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We’ve all heard that the AWS Certification is one of the highest paying certifications in IT. But the AWS Certification path can be a bit daunting, especially if you don’t know what you’re working with.

Amazon Web Services can help you build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability, and reliability. And despite only being in the marketplace for a few years, AWS Certifications have become a featured highlight in IT salary reports. As AWS is being widely adopted in the marketplace by organizations around the globe, many professionals are choosing to pursue these certifications whether they’re working directly or indirectly with the technologies, But how do you go about certified?

  • What does the AWS Certification path look like?
  • Are there prerequisites for each Certification?
  • Which AWS Certifications should I start with?
  • What are the exams like?
  • I have no experience in cloud, but can I still get a job in tech?

You don’t have to already be an IT guru to get started. Whether you’re in a professional IT role or not, have some AWS knowledge or are just breaking into it, here’s our Head of AWS Content, Tom Haslett, with some advice for advancing your career:

If you’re looking to develop your skills in AWS, check out our latest hands-on AWS training content here or get started with this Amazon Web Services Master Level Learning Path – it’s a giant learning path that includes ALL of our certifications from beginning to end, along with key deep dives in popular AWS services.

Still not sure where to begin?How to Pass AWS Certifications

The last free resource that I’ll leave you with is this How to Pass AWS Certifications eBook. It’s the most updated eBook, with over 30 pages of content to understand:

  • What are the different AWS Certifications?
  • How do you study for the exams?
  • What’s the best certification for me?
  • and more!

Get the free eBook here.

 

17 Comments

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Ramya Gopannagari
7 months ago

I wanted to take a certification which includes networking and security . Could you please suggest which certification do I have to take for the cloud networking and security

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LauraArguijo
5 months ago

Hello! We are glad to hear you are interested in starting your training with us. Read our AWS Security For Beginners/ Cloud Tips to help you understand what training is appropriate for your needs.

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Ashish Peruru
7 months ago

Great intro.

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Khalid Mohammed Alharbi
7 months ago

I want join with this course

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LauraArguijo
5 months ago

Hi Khalid! Thats great, you can definitely take one of our AWS courses. In order to have access to these courses, you can sign up with one of our plans here.

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Life
5 months ago

Is it possible to buy each course on demand or the monthly/yearly subscription is the only way to go?

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LauraArguijo
5 months ago

Yes, you can only access our course content with a monthly or yearly subscription. You can also sign up to our Community plan and have access to some of our content. https://linuxacademy.com/join/community.

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Bhausab Paramanatti
5 months ago

Great explanation

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Heydar
5 months ago

Great Intro, Thank you!

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Shan
4 months ago

Can you let me know which Aws certification path is right for some one who is coming from a Data Warehousing/Business intelligence background as an Architect?

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LauraArguijo
4 months ago

Hello! You will find our Slack Community chat to be the best place to ask other students all about training. You can join for free here and ask away! linuxacademycommunity.slack.com

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Apoorva
4 months ago

Hi,
I am a novice in AWS domain. Can someone please guide me what courses to enroll for??
I am looking for a role change from developer to AWS architect or practitioner

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LauraArguijo
4 months ago

Hello, I would recommend checking out our blog post Choosing the Right AWS Certification For You, it will answer your question exactly. Thank you for making us a part of your learning journey. All the best of luck!

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SEBASTIAN BOTERO
4 months ago

Hello! In the video he says the AWS Professional certifications must have the AWS Associate certifications as a prerequisite, but I think that’s no longer true. Could you confirm please?

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LauraArguijo
4 months ago

Hi Sebastian! There is no longer a requirement to have Associate certifications before pursuing Professional certifications. However, because AWS Professional is a challenging exam, we do recommend taking all learning paths to prepare you for it. You can get started with our AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate.

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Carlos Sierra
4 months ago

Great introduction!

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LauraArguijo
3 months ago

Thank you Carlos! What are you currently working on?

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Gouse
4 months ago

Hi, I am looking for AWS . I am beginner to the AWS. please let me know how long it will take to complete the course including certification.

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LauraArguijo
3 months ago

Hello Gouse, I think our “Choosing the Right AWS Certification For You”
blog post will answer your exact question. You can find it here.

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vamshi k
4 months ago

Hello Im a student interest in taking linux academy subscription but have confusion whether to go with student discount or with the current offer 299 USD. Is there any difference between regular and student discount subscriptions?.

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LauraArguijo
3 months ago

Hello! Thank you for your message. Our Black Friday $299/yearly promotion has ended and has been removed from our subscription pages.
Currently, we do not have any sales on our subscriptions. Periodically, we do have promotions though. The best place to hear about them is during our Monthly Updates on YouTube. You can find our latest Monthly Update here! Regarding our student discounts, we do have student accounts available to those with email accounts through a University or college. The plan is $80 for a 3 month period. You can see the details of that plan, and also instructions on how to sign up via this link. https://linuxacademy.com/students.

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abdullaalammash
3 months ago

Ok..

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Abdullah A Mahir
2 months ago

Hello Sir. I’m Red Hat Certified System Administrator and also I prepared myself for Red Hat Certified Engineer. Now I wanna start AWS certification. And I wanna start AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification, I’m able to do it? Can I skip the AWS certified cloud practitioner course? And also can you provide the link of AWS Essentials (1hour) courses. Please Sir help me to start. Thanks.

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LauraArguijo
2 months ago

Hello, in our blog here you will find the pre-requisites that are not necessarily required but highly recommended for an ideal AWS CSA candidate. You can also find the AWS Essentials course here.

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Gurneet
2 months ago

I want to learn for cloud practitioner

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LauraArguijo
2 months ago

Read our it’s an insightful piece “The Definitive Guide to Achieve AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification”. It’s a great resource! You can also find our “AWS Cloud Certification” course here.

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Reuben deVries
1 month ago

How do paid members get the exam pdf?

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Iqbal
7 days ago

Excellent explanation!

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LauraArguijo
2 days ago

Thank you for reading, glad to hear it was helpful!

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