Amazon AWS Certification – RoadMap

AWS offers Associate-level certifications for Solutions Architects, SysOps Administrators and Developers. It also offers  Professional-level certifications for Solutions Architects and DevOps engineers. AWS recommends to earn a Associate level certification and then advance to Professional level within a given role. The cost of each each exam is $150.

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Associate Exams :

1.AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

What it tests:
Your technical expertise in designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS.

Who it’s for:
Anyone with experience designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform.

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2.AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

What it tests:
Your technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on the AWS platform.

Who it’s for:
Anyone with one or more years of hands-on experience operating AWS-based applications.

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3.AWS Certified Developer – Associate

What it tests:
Your technical expertise in developing and maintaining applications on the AWS platform.

Who it’s for:
Anyone with one or more years of hands-on experience designing and maintaining an AWS-based application plus in-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language.

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Professional Exams :

1.AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional

What it tests:
Your advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform.

Who it’s for:
An AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate with two or more years hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS.

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2.AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional

What it tests:
Your technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform.

Who it’s for:
Achieved AWS Certified Developer – Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate. Two or more years’ experience provisioning, operating, and managing AWS environments.

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Few things to Note :

– All AWS Certified individuals are required to renew their Associate-level certifications every two years.
– You must wait 30 days from the day you failed the exam to take the exam again
– You can take the exam up to three times in one year from the date of your first attempt
– The cost of a recertification exam is USD 75, which is 50% less than the standard associate exam

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