AWS Professional and Specialty Exams has NO Prerequisites Now

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced on 16th Oct 2018 that from by the end of October Professional & Specialty Exams are Available to All.


AWS Removed Exam Prerequisites their examinations.


The AWS have following certifications path:


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Previously All Professional Exams were only available for those who passed respective Associate exams.


E.g. If you need to be “AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional” then you have to first pass “AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate” exam.


Similarly if you need to pass “AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional” then you need to pass either “AWS Certified Developer – Associate” or “AWS Certified SysyOps Administrator – Associate” exam.


Now this constraint has been removed and AWS opened all exams to attempt directly. Including you can attempt all specialty exams directly.


Conclusion: In a easy word, “AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner” exam was optional hence a new student/ engineer who don’t have any knowledge in AWS should go for this certification.


AWS Associate Level Exam should be attempted by person having some experience in AWS.


The Professional level exam is for person having good experience in AWS.


This decision is boon for High profile Engineers/ Architects to go for Professional Level exam directly without attempt/ pass Associate Level Exam.


Similarly person having good expertise in respective Specialty should attempt their respective exams directly without waiting to pass any prerequisites exams.


MESSAGE FROM AWS: AWS Certification is removing the exam prerequisites for the Professional and Specialty certification exams. By the end of October, candidates who are prepared to take the Professional or Specialty exams will be eligible to pursue our more advanced certifications without holding an Associate-level certification or the Cloud Practitioner certification. Of course, we strongly encourage all candidates follow the recommended role-based Learning Paths to plan their certification journey. Looking to test your knowledge before registering for an exam? Take a look at our exam preparation resources to get started. Ref: