AWS Certification

Validate technical skills and cloud expertise to grow your career and business.

AWS Certification validates cloud expertise to help professionals highlight in-demand skills and organizations build effective, innovative teams for cloud initiatives using AWS. Choose from diverse certification exams by role and specialty designed to empower individuals and teams to meet their unique goals.

Explore our role-based certifications for those in Cloud Practitioner, Architect, Developer, and Operations roles, as well as our Specialty certifications in specific technical areas.

What is the Value of Being AWS Certified?

Available AWS Certifications

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Professional

Two years of comprehensive experience designing, operating, and troubleshooting solutions using the AWS Cloud

Associate

One year of experience solving problems and implementing solutions using the AWS Cloud

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
Architect
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
Operations
AWS Certified Developer - Associate
Developer
Foundational

Six months of fundamental AWS Cloud and industry knowledge

Cloud Practitioner
Specialty

Technical AWS Cloud experience in the Specialty domain as specified in the exam guide

Professional

Two years of comprehensive experience designing, operating, and troubleshooting solutions using the AWS Cloud

Associate

One year of experience solving problems and implementing solutions using the AWS Cloud

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
Architect
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
Operations
AWS Certified Developer - Associate
Developer
Foundational

Six months of fundamental AWS Cloud and industry knowledge

Cloud Practitioner
Specialty

Technical AWS Cloud experience in the Specialty domain as specified in the exam guide

The Latest in AWS Certification

Share Your Achievement with Enhanced Digital Badges

AWS Certification provides digital badges as a benefit to showcase your certification status. By making the transition to provide digital badges via Credly’s Acclaim platform, we now offer more flexible options for recognition and verification. Take advantage of one-click sharing on social media newsfeeds, tools for embedding verifiable badges on websites, and an optional public profile with all earned AWS Certification badges.

 

Free Webinars on AWS Certification Exam Prep

Preparing for your next AWS Certification? Join one of our free, live webinars led by AWS-accredited instructors. A complement to our free Exam Readiness digital training courses, these webinars can help prepare you for AWS Certification by exploring main exam topics and identifying specific areas to study. Ask questions via chat during the Q&A, and feel confident on exam day.

 

AWS Certification Exams Now Available Virtually

You can now take all AWS Certification exams from the comfort of your home with online proctoring. With this added convenience and flexibility, it’s now easier than ever to show your cloud skills are backed by an AWS Certification. For more information on this option, as well as other ways we are supporting candidates who need more time to reschedule exams, recertify, and use vouchers, visit our FAQ page.

AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty Certification

Validate your expertise in AWS data lakes and analytics services from collection to visualization. Earn the AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty certification and demonstrate experience in designing, building, securing, and maintaining analytics solutions on AWS that are efficient, cost-effective, and secure. This certification was previously named AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty.

 

About AWS Certification

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Exam Prep Resources

Prepare for certification exams with training and materials that complement your hands-on AWS experience.

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Certification Benefits

Claim benefits to help showcase your achievement and advance your AWS expertise.

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AWS Recertification

Maintain your AWS Certified status. Recertification helps strengthen the overall value of your AWS Certification.

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Cloud Practitioner

Learn cloud fundamentals and best practices

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Architect

Learn to design highly available systems

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Developer

Learn to develop applications for the cloud

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Operations

Learn to automate applications, networks, and systems

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DevOps Engineer

Learn to design, deploy and manage AWS Cloud systems

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