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Why Choose SureSkills for AWS training

SureSkills is Ireland and Northern Ireland’s only AWS Approved Training provider. We provide training when and where you want it. All our courses are taught by AWS Accredited Instructors (AAIs) and use authorised AWS content. Whether you are a Solutions Architect, Systems Operator or Developer, our training will teach you to design, develop and operate efficient and secure applications on the AWS cloud.

Key Benefits of AWS

  • AWS platform powers hundreds of thousands of businesses 
  • Market leader in cloud infrastructure 
  • One of the most respected qualifications 
  • Growing exponentially year-on-year
  • Led by highly qualified AWS instructors
  • Validate your technical expertise and prepare for AWS Certification

Next Steps?

Do you lack AWS experience or want to upgrade your skills or those of your team? Perhaps, you just need some advice on where to begin?  Either way, why not contact a SureSkills training consultant - we have lots of experience and are here to help. Click here to go to our Contact Us page.

What is the AWS Certification?

SureSkills offers AWS Associate-level certifications for Solutions Architects, SysOps Administrators and Developers. We offer Professional-level certifications for Solutions Architects and DevOps engineers. Additional certifications are in development. See the AWS Certification Roadmap.

What is the difference between a certification and an exam?

Certification is a credential that an individual earns upon successfully completing a set of certification requirements, which typically includes passing an exam.

What is a certification credential?

A credential is a logo badge and title that you may use on your business cards and other professional collateral to designate yourself as AWS Certified.

Why should I consider getting AWS Certified?

AWS Certifications enable individuals to gain recognition for their knowledge and skills in working with AWS services. Additionally, preparing for certification requirements provides an opportunity to expand your expertise working with AWS services.

How do I become AWS Certified?

Individuals must meet specific certification requirements to earn an AWS certification credential. Click here to review details for each certification. Upon completion of all requirements, you will receive your certification credentials.

Where can I take an AWS Certification exam?

Kryterion are the offical testing centre for all AW Certification exams. As part of SureSkills commitment to being the complete AWS partner we have become an official Kryterion test centre. 

What score is required to pass an AWS Certification exam?

AWS Certification passing scores are set by using statistical analysis and are subject to change. AWS does not publish exam passing scores because exam questions and passing scores are subject to change without notice.

When will I get my exam results?

You will receive your exam results on-screen immediately after completing your exam.

If I fail the exam can I retake it?

If you fail the exam, you can retake the exam subject to the following conditions:  

  • You must wait 30 days from the day you fail to take the exam again. 
  • You can take the exam up to three times in one year from the date of your first attempt. 
  • You must pay the full exam fee each time you retake the exam.

How long will my certification be valid?

All customers and partners will be required to update their certification (or “recertify”) every two (2) years.

AWS Exam information


AWS Certifications recognise IT professionals with the technical skills and expertise to design, deploy, and operate applications and infrastructure on AWS. Exams are offered in multiple languages at testing centers around the world.

Why Get Certified?

AWS Certification is an industry-recognized credential that shows you have the expertise to design, deploy, or operate applications and infrastructure on AWS. AWS Certification shows customers, employers, and recruiters that you have the skills and knowledge to build AWS solutions. Put the AWS Certified logo on your LinkedIn profile, email, and website — become a member of our LinkedIn AWS Certified community.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam is intended for individuals with experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. Exam concepts you should understand for this exam are:

  • Designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS
  • Lift and shift of an existing on-premises application to AWS
  • Ingress and egress of data to and from AWS
  • Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on data, compute, database, or security requirements
  • Identifying appropriate use of AWS architectural best practices
  • Estimating AWS costs and identifying cost control mechanisms

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Profesiosnal

The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. Example concepts you should understand for this exam include:

  • Designing and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault tolerant, and reliable applications on AWS
  • Selecting appropriate AWS services to design and deploy an application based on given requirements
  • Migrating complex, multi-tier applications on AWS
  • Designing and deploying enterprise-wide scalable operations on AWS
  • Implementing cost control strategies

AWS Certified Developer- Associate

The AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam validates technical expertise in developing and maintaining applications on the AWS platform. Exam concepts you should understand for this exam include:

  • Picking the right AWS services for the application
  • Leveraging AWS SDKs to interact with AWS services from your application
  • Writing code that optimizes performance of AWS services used by your application
  • Code-level application security (IAM roles, credentials, encryption, etc.)

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate


The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam validates technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on the AWS platform. Exam concepts you should understand for this exam include:

  • Deploying, managing, and operating scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS
  • Migrating an existing on-premises application to AWS
  • Implementing and controlling the flow of data to and from AWS
  • Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
  • Identifying appropriate use of AWS operational best practices
  • Estimating AWS usage costs and identifying operational cost control mechanisms

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional


The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam validates technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform. Exam concepts you should understand for this exam include the ability to:

  • Implement and manage continuous delivery systems and methodologies on AWS
  • Understand, implement, and automate security controls, governance processes, and compliance validation
  • Define and deploy monitoring, metrics, and logging systems on AWS
  • Implement systems that are highly available, scalable, and self-healing on the AWS platform
  • Design, manage, and maintain tools to automate operational processes 

AWS Certification

The AWS Certification Program recognises IT professionals that possess the skills and technical knowledge necessary for building and maintaining applications and services on the AWS Cloud. It is built around three primary roles for engineering teams who deliver cloud- based solutions – Solutions Architect, Developer and SysOps Administrator. These role-based certification credentials can be earned on advancing proficiency levels: Foundational, Associate and Professional. 

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