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New Beta Exams for Professional-Level and Machine Learning Certifications

Take our new beta exams for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional, and AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty.

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AWS Certification demonstrates technical expertise, helps you advance your career, and helps employers find skilled cloud professionals.

  • Demonstrate you have expertise to design, deploy, and operate highly available, cost-effective, and secure applications on AWS
  • Gain recognition and visibility for your proven skills and proficiency with AWS
  • Foster credibility with your employer and peers
  • Earn tangible benefits
  • Identify skilled professionals to lead IT initiatives with AWS technologies
  • Reduce risks and costs to implement your workloads and projects on the AWS platform
  • Increase customer satisfaction

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We offer role-based certifications to validate expertise for those in Cloud Practitioner, Architect, Developer, and Operations roles, plus Specialty certifications to validate advanced skills in specific technical areas. View our Learning Paths to find training to help you build skills and prepare for AWS Certification.

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  • Cloud Practitioner

    The Cloud Practitioner exam provides individuals with an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud to validate their knowledge with an industry-recognized credential.

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    This exam provides individuals in a larger variety of cloud and technology roles with a way to validate their AWS Cloud knowledge and enhance their professional credibility. This exam covers four domains, including: cloud concepts, security, technology, and billing and pricing. Learn more >>

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  • Architect

    Architecting exams validate technical knowledge for solutions architects, solution design engineers, and anyone who designs applications and systems on AWS.

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    This exam validates your ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies. We recommend candidates have at least one year of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable and distributed systems on AWS. Learn more >>

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    This exam tests your advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. This is recommended for anyone that has completed an AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification with two or more years of hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS.  Learn more >>

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  • Developer

    Developing exams validate technical knowledge for software developers who develop cloud applications on AWS.

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    This exam validates proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS. This is for anyone with one or more years of hands-on experience developing and maintaining an AWS-based application, plus in-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language.  Learn more >>

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    This exam tests your technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform. This is recommended for anyone that has achieved AWS Certified Developer - Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification with two or more years of hands-on experience provisioning, operating, and managing AWS environments.  Learn more >>

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  • Operations

    Operations exams validate technical knowledge for SysOps administrators, systems administrators, and those in a DevOps role who create automatable and repeatable deployments of applications, networks, and systems on the AWS platform.

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    This exam tests your technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on the AWS platform. This is for anyone with one or more years of hands-on experience operating AWS-based applications.  Learn more >>

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    This exam tests your technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform. This is recommended for anyone who has achieved AWS Certified Developer - Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification and has two or more years of hands-on experience provisioning, operating, and managing AWS environments.  Learn more >>

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  • Specialties

    Specialty exams validate technical knowledge for AWS experts who also possess expertise in specific technical areas. They’re recommended for individuals with a deep proficiency and real-world experience in an area of specialization.

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    This exam is intended for individuals with one to two years of hands-on experience developing, architecting, or running machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) workloads on the AWS Cloud. Learn more >>

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    This exam tests your technical expertise in designing and implementing AWS services to derive value from data. This is for anyone who performs complex Big Data analyses. Learn more >>

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    This exam tests your technical expertise in designing and implementing AWS and hybrid IT architectures at scale. This is for anyone who performs complex networking tasks. Learn more >>

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    This exam tests your technical expertise in securing the AWS platform. This is for anyone in an experienced security role. Learn more >>

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