Types of AWS Certification to choose

Types of AWS Certification to choose

AWS provides certification from entry-level to a professional level based on your experience on the cloud. I am listing the AWS certifications provided by AWS:

The AWS cloud practitioner is an entry-level certification. It gives you an overview of the AWS cloud platform. This is an introductory exam for people with the non-tech background and who want to establish their career in the AWS cloud. This exam is easy compared to other exams as this doesn’t require that much technical knowledge like other certifications do.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate:

This is an associate-level exam and it determines a candidates ability to demonstrate the knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure applications on AWS technologies. This is a medium level exam and this requires you to have hands-on experience on networking, compute storage and database services.

AWS Certified Developer-Associate:

This certification validates the candidate’s technical expertise and his efficiency in developing and maintaining the applications on the AWS platform. This too is a medium level exam and it requires you to have an in-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language.

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator-Associate:

This certification validates your technical expertise in deployment, operations, and management on the AWS platform. This is comparatively difficult to the previous associate level exams It requires you to have experience in provisioning, maintaining and operating systems running on AWS.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Professional:

This exams validate the candidates advanced technical abilities and designing distributed applications on the AWS platform. The professional level exam is a tough exam and it requires you to have 2-3 years of experience in designing and deploying cloud architecture. The candidate must have an AWS Certified Solutions Architect- Associate exam.

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer-Professional:

This is a very difficult exam which validates the candidate’s technical expertise in provisioning, operating and managing distributed applications on the AWS platform. It requires the candidate to have an AWS Certified Developer-Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator-Associate.

AWS Certified Big Data Specialty:

This exam validates candidates ability to design an implement AWS services to derive value from data. This is the specialty level exam and requires more than 5 years of experience in the data analytics field.

AWS Certified Advanced Networking Specialty:

his in a difficult exam that validates the candidate’s ability to design an implement AWS and hybrid IT network architectures at scale. It requires a minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in implementing and architecting network solutions. You need to have the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate or AWS Certified Developer-Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator-Associate.

AWS Certified Security Speciality:

This exam validates the knowledge on how to secure the AWS platform by implementing logging, monitoring and infrastructure security