Get AWS Certified: Solutions Architect Challenge

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Join this challenge and set a goal for earning AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate. Follow a recommended preparation path to earn your certification before AWS re:Invent 2021. Get exam ready with free training, including our new series on Twitch, AWS Power Hour: Architecting. By signing up, you’ll also be eligible for a 50% discount voucher for the exam. Terms and conditions apply.

This challenge ends December 4, 2021. 


Why should you earn this AWS Certification?

Embrace new skills, show your potential, and plan a career trajectory. Earning AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate shows you have the skills to design and implement distributed systems on AWS. You’ll highlight your ability to design high-performing compute, storage, networking, and database solutions, and you’ll feel confident identifying the AWS services that meet a given technical requirement.

You’ll build your credibility and confidence by earning a credential from AWS and show that you have the cloud skills companies need to innovate for the future. 91% of organizations with AWS Certified staff say having that staff increases innovation with AWS services.*

*Source: ESG Research Insights Paper Commissioned by AWS, Understanding the Value of AWS Certifications to Organizations, 2020.


Why should you take the challenge?

Set and achieve your goal with peers from around the world and support from AWS Training and Certification. You’ll get free recommended training, suggested resources, Q&A opportunities, and encouragement along the way. You’ll also be eligible for a 50% discount voucher for the exam *terms and conditions apply.


HERE IS HOW THE CHALLENGE WORKS:

Join peers globally to participate the Get AWS Certified: Solutions Architect Challenge. Follow the steps below:

✔ GET STARTED & GET TRAINED

  • Access our participant resource hub for everything you need in the challenge.
  • Get trained on your schedule with options for on-demand training.
  • Review whitepapers and documentation from the AWS team.

✔ PREPARE FOR YOUR
EXAM

    • Review with an AWS trainer at an Exam Readiness session.
    • Use sample questions to know what to expect.
    • Schedule your exam, and use your 50% discount voucher. Terms and conditions apply.

✔GET CERTIFIED & CELEBRATE

  • Earn AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate.
  • Share your achievement to get recognized and celebrate!
  • Keep growing and find your next challenge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read through the frequently asked questions below if you have questions.

Q: How do I get the 50% exam discount voucher?

A: All participants are eligible for a 50% discount exam voucher for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate. You can request your voucher here. If you already have a voucher, such as one from your employer or as a benefit from earning a prior AWS Certification, please note only one voucher can be used in a single purchase.

Q: What should I do if I haven’t received my 50% exam discount voucher?

A: Please confirm you submitted your request here. If it has been more than seven days since your submission, contact [email protected].

Q: Who can participate in the Get AWS Certified: Solutions Architect Challenge?

A: Any person that registers for the Get AWS Certified: Solutions Architect Challenge between June 1, 2021 - October 15, 2021 will be eligible to participate in the training sessions and webinars and eligible for the 50% discount exam voucher. Terms and conditions apply.

Q: Do I have to follow all of the training in order to complete the Get AWS Certified: Solutions Architect Challenge?

A: All training, review sessions, and preparation resources are optional for participants. The training curriculum provided is a recommended path of resources. If you feel ready to take the certification exam, you can go ahead and schedule your exam as soon as you feel prepared.

Q: In what languages will the challenge experience and the exam be available?

A: The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam is available to take in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese. On August 26, 2021, the exam will also be available in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish (learn more). The Get AWS Certified: Solutions Architect Challenge resource hub and related emails will also be available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese. Some resources linked from the resource hub will only be available in English. All training is available in English, with some limited availability in additional languages. Check the Learn and Prepare section on the resource hub for more information.

Q: What is the benefit of getting AWS Certified?

A: AWS Certifications build credibility and confidence by validating your cloud skills with an industry-recognized credential. Getting AWS Certified can help you propel your career, whether looking to find a new role, showcase your skills to take on a new project, or become your team’s go-to expert.

Q: How does staff getting AWS Certified benefit an organization?

A: AWS Certification helps organizations identify and cultivate skilled professionals who can improve cloud operations and drive innovation. Research by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shows that AWS Certification can help organizations build faster, improve security, reduce downtime, improve deployment time, better innovate with AWS services, and attract and retain top talent.

Q: Is there any cost associated with the Get AWS Certified: Solutions Architect Challenge?

A: There is no cost to sign up or participate in the training and preparation sessions for the Get AWS Certified: Solutions Architect Challenge. All participants are eligible for a 50% discount exam voucher for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (terms and conditions apply). To earn the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification, participants must take and pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam, which costs 150 USD (or 75 USD with a 50% discount voucher).

Q: What are the dates of the Get AWS Certified: Solutions Architect Challenge?

A: Registration will be open from June 1, 2021 - October 15, 2021. To be recognized for meeting the Get AWS Certified: Solutions Architect Challenge, take and pass your AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam before December 4, 2021.

Q: How do I take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam?

A. We offer exams through two test delivery providers, Pearson VUE and PSI. Both test delivery providers offer the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam for candidates to take in testing centers or at home via online proctoring. The 50% discount voucher is limited to use at Pearson VUE - see terms and conditionsLearn more about your testing options.

Q: How do I share my certification with my network?

A: We provide digital badges on Credly’s digital badging platform as a benefit of earning an AWS Certification to help you showcase your achievement. You can add your digital badge to your professional profiles, digital resumes, or email signatures. You can also share your digital badge as a post on social media to celebrate with your network.

Q: Do I have to be AWS Certified to attend AWS re:Invent? Do I have to attend AWS re:Invent to join the challenge?

A: Anyone can join the challenge and set a goal to be AWS Certified before AWS re:Invent starts on November 29, 2021, whether you plan to attend the event or not. You don’t need to be AWS Certified to attend AWS re:Invent, but it’s a great time to show off your cloud knowledge and find your next challenge. Learn more about AWS re:Invent here.

GET STARTED & GET TRAINED

Access our participant resource hub for everything you need in the challenge. Get trained on your schedule with options for on-demand training. Review whitepapers and documentation from the AWS team.

PREPARE FOR YOUR EXAM

Review with an AWS trainer at an Exam Readiness session. Use sample questions to know what to expect Schedule your exam, and use your 50% discount voucher.*

GET CERTIFIED & CELEBRATE

Earn AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate. Share your achievement to get recognized and celebrate! Keep growing and find your next challenge.

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