Specialty Learning Paths

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We offer three Specialty certification paths with focuses on Advanced Networking, Big Data, and Security. These paths are designed to build and validate advanced skills in specific technical areas. Progress along a path to earn AWS Certification with these recommended courses, labs, and exams.

We recommend individuals have technical AWS Cloud experience in the Specialty domain before beginning a Specialty learning path.

Learn more about the courses in each learning progression below.

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  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty path

    Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty

    Prepare for the AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty exam by validating advanced technical skills and experience designing and implementing AWS and hybrid IT network architectures at scale. It is intended for individuals with a Cloud Practitioner or Associate-level AWS certification and two or more years of experience maintaining and implementing large-scale networks.

    Digital  |  9 hours

    AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty

    The AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty examination validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing and implementing AWS and hybrid IT network architectures at scale.

    Exam  |  170 minutes

  • AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty path

    Data Analytics Fundamentals

    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.

    Digital  |  3.5 hours

    Big Data on AWS

    For solutions architects, data scientists, and anyone who designs or implements Big Data cloud solutions. Learn how to work with Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis, and the rest of the AWS Big Data platform to process data and create Big Data environments.

    Classroom  |  1 day

    Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty

    Prepare for the AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty exam by taking a deep dive into several data-driven use cases. It is intended for individuals with a Cloud Practitioner or Associate-level AWS certification and two or more years of experience performing complex big data analysis.

    Classroom  |  1 day

    AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty

    This certification is intended for individuals who perform complex Big Data analyses. The exam validates an examinee’s technical skills and experience in designing and implementing AWS services to derive value from data.

    Exam  |  170 minutes

  • AWS Certified Security - Specialty path

    AWS Security Fundamentals (Second Edition)

    In this self-paced course, you will learn fundamental AWS Cloud security concepts, including AWS access control, data encryption methods, and how network access to your AWS infrastructure can be secured. We will address your security responsibility in the AWS Cloud and the different security-oriented services available.

    Digital  |  2 hours

    Architecting on AWS

    Learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. Explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities.

    Classroom  |  3 days

    Security Engineering on AWS

    Learn how to efficiently use AWS security services to stay secure in the AWS Cloud. This course highlights the security features of key compute, storage, networking and database AWS services.

    Classroom  |  3 days

    Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Security - Specialty

    Prepare for the AWS Certified Security - Specialty exam by validating technical skill in securing and hardening workloads and architectures on the AWS platform. It is intended for individuals with a Cloud Practitioner or Associate-level AWS certification and two or more years of experience performing a security role.

    Classroom  |  4 hours

    AWS Certified Security - Specialty

    This certification is intended for individuals who perform a security role. This exam validates an examinee’s ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge about securing the AWS platform.

    Exam  |  170 minutes

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    AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

    This exam enables individuals with an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud to validate their knowledge with an industry-recognized credential. This exam covers four domains, including: cloud concepts, security, technology, and billing and pricing.

    Exam  |  4.5 hours