AWS Certification exam preparation

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The value of AWS Training and Certification

Getting AWS Certified can help you propel your career, whether you’re looking to find a new role, showcase your skills to take on a new project, or become your team’s go-to expert. And because AWS Certification exams are created by experts in the relevant role or technical area, preparing for one of these exams helps you build the required skills identified by skilled practitioners in the field. 

91%

of learners say AWS Training and Certifications have a positive ROI.2

90%

said AWS Training and Certification programs contributed to their assignment to special cloud projects. 2

74%

credited AWS certification as the reason for higher earnings.2

 

 

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Learn more about specific certification exams and AWS resources that can help you prepare.

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Prepare for AWS Certification with AWS Skill Builder

Use free content like AWS Certification Official Practice Question Sets and Exam Prep Courses. Subscribe to get access to AWS Certification Official Practice Exams, labs, and more practice questions.

Learn at your own pace

Learn how to prepare for your exam with Exam Prep digital courses. Each course explores an exam’s topic areas and reviews sample certification questions for each domain. Subscribe to access enhanced courses with additional practice questions and labs.

Learn by doing

Take labs to get hands-on practice. Plus, add some fun to your learning with AWS Cloud Quest. Select your role, customize your avatar, zap drones, and solve puzzles — all while learning AWS technology concepts.

Test yourself

Use the free Practice Question Sets to understand the exam format better. Once you feel prepared, take a full-length Official Practice Exam. You can choose to review the answers, or choose not to, and get a scaled score. This is a highly recommended step prior to attempting the exam.

Prepare for AWS Certification with AWS Skill Builder

Use free content like AWS Certification Official Practice Question Sets and Exam Prep Courses. Subscribe to get access to AWS Certification Official Practice Exams, labs, and more practice questions.

Learn at your own pace

Learn how to prepare for your exam with Exam Prep digital courses. Each course explores an exam’s topic areas and reviews sample certification questions for each domain. Subscribe to access enhanced courses with additional practice questions and labs.

Learn by doing

Take labs to get hands-on practice. Plus, add some fun to your learning with AWS Cloud Quest. Select your role, customize your avatar, zap drones, and solve puzzles — all while learning AWS technology concepts.

Test yourself

Use the free Practice Question Sets to understand the exam format better. Once you feel prepared, take a full-length Official Practice Exam. You can choose to review the answers, or choose not to, and get a scaled score. This is a highly recommended step prior to attempting the exam.

Exam preparation with AWS Skill Builder

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Official Practice Question Sets

These 20-question sets, developed by AWS, demonstrate the style of our certification exams. These exam-style questions include detailed feedback and recommended resources to help you prepare for your exam.

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Exam Prep course

These 2-hour digital courses explore an exam’s topic areas and review sample certification questions for each domain.

Free

AWS Cloud Quest

Learn how the cloud solves real-world business challenges through the lens of a role-playing game.

Available with a subscription*

With subscription, AWS Skill Builder gives you access to additional exam prep, digital training resources, and game-based learning that can complement your preparation.

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Official Practice Exams

Practice exams provide practice with the same question style and rigor as the certification exam. Exam-style scoring indicates whether you passed or failed, helping you gauge your readiness. You also will get feedback on the answer choices for each question with recommended resources to deepen your understanding of key topics.

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Exam Prep course

Includes 6-8 hours of practice materials like videos, hands-on labs, additional practice questions, and access to the Official Practice Exam.

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AWS Cloud Quest

Learn while you play—choose from additional roles like Solutions Architect, Serverless Developer, and Machine Learning Specialist, and apply cloud skills to help the citizens of your virtual city.

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*The Individual subscription starts at $29 USD per month and gives you access to all available resources. For teams of 50+, consider the Team subscription. Please visit AWS Skill Builder for the latest information on free and paid exam prep resources.  

Additional exam-prep resources available to you

AWS Classroom Training

We also offer AWS Classroom Training courses that include labs, with guidance from expert instructors. Select the prep that best suits your learning style.
 

AWS Training and Certification on Twitch

Live, on-demand training available on Twitch from experts and additional on-demand shows whenever it suits your schedule.
 

Get Certified Exam Readiness webinars

Join one of our complimentary AWS Certification exam preparation webinars. These live webinars led by accredited AWS instructors will help prepare you for AWS Certification exams.

AWS Learner Stories

How one learner earned four AWS Certifications in four months

Ever wonder what it takes to earn an AWS Certification? Imagine earning four in four months. Discover Rola's journey using exam prep on AWS Skill Builder towards earning the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, AWS Certified Developer - Associate, AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty, and AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty.

1 Building Skills for The Changing Workforce, November 2021; AWS Global Digital Skills Study prepared by AlphaBeta, commissioned by Amazon Web Services
2 ESG, AWS Training and Certification Help Learners Thrive in an Increasingly Cloud-first World, January 2022

 

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