As of March 2018, Amazon AWS currently has nine exams at different levels, large and small, covering basic level, assistant level, expert level and separate professional level.
As can be seen from the figure below, the different test categories are suitable for cloud computing practitioners, cloud computing architects, cloud computing developers, cloud computing operation and maintenance, and experts in specific directions. It should be noted that to take any expert or professional level certification exam, you must pass at least one assistant level exam.
Let’s talk about the different exam content, their differences and difficulty.
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
AWS Course is an exam for cloud computing practitioners. It is a new exam launched at the end of 2017. This exam is the easiest of all exams. Its main target is those who want to get a preliminary understanding of cloud computing and Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services) content, especially for those who know nothing about AWS. And practitioners in non-IT industries.
Its exam content includes cloud computing concepts, security, technology, and billing and pricing. After understanding these contents, in addition to a preliminary introduction to AWS, you can also understand most of the cloud computing frameworks in the industry. After all, whether it is domestic or foreign, AWS is a pioneer in leading the market, and currently all its peers can only look at it.
It should be noted that only those who have not taken any other AWS Training level exams can take this exam.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate is an aws solutions architect certification exam. Compared with the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, this exam is more focused on the architectural design of AWS, such as how to design a scalable and highly available system architecture, if you perform system and data migration, and plan your architecture based on AWS architecture best practices Design, and how to control costs.
Assistant solution architects need to have a basic understanding of several basic components of AWS, such as EC2, VPC, IAM, S3, Route53, etc., to grasp what they are, what are the usage scenarios, and the differences and advantages of traditional data centers, etc. .
This exam is more difficult than AWS Course. It will comprehensively examine the basic services of AWS, how to use them, how to create them and manage them. Therefore, it is also recommended that friends who are going to take the exam first register for the AWS one-year free plan. For details, you can view the details of the AWS free plan (a foreign currency credit card is required).
The free tier includes most of the AWS services that you need to be familiar with to pass the exam. Only by doing it yourself can you better grasp its contents. (You can also check the article on how to apply for AWS free tier)
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