Thursday, July 02, 2015

Certifications for Web Services

Web service technology moves significantly faster than traditional installed software packaging.  It seems like web services change at the speed of sound.

Amazon has a certification program for their Amazon Web Services (AWS).  For someone transitioning to web services, a certification program may be a great way to provide structured learning toward the exam objectives.  Amazon's test charges are currently $150 and $300 depending on the certification level.


Any certification program which requires attendance of paid course preparation, either in-person or on-line, will generally be expensive.  The training industry is thriving.  Online training company Udemy has a couple free AWS courses for beginners.


For someone who wants to be exposed to a broad view of a technology, and for validating current skills, these types of certifications can be useful.  Potential applicants should be aware of the quick progression of web service technology which may cause a credential to rapidly become outdated.

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