Over the last one year or so, I’ve met a lot of people who have varying degrees of ambiguity around AWS certifications and which certification to choose for their specific nature of work or towards their career goals. This blog aims to demystify these ambiguities and provide clarity on what each AWS certification entails. For starters, let’s understand what AWS is and what certifications it provides:
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the popular cloud platform, houses a collection of cloud computing services, that have opened up hot career prospects in the world of cloud computing. AWS has more than 70 services, spanning a wide range, including compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools and Internet of things. AWS also offers cloud certifications that assert your ability to operate on the cloud. There are five different certifications and each of them open the floodgates to enhanced career opportunities. Depending on your interest and career goals, you can choose to engage yourself in any of the two certification tracks prescribed by AWS. Let me now break them down for you, one by one.