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AWS Specialty Big Data


Certification Industry: Cloud

Certificate Name: AWS Specialty Big Data

Certificate Issuing Authority: Amazon Web Services(AWS)

Certification Price: 300 USD

Certificate Validity: 3 years

Certification Details:

The average starting salary of an AWS Big Data Specialty certified professional is 160,000 $USD. Depending on one's additional experience and performance it can cross 250,000 $USD every year. This certification validates technical skills and experience in designing and implementing AWS services to derive value from data and helps to grow career.The AWS Certified Big Data- Speciality exam is intended for those individuals who perform complex Big Data analyses with at least two or more years of experience using AWS technology. Abilities Validated by the Certification:

  1. Implement core AWS Big Data services according to basic architecture best practices
  2. Design and maintain Big Data
  3. Leverage tools to automate data analysis

Recommended Knowledge: 

  1. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or a current Associate-level certification: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, AWS Certified Developer – Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate 
  2. Minimum five years hands-on experience in a data analytics field
  3. Background in defining and architecting AWS Big Data services with the ability to explain how they fit in data life cycle of collection, ingestion, storage, processing, visualization
  4. Experience in designing a scalable and cost-effective architecture to process data

Exam Details:

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 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 for the Specialty certification, take the Current Specialty exam. For example, if you are an AWS Certified Security – Specialist, you can retake the current AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam to recertify.

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    Ryan Cosner