With AWS re:Invent 2019 just around the corner, we can expect some early announcements to trickle through with upcoming features and services. However, AWS has just announced some big changes to their certification exams.
So what’s changing and what’s new?

There is a brand NEW certification being released, the AWS Certified Database – Specialty, making it the 12th available AWS certification. 
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam is being updated with new content to align with the latest features and services released by AWS.
The current AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty certification will be renamed AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty AND the exam will be updated.

In this article, we’ll take a look at each of these in greater detail, starting with probably the biggest news: the new certification. If you’re interested in getting AWS certified, check out Cloud Academy’s AWS Training Library. Since the best preparation for certification exams is practical experience, our certification training is more dynamic than other learning paths. By mixing theory and practical work, you are able to absorb all the information you need to pass the exam and start gaining real-world experience. 

NEW: AWS Certified Database – Specialty Certification (DBS-C01)
As the name implies, this is suitable for those who have an active role working with AWS databases, and it’s recommended that you have at least five years of experience working with common database technologies. It has been designed to assess the candidate’s ability and understanding of the design, migration, deployment, access, maintenance, automation, monitoring, security, and troubleshooting across all database services (relational and NoSQL) offered by AWS.  As a result, we could expect to see questions covering the following services:

This is aimed to prove and validate your knowledge in being able to identify and differentiate the differences between the AWS database services, and how to

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