You’re invited to join the challenge and set a goal for getting AWS Certified in 2022. Follow a recommended preparation path to help you earn your AWS Certification. Get exam ready with free training, including new live and on-demand sessions on Twitch. By signing up, you’ll also be eligible for a free full-length AWS Certification Official Practice Exam to help you prepare for the exam.* This challenge ends June 1, 2022. Let’s get going.

What AWS Certifications are included in the Challenge?

The Get AWS Certified: Associate Challenge is designed for those seeking to earn an Associate-level certification. This includes:
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate

What AWS Certification Official Practice Exams are included in the Challenge?

Challenge participants are eligible for a free voucher for one of two practice exams:
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Official Practice Exam
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Official Practice Exam

An AWS Certification Official Practice Exam is not yet available for AWS Certified Developer - Associate. When you register for the Challenge by selecting either AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate, your voucher request will be submitted automatically.

Why should you earn an AWS Certification?

Embrace new skills, show your potential, and plan a career trajectory. Earning an AWS Certification shows you have the skills and knowledge required for roles critical to organizations with workloads running on AWS. 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.*

*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, exam preparation, suggested resources, Q&A opportunities, and encouragement along the way. You’ll also be eligible for a free full-length AWS Certification Official Practice Exam to help you prepare for the exam.*

HERE IS HOW THE CHALLENGE WORKS:

Join peers globally to participate in the Get AWS Certified: Associate Challenge. Follow the steps below:

1. GET STARTED & GET TRAINED

  • Access our exam prep resource hubs to help you prepare for your exam.
  • Get trained on your schedule with options for on-demand training.
  • Review whitepapers and documentation from the AWS team.

2. PREPARE FOR YOUR EXAM

  • Review at an Exam Readiness webinar.
  • Use AWS Certification Official Question Sets to know what to expect.
  • Schedule your exam, and redeem your free AWS Certification Official Practice Exam.*

3. GET CERTIFIED & CELEBRATE

  • Get AWS Certified!
  • Share your achievement to get recognized and celebrate.
  • Keep growing and find your next challenge. #getawscertifiedchallenge

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read through the FAQ's below if you have questions. If your question is not answered below, please email us here.

Q: How do I get the free voucher for an AWS Certification Official Practice Exam?

A: All participants are eligible for a free voucher for either the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Official Practice Exam or the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Official Practice Exam. An AWS Certification Official Practice exam is not yet available for AWS Certified Developer - Associate. When you register for the Challenge by selecting either AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate, your voucher request will be submitted automatically. After you register, you will receive email instructions for how to access your practice exam within 7 business days. You have until April 30, 2022 to join the challenge and request your practice exam. You have until May 15, 2022 to access your practice exam. Your exam appointment can be for any day before May 31, 2022.

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

A: Any person that registers for the Get AWS Certified: Associate Challenge between March 1 - April 30, 2022 will be eligible to participate in the training sessions and webinars and eligible for a free practice exam voucher. Terms and conditions apply.

Q: Do I have to follow all of the training in order to complete the Get AWS Certified: Associate 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 exam be available?

A: The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam and practice exam are available to take in English, French (France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, and Spanish (Latin America). The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate exam and practice exam are available to take in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese. The AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam is available to take in English, French (France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, and Spanish (Latin America).

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 validate your cloud knowledge and build your AWS skills.

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. Learn more.

Q: How do AWS Partners benefit from having AWS Certified staff?

A: AWS Certification helps AWS Partners retain top talent and better serve their customers. According to research by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), 97% of AWS Partners say that AWS Training and Certification programs put their company in a better competitive position to succeed over the next 3-5 years.

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

A: There is no cost to sign up or participate in the training and preparation sessions for the Get AWS Certified: Associate Challenge. All participants are eligible for either the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Official Practice Exam or the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Official Practice Exam. An AWS Certification Official Practice exam is not yet available for AWS Certified Developer - Associate. Terms and conditions apply.

To earn the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate certification, participants must take and pass the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate exam. To earn the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification, participants must take and pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam. To earn the AWS Certified Developer - Associate certification, participants must take and pass the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam. Each exam costs 150 USD.

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

A: Registration will be open from March 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022. To be recognized for meeting the Get AWS Certified: Associate Challenge, take and pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam, the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate exam, or the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam before May 31, 2022.

Q: How do I take an AWS Certification exam?

A: We offer the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam and the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam through two test delivery providers, Pearson VUE and PSI. The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate exam is offered through Pearson VUE only. Both test delivery providers offer exams for candidates to take in testing centers or at home via online proctoring. 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. Learn more about badges.

Partner learners can also share their certification status with their organization by completing the certification consent process. Learn more about sharing your certification status with your employer.

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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