One of our guiding principles at AWS is to listen closely to our customers and the feedback that I am getting about our training and certification program is very positive. Many architects and engineers know the Cloud is the future of development and IT and the are gearing up to be as succesful as possible in this new normal.
This is why I’m excited to announce the availability of a new Professional level certification from AWS that has been high on the list of our customers. With the growing adoption of cloud computing, we see more of our customers establishing DevOps practices within their IT organizations as a way to increase IT efficiency, improve agility, and in turn innovate faster for their own customers. With increasing demand for IT professionals with cloud computing expertise and DevOps skills in particular, we are excited to offer a certification to help further our customers’ skills in this area. Last November we announced a new AWS Certification for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional to help IT professionals validate their skills in the DevOps area and enable employers to identify qualified candidates to lead DevOps initiatives. Today, I am pleased to announce that we have released this exam publicly, as well as awarded our first DevOps Engineer certifications to those who successfully completed the beta exam. Congratulations to everyone who has achieved their AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional certifications!
The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional certification is the next step in the path for AWS Certified Developers and SysOps Administrators. It validates technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform. The exam is intended to identify individuals who are capable of implementing and managing systems which are highly available, scalable, and self-healing on the AWS platform. You must already be certified as an AWS Certified Developer - Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate before you are eligible to take this exam. Find the Exam Guide, a practice exam, and other resources at aws.amazon.com/certification.
I’m looking forward to hearing about how this new certification has helped customers and partners!