AWS Certified Developer Associate

AWS Certified Developer Associate

The AWS Certified Developer - Associate examination is intended for individuals who perform a development role and have one or more years of hands-on experience developing and maintaining an AWS-based application.1

It validates an examinee’s ability to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS


AWS Whitepapers


Content Outline

Deployment - 22%

  • Deploy written code in AWS using existing CI/CD pipelines, processes, and patterns.
  • Deploy applications using Elastic Beanstalk.
  • Prepare the application deployment package to be deployed to AWS.
  • Deploy serverless applications.

Security - 26%

  • Make authenticated calls to AWS services.
  • Implement encryption using AWS services.
  • Implement application authentication and authorization.

Development with AWS Services - 30%

  • Write code for serverless applications.
  • Translate functional requirements into application design.
  • Implement application design into application code.
  • Write code that interacts with AWS services by using APIs, SDKs, and AWS CLI.

Refactoring - 10%

  • Optimize application to best use AWS services and features.
  • Migrate existing application code to run on AWS.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting - 12%

  • Write code that can be monitored.
  • Perform root cause analysis on faults found in testing or production.

AWS Core

  • Architecting for the CloudAWS Best Practices - This whitepaper is intended for solutions architects and developers who are building solutions that will be deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It provides architectural patterns and advice on how to design systems that are secure, reliable, high performing, and cost efficient. It includes a discussion on how to take advantage of attributes that are specific to the dynamic nature of cloud computing (elasticity, infrastructure automation, etc.). In addition, this whitepaper also covers general patterns, explaining how these are evolving and how they are applied in the context of cloud computing.
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework

AWS Services

Learning Path

AWS Technical Essentials

Learn the fundamentals of identifying AWS services so that you can make informed decisions about IT solutions based on your business requirements.

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