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: AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder - Specialty Beta Exam
Be among the first to take this new exam. It's recommended for individuals who perform an Alexa Skill Builder role with at least six months of hands-on experience designing and building Alexa skills, have proficiency with a programming language, and who have published at least one skill.
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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.
Learn how our role-based and specialty certifications help you demonstrate your deep AWS knowledge.
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 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.