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 conditions. Learn 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.