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Understanding Amazon Web Services Role-Based Certs and Learning Paths

Understanding Amazon Web Services Role-Based Certs and Learning Paths

May 15, 2019 in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Corporate IT Training / by Elizabeth Granada

Cloud computing is a key component in the Digital Transformation, and companies are working tirelessly to move their business to the Cloud. In response, Amazon Web Services (AWS) updated their instructor-led training courses for both business and technical users. Now, Amazon offers “learning paths” to help build a user’s cloud-computing skills and to accelerate their transition to the Cloud.

Becoming AWS Certified


It all starts with certs. Right off the bat, there are four role-based learning paths with associate certifications:  Cloud Practitioner, Architect, Developer, and Operations. Each of the learning paths begins with a technical essentials course that acts as the foundation for all role-based learning paths.

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Learning Path


This learning path is dedicated for users who want to build and validate their understanding of the AWS Cloud. All other role-based learning paths require the Cloud Practitioner certification (except those with 6+ months of experience working on the AWS platform). The path consists of one foundations course and one exam:

  1. AWS Technical Essentials
  2. Exam: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner


AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Learning Path: Cloud Practitioner Essentials to AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.


AWS Certified Architect Learning Paths


The architect associates learning path is for individuals responsible for designing cloud infrastructure and reference architectures, systems engineers, and developers who are responsible for designing and implementing architectures on the AWS cloud. It includes two certifications: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional.


AWS Certified solutions Architect – Associate Learning Path

  1. Architecting on AWS
  2. Exam: AWS Certified Solutions Architect- Associate


AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Learning Path

  1. Advanced Architecting on AWS
  2. Exam: Solutions Architect- Professional


Certifications paths to become an AWS Certified Architect Associate or Professional


AWS Certified Developer Learning Paths


Developer learning paths are designed for intermediate-level software developers who want to develop in the AWS cloud.  The Developer certifications include the AWS Certified Developer – Associate certificate and the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer certificate.


AWS Certified Developer – Associate Learning Path:

  1. Developing on AWS
  2. Exam: Developer Associate


AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Learning Path:

  1. DevOps Engineering on AWS
  2. Exam: DevOps Engineer- Professional


Certifications paths to become an AWS Certified Developer Associate or AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional


AWS Certified Operations Learning Paths


The Operations learning path is for IT professionals who want to manage the existing AWS infrastructure and those in a DevOps role who want to work within the AWS platform.


AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate learning path:

  1. SysOps Administrating on AWS
  2. Exam: SysOps Administrator – Associate


Certifications paths to become an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator or AWS Certified DevOps Engineer


Organizations need individuals with cloud skills to help transform their business— Amazon says so themselves.  Centriq has partnered with one of three AWS Official Learning Centers in the United States and Canada) to provide public, private and custom AWS course solutions. To learn more about AWS learning paths, role-based certificates and how to train, please reach out to our team. We’ll help you choose the right path for you and your team.


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