Validate technical skills and expertise with an industry-recognized credential and grow your career.
AWS Certification helps learners build credibility and confidence by validating their cloud expertise with an industry-recognized credential and organizations identify skilled professionals to lead cloud initiatives using AWS.
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What's New in AWS Certification
Now Available: Updated Professional-Level AWS Certification Exams
We've updated our AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam and AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam to reflect new features, services, and best practices.
New AWS Certification Policies Offer More Choices and Flexibility
We have extended our recertification period so customers can now recertify every three years by taking the latest version of the full-length exam, and have the option to attempt any exam at any time, regardless of level or type.
Free, New, Digital Exam Readiness Courses
We've made it easier for you to prepare for AWS Certification exams with seven new on-demand Exam Readiness courses—built by AWS and available now at no cost.
AWS Certification Overview
Prepare for certification exams with training and materials that complement your hands-on AWS experience.
Claim benefits to help showcase your achievement and advance your AWS expertise.
Maintain your AWS Certified status. Recertification helps strengthen the overall value of your AWS Certification.
How to Become AWS Certified
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.
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
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.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
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.
AWS Certified Developer – Associate
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.
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
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.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
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.
AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional
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.
AWS Certified Security – Specialty
This exam tests your technical expertise in securing the AWS platform. This is for anyone in an experienced security role.
AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty
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.
AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty
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.