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Are you ready to become the bridge between business goals and cutting-edge cloud solutions? The AWS Solutions Architect Certificate empowers you to excel in this dynamic role. Solutions architects possess the expertise to leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create fault-tolerant, scalable, and cost-efficient systems that align with business objectives.

Through our online certificate program, you'll explore AWS-recommended architectural principles and best practices and master the skills necessary to craft cloud-based solutions. As a solutions architect, you'll be the go-to professional who can navigate cloud-related challenges while effectively communicating with clients and vendors alike.

This certificate program provides a comprehensive understanding of cloud computing that prepares you to sit for the AWS Solutions Architect certification exam.


  • To enroll in the AWS Solutions Architect program, you must have either: (a) completed the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certificate; or (b) have an AWS Cloud Practitioner certification earned elsewhere. The Solutions Architect certification is the second certification in the AWS Learning Path.

Average Program Duration

This certificate program consists of 3 courses that can be purchased in a bundle for a discounted rate or individually. Each course must be completed within 6 weeks. This program is designed to take approximately 60 hours to finish, and you have 5 months to complete all courses in the certificate.

Career Outlook

Are you interested in a well-paying career with ample room for growth? Join the ranks of the AWS Solutions Architects – a high-demand role within the tech industry. ZipRecruiter reports that these professionals earn an average annual salary of $142,317.

Opportunities extend beyond salary. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a notable 15% growth in cloud computing jobs from 2021 to 2031, surpassing the average growth in other occupations. This indicates a rising need for experts who understand cloud technology.

Make your mark in this flourishing field with LSU's AWS Solutions Architect program. The knowledge you gain will set you apart in your career and fully prepare you to excel in your field.

How the Program Works

This certificate is comprised of online courses offered through Moodle, our Learning Management System (LMS). Moodle serves as a centralized platform for students, providing an easy-to-use interface to access course materials, submit assignments, and interact with instructors and fellow learners.

The courses are organized into modules, which are units of learning. Each module consists of lectures, learning activities, and assessments, all designed to enhance the online learning experience. Throughout the course, you will progress from simpler to more complex concepts, and you will have opportunities to practice and apply your knowledge through activities and assessments. We recommend completing 1 to 2 modules per week.

One of the most valuable benefits of online learning is flexibility. Our self-paced courses allow you to access course materials and complete assignments at your preferred pace, reducing the need to log into Moodle at specific times. However, all activities must be completed before the course expiration date.

What You Will Earn

After successfully completing all courses in the certificate program, you will be able to download an official LSU certificate. We recommend you print out this certificate and showcase it with pride!

Completers will also receive a digital badge that showcases your new skill set and provides employers with a reliable way to assess your capabilities. These badges serve as a visual representation of your accomplishments and can be shared on social media, personal websites, or professional networking sites. Badges are distributed through Canvas Credentials. For more information on digital badges, visit the LSU Digital Badge page.

Learning Pathways

After earning the AWS Solutions Architect Certificate, you will open doors to learning pathways that can enhance your skills and credentials. Through LSU’s Credit for Prior Learning initiative, you can potentially use your certificate to waive certain college credits, eliminating the need to retake courses that demonstrate competencies gained through our certificate programs.

The AWS Solutions Architect Certificate may contribute toward the following online degrees offered through LSU Online & Continuing Education:

  • Master of Business Administration with LSU

Additionally, this certificate is a prerequisite for the AWS Cloud Computing Specialist Certificate.

Note: Credit for Prior Learning is determined on a case-by-case basis and subject to change. It is evaluated once students are admitted into a degree program.

How To Pay for Your Certificate

Explore multiple options to fund your educational journey.

  • Through your employer: Many employers offer reimbursement or dedicated budgets for professional development programs. Please check with your human resources department or supervisor to determine your eligibility.
  • Continuing Education loan: Certain certificate programs are eligible for continuing education loans through various banking institutions.
  • Pay your own way: LSU accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Visit the payment options page to learn more.

Additional Details

BUNDLE AND SAVEReceive a discount when you purchase all courses together!

Certificate Price
COAWG : $2,090.00
Time to complete
150 Days After Registration

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