AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty

Validate your technical skills and expertise with an industry-recognized credential and grow your career.

The AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty certification is intended for individuals who perform complex Big Data analyses with at least two years of experience using AWS technology.

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Implement core AWS Big Data services according to basic architecture best practices
  • Design and maintain Big Data
  • Leverage tools to automate data analysis


Prepare for Your Exam

The best preparation for certification exams is practical experience. We recommend at least two years of hands-on experience using AWS.

Exam Overview


Exam Format
Multiple choice, multiple answer


Exam Type


Exam Time
170 minutes to complete the exam


Exam Cost
300 USD


Exam Language
Available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese

Training can help you advance your technical skills and learn best practices for working with AWS.

Data Analytics Fundamentals

Digital | 3.5 hours

In this self-paced course, you will learn about the process for planning data analysis solutions and the various data analytic processes that are involved. This course takes you through five key factors that indicate the need for specific AWS services in collecting, processing, analyzing, and presenting your data.


Big Data on AWS

Classroom | 3 days

In this course, you will learn about cloud-based Big Data solutions such as Amazon EMR, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis, and the rest of the AWS Big Data platform. We will show you how to use Amazon EMR to process data using the broad ecosystem of Hadoop tools like Hive and Hue. We will also teach you how to create Big Data environments, work with Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift, Amazon QuickSight, Amazon Athena, and Amazon Kinesis, and leverage best practices to design Big Data environments for security and cost-effectiveness.