Amazon Web Services adds pro exam to certification program

Summary:AWS launched its Global Certification Program just over a year ago, offering extra visibility points for both IT professionals and AWS itself.

Amazon Web Services has unveiled the next stepping stone for its certification program, granting authorization for the use of an "AWS Certified" logo on business materials.

The cloud giant launched its Global Certification Program just over a year ago , offering extra visibility points for both IT professionals and AWS itself.

The program is comprised of several tests focused on brainstorming, deploying and managing applications on the AWS platform.

The first in the series, dubbed the "AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level" certification, covers the design and development of applications on AWS.

Now, AWS is tacking on its first exam at the professional level to validate proficiency in the design and development of distributed systems.

More specifically, that means hands-on knowledge and expertise concerning topics such as migrating multi-tier applications, drafting cost control strategies, and building scalable, fault-tolerant apps on AWS.

To be eligible to take the exam, AWS architects need to pass through the associate level first as well as come with "multiple years" of experience working on AWS cloud architectures.

The AWS Certification Exams are held at testing centers across more than 100 countries and 750 testing locations worldwide.

Amazon also offers both an online exam guide as well as paid instructor-led training courses to help developers, solutions architects, and systems operations administrators prepare for all exams.

Topics: Cloud, Amazon, Apps, IT Priorities, Web development

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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