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.

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 1 month (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.

Ultimate Training Package

This popular training covers everything you need to know to ace your AWS Certified Developer Associate exam

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

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.

Our ultimate training package for the 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.

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This is an intermediate level certification but we’ve designed our training for anyone with a basic understanding of cloud computing concepts. This is the best training 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 instructor-led video course combines essential theory with guided practical exercises that are backed by high-quality diagrams and references.

  • 15 hours on-demand video training with guided hands-on exercises
  • Coverage of the latest exam topics for the DVA-C01
  • Hands-on lessons using the AWS Management Console
  • Separate theory lessons with amazing architectural diagrams
  • Exam cram lessons summarizing key knowledge
  • 110 Quiz questions to test your knowledge
  • All diagrams, code, links, files and slides are available for download
  • Study plan included to help with exam preparation
  • Course Certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course

The video course is taught in a style that includes theory lessons with lots of visualization such as architectural diagrams and animated graphics (this is not death by bullet point).

After the theory lessons you’ll get to put your knowledge into practical use with hands-on lessons that teach you how to use AWS and complete exercises that reflect real-world situations. Learning by doing is the best way to ensure you build practical skills and increases knowledge retention.

Test your knowledge and assess your exam readiness with practice questions that match the difficulty of the real AWS exam. 

Practice exams are delivered in 4 different formats:

  • Exam Mode – 6 sets of practice exams with the same number of questions (65), time limit (130 mins), and pass mark (72%) as the real AWS exam
  • Training Mode – Check answers and explanations after every question (no time limit)
  • Knowledge Review – Focussed practice exams for a specific knowledge area (no time limit, questions are not randomized)
  • Final exam simulator – 65 questions are pulled randomly from a pool of over 500 questions. Same time limit (130 mins) and pass mark (72%) as the real AWS exam

For exam mode and training mode you will be presented with an overall score at the end of the exam with a pass/fail message.

For all practice exams, you get a breakdown of results for each knowledge area category so you can evaluate your performance and understand your strengths and weaknesses.

A Certificate of Achievement is issued when you score 72% and above in your online exam simulator. 

Take your studies offline with this ultimate compilation of cheat sheets for the DVA-C01 exam.

  • Downloadable training notes (PDF) with detailed facts, tables and diagrams.
  • This is a great resource for diving deep into each AWS service covered on the AWS exam which saves you from needing to browse hundreds of AWS FAQ pages and sorting through stacks of irrelevant information.
  • For easy navigation, the information on each AWS service in this document is organized into the same categories as they are in the AWS Management Console.
  • Ideal resource for last-minute revision.
  • Get straight to the facts and shortcut your study time. 

What you'll learn [Scope & Content]

We teach you all of the skills required to successfully pass your AWS Developer Associate exam

Our AWS Certified Developer Associate trainig 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. With our training, you’ll learn the following skills (grouped by domain):

Purchase Options

We offer various purchase options to suit your budget and learning needs

If you’re looking for high-quality certification training that will fully prepare you for your AWS Developer Associate exam – our Ultimate Training Package is for you. You’ll maximize your chances of successfully passing your exam at the first attempt while learning how to architect and build applications on Amazon Web Services. 

For those who are ready to fully immerse themselves into all things AWS-related, we recommend our Membership Program. You’ll gain unlimited access to ALL of our on-demand AWS courses – current and future – and get exclusive access to AWS Specialty training and beyond.

AWS Developer Associate Training
[Video Course, Practice Exams & Training Notes]

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$ 29.99 USD One-Time Payment
  • 15 hours of On-Demand Video Training
  • 6 Sets of full-length Practice Exams​ with 65 Questions each
  • Assess your Exam Readiness with Final Exam Simulator
  • Practice Exams available in Training Mode/Simulation/Deep Dive
  • Downloadable Training Notes (PDF) for Offline Study
  • No additional Charge for Updates of Content
  • Unlimited Access for 365 days
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  • Unlimited Access to ALL On-Demand AWS Training for 365 Days
  • Over 150 hours of Video Lessons and 2,000+ Practice Questions
  • Includes Current & Future Courses and All Updates
  • Early Access to newly added Content and Updates​
  • Practice Exams (Simulation & Training Mode) & Exam Simulator
  • Downloadable Training Notes (PDF) for Offline Study
  • This is not a Subscription and does not Auto-Renew
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If you don’t have a background in cloud computing, we recommend you first do the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course and/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.

Our training is based on the latest DVA-C01 exam blueprint for the AWS Developer Associate. All of our video lessons, practice exams and training notes are regularly updated to reflect the latest AWS changes.

All diagrams, code, links, files and slides are available for download (in PDF format). 

The video course also includes the following:

  • Exam-cram lectures
  • 110 Quiz questions
  • Visuals and diagrams
  • Study Plan

All of our self-paced AWS training courses come with 12 months access. The 12 month time frame starts from the time of purchase. During your 12 month period, you can take your training courses as many times as you like.

Exam Mode: In exam mode, you complete one full-length practice exam and answer all 65 questions within the allotted time. You are then presented with a pass / fail score report showing your overall score and performance in each knowledge area to identify your strengths and weaknesses.

Training Mode: When taking the practice exam in training mode, you will be shown the answers and explanations for every question after clicking “check”. Upon completion of the practice exam (no time limit), the score report shows your overall score and performance in each knowledge area.

Knowledge Reviews: Now that you have identified your strengths and weaknesses, you get to dive deep into specific areas with our knowledge reviews. You are presented with a series of questions focussed on a specific topic. There is no time limit and you can view the answer to each question as you go through them.

Final Exam Simulator: The exam simulator randomly selects 65 questions from our pool of practice questions – mimicking the real AWS exam environment. The practice exam has the same format, style, time limit and passing score as the real AWS exam.

With our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, we offer a full refund within 7 days (self-service). No questions asked.

Please note that you can only request a refund once per product. So we ask you to carefully consider your purchase decisions as you won’t be eligible for a refund the second time around. 

We want all of our customers to be happy with their purchases and encourage anyone to review our refund policy.

If you’re not quite ready to commit to our in-depth AWS training, check out our FREE training resources for the AWS Developer Associate below. These free AWS training materials are a great way to familiarize 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 in-depth AWS training. 

With practice exams, a Certificate of Achievement is issued when you score 72% and above in your online exam simulator.

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

All of our AWS training courses include guided hands-on training where you can follow along in an AWS Free Tier account. Additionally, we offer Challenge Labs for those who are looking for extensive hands-on practice opportunities to develop real-world cloud skills. Challenge Labs are scenario-based hands-on exercises that run in a secure sandbox environment. 

When you sign up for our Membership Program, you get 12 months of unlimited access to our entire library of AWS training courses (current and future). 

Our annual membership is not a subscription and does not auto renew.

Our monthly membership subscription comes with no lock-in or minimum terms and can be cancelled at any time.

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