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The AWS Global Certification Program

We are launching the AWS Global Certification Program for our customers and our partners today. If you are a Solution Architect, System Administrator, or Developer and you want to formally certify your knowledge of AWS, I think you will find this program of great interest to you.

What are Certifications?
The AWS Certifications are credentials that you (as an individual) can earn to certify your expertise (skills and technical knowledge) in the planning, deployment, and management of projects and systems that use AWS. Once you complete the certification requirements, you will receive an AWS Certified logo badge that you can use on your business cards and other professional collateral. This will help you to gain recognition and visibility for your AWS expertise.

What’s Available?
The first certification, AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level, is available now. Additional certifications for System Administrators and Developers are planned for 2013.

Getting Certified
Certification Exams are delivered through our testing partner, Kryterion, in more than 100 countries at over 750 testing locations worldwide. You can register online to take the exam through Kryterion.

Detailed information about the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Lavel certification requirements, recommended preparation materials, and an exam blueprint are all available at

— Jeff;

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.