AWS Certification Updates: October 20,21 – Testprep Training blog

AWS certification is well-known because it provides the best IT infrastructure services to companies and businesses that use cloud computing. This has resulted in a reduction of capital infrastructure costs and variable costs associated with scaling up the business. Many businesses and organizations are now hiring certified AWS candidates to help them increase their cloud reliability and scalability. This has led to an increase in the global value of AWS certification. AWS must keep up with the latest trends and innovations in order to maintain this position. This blog will provide information about the latest AWS updates for October 2021. We will also be learning about the AWS certification processes and the active AWS exams.
AWS Certification: What’s New?
AWS certification is a key component in evaluating the skills and expertise of candidates to have a successful career. This certification helps professionals to assess their skills and organizations to build a team for cloud initiatives.
What’s new for 2021? Check out the section below to find out.
1. Language Updates
AWS Certified Developer Associate, AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
AWS released an update on August 10, 2021 that included a modification to the language for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam and AWS Certified Developer Associate exam. This update introduced new languages like French (France), German (Brazil), Italian (Brazil), Spanish (Latin America), and Portuguese (Brazil) that will be made available in the near future. These options will also be available through Pearson VUE, a test delivery provider. You can find the previous July 2021 update from AWS here. The following table will help you better understand the language changes.
LanguageAWS Certified Developer – Associate (DVA-C01)AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C02)EnglishAvailable now Available nowIndonesianNot availableNot availableJapaneseAvailable nowAvailable now KoreanAvailable now Available now Simplified ChineseAvailable nowAvailable now French (France)September 9, 2021August 26, 2021GermanSeptember 9, 2021August 26, 2021ItalianSeptember 9, 2021August 26, 2021Portuguese (Brazil)September 9, 2021August 26, 2021Spanish (Latin America)September 9, 2021August 26, 20212. Exam: AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (SOA–C02)
AWS announced that candidates can now access the AWS Certified SysOps Associate (SOA–C02) exam from their official page on July 27, 2021. However, the AWS Certified SysOps AdministratorAssociate exam is created for those in the role of systems administrators with the ability to execute a systems operations role. They must have at least one year of experience in AWS deployment, control, and operation.
Optimization strategies
Configure your network
Security implementation and compliance policies
Summarizing the modifications and changes made in the AWS Examinations:
Exam NameExam CodeExam UpdatesAWS Certified Cloud PractitionerCLF-C01Language UpdatesAWS Certified Advanced Networking – SpecialtyANS-C00No UpdateAWS Certified Big Data SpecialtyThe exam is retired and updated toAWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty (DAS-C01).Collection (18%)Storage and Data Management (22%)Processing (24%)Analysis and Visualization (18%)Security (18%)AWS Certified Security SpecialtySCS-C01No UpdateAWS Certified DevOps Engineer ProfessionalDOP-CO1No Update.AWS Certified Developer AssociateDVA-C01Language UpdatesAWS Certified Solutions Architect AssociateSAA-C02Language UpdatesAWS Certified Solutions Architect ProfessionalSAP-C01No UpdateAWS Certified SysOps Administrator AssociateSOA-C01TheSOA-C01exam is retired.SOA-C02exam new version is available.AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder SpecialtyAXS-C01Exam RetiredAWS Certified Machine Learning SpecialtyMLS-C01No UpdateAWS Certified Database SpecialtyDBS-C01No UpdateAWS Certified SysOps Administrator AssociateSOA-C02New Version ExamNew Exam Course Outline:Monitoring, Logging, and Remediation 20%Reliability and Business Continuity 16%Deployment, Provisioning, and Automation 18%Security and Compliance 16%Networking and Content Delivery 18%Cost and Performance Optimization 12%AWS Certified Data Analytics SpecialtyDAS-C01This is the new version of the Big Data Exam.Now, we have understood the active AWS certification exam changes and the latest modifications. The next section will discuss the AWS recertification policy.
AWS Recertification: Maintaining your certification
AWS Certifications are valid for only three years. To maintain your AWS Certified status, you will need to demonstrate your skills using the recertification process. Recertification can be used to increase the value of your AWS certification. To show that your certification includes the most current AWS knowledge, skills, best practices, and other relevant information.
1. Recertification for Foundational-level certification
Take the Cloud Practitioner exam.
Recertifying by taking the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam again is possible. You can also use a 50% discount voucher from your AWS Certification account to recertify. You can also fulfill the recertification requirement through passing any Associate or Professional exam.
2. Recertification is required for the Associate-level certification
Take the Associate exam
For the certification you already hold, you can take the Associate level certification exam. If you have an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification, you can retake it for recertification.