AWS Offers Certified Developer – Associate Beta Exam

Certified Developer

This beta exam validates a candidate’s understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices. It also validates proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS.

  • Price: 75 USD
  • First exam delivery: February 19, 2018
  • Last exam delivery: March 16, 2018

If you want a crack at the beta exam – get registered here:

Here is the beta exam blueprint. We can certainly expect this is what the new final exam blueprint will look like if we want to track our studies to that upcoming exam:

Content Area 1: Deployment

Topic 1.1 Deploy written code in AWS using existing CI/CD pipelines, processes, and patterns.
Topic 1.2 Deploy applications using Elastic Beanstalk.
Topic 1.3 Prepare the application deployment package to be deployed to AWS.
Topic 1.4 Deploy serverless applications.

Content Area 2: Security

Topic 2.1 Make authenticated calls to AWS services.
Topic 2.2 Implement encryption using AWS services.
Topic 2.3 Implement application authentication and authorization.

Content Area 3: Development with AWS Services

Topic 3.1 Write code for serverless applications.
Topic 3.2 Translate functional requirements into application design.
Topic 3.3 Implement application design into application code.
Topic 3.4 Write code that interacts with AWS services by using APIs, SDKs, and AWS CLI.

Content Area 4: Refactoring

Topic 4.1 Optimize application to best use AWS services and features.
Topic 4.2 Migrate existing application code to run on AWS.

Content Area 5: Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Topic 5.1 Write code that can be monitored.
Topic 5.2 Perform root cause analysis on faults found in testing or production.

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