Posted On: Feb 18, 2019

We've updated our Professional-level AWS Certification exams to reflect new features, services, and best practices. AWS releases a growing number of new features and services each year, so we periodically update and restructure our exams to be sure we are validating the latest skills.

The updated AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. It now covers five domains: design for organization complexity, design for new solutions, migration planning, cost control, and continuous improvements for existing solutions. The exam is recommended for solutions architects with two or more years of hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS.

The updated AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam validates technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed applications systems on the AWS platform. It now covers six domains: SDLC automation; configuration management and infrastructure as code; monitoring and logging; policies and standards automation; incident and event response; and high availability, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery. The exam is recommended for DevOps engineers with two or more years of experience provisioning, operating, and managing AWS environments.

We now only recommend, rather than require, that candidates have an Associate-level certification before taking Professional-level exams. See our updated exam guides to learn more about each exam and find resources to help you prepare. Professional-level exams are currently available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese for 300 USD. Register today