Remote proctoring for all AWS certifications

Cloud Academy is an Advanced AWS Technology Partner, and we are happy to announce all AWS certification exams are available online! 

What does this mean for you?

You can stay focused on your certification goal. Or you can start a certification goal and know that you’ll be able to complete it. Cloud Academy offers 11 AWS Certifications Learning Paths that make it easy to get AWS certified. You’ll learn the theory with online-based video courses, develop actual experience working in live cloud environments with access to real AWS accounts, and then test your knowledge with quizzes and certification prep exams — all included with an active Cloud Academy subscription. 

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How does remote proctoring work?

It’s easy. You need to sign up for an exam at Pearson VUE —  they’re the organization that AWS has contracted to act as proctors. The main technical requirements are:

  • A Windows 8+ or MacOS 10.13+ computer with webcam, microphone, and headphones/speakers (sorry, no older Windows OS or Linux/Unix machines allowed).
  • A private and quiet location with no other people present.
  • A good internet connection with no extra security measures such as a VPN.

What about retired exams?

You might already know about changes to other AWS exams such as new versions and new names. The dates for these changes are now extended:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate: Last day to take the previous version (SAA-C01), extended to July 1, 2020.
  • AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty (formerly AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty): Last day to take AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty, extended to July 1, 2020.

Extra details from AWS

You can get more info from AWS on their certification FAQ page. Here’s a summarization:

  • Certification expiration dates: AWS has automatically extended cert expiration dates when you may need more time to recertify. Check your AWS Certification Account for more details.
  • Extended voucher expiration dates: Vouchers purchased from Xvoucher have additional time added.

Cloud Academy’s AWS Certification Learning Paths

Here are all of our AWS Certification Learning Paths, from Solutions Architect to DevOps Engineer. We even offer training for the new Solutions Architect – Associate exam (SAA-C02).

Foundational

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Associate

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect (SAA-C01) *AWS allows testing through July 1, 2020
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect (SAA-C02) *New exam version started March 23, 2020
  • AWS Certified Developer
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator

Professional

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer

Specialty

  • AWS Certified Machine Learning
  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking
  • AWS Certified Big Data
  • AWS Certified Security Specialty

Go ahead and jump in — you’ll see how we have them organized with lectures, quizzes, labs on real cloud infrastructure, and practice exams. Good luck! 

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