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Updated AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional: registration now open

Registration is now open for the updated AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam. These updates reflect changes in trends, the industry landscape, and the work practices of cloud professionals. If you are preparing for this exam or need to re-certify, you have the option to retake the current on or before March 6, 2023, or the updated AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional starting March 7, 2023. This exam will be delivered by Pearson VUE, our test delivery provider, at test centers or through online proctoring, in the following languages: English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.

Note: If you already hold an AWS Certification, you are eligible to get 50% off any other AWS Certification exams you want to take or for your exam retakes to recertify. This discount voucher can be accessed through your AWS Certification Account.

About AWS DevOps Engineer – Professional

This certification showcases technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on AWS, giving individuals increased confidence and credibility with peers, stakeholders, and customers. Organizations with these qualified professionals can ensure speedy delivery of secure, compliant, systems that are highly available and scalable. Job listings requiring this certification have increased by 52% between Oct 2021 and Sept 2022 (source: Lightcast™ September 2022).

Who should get the AWS DevOps Engineer – Professional certification

  • Individuals who have 2+ years of experience provisioning, operating, and managing AWS environments and want to validate their skills and expertise.
  • Individuals with 2+ years of AWS Cloud experience and in job roles like cloud/solutions architect, DevOps engineer, consultant, software developer, systems administrator.
  • Those who have the AWS Certified Developer – Associate already and are ready to take the next step on their AWS Certification path.

What has changed in the AWS Certified DevOps – Professional exam content outline

Nothing has been deleted from the current exam outline.  However, some things were changed in the new AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam content outline (referred to here as DOP-C02 for optimal clarity) and reordered to align with the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

Below is a comparison of the current and the new content outlines:

Specific changes to the AWS Certified DevOps – Professional exam content outline:

  • Task statement 2.3 from DOP-C01—Apply security concepts in the automation of resource provisioning: Moved to domain 6 (Security and Compliance) in the DOP-C02 exam outline that comprises of the following tasks:
    • Implement techniques for identity and access management at scale.
    • DOP-C02 task statement 6.2: Apply automation for security controls and data protection.
    • DOP-C02 task statement 6.3: Implement security monitoring and auditing solutions.
  • Task 3.4 of Domain 3—Determine how to implement tagging and other metadata strategies: Tagging and metadata are effective strategies for all tasks in the DOP-C02 content outline and not limited to one domain.
  • Domain 4—Policies and Standards Automation: This content is spread throughout domains 2, 3, 4, and 6 in the DOP-C02 exam outline.
  • Domain 6—High Availability, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery: This content is now moved to Domain 3 in the DOP-CO2 outline under Resilient Cloud Solutions.
  • Normalization of data schemes: This was listed as an out-of-scope activity for the current exam outline, but is an in-scope activity in the DOP-C02 exam outline

How to prepare for the updated AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional:

Access AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional preparation resources:

  • Dive into free digital training and access Official Practice Question Sets in all exam languages available on AWS Skill Builder
  • Explore classroom training on the exam page
  • Gauge your readiness by taking the full-length Official Practice Exam, available in English starting on March 7, 2023, on AWS Skill Builder

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