AWS Certified Developer Associate

AWS Certified Developer Associate

Want to learn how to architect and build applications on AWS? Then pick this certification!

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About the AWS Developer Associate

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The AWS Certified Developer – Associate certification is one of three associate-level AWS certifications. The AWS Certified Developer exam aims to test knowledge of the key services and tools used by developers creating applications on AWS.

The AWS Certified Developer Associate certification is one of the most sought-after certifications in the cloud computing industry. AWS Cloud Developers are in huge demand and salaries can be above $150,000 USD per annum. Earning this certification will place you in an elite group of professionals who are able to command high salaries.

The best way to get started is to enroll in our Ultimate Training Package for the AWS Certified Developer Associate. This will provide you with access to on-demand video training, practice tests, and cheat sheets – everything you need to prepare for your exam!

Though it will certainly help if you’re an experienced developer, it is not necessary to have coding experience to do this course or pass the exam. Everything you need is within our ultimate training package. We provide all code samples in the video course and teach you practical skills through many hours of guided hands-on exercises.

For the Developer Associate exam, you need to be able to read some simple code snippets but don’t need to be able to write code yourself.

All of our video-based certification courses come with a free study plan that helps you plan your study period. We recommend that you allocate at least 60 minutes of study time per day and you will then be able to complete the certification within 2 months (including taking the actual exam). Study times can vary based on your experience with AWS and how much time you have each day, with some students passing their exams much faster and others taking a little longer.

The AWS Developer Associate certification is of moderate difficulty and achievable by anyone with a basic understanding of cloud computing concepts and the fundamentals of AWS. Solid preparation is important and we ensure you’re fully covered with our combination of video-based training, practice tests and cheat sheets.

If you don’t have a background in cloud computing, we recommend you first do the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course or the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate course. That being said, even complete cloud newbies have successfully passed their AWS Developer Associate exam with careful preparation.

The DVA-C01 exam is composed of 65 multiple choice and multiple selection questions. Questions are scenario based and you get a total of 130 minutes to complete the exam.

If English is not your first language you can request an accommodation when booking your exam that will qualify you for an additional 30 minutes exam extension.

You can take the exam in a testing center or using an online proctored exam from your home or office.

All AWS certification exam results are reported as a score from 100 to 1000. Your score shows how you performed on the examination as a whole and whether or not you passed. The passing score for the AWS Certified Developer Associate is 720 (72%) out of 1000 points.

There are no prerequisites for taking AWS exams. You do not need any programming knowledge or experience working with AWS. Everything you need to know is included in our courses. We do recommend that you have a basic understanding of fundamental computing concepts.

The AWS Developer Certification is intended for individuals who perform a development role and have one or more years of hands-on experience developing applications on AWS. You’ll learn how to develop, deploy, and debug applications using AWS services.

The AWS Certified Developer certification is one of the most highly sought after certifications in the IT industry. Gaining the AWS Developer Certification will give you a competitive edge over non-certified IT staff. 

The AWS Developer Associate exam cost is $150 US.

Once you successfully pass your exam, you will be issued a 50% discount voucher that you can use towards your next AWS Exam.

For more detailed information, check out this blog article on AWS Certification Costs.

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Course Overview

Our on-demand training will set you up to pass your AWS Certified Developer Associate certification exam

AWS Cloud Developers are in huge demand and salaries can be above $150,000 USD per annum. AWS certifications will also give you a competitive edge over non-certified IT staff. The AWS Certified Developer certification is one of the most highly sought after certifications in the IT industry and our training package will provide you with everything you need to ensure success in your exam.

This is an intermediate level certification but we’ve designed this course for anyone with a basic understanding of cloud computing concepts. This is the best course for the AWS Developer Associate. You’ll learn how to confidently develop, deploy, and debug cloud-based applications using AWS.

