AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty (ACBDS)

The AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty exam validates technical skills and experience in designing and implementing AWS services to derive value from data. The examination is for individuals who perform complex Big Data analyses, and validates an individual’s ability to:

  • Implement core AWS Big Data services according to basic architectural best practices
  • Design and maintain Big Data
  • Leverage tools to automate Data Analysis


Eligible candidates for this exam have:

  • 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

Changes to Eligibility Requirements as of October 11, 2018:

You are no longer required to have an Associate certification before pursuing a Professional certification, and you are no longer required to hold a Foundational or Associate certification before pursuing Specialty certification. All candidates will be able to register for any exam by the end of October 2018.

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