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AWS Certified Developer - Associate Level

Learn to develop applications for the cloud

The AWS Certified Developer - Associate certification is intended for individuals who perform a development role and have one or more years of hands-on experience developing and maintaining an AWS-based application.

Achieving the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Developer – Associate Level exam validates technical expertise in developing and maintaining applications on the AWS platform.

Below are the abilities that are validated by the certification:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices
  • Demonstrate proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS

Recommended Knowledge and Experience

  • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language
  • Understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices
  • Proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS
  • Ability to use the AWS service APIs, AWS CLI, and SDKs to write applications
  • Ability to identify key features of AWS services
  • Understanding of the AWS shared responsibility model
  • Understanding of application lifecycle management
  • Ability to use a CI/CD pipeline to deploy applications on AWS
  • Ability to use or interact with AWS services
  • Ability to apply a basic understanding of cloud-native applications to write code
  • Ability to write code using AWS security best practices (e.g., not using secret and access keys in the code, instead using IAM roles)
  • Ability to author, maintain, and debug code modules on AWS
  • Proficiency writing code for serverless applications
  • Understanding of the use of containers in the development process 

Required exam and recommended training

The AWS Certified Solutions Developer - Associate Level exam includes multiple-choice and multiple-answer questions. You will have 80 minutes to complete it.


Required ExamRecommended Training
AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam

AWS Technical Essentials (GK4501)

Developing on AWS (GK4504)

Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Developer – Associate (GK7385)

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Recertification

AWS Certifications are valid for 3 years. To maintain your AWS Certified status, you are required to periodically demonstrate your continued expertise by recertifying. Recertification helps strengthen the overall value of your AWS Certification and shows individuals and employers that your credential covers the latest AWS knowledge, skills, and best practices. Learn more at the AWS website.