AWS Certified Developer - Associate

The AWS Certified Developer - Associate certification demonstrates competence in creating, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS. It also demonstrates knowledge and comprehension of core AWS services, uses, and fundamental AWS architecture best practices. Successful candidates who have prepared for and earned this certification gain confidence in their abilities and credibility in the workplace.

Preparing for and attaining this certification will showcase:

  • Understanding of core AWS services, uses of the services, and basic AWS architecture best practices, including the AWS Shared Responsibility Model, application lifecycle management, and the use of containers in the development process
  • Proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS and writing code for serverless applications
  • Ability to identify key features of AWS services and use the AWS service APIs, AWS CLI, and SDKs to write applications
  • Ability to apply a basic understanding of cloud-native applications to write code
  • Ability to author, maintain, and debug code modules on AWS

Who Should Take This Exam?

AWS Certifed Developer - Associate is a great starting point on the AWS Certification path for individuals who may have any of the following:

  • Experience working in a developer role with in-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language
  • Experience working in AWS technology
  • Strong on-premises IT experience and understanding of mapping on-premises to cloud
  • Experience working in other cloud services

Steps to Achieve Your AWS Certified Developer - Associate Certification

  1. Attend Developing on AWS
  2. Pass the following exams:
  • Exam DVA-C01

AWS Developer - Associate: Courses

Developing on AWS

This course teaches experienced developers how to programmatically interact with AWS services to build web solutions. The course includes code examples to help you implement the design patterns and solutions discussed in the course.

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3 Days | $2025

AWS Developer - Associate: Exams

Exam DVA-C01 - This exam features a combination of two question formats: multiple choice and multiple response.

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Exam Guide and Practice Questions

AWS Certification Renewal

  • Certification through AWS is valid for three years from the date it was earned. Before the three-year period expires, you must recertify to keep your certification current and active.
  • To keep your certification active, you must take the current version of the exam that corresponds to your certification before it expires. AWS does not require or accept other methods of recertification, such as continuing education credits.
  • For Foundational and Associate level certifications, you can also satisfy the recertification requirement for a current certification by passing or recertifying with a higher-level role-based exam.

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AWS Developer - Associate: Next Steps

Advanced Developing on AWS

The Advanced Developing on AWS course uses the real-world scenario of taking a legacy, on-premises monolithic application and refactoring it into a serverless microservices architecture.

3 Days | $2025