AWS Certifications

AWS Certifications help IT professionals distinguish themselves in a crowded marketplace. In a time where more and more applications and workloads are moving to the cloud, the industry is taking notice.

Here are the top reasons to get AWS Certified right now:

Advance Your Career
AWS Training and Certification can help you build your cloud skills and get you noticed by colleagues, employers, business partners, and customers.

Show You Are a Pro
AWS Certifications validate your unique AWS Cloud skills and enhance your credibility with an industry-recognized credential.

Learn at Your Own Pace and Style
AWS Training digital and classroom learning options can help you acquire the AWS skills you want, the way you want. Digital training offers 150+ self-paced online courses built by AWS experts. Classroom training is taught by accredited AWS technical instructors.

Whether you’re just starting with your Cloud Learning Journey, or seeking a Professional-Level certification,
AWS Training offers role-based paths with advancing levels of expertise, plus Specialty certifications


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Recommended Training For Certification

Foundational Level AWS Certification

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Cloud Practitioner
• AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials | Classroom

Associate Level AWS Certifications

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Solutions Architect Associate
• AWS Technical Essentials | Classroom
• Architecting on AWS | Classroom
• Architecting on AWS – Accelerator | Classroom

Developer Associate
• AWS Technical Essentials | Classroom
• Introduction to AWS Elastic Beanstalk | Digital
• Introduction to Container | Digital
• Introduction to Severless Development | Digital
• Developing on AWS | Classroom
• Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Primer | Digital
• Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Services (EKS) Primer | Digital
• Getting Started with DevOps on AWS | Digital

SysOps Administrator Associate
• AWS Technical Essentials | Classroom
• System Operations on AWS | Classroom

Professional Level AWS Certifications

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Solutions Architect Professional
• Advanced Architecting on AWS | Classroom

DevOps Engineer Professional
• Introduction to AWS CloudFormation | Video
• AWS Cloud Development Kit | CDK Primer | Digital
• Advanced Developing on AWS | Classroom
• DevOps Engineering on AWS | Classroom

Specialty AWS Certifications

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Advanced Network Specialty
•Amazon Route 53 – Basics | Digital
• Introduction to Amazon Direct Connect | Digital
• Subnets, Gateways, and Route Tables Explained | Digital
• Introduction to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) | Digital
• Configure and Deploy AWS PrivateLink | Digital
• Configure and Deploy AWS Client VPN | Digital
• Transit Gateway Networking and Scaling | Digital
• Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty | Classroom

Security Specialty 
• Getting Started with AWS Security, Identity, and Compliance | Digital
• AWS Security Fundamentals | Digital
• Architecting on AWS | Classroom
• Security Engineering on AWS | Classroom

Machine Learning Specialty 
• Practical Data Science with Amazon SageMaker | Classroom
• The Machine Learning Pipeline on AWS | Classroom
• Process Model: CRISP-DM on the AWS Stack | Digital
• The Elements of Data Science | Digital
• Deep Learning on AWS | Classroom

Data Analytics Specialty  
• Data Analytics Fundamentals | Digital
• Big Data on AWS | Classroom

Database Specialty 
• AWS Database Offerings | Digital
• Planning and Designing Databases on AWS | Classroom
• Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Database – Specialty | Digital



Is the result immediately available after the exam?

Upon completing your exam, you will receive a pass or fail notification on the testing screen.

Which exam do you recommend comes first: Cloud Practitioner or Solution Architects?

If you have no experience with AWS, then the Cloud Practitioner exam.

Do you have to pay every time you have to retake an exam?

Yes, although if you pass an exam, you get a 50% voucher for the next one.

How many times one can retake the exam?

You can retake an exam as many times as you’d like, but you’ll have to wait two weeks between each retake.

What is the time duration for the Practitioner exam?
You get 90 minutes to complete the Cloud Practitioner exam.

What happens if we have connectivity issues during the exam?

Most of the time they schedule for another time.

For the machine learning specialty, do you recommend taking the foundational exam first?

The Machine Learning specialty is specifically geared towards building ML solutions on AWS. The Cloud Practitioner exam will be somewhat helpful, but you’ll have to do a lot more studying for the ML certification.

Do we need to re-take the exam to renew the certification?
After 3 years that must be renewed.

What are some good tips and resources for beginners? Specifically prepping for the certification exam.
Attending training webinars is a great start! You can find our webinar schedule here.

Are there any mandatory training or exam requirements to take an AWS Certification exam?
Training is recommended as part of your certification preparation, but it is not mandatory for the completion of the certification.

How do I register to take an AWS Certification exam?
To register for an exam, sign in to aws.training and click Certification in the top navigation. Next, click the AWS Certification Account button, followed by Schedule New Exam. Find the exam you wish to take and click either the Schedule at PSI or Schedule at Pearson VUE button. You will then be redirected to the test delivery provider’s scheduling page, where you will complete your exam registration.

Are there benefits offered to AWS Certified individuals?
In addition to validating your technical skills, AWS Certification gives you tangible benefits to help you showcase your achievement and further advance your AWS expertise. Additionally, you will receive:

  • Digital badges
  • Exam voucher discounts
  • Event recognition
  • Access to the AWS Certified global community
  • Free practice exams
  • Access to AWS Certified merchandise

What are AWS Certification digital badges?
AWS Certification provides digital badges as a benefit of earning an AWS Certification to showcase certification status. We provide digital badges via Credly’s Acclaim platform to offer flexible options for recognition and verification. You can take advantage of one-click badge sharing on social media newsfeeds, tools for embedding verifiable badges on websites or email signatures, and an optional public profile with all earned AWS Certification badges.

SLI Joins AWS APN Training Partner Program

Sunset Learning is pleased to announce that it has become an official Amazon Web Services (AWS) Authorized Training Partner. SLI will soon be providing both in-person and virtual AWS classroom courses taught by our own AWS Authorized instructors.