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Highlight the breadth of your data and analytics technical expertise with new AWS Certification beta

AWS offers the broadest set of analytic tools and engines that analyzes data using open formats and open standards. To validate expertise with AWS data analytics solutions, builders can now take the beta for the AWS Certified Data Analytics — Specialty certification.

The AWS Certified Data Analytics — Specialty certification validates technical expertise with designing, building, securing, and maintaining analytics solutions on AWS. This certification first launched in 2017 as AWS Certified Big Data — Specialty. The new name highlights the breadth of the data and analytics technical skills and experience validated by the certification. Candidates who take and pass the beta exam available for registration now or the general availability release in April 2020 will earn a certification with the new name.

The new exam version includes updated content across categories from collection to visualization. View the exam guide to learn more about what’s on the exam.

This is the only AWS Certification to specifically focus on data analytics expertise. This certification demonstrates your ability to design and implement analytics solutions that provide insight through visualizing data with the appropriate security measures and automation in place.

You can take the AWS Certified Data Analytics — Specialty beta exam at testing centers worldwide through January 10, 2020, and onsite at re:Invent 2019. Space is limited, so register today. The beta exam is available in English for 150 USD, which is 50% off the standard pricing for Specialty-level certifications. Results for the beta exam will be available approximately 90 days after the end of the beta period. If you miss the beta, the standard version is expected in April 2020.

About the Authors

Beth Shepherd is the Product Marketing Manager for AWS Certification. She joined Amazon in 2019 and is based in Boston.





Bill Baldwin is the Head of AWS Data Days and the WW Tech Leader AWS Databases. He has been with Amazon since 2016 and is based in Atlanta.