Certification Industry: Cloud
Certificate Name: AWS Professional Solutions Architect
Certificate Issuing Authority: Amazon Web Services(AWS)
Certification Price: 300 USD
Certificate Validity: 3 years
Once you have attained the Associate certificate, IT specialists should consider the Professional level as the next step. According to the 72 respondents in 2018 report, this certification brings in an average salary of $136,259, but bear in mind this number may fluctuate due to the small sample size of respondents. Candidates should have experience:
Designing and deploying dynamically scalable and reliable applications on AWS
An ability to migrate complex multi-tier applications on AWS.
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam is intended for individuals who perform a Solutions Architect–Professional role with one or more years of hands-on experience managing and operating systems on AWS.
To register for an exam, sign in to aws.training and click Certification in the top navigation. Next, click the AWS Certification Account button, followed by Schedule New Exam. Find the exam you wish to take and click either the Schedule at PSI or Schedule at Pearson VUE button. You will then be redirected to the test delivery provider’s scheduling page, where you will complete your exam registration.
Exam Format - Multiple-choice, multiple-answer
Exam Time - 170 minutes
Exam Cost - 300 USD
Exam Language - Available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese
Passing Criteria - AWS Certification passing scores are set by using statistical analysis and are subject to change. AWS does not publish exam passing scores because exam questions and passing scores are updated to reflect changes in test forms as the content is updated.
For recertification, you can take the current Professional-level exam for the certification you already have. For example, if you are an AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, you can retake the current AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam to recertify.