AWS Certified Data Engineer - Associate

Showcase your ability to design data models, manage data life cycles, and ensure data quality

Exam overview

Category Associate
Exam duration 130 minutes
Exam format 65 questions; either multiple choice or multiple response
Cost 150 USD. Visit Exam pricing for additional cost information, including foreign exchange rates
Testing options
Pearson VUE testing center or online proctored exam
Languages offered English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese

AWS Certified Data Engineer - Associate validates skills and knowledge in core data-related AWS services, ability to ingest and transform data, orchestrate data pipelines while applying programming concepts, design data models, manage data life cycles, and ensure data quality.

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Key FAQs to help you get started

The ideal candidate for this exam has the equivalent of 2-3 years of experience in data engineering or data architecture and a minimum of 1-2 years of hands-on experience with AWS services.

This is an in-demand role with a low supply of skilled professionals. AWS Certified Data Engineer - Associate and accompanying prep resources offer you a means to build your confidence and credibility in data engineer, data architect, and other data-related roles.

The AWS Certified Security - Specialty certification is a recommended next step for cloud data professionals to validate their expertise in cloud data security and governance. View AWS Certification paths to learn more and plan your AWS Certification journey.

This certification is valid for 3 years. Before your certification expires, you can recertify by passing the latest version of this exam.
Yes. Once you earn one AWS Certification, you get 50% discount on your next AWS Certification exam. You can sign in and access this discount in your AWS Certification Account.