Hands-on skill and on-the-job experience are the best preparation for an AWS Certification exam. We also highly recommend these study resources and tips. This resource guide is also available as a PDF so you can download to read offline or print: AWS Certification Guide

AWS-authored Study Guide available October 2016: Studying for the Solutions Architect – Associate exam? New Study Guide available for pre-order.

AWS Certification Exam Guides outline AWS and general IT concepts covered on an exam. It helps provide a blueprint of what you need to study and points you to resources that help you prepare.

Download the Exam Guides

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (PDF)

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional (PDF)

AWS Certified Developer - Associate (PDF)

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate (PDF)

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional (PDF)


Don't Skip the Sample Questions

Exam sample questions help you check your knowledge and pinpoint  concepts and areas requiring more study.

We offer a variety of education options to help you become proficient on AWS—from instructional videos to multi-day instructor-led classes. Classes provide the deepest technical training and the opportunity to learn directly from AWS experts and your peers. While AWS Certification exams don’t have class prerequisites, the following classes and AWS Certification Exam Readiness Workshops can help you prepare. Find a class near you at aws.training.

Self-paced online labs are a convenient way to practice AWS services and solutions in a live environment. Delivered through our training partner qwikLABS, each lab walks you through a pre-designed scenario, providing step-by-step instructions to help you get hands-on experience with AWS and the AWS Console. You don’t need an AWS account to take a self-paced lab.

Self-paced labs are delivered through the qwikLABS.com platform.

AWS whitepapers written by the AWS team, independent analysts, and AWS partners can help broaden your technical understanding on topics including AWS architecture, security and economics.

For a full list of AWS whitepapers visit: aws.amazon.com/whitepapers


In addition to AWS whitepapers, documentation and reference architectures are available to provide information on service features and guidance for design and implementation.

Visit AWS Documentation and the AWS Architecture Center to browse topics.

If you’re new to an AWS service, it’s a good idea to browse through our list of FAQs to familiarize yourself with commonly raised questions and issues. Visit aws.amazon.com/faqs

Practice exams include a series of sample exam questions delivered in a timed environment. Benefits of practice exams include:

  • On-demand access to help you study any time
  • 20-40 questions simulating live exam questions
  • Receive an overall score and a score for each section of the test

Ready to take your exam?  Schedule your exam at a Kryterion testing center. Go to: https://webassessor.com/aws/


Setting up Your Test Taker Account
Exams and practice exams are delivered through our testing partner Kryterion.

To create your account:

  • Go To: https://webassessor.com/aws/
  • Under Getting Started, click Create a Webassessor account
  • Log in and click Register for an Exam
  • Find an exam then click Buy Now
  • Choose a convenient testing center and exam time

APN Partners: To receive credit on your APN Partner Scorecard, Create an APN Portal Account and register for an exam with your unique firm’s domain.

Review the Certification FAQs for general information related to AWS Certification.

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