Yes, the AWS Certified Developer – Associate is worth it for cloud-based application developers. For cloud application developers who need to prove they know how to integrate their code with AWS services, the AWS Certified Developer – Associate is definitely worth it. Although it won’t be worth it for everyone, if you want to demonstrate your knowledge of developing, deploying and debugging AWS-based cloud apps, the AWS Certified Developer – Associate can help you do just that.
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AWS Certified Developer – Associate (DVA-C01) FAQs: Cost, Training, Value
No, the AWS Certified Developer – Associate isn’t very hard for most developers who have experience integrating their development process with AWS systems. If you have experience developing or maintaining a cloud-based application according to AWS best practices, the AWS Certified Developer – Associate won’t be hard for you. On the other hand, if you have no experience developing or deploying apps in the cloud, you might find the AWS Certified Developer – Associate hard.
The AWS Certified Developer – Associate costs $150. It only costs $150 because there are no courses or exams you have to take besides the core AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam. You can attempt a practice exam for $20, that way you don’t waste your $150 if you actually can’t pass the exam on your first attempt.
Yes, just like all of the AWS certifications, the AWS Certified Developer – Associate expires. The AWS Certified Developer – Associate expires three years after the date you pass the certifying exam and earn the certification. Since it’s an associate-level certification, you can avoid it expiring by retaking the associate exam, or you can pass the professional-level DevOps Engineer certification to earn the higher cert and recertify the lower one.
There are two steps to studying for the AWS Certified Developer – Associate: first, get a lot of experience with a high-level programming language and second, practice developing and deploying an application in the AWS cloud. You shouldn’t study for the AWS Certified Developer – Associate by memorizing facts, instead you should study for it by practicing the skills it certifies: integrating cloud-based applications with core AWS services.
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