How does it work?
The Amazon Web Services (AWS) certification program is built around the four primary roles for engineering teams delivering cloud-based solutions: Solutions Architect, SysOps Administrator, Developer and Engineer. These role-based certification credentials can be earned on advancing proficiency levels: Associate, Professional and Master.
AWS certifications are targeted towards the following audiences:
- Solutions Architect – a technical individual who is skilled at designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. A Solution Architect generally has knowledge across a broad array of disciplines, including distributed application architecture, networking, infrastructure, and security.
- SysOps Administrator – a technical individual who is responsible for the operational health of an application on the AWS cloud. A SysOps Administrator has in-depth knowledge of the application or service they operate, including how the application is constructed, deployed, and automated, as well as the controls and monitoring points available.
- Developer – a technical individual who has designed and built an AWS-based application. A Developer has involvement with or responsibility for operating the application on the AWS platform.
Earning AWS certification provides the following benefits:
- Demonstrates that you have skills, knowledge and expertise to design, deploy and manage projects applications on the AWS platform.
- Gains recognition and visibility for your proven skills and proficiency.
- Fosters credibility with your employer and peers.