- Establishing the topics an exam will cover
- Developing and evaluating exam questions
- Determining the exam’s passing score
Networking and learning opportunities
SMEs from various backgrounds share their unique use cases and lessons learned at exam development workshops. SMEs also have the opportunity to gain insights into AWS services and feature sets.
Add to your resume/CV and LinkedIn page that you contributed to an industry-recognized program. For Certification events, attend multiple events to earn an SME digital badge.
Successfully participating in an exam development event gives you the opportunity to earn exclusive SME swag, such as sweatshirts, stickers, AWS Certification exam vouchers, and more.
Please note: We maintain a separation between the development of AWS Training and Certification Learning SME materials and AWS Certification content. Anyone who may profit from a specific knowledge of AWS Certification exam content is not allowed to contribute to AWS Certification exam development. This includes trainers, authors, teachers, and individuals who create training content related to AWS Certification exams.
How to apply
Complete the program application accurately and as thoroughly as possible. Be sure to indicate your interest in the AWS Certification SME Program.
If you are selected for an exam development opportunity, a team member will email you an invitation with event-specific details.
What people are saying about being an SME
Hear from past workshop participants about their experience and the benefits they’ve found by participating in the AWS Certification SME Program.
AWS Certification Subject Matter Expert Benefits (1:37)
Please note: This video was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additional SME programs
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