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AWS Certified Database Specialty

The AWS Certified Database – Specialty certification validates a comprehensive understanding of the breadth of AWS database services and how to accelerate the use of database technology to drive business transformation in your organization.

Abilities Validated by the Certification:

  • Understand and differentiate the key features of AWS database services.
  • Analyze needs and requirements to design and recommend appropriate database solutions using AWS services.

Recommended AWS Knowledge:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with common database technologies
  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience working on AWS
  • Experience and expertise working with on-premises and AWS Cloud-based relational and NoSQL databases

Required Exam and Recommended Training

Required examRecommended trainingExam Prep
AWS Certified Database – Specialty (DBS-C01)

Planning and Designing Databases on AWS (GK4510

Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Database – Specialty (GK7393)


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.

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