Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering to compute power, database storage, content delivery, and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. AWS set the bar for cloud computing. Built on Amazon's worldwide infrastructure, AWS provides large computing capacity faster and more economically than building your own server farm. This area of expertise is the place to start if you’re a SysOp Administrator, Developer, or Solutions Architect—or want to become one. Study for AWS certifications, including Certified Solutions Architect, or learn about the numerous benefits of this scalable technology and how to migrate your enterprise to it.
AWS Certifications recognize IT professionals with the technical skills and expertise to design, deploy and operate applications and infrastructure on AWS. Exams are offered in multiple languages at testing centers around the world. Show you're an expert, AWS Certification is an industry-recognized credential that shows you have the expertise to design, deploy, or operate applications and infrastructure on AWS. Advance your career, AWS Certification shows customers, employers, and recruiters that you have the skills and knowledge to build AWS solutions. Becoming AWS Certified helps individuals gain credibility for their AWS expertise and enables organizations to identify skilled professionals to lead IT initiatives. Explore our certifications and get started with validating your AWS Cloud expertise.
Why get AWS certified?
AWS is Quickly Becoming the Gold Standard of the Cloud
AWS is leading the pack in almost every aspect. According to Gartner, Amazon’s cloud is 10 times bigger than its next 14 competitors, combined! This is bad news for the folks at Azure and Google Cloud Platform but it is great news for you.
Whether you’re a web developer, a database admin, a system admin, an IoT developer, a Big Data analyst, an AI developer (and the list goes on and on), your life will be made much easier if you take advantage of Amazon’s platform. Their offerings touch almost every aspect of technology, and discussing them would be outside the scope of this article. They are constantly adding more offerings and innovating in a way that is leaving the competition in the dust.
AWS Certifications Are Feasible and Within Reach
The most common approach is to start with the Certified Solutions Architect Associate. It is a great way to get familiar with the AWS ecosystem and core services. You are required to have an associate certificate before you can sit for the professional or specialty exams. Furthermore, AWS requires that you have your Solutions Architect associate certificate before you can take the Solutions Architect professional test, or that you have your Developer or SysOps Associate certificate before you can sit for the DevOps Professional test.
AWS Skills Are in High Demand and Pay Top Money
According to Forbes, the top-paying certification of 2016 is the AWS Solutions Architect - Associates. With that being said, please remember that simply getting the AWS Solutions Architect certification DOES NOT automatically mean that you will be making the annual salary indicated in the table above. Many other factors are at play here, including your other skills, experience, geographic location, etc. The point is, proving to potential (or existing) employers that you are competent in using Amazon’s cloud offerings will have a great positive impact on your career.
Simply put, an AWS certification shows you have the skills and the knowledge to design, deploy, or manage applications on Amazon Web Services. If you’re AWS-certified, it tells potential employers that you’ve what it takes to build and manage AWS solutions for them.
While getting certified is a sure door opener for you when seeking a new job, there’s another great reason for wanting to get AWS-certified. When you go through the training and learning involved in passing the rigorous exams, you gain an extraordinary amount of knowledge. If you’re already working with AWS, the test preparation process helps you strengthen your knowledge by clarifying key concepts. If you’re new to AWS, of course, you’ll learn what AWS is all about, and learn how to work competently with it.
Our AWS Bundle Includes:
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Essentials
Students will learn concepts and configurations you need to get started using Amazon Web Services, including EC2, S3, and more. Instructions will include an overview of the new AWS certification track and the steps to attaining AWS Certified Solutions Architect.
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
The AWS SysOps Administrator series is the follow-up to the AWS: Essentials series, which, when combined together, put you on the road to success on your AWS SysOps Administrator certification exam. In this series, you will explore the implementation side of AWS technology, including Networking, CloudWatch, High Availability, Security, Backup and Recovery, and more.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect: Architecture course is a "sequel" to the AWS Certified Solution Architect: Essentials course. It picks up assuming students are well versed in AWS technologies and assembles a series of “best practices” that, when put together, allow you to deploy a highly-available, cost-effective, automatically-scaling AWS solution that goes so far beyond “getting the job done,” your organization will wonder how they ever survived without AWS. This paradigm-shifting course will leave you floating on AWS Cloud Nine.