AWS Certified Developer – Associate Level (ACDA)

The AWS Certified Developer – Associate Level exam validates technical expertise in developing and maintaining applications on the AWS platform. Exam concepts you should understand for this exam include:

  • Picking the right AWS services for the application
  • Leveraging AWS SDKs to interact with AWS services from your application
  • Writing code that optimizes performance of AWS services used by your application
  • Code-level application security (IAM roles, credentials, encryption, etc.)

Prerequisites

Eligible candidates for this exam have:

  • One or more years of hands-on experience designing and maintaining an AWS-based application
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language
  • Understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic architecture best practices
  • Proficiency in designing, developing, and deploying cloud-based solutions using AWS
  • Experience with developing and maintaining applications written for Amazon Simple Storage Service, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service, Amazon Simple Notification Service, Amazon Simple Workflow Service, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and AWS CloudFormation.

Exams

Exam Overview

  • Multiple choice and multiple answer questions
  • 80 minutes to complete the exam
  • Available in English
  • No prerequisites; recommend taking Developing on AWS (AWSD)
  • Click here to review full details in the exam blueprint
  • Click here to preview sample questions for the exam