What Does the AWS Certification Signify?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s leading cloud platform. Technicians who hold AWS certifications demonstrate proficiency in the skills to design and manage software solutions on Amazon’s cloud platform.

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Today more and more businesses are moving traditional in-house and hosting services to the cloud – to reap benefits like reduced costs and increased efficiency. Green Marimba can help your business make the move. Led by a management team of certified AWS architects and practitioners, your cloud migration is in good hands.


AWS Certifications Listing

AWS credentials are offered in two main categories: Core Certifications and Specialty Certifications.

AWS Certifications require extensive training and successful execution of the AWS exam. Certifications are valid for three years. To maintain AWS Certified status, practitioners need to periodically demonstrate continued expertise through a recertification process. Recertification helps strengthen the overall value of AWS Certification and shows that a credential covers the latest AWS knowledge, skills, and best practices.

AWS Core Certifications

AWS core certifications span three knowledge areas: architecture, development, and operations.

Certificates in these areas are offered in progressive skill levels: foundational, associate, and professional. The foundational level, known as a Cloud Practitioner, is the first certificate that can be attained. This is the only certificate that can be awarded remotely through a proctored exam.

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AWS Specialty Certifications

AWS specialty certifications further validate advanced expertise in targeted IT disciplines. Certificates include:

  • Advanced Networking,
  • Security,
  • Machine Learning,
  • Alexa Skill Builder,
  • Database and
  • Data Analytics.

Read more on certification requirements from Amazon Web Services.

Look for the AWS Certified Logo

Obviously, only individuals and businesses who have successfully completed Amazon’s rigorous standards and testing can display the AWS certified logo. Look for the AWS certified logo to ensure your IT contractors are best of class. Green Marimba is led by a management team of certified AWS architects and practitioners, so your cloud architecture and services are in good hands.




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