AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

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The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional showcases individuals’ technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform, giving them increased confidence and credibility with peers, stakeholders, and customers. Organizations with these qualified professionals can ensure speedy delivery of secure, compliant, systems that are highly available and scalable.

The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional exam is changing March 7, 2023. The last date to take the current exam is March 6, 2023. Learn more »

Who should take this exam?

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional is intended for individuals with two or more years of experience provisioning, operating, and managing AWS environments. Before you take this exam, we recommend you have:

  • Experience developing code in at least one high-level programming language; building highly automated infrastructures; and administering operating systems
  • Understanding of modern development and operations processes and methodologies
  • Ability to implement and manage continuous delivery systems and methodologies on AWS
  • Ability to implement and automate security controls, governance processes, and compliance validation
  • Ability to define and deploy monitoring, metrics, and logging systems on AWS

What does it take to earn this certification?

To earn this certification, you’ll need to take and pass the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional exam (DOP-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: Professional
Length: 180 minutes to complete the exam
Cost: 300 USD 
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Format: 75 questions, either multiple choice or multiple response.
Delivery method: Pearson VUE and PSI; testing center or online proctored exam.

Note: The last day for candidates to complete an exam appointment through PSI is December 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm UTC. Starting January 1, 2023, all AWS Certification exams will be delivered through Pearson VUE.

Languages offered

This exam is offered in the following languages: English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.

Prepare for your exam

You’ve set your goal. Now it’s time to build knowledge and skills to propel your career. Check out these resources from AWS Training and Certification that are relevant to AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional. We don’t require that you take any specific training before you take an exam. These recommended resources are opportunities to learn from the experts at AWS.

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