Become An AWS Solution Architect

AWS solutions architects are responsible for the vision underlying AWS solutions.

What / Who is an AWS Solution architect?

AWS solutions architects are responsible for the vision underlying AWS solutions. They sit on a development team to ensure that technical decisions made by developers result in systems that are aligned with business visions and outcomes. To achieve this goal, a solutions architect should have the necessary business acumen needed.

AWS Solution Architect Jobs

In 2018, the 2018 IT Skills and Salary Survey sourced 16,000 professionals, of which, 807 were AWS certified. As the demand for professionals with AWS certification continues to rise, so too do their salaries and benefits. In the USA, AWS certified pros already rank among the highest paid IT certification holders.
Infinite Opportunities
Job Satisfaction
Clear Career Paths
Solution Re-Orientation
The Right Approach
Job Security
SmartLearning Stepped Approach Summary

Our Approach


We create a learning roadmap to guide your professional development.


We help you improve your knowledge, skills and confidence through learning.


We support your progress through regular assessments and 121 feedback.


Our mentoring process provides in-training and after training support.

AWS Solution Architect Salaries

According to a recent salary survey from Global Knowledge, the average wage for AWS certified individuals is $113,932. Here is a breakdown of average salary by AWS certificate (U.S. and Canada only):
Let us guide you

Career Path

To start a career in AWS, you can begin with a bachelor’s degree in computer or related technology. As per the professionals, a degree is not only about knowledge, but it also improves
AWS itself offers immense opportunities to learn, both inside and outside of traditional educational institutions. There is a whole package of certifications that are meant to offer the latest knowledge and skillset in the field of cloud computing. At present, there are 11 certifications you can earn.
One stop career solutions


Amazon Web Services credentials fall into 2 main categories: Core Certifications and Specialty Certifications.
AWS core certifications span three knowledge areas: architecture, development, and operations, and are offered in 3 skill levels: foundational, associate, and professional.
AWS specialty certifications validate advanced expertise in targeted IT disciplines, such as information security, big data, and networking.
Here is a closer look at AWS’ core certifications:

AWS’ baseline credential serves as a broad-strokes introduction for cloud technicians, or as a standalone credential for non-technical job roles that require a basic understanding of the Amazon Web Services cloud, such as managers, sales and marketing associates, and C-suite executives. AWS offers a free digital course to help you prepare for this foundation-level exam.
Amazon’s most popular AWS certificate, and a common entry-point for those entering the cloud architecting space, this credential demonstrates your ability to design and deploy effective solutions on the Amazon Web Services platform. This certification is intended for individuals who can design distributed applications in AWS.
This AWS development certification validates your ability to design and maintain AWS applications. It is intended for software developers with one or more years’ experience designing and sustaining an application on the AWS platform. Candidates should also possess a deep working knowledge of at least one high-level programming language.
This certification demonstrates advanced expertise in the design of distributed systems and applications on the AWS platform. Candidates for this certificate are required to hold the AWS Solutions Architect Associate cert, and are recommended to have 2+ years of experience in the design and deployment of cloud architecture on Amazon Web Services.
This advanced AWS certificate validates knowledge in provisioning, management, security and operations of AWS solutions. Candidates are required to have either the AWS Certified Developer OR AWS Certified SysOps Administrator associate credentials before sitting for this exam. 2+ years of experience provisioning and managing AWS environments is also recommended.

Book Your Course Bundle!

View SmartLearning course bundles for the right combo plan to kickstart your career. Let us guide you to getting your next role in a lot shorter time.

Register today to start your journey

Our Candidate's Journey


Personality Trait Assessment

Through a series of 1-2-1 questions, questionnaires; we helf determine through your personality traits the suitable cyber security path for you. Remember, no prior experience required.


Pre-Course Training

We offer several webinars and pre-course training sessions that would provide you with adequate understanding of our learning paths.


Candidate On-Boarding

Our on-boarding process ensures you're settled in your chosen courses, course bundles and career paths. This contributes to the overall success of the program.


Candidate In-Training

Training on all professional courses are delivered by experienced tutors who are also high level professionals in the field of study and practice.

Don't Just Take Our Word For It.

See what our alumni have to say about how we approach learning. We are result oriented, hence we take your career seriously.
Register today to start your journey

Our Candidates Journey (Contd)


Work Experience

Our bundle courses also come with the opportunity to join a real scenario work experience with SmartSafe UK.


Mentoring And CV Review

Our course bundle alumni continue to receive mentoring. This includes CV Review and 1-2-1 sessions for guiduance on chosen career paths.


Mock Interview

SmartLearning mentors and team conduct mock interviews for our candidates to prepare them for job interviews in chosen career paths. This help prepare our candidates and have proven handy for all our successfull candidates.


Secure A Job

Once our candidates secure a job in their chosen fields, SmartLearning support does not end. Our mentors continue to provide on-the-job support to ensure long term success and progression guidance.
Contact us

Got a question?
No problem

Give us a chance to help shape your career path. We will answer all your queries and also assist you in finding the right path to your next level role. We are always here to help & give you guidance on your chosen career path.
Scroll to Top