re:Invent Guide: AWS Certification


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As of 2019, there are now eleven distinct AWS certifications, spread across four experience levels: Foundational, Associate, Professional, and Specialty. Whether you’re already AWS Certified or looking to validate your cloud expertise, re:Invent offers lots of opportunities for you!

Recommended Sessions

AWS Certification exam readiness bootcamps ›

AWS is offering readiness bootcamps to help re:Invent attendees prepare for their AWS Certification exam. The bootcamps are offered on Monday and Tuesday, and each bootcamp costs $225 to $600 (in addition to the cost of the re:Invent conference pass). If you’d like to get started on your cloud education before re:Invent, click here to learn from our AWS experts at A Cloud Guru.


How to go from zero to hundreds of certified AWS engineers ›

For organizations looking to accelerate their cloud adoption, be sure to attend this session on hosted by Jonathan Allen (AWS) and Paul Silver (NAB). They’ll share some best practices for achieving cloud fluency at scale!

• Tuesday, Dec 3, 4:45 PM - 5:45
• MGM, Level 1, Grand Ballroom 124 - T2 -S


Preparing for the AWS Certified Security - Specialty exam

During this AWS dev chat in the Exhibit Hall, Faye Ellis will share the major areas of security and AWS services you’ll need to know to become a security specialist and obtain the certification. AWS launched this security certification for specialists to validate their high-demand skills.

On-site AWS Certification exams

Getting AWS Certified is special, and it’s an even more amazing experience to earn your AWS Certification while attending re:Invent! Throughout the entire week of re:Invent, AWS is hosting a certification testing center at the Venetian.

To register to take your exam at re:Invent, sign in to your AWS Certification account and locate the re:Invent Testing Center. Select United States of America, Las Vegas, NV, December 2019, and simply pick a day and time.

Group Certifications

Did you know that you can purchase AWS Certification exam vouchers for an entire group? You can prepurchase exam vouchers here and use them to enable and pay for your entire team’s exams! How cool is that?!

Visit the AWS Certification Lounge

Already AWS Certified? Be sure to take a break and recharge at the AWS Certification Lounge located in the Venetian! In addition to this exclusive place to relax and refresh, AWS provides complimentary gifts to recognize your AWS Certification.

AWS Certification Appreciation Reception ›

Every year at re:Invent, AWS hosts a special event to recognize everyone in the community that earned an AWS Certification. This year’s event is on Wednesday at Brooklyn Bowl at the LINQ Promenade from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Space is limited, so be sure to register early for this event. Hope to see you there!


These events are a great opportunity for you to earn and celebrate your AWS Certification at re:Invent! Be sure to take advantage of the social/networking events to connect directly with others that are AWS Certified within the growing community—and don’t forget to bring your laptop so you can further explore AWS services with hands-on workshops. Keep being awesome, cloud gurus!

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