This video identifies the levels of AWS certifications—Associate and Professional—as well as the different certification tracks
- [Instructor] AWS offers a number of certifications which demonstrate proficiency in architecting, developing, and operating systems in AWS. AWS divides these certifications into a number of categories. The first category is the associate level certification, intended as the first rung in the AWS certification ladder, a variety of certifications are available at the associate level. For example, you can become a certified solutions architect, a certified developer, or a certified SysOps administrator.
After attaining an associate level certification, you become eligible to pursue the more advanced professional level certifications. Certifications available at the professional level include solutions architect and DevOps engineer. AWS also offers specialty certifications. Requiring possession of an associate or professional level certification, areas of specialty include advanced networking, and big data. If you want to show the world that you have the technical skills to perform systems operations on AWS, becoming an AWS certified SysOps administrator associate is a great place to start.
In order to earn this certification, you'll have to demonstrate proficiency in environment provisioning, full life cycle operational considerations, and day to day management of systems running on AWS. Regardless of if you are a systems administrator with years of on premises experience or an aspiring AWS DevOps engineer, the body of knowledge covered in the SysOps administrator associate exam is foundational for efficiently operating an AWS environment.