Key skills you’ll learn in this course include:

  • Using the AWS service APIs, AWS CLI, and SDKs
  • Working with core AWS services, use cases, and architecture best practices
  • Understanding of application lifecycle management
  • Using a CI/CD pipeline to deploy applications on AWS
  • Understanding cloud-native applications and coding best practices
  • AWS security best practices for writing code
  • Authoring, maintaining, and debugging code modules on AWS
  • Working with code for serverless applications
  • Deploying and maintaining applications using containers

Please note that we don’t teach you how to code but we do supply the code samples to use in the hands-on exercises. You’ll be guided through the implementation of sample code and will learn the various best practices and procedures for developing on AWS.

Our unique AWS Certified Developer Associate learning path combines video-based training, guided hands-on exercises, practice tests and comprehensive cheat sheets. Through these learning modalities you’ll be best prepared to pass your exam and gain employment as an AWS Developer.

Video Course Format

28 hours on-demand video training with guided hands-on exercises

Additional Features

Exam-cram lectures, 110 quiz questions, visuals and diagrams, 55 Day Study Plan

Video Course Level

Associate/ Intermediate Level. Basic IT knowledge is recommended

AWS Certification

This course fully prepares you for the AWS Developer Associate exam

Course Certificate

A certificate of completion is issued upon successful completion of the course


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Course Content

In this course we teach you all of the skills required to successfully pass your AWS Developer Associate exam

The AWS Certified Developer Associate course will teach you how to develop, deploy and debug cloud-based applications on AWS using core AWS services. You’ll learn how to deploy code, manage the application lifecycle and build applications according to AWS best practices.

You’ll learn theoretical knowledge and then put your skills into practice through guided hands-on lab exercises. The best way to learn is by doing and you’ll be building and deploying applications on AWS throughout the course. All code samples are supplied in the course download so you don’t need to write any code yourself!

The AWS Certified Developer Associate exam guide groups these skills into five domains. In this course we teach you all of the skills required to successfully pass your AWS Developer Associate exam.

You’ll learn the following skills (grouped by domain):

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Our Best Offer - The Ultimate Training Package

This Ultimate Training Package includes the CDA video course, practice exam course and ebook for offline study

For best results, enroll in the Ultimate Training Package for the AWS Certified Developer Associate. This popular training includes everything you need to pass your exam: Instructor-led Video Course + Practice Exam Course + Training Notes (PDF).

Learn AWS Serverless using AWS Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB & Cognito, get hands-on with AWS Databases including DynamoDB, build Microservices architectures with Docker containers on Amazon ECS and create Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines with AWS CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline. 

With this practical hands-on training, you’ll maximize your chances of successfully passing your exam at the first attempt.

Best Value for Money - only $24.99
Ultimate Training Package

1. Video Course +
2. Practice Exam Course +
3. Training Notes (ebook)

only $24.99

Learn Theory and get Hands-on Experience with this Instructor-led Video Course

1: Video Course
  • 28 hours of on-demand video training
  • Guided hands-on practice exercises
  • Exam-cram lectures for last-minute revision
  • 110 quiz questions to test your knowledge
  • High-quality visuals and diagrams
  • Flexible course structure

Assess your Exam Readiness with Practice Questions that simulate the real Exam

2: Practice Exams
  • 390 unique practice questions
  • 6 sets of full-length practice exams
  • Online exam simulator - timed and scored
  • Check answers in training mode
  • Detailed explanations for each answer
  • Deep dive reference links

Take your Studies Offline with these downloadable Training Notes (PDF)

3: Training Notes
  • Ultimate compilation of cheat sheets
  • Exam-specific training notes
  • 340 pages of facts & diagrams
  • Take your studies offline
  • Downloadable training notes (PDF)
  • Bestselling ebook valued at $9.99

Alternatively, get Individual Courses and eBooks

For those who prefer purchasing individual courses and eBooks for offline study

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Free Resources

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If you’re not quite ready to commit to a full AWS training course, check out our FREE training resources for the AWS Developer Associate below. These free AWS training materials are a great way to familiarise yourself with Neal’s training style and format.

While these free resources are a great starting point – to best prepare for your exam, we highly recommend enrolling in our Ultimate Training Package.

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