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Highlight the breadth of your data and analytics technical expertise with new AWS Certification beta

Post Syndicated from Beth Shepherd original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/highlight-the-breadth-of-your-data-and-analytics-technical-expertise-with-new-aws-certification-beta/

AWS offers the broadest set of analytic tools and engines that analyzes data using open formats and open standards. To validate expertise with AWS data analytics solutions, builders can now take the beta for the AWS Certified Data Analytics — Specialty certification.

The AWS Certified Data Analytics — Specialty certification validates technical expertise with designing, building, securing, and maintaining analytics solutions on AWS. This certification first launched in 2017 as AWS Certified Big Data — Specialty. The new name highlights the breadth of the data and analytics technical skills and experience validated by the certification. Candidates who take and pass the beta exam available for registration now or the general availability release in April 2020 will earn a certification with the new name.

The new exam version includes updated content across categories from collection to visualization. View the exam guide to learn more about what’s on the exam.

This is the only AWS Certification to specifically focus on data analytics expertise. This certification demonstrates your ability to design and implement analytics solutions that provide insight through visualizing data with the appropriate security measures and automation in place.

You can take the AWS Certified Data Analytics — Specialty beta exam at testing centers worldwide through January 10, 2020, and onsite at re:Invent 2019. Space is limited, so register today. The beta exam is available in English for 150 USD, which is 50% off the standard pricing for Specialty-level certifications. Results for the beta exam will be available approximately 90 days after the end of the beta period. If you miss the beta, the standard version is expected in April 2020.

About the Authors

Beth Shepherd is the Product Marketing Manager for AWS Certification. She joined Amazon in 2019 and is based in Boston.





Bill Baldwin is the Head of AWS Data Days and the WW Tech Leader AWS Databases. He has been with Amazon since 2016 and is based in Atlanta.




Upgrade your resume with the AWS Certified Big Data — Specialty Certification

Post Syndicated from Tina Kelleher original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/upgrade-your-resume-with-the-aws-certified-big-data-specialty-certification/

While most cloud computing professionals are aware of the Foundational, Associate, and Professional AWS Certifications, it’s worth mentioning that AWS also offers specialty certifications. Anyone pursuing a career that includes data analysis, data lakes, and data warehouse solutions is a solid candidate to earn the AWS Certified Big Data — Specialty certification.

The AWS Certified Big Data — Specialty certification is a great option to help grow your career. AWS Certification shows prospective employers that you have the technical skills and expertise required to perform complex data analyses using core AWS Big Data services like Amazon EMR, Amazon Redshift, Amazon QuickSight, and more. This certification validates your understanding of data collection, storage, processing, analysis, visualization, and security.

You can learn more about the full range of industry-recognized credentials that AWS offers on the AWS Certification page.

Recommended knowledge and experience

In addition to having a solid passion for cloud computing, it’s recommended that those interested in taking the AWS Certified Big Data — Specialty exam meet the following criteria:

You can find a complete list of recommended knowledge and the exam content covered in the Exam Guide. If you can tick the boxes on each of these criteria, then you’re ready to start preparing for the AWS Certified Big Data — Specialty exam.

Recommended resources

While there are no training completion requirements, AWS offers several options to help you prepare for the exam with best practices and technical skill checks to self-assess your readines

In addition to these exam prep resources, you might also find useful information on the Getting Started with Big Data on AWS and Learn to Build on AWS: Big Data pages.


In this post, I provided an overview of the value in earning the AWS Certified Big Data — Specialty certification. I covered the recommended knowledge that is a strong indicator of having reached a level of experience that qualifies you as a solid candidate for this AWS certification. I also provided training resources to help you brush up on your knowledge of AWS Big Data services.

For more information on the training programs offered by AWS, visit the AWS Digital and Classroom Training Overview page. You might also find helpful information on the AWS Training FAQs page.

If you have any feedback or questions, please leave a comment… and good luck on your exam!


About the Author

Tina Kelleher is a program manager at AWS.