AWS certification validates the cloud experience to help professionals highlight the skills they need and help organizations build effective and innovative teams for cloud initiatives using AWS. Choose from a variety of role-based and specialty certification exams designed to enable individuals and teams to achieve their unique goals.

Explore our role-based certificates for our Cloud Practitioner, Architect, Developer and Operations roles and our specialist certificates in specific technical areas.

Available AWS Certifications

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Professional

Two years of full experience in design, operation and troubleshooting using the AWS cloud

Professional

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Exam is designed for people working as solution architects with two or more years of hands-on experience in management and operating systems at AWS.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Design and deploy dynamically scalable, highly available, fault-tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS
  • Select appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements
  • Migrate complex, multi-tier applications on AWS
  • Design and deploy enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
  • Implement cost-control strategies

Recommended Knowledge and Experience

  • Two or more years of hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS
  • Ability to evaluate cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications on AWS
  • Familiarity with AWS CLI, AWS APIs, AWS CloudFormation templates, the AWS Billing Console, and the AWS Management Console
  • Explain and apply the five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • Design a hybrid architecture using key AWS technologies (e.g., VPN, AWS Direct Connect)
  • Ability to provide best practice guidance on the architectural design across multiple applications and projects of the enterprise
  • Familiarity with a scripting language
  • Familiarity with Windows and Linux environments
  • Map business objectives to application/architecture requirements
  • Architect a continuous integration and deployment process

Prepare for the exam

There is no better preparation than practical experiences. There are many relevant AWS training courses and other resources to help you gain additional knowledge and skills to prepare for certification. For information on the skills tested in the certification exam, see the exam list on PearsonExams.

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam is designed for those with the knowledge and skills required to effectively demonstrate a general understanding of the AWS cloud, regardless of the specific technical features that other AWS certificates handle. You can take the exam at an exam center or as an online supervision exam from the comfort of your home or office.

Becoming an AWS Cloud Certified Practitioner is an optional step forward to obtain a preliminary or specialist certificate.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Define what the AWS Cloud is and the basic global infrastructure
  • Describe basic AWS Cloud architectural principles
  • Describe the AWS Cloud value proposition
  • Describe key services on the AWS platform and their common use cases (for example, compute and analytics)
  • Describe basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform and the shared security model
  • Define the billing, account management, and pricing models
  • Identify sources of documentation or technical assistance (for example, whitepapers or support tickets)
  • Describe basic/core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud

Recommended Knowledge and Experience

  • We recommend candidates have at least six months of experience with the AWS Cloud in any role, including technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial
  • Candidates should have a basic understanding of IT services and their uses in the AWS Cloud platform

Prepare for your exam There is no better preparation than practical experience. There are many relevant AWS courses and other resources to help you gain additional knowledge and skills to prepare for certification. Please refer to the exam questions by pearsonexams for preparation the certification exam.

Associate

One-year troubleshooting and deployment solutions with AWS Cloud

AWS Certified Solution Architect: Collaborative Research is designed for those who serve as solution architects and have one or more years of practical experience in designing existing, cost-effective, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

A new version of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Degree Exam (SAA-C02) will be available before and after March 23, 2020. The previous version of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Degree Exam (SAA-C01) will also be available until July 1, 2020.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies
  • Define a solution using architectural design principles based on customer requirements
  • Provide implementation guidance based on best practices to the organization throughout the life cycle of the project

Recommended Knowledge and Experience

  • Hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, and database AWS services
  • Hands-on experience with AWS deployment and management services
  • Ability to identify and define technical requirements for an AWS-based application
  • Ability to identify which AWS services meet a given technical requirement
  • Knowledge of recommended best practices for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform
  • An understanding of the basic architectural principles of building on the AWS Cloud
  • An understanding of the AWS global infrastructure
  • An understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS
  • An understanding of security features and tools that AWS provides and how they relate to traditional services

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AWS Certified Developer – The Preview is designed for those with one or more years of hands-on experience playing a development role and developing and maintaining an AWS-based application.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Demonstrate an understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices
  • Demonstrate proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS

Recommended Knowledge and Experience

  • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language
  • Understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices
  • Proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS
  • Ability to use the AWS service APIs, AWS CLI, and SDKs to write applications
  • Ability to identify key features of AWS services
  • Understanding of the AWS shared responsibility model
  • Understanding of application lifecycle management
  • Ability to use a CI/CD pipeline to deploy applications on AWS
  • Ability to use or interact with AWS services
  • Ability to apply a basic understanding of cloud-native applications to write code
  • Ability to write code using AWS security best practices (e.g., not using secret and access keys in the code, instead using IAM roles)
  • Ability to author, maintain, and debug code modules on AWS
  • Proficiency writing code for serverless applications
  • Understanding of the use of containers in the development process

Prepare for your exam

There is no better preparation than practical experience. There are many relevant AWS courses and other resources to help you gain additional knowledge and skills to prepare for certification. Please refer to the exam guide for information about the scores assessed on the certification exam.

AWS Certified Developer: Associate Exam is for people with a development role and one or more years of AWS-based application development and maintenance experience.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Demonstrate an understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices
  • Demonstrate proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS

Recommended Knowledge and Experience

  • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language
  • Understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices
  • Proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS
  • Ability to use the AWS service APIs, AWS CLI, and SDKs to write applications
  • Ability to identify key features of AWS services
  • Understanding of the AWS shared responsibility model
  • Understanding of application lifecycle management
  • Ability to use a CI/CD pipeline to deploy applications on AWS
  • Ability to use or interact with AWS services
  • Ability to apply a basic understanding of cloud-native applications to write code
  • Ability to write code using AWS security best practices (e.g., not using secret and access keys in the code, instead using IAM roles)
  • Ability to author, maintain, and debug code modules on AWS
  • Proficiency writing code for serverless applications
  • Understanding of the use of containers in the development process

Prepare for the exam There is no better preparation than practical experiences. There are many relevant AWS training courses and other resources to help you gain additional knowledge and skills to prepare for certification. For information on the qualifications assessed in the certification exam, please see the exam guide with the official site.

