AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty (Beta)

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The AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty exam validates technical skills and experience in designing and implementing AWS services to derive value from data. The exam is for individuals who perform complex Big Data analyses.

You should understand how to:

  • Implement core AWS Big Data services according to basic architectural best practices
  • Understand how to properly control access to secure data
  • Understand the frameworks that underpin the large scale distributed systems like Hadoop/Spark and MPP data warehouses
  • Design scalable and cost effective architecture to process data

Eligible candidates for this exam have:

  • A current AWS Certified Solution Architect - Associate or AWS Certified Developer - Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
  • Minimum 5 years hands-on experience in a data analytics field
  • Background in defining and architecting AWS big data services with the ability to explain how they fit in the data lifecycle of collection, ingestion, storage, processing, and visualization
  • Experience in designing a scalable and cost effective architecture to process data

Exam Overview:

  • Format: Multiple choice, multiple answer
  • Length: 3 hours
  • Language: English
  • Registration Fee: $150 USD (Includes Beta exam discount. Exam normally priced at $300 USD.)
  • Recommended for Study: Big Data on AWS class, plus big data-focused AWS whitepapers and documentation

Note: Beta exam takers can expect to receive their official results by late March 2017