Posted On: Oct 11, 2018

AWS Certification exams validate skills and expertise with an industry-recognized credential. We’re updating our AWS Certification Program to give you more flexibility by removing exam pre-requisites. You can now choose the exam that’s right for you based on your expertise and goals.

We offer a total of 9 exams at the Foundational, Associate, and Professional level. In the past, we required you to pass an Associate or Foundational level exam before pursuing a Professional or Specialty certification. We listened to our customers, and heard you wanted more flexibility, so we are eliminating these requirements. 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.

Explore our recommended learning paths for guidance on how you can advance and validate your cloud skills. We offer digital and classroom training to help you build cloud skills and prepare for certification exams.

We’re making these updates in our system beginning on Thursday, October 11, and all candidates will be able to register for any exam by the end of the month. You can review our FAQ or contact us with questions.