Foundational

View the content of the AWS Cloud and the industrial sector

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam is available for use by users and users of an effective system with a general use of AWS, independent of the features and functions for AWS certificates. The exam is accessible for the exam and the exam for the supervision and control of the university.

Certified and practical certification for the AWS systems and an optional hacia installation suitable for obtaining a certified qualification.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Define what the AWS Cloud is and the basic global infrastructure
  • Describe basic AWS Cloud architectural principles
  • Describe the AWS Cloud value proposition
  • Describe key services on the AWS platform and their common use cases (for example, compute and analytics)
  • Describe basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform and the shared security model
  • Define the billing, account management, and pricing models
  • Identify sources of documentation or technical assistance (for example, whitepapers or support tickets)
  • Describe basic/core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud

Recommended Knowledge and Experience

  • We recommend candidates have at least six months of experience with the AWS Cloud in any role, including technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial
  • Candidates should have a basic understanding of IT services and their uses in the AWS Cloud platform

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Specialty

AWS Cloud technical expertise in the specialty as specified in the exam guide

AWS Certified Security – Specialization is for those who have a security role with at least two years of practical experience in AWS workload security.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • An understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms
  • An understanding of data encryption methods and AWS mechanisms to implement them
  • An understanding of secure Internet protocols and AWS mechanisms to implement them
  • A working knowledge of AWS security services and features of services to provide a secure production environment
  • Competency gained from two or more years of production deployment experience using AWS security services and features
  • Ability to make tradeoff decisions with regard to cost, security, and deployment complexity given a set of application requirements
  • An understanding of security operations and risk

Recommended Knowledge and Experience

  • At least two years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads
  • Security controls for workloads on AWS
  • A minimum of five years of IT security experience designing and implementing security solutions

Prepare for the exam There is no better preparation than practical experiences. There are many relevant AWS courses and other resources to help you gain additional knowledge and skills to prepare for certification.

The AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty certification is intended for individuals who perform a development or data science role. It validates a candidate’s ability to design, implement, deploy, and maintain machine learning (ML) solutions for given business problems.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Select and justify the appropriate ML approach for a given business problem
  • Identify appropriate AWS services to implement ML solutions
  • Design and implement scalable, cost-optimized, reliable, and secure ML solutions

Recommended Knowledge and Experience

  • 1-2 years of experience developing, architecting, or running ML/deep learning workloads on the AWS Cloud
  • The ability to express the intuition behind basic ML algorithms
  • Experience performing basic hyperparameter optimization
  • Experience with ML and deep learning frameworks
  • The ability to follow model-training best practices
  • The ability to follow deployment and operational best practices

Prepare for Your Exam

There is no better preparation than hands-on experience. There are many relevant AWS Training courses and other resources to assist you with acquiring additional knowledge and skills to prepare for certification.

The AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty certification is intended for individuals who perform a role as an Alexa skill builder. It validates a candidate’s ability to build, test, and publish Amazon Alexa skills.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Explain the value of voice
  • Design the user experience
  • Design the architecture to build the skill
  • Follow AWS and Alexa security best practices for the skill
  • Develop, test, validate, and troubleshoot the skill
  • Manage the skill-publishing process and work with the Alexa Developer Console
  • Manage skill operations and life cycles

Recommended Knowledge and Experience

  • At least 6 months of hands-on experience building Alexa skills using the Alexa Skills Kit, including skills that incorporate services from the AWS Cloud
  • Proficiency with a programming language
  • Published an Alexa skill

Prepare for Your Exam

There is no better preparation than hands-on experience. There are many relevant AWS Training courses and other resources to assist you with acquiring additional knowledge and skills to prepare for certification. Please review the exam guide for information about the competencies assessed on the certification exam.

Earn an industry-recognized credential from AWS that validates your expertise in AWS data lakes and analytics services. Build credibility and confidence by highlighting your ability to design, build, secure, and maintain analytics solutions on AWS that are efficient, cost-effective, and secure. Show you have breadth and depth in delivering insight from data.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Define AWS data analytics services and understand how they integrate with each other
  • Explain how AWS data analytics services fit in the data life cycle of collection, storage, processing, and visualization

Recommended Knowledge and Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience with data analytics technologies
  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience working with AWS
  • Experience and expertise working with AWS services to design, build, secure, and maintain analytics solutions

Prepare for Your Exam

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Earn an industry-recognized credential from AWS that validates your expertise in the breadth of AWS database services and accelerating the use of database technology to drive your organization’s business transformation. Build credibility and confidence by highlighting your ability to design, recommend, and maintain the optimal AWS database solution for a use case.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Understand and differentiate the key features of AWS database services
  • Analyze needs and requirements to recommend and design appropriate database solutions using AWS services

Recommended Knowledge and Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience with database technologies
  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience working on AWS
  • Experience and expertise working with on-premises and AWS-Cloud-based relational and nonrelational databases

Prepare for Your Exam

There is no better preparation than hands-on experience. Review the exam guide for information about the competencies assessed on this certification exam.

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