AWS Certified Developer - Associate

Validate technical proficiency in developing, testing, deploying, and debugging AWS Cloud-based applications

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, French (France), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, and Spanish (Latin America).

AWS Certified Developer - Associate showcases skills and knowledge in developing, optimizing, packaging, and deploying applications, using CI/CD workflows, and identifying and resolving application issues. This certification is a good starting point on the AWS Certification journey for individuals in IT or cloud developer job roles.

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Key FAQs to help you get started

Per the exam guide, one or more years of prior hands-on experience is recommended in developing and maintaining applications by using AWS services. This certification is an ideal starting point on the AWS Certification journey for individuals in IT or cloud developer job roles.

Candidates who do not have any IT work experience would benefit from first earning the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner to get foundational knowledge of AWS Cloud and services before attempting the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam.

Certified individuals report increased confidence as a result of earning this industry-recognized certification and increased credibility with technical IT/cloud colleagues and customers. Preparing for and earning the AWS Certified Developer - Associate can get you off to a strong start to earn additional AWS Certifications in the Professional and Specialty categories.

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate and AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional are certifications that other cloud professionals have earned to advance further in roles like cloud DevOps engineer and software development engineer. Cloud professionals have also earned the AWS Certified Data Engineer- Associate to advance toward roles like machine learning engineer. 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, or by earning the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, which will automatically recertify this Associate-level certification. Learn more about recertification options for AWS Certifications.

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.