Preparation Guide for AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional Exam (Released February 2019)

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Preparation Guide for AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional Exam (Released February 2019)

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional Exam

Among the so many AWS certifications, DevOps Engineer Professional is the professional level certification intended for those who have already passed AWS SysOps Administrator Associate and AWS Developer Associate. Although there is no prerequisite for any AWS certifications, following a level-wise learning path is still recommended.

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional exam recognizes the technical skills and expertise of candidates to provision, operate, and manage distributed application systems on the AWS platform.

This exam validates the ability of the candidate in –

  • Implementing and automating governance processes, security controls, and compliance validation
  • Implementing and managing continuous delivery methodologies and systems on the AWS platform
  • Implementing highly available, reliable, scalable, robust, and secure systems on AWS
  • Designing, maintaining, and managing tools for the automation of operational processes
  • Defining and deploying metrics, monitoring, and logging systems on AWS platform

There is no prerequisite for the AWS DevOps Engineer Professional exam but the candidates should have some recommended AWS knowledge that will help them to pass the certification exam. Some of the recommended and required knowledge for the DevOps Engineer exam are  –

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in operating, provisioning and managing AWS environment
  • Experience in building automated infrastructures and administering operating systems
  • Capability of code development in at least one high-level programming language.
  • Understanding of the latest methodologies and processes for the development and operations

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional Exam Information

The updated AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional exam follows the same pattern as that of any other AWS certification. Although the number of questions is not fixed in the exam, the candidate gets a duration of 170 minutes to complete the exam. Being a professional level exam, the registration fee for the AWS DevOps Engineer exam is $300. Check the below table to have a quick look at the exam information:

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional Exam Information
Certification NameAWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional
Exam CodeDOP-C01
Exam FormatMultiple Choice and Multiple Answer Questions
Exam Duration170 Minutes
Exam LanguageEnglish, Japanese
Registration Fee300 USD

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional Exam Preparation

As the AWS DevOps Engineer professional exam has been updated to February 2019 released version, there has been some considerable changes in the exam blueprint. For this, the recommendations for study materials for the preparation of the exam have also been changed. So, there is a need for the new guide for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer exam preparation and here it is.

This guide has been prepared by the experts on tracking the changes in the exam objectives. Thus, this AWS Certified DevOps Engineer exam preparation guide will help you to get fully prepared for the exam.

Visit Official Certification Page

If you have made your mind to take the AWS DevOps Engineer Professional certification exam released Feb 2019 then you should first visit the official page of the exam. The certification page gives you basic information on the exam such as prerequisites, requirements, number of questions, registration fee, exam languages, exam blueprint etc.

At this page, you will also find the AWS DevOps Engineer Professional exam guide where you may also find exam format, scoring pattern, recommendations and tips for the exam preparation. Getting a good knowledge of the exam will help you start your preparation in the right way.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional Exam Blueprint
Domain% of Examination
Domain 1: SDLC Automation22%
Domain 2: Configuration Management and Infrastructure as a Code19%
Domain 3: Incident and Event Response18%
Domain 4: High Availability, Disaster Recovery, and Fault Tolerance16%
Domain 5: Monitoring and Logging15%
Domain 6: Policies and Standards Automation10%
TOTAL100%

Previously, there were only 4 domains covered in the AWS DevOps Engineer Professional exam which has now been extended to 6. Check out the old preparation guide for AWS DevOps Engineer Professional exam to compare the new blueprint with the old AWS DevOps Engineer Professional exam blueprint.

Join Recommended AWS Training

As major changes have been observed in the AWS DevOps Engineer Professional exam blueprint, you won’t find much study and preparation resources. For this, AWS training is the best and genuine option. You can visit the AWS training page to find the available training options for the DevOps Engineer Professional exam. The AWS training that will help you in your AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional exam preparation is –

  • DevOps Engineering on AWS

You can also check other online certification training providers for online training for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer exam preparation. As the exam has been updated so just make sure their training content has been updated as per the new blueprint of the exam and covers all the exam objectives.

Sign Up for AWS Free Tier

There is no match for hands-on practice, so to prepare well get some recommended experience and get hands-on with the AWS platform. If you don’t have real-world experience of working on the AWS platform, sign up for the AWS free tier where you will get access to the AWS services. With the free tier, you will get access to more than 60 AWS products. So, sign up now and get your hands dirty with AWS free tier.

AWS Documentation and Whitepaper

As the exam has recently been updated, relying on AWS official content is better than exploring the internet in search of some good content. AWS white papers and AWS documentation are the recommended source that will help you in your AWS Certified DevOps Engineer professional exam preparation. AWS has mentioned the recommended white papers in the exam guide that you should read during your preparation, here are these:

  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Microservices on AWS
  • Introduction to DevOps on AWS
  • Jenkins on AWS
  • Development and Test on AWS
  • Running Containerized Microservices
  • Blue/Green Deployment on AWS
  • Practicing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery on AWS
  • Import Windows Server to Amazon EC2 with Powershell

Also, you can check out AWS documentation on the services that are related to the exam.