AWS Certified Developer - Associate

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This credential helps organizations identify and develop talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives. Earning AWS Certified Developer – Associate validates the ability to write and deploy cloud-based applications.

Who should take this exam?

AWS Certified Developer – Associate is intended for anyone with one or more years of hands-on experience developing and maintaining an AWS-based application. Before you take this exam, we recommend you have:

  • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language
  • Understanding of core AWS services, uses of the services, and basic AWS architecture best practices, including the AWS Shared Responsibility Model, application lifecycle management, and the use of containers in the development process
  • Proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS and writing code for serverless applications
  • Ability to identify key features of AWS services and use the AWS service APIs, AWS CLI, and SDKs to write applications
  • Ability to apply a basic understanding of cloud-native applications to write code
  • Ability to author, maintain, and debug code modules on AWS

What does it take to earn this certification?

To earn this certification, you’ll need to take and pass the AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam. (DVA-C01). The exam features a combination of two question formats: multiple choice and multiple response. Additional information, such as the exam content outline and passing score, is in the exam guide.

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Exam overview

Level: Associate
Length: 130 minutes to complete the exam
Cost: 150 USD

Format: 65 questions, either multiple choice or multiple response
Delivery method: Pearson VUE and PSI; testing center or online proctored exam

Languages offered

This exam is offered in the following languages: English, French (France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, and Spanish (Latin America).

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