On becoming AWS Certified

AWS Certified Developer Associate

There are a few reasons people take exams and try to gain professional certifications:

  • To prove to themselves they can do something
  • To add something to their CV
  • To prove to others that they once knew a few things about something
  • To get a promotion
  • To get noticed

I decided to take the AWS Certified Developer exam last week because I wanted to see what the exam was like, and it’s also part of my training budget at JustEat.

I’m happy to say I passed and I gained the basic AWS Certified Developer Associate qualification. This is the foundation level, and there are a few routes I can take to become an AWS certified professional. Amazon have recently updated their AWS Certification tracks on their site, so I’ll be following one of those.

I can recommend using some of the resources at CloudGuru.com and PluralSight.com as they lay out the topics you need to revise for better than the exam guidelines.

I’ve collected a top level set of exam subjects you need to revise for (.zip) in markdown format (.md).