AWS Certification exam preparation

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What is an AWS Certification?

An AWS Certification is a credential issued by AWS to individuals who show they have specific knowledge, skills, and abilities. We work with AWS experts to set the bar for required experience in common cloud job roles and expertise in specific technical areas. You can show you meet that bar by taking—and passing—one of our AWS Certification exams. When you do, AWS awards you an AWS Certification.

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Why should you get AWS Certified?

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. 

Find opportunity


forecasted growth for jobs that require cloud skills in the next five years.1

Show you can innovate


of organizations with AWS Certified staff say having that staff increases innovation with AWS services.2

Build your credibility


of IT leaders that employ AWS Certified staff say productivity improved after their staff earned AWS Certifications, and 89% report faster troubleshooting.2

What does it take to pass?

Earning an AWS Certification requires passing a timed, proctored exam. Each exam has a specific number of questions, time allotment to complete the exam, and passing score. And if you’re wondering what the exam will cover, what is out of scope, and what experience we suggest you have before taking the exam, you can find that information in our exam guides.

How do you take an exam?

You can take an AWS Certification exam from one of our test delivery providers—Pearson VUE or PSI. Some exams and some language options are only available from a specific provider. You’ll want to review the options for the exam you intend to take so you know what to expect. 

Find resources by exam

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

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  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional
  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty
  • AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty
  • AWS Certified Database - Specialty
  • AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty
  • AWS Certified Security - Specialty
  • AWS Certified: SAP on AWS - Specialty

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1 Source: Burning Glass, Skills of Mass Disruption, December 2020.
2 Source: ESG Research Insights Paper Commissioned by AWS, Understanding the Value of AWS Certifications to Organizations, 2020.