovery and data backup in the AWS Cloud
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AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Career Roadmap
For a AWS Cloud Solutions Architect in a tier-1 company, the career progression is as follows:
Associate Solution Architect → Solutions Architect → Senior Solution Architect → Principal Architect

Cloud Solutions Architect Salary and Levels at FAANG+ Companies

Cloud Solutions Architects are paid lucrative salaries at big companies. The higher the band level by one’s experience, the higher the compensation. Cloud Solution Architects also enjoy a range of wellness and insurance benefits along with stock options and cash bonuses as part of their salary.
The average software Cloud Solutions Architect’s salary in the US is around $162k per annum. 
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Facebook Cloud Solutions Architect Salary
The AWS Cloud Architect’s salary at Facebook can go up to $219,000 per year. 
Along with the cash component in the AWS Cloud Architect salary, stock options of up to $43,000 and a bonus of up to $18,000 are also included. 
Cloud Solutions Architect at Facebook
Average compensation by level
Level name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
IC4
$219K
$212K
$37K
$18K
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Amazon Cloud Solutions Architect Salary
Amazon AWS Cloud Architect salaries range between $141,000 and $411,000, depending on the band level. 
Salaries of Cloud Solution Architects also include stock options of up to $189,000 (on average for L7) and bonuses of up to $60,000.
Cloud Solutions Architect at Amazon
Average compensation by level
Level name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
L4
$141K
$107K
$22K
$16K
L5
$212K
$152K
$42K
$21K
L6
$273K
$164K
$84K
$33K
L7
$411K
$176K
$189K
$60K
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Apple Cloud Solutions Architect Salary
The median AWS Cloud Architect salary at Apple is $290,000 per year. 
The salary includes an average of $90,000 in stock options and an average cash bonus of $20,000.
Cloud Solutions Architect at Apple
Average compensation by level
Level name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
ICT5
$290K
$180K
$90K
$20K
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Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect Salary
Cloud solution Architect salaries at Microsoft can range from $160,000 to $383,000.
Salaries include stock options from $13,000 to $124,000, depending on the seniority of the position. 
Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft
Average compensation by level
Level name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
61
$160K
$117K
$13K
$28K
62
$184K
$131K
$23K
$30K
63
$206K
$149K
$21K
$36K
64
$238K
$168K
$30K
$42K
65
$304K
$185K
$59K
$57K
66
$383K
$206K
$124K
$54K
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Google Cloud Solutions Architect Salary
AWS Cloud Architect salaries at Google range from $180,000 to $445,000, depending on the level of seniority. 
The stock option component in the AWS Cloud Architect salary can be anywhere between $43,000 to $175,000.
Cloud Solutions Architect at Google
Average compensation by level
Level name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
L3
$180K
$112K
$43K
$24K
L4
$225K
$132K
$58K
$34K
L5
$286K
$168K
$78K
$40K
L6
$335K
$189K
$104K
$52K
L7
$445K
$181K
$175K
$38K

FAQs on AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Interview Course

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Why doesn’t the Cloud Solution Architect interview prep course include coding?
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What is the duration of Interview Kickstart’s Cloud Solution Architect Course?
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What does the ideal AWS Cloud Solution Architect job description include?
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How will this course help me get into Google or Microsoft as the name of the course is AWS cloud solution architect?

How to enroll for the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Interview Course?

Learn more about Interview Kickstart and the AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Interview Course by joining the free webinar hosted by Ryan Valles, co-founder of Interview Kickstart. You can also talk to our program advisors to get additional program-related details.
enroll course
Already preparing or want a sneak peek? Try the AWS Interview Prep 7-day email course