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AWS Certified Developer – Associate (DVA-C01)

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AWS Certified Developer – Associate (DVA-C01)

This AWS Certified Developer-Associate Examination (DVA-001) is intended for individuals who perform a
Developer role. It validates an examinee’s ability to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices.
    Demonstrate proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS.


As a Certified Developer (Associate), you will be able to validate your skills in:

  • Identifying the correct AWS service for your applications
  • Understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices
  • Develop proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS
  • Leveraging AWS service APIs, AWS CLI, and SDKs to write applications
  • Understand the Shared Responsibility Model
  • Understand application lifecycle and use a CI/CD pipeline to deploy applications on AWS
  • Learn to write code using AWS security best practices (e.g., not using secret and access keys in the code,
    instead using IAM roles)
  • Code-level application security (IAM roles, credentials, encryption, etc.
  • Develop your ability in writing code for serverless applications
  • Understanding of the use of containers in the development process


Candidate Profile

  • Minimum of one-year hands-on experience in designing and maintaining AWS-based applications
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language.  This becomes very useful when you want to build and deploy scripts of various kinds.  We recommend Python especially if you are a beginner.  Note you don’t actually need to know programming to pass this exam
  • Understanding of core AWS services, architecture and  best practices
  • Design, develop and deploy cloud-based solutions using AWS
  • Develop and maintain applications written for Amazon Simple Storage Service, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service, Amazon Simple Notification Service, Amazon Simple Workflow Service, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and AWS CloudFormation

AWS Certified Developer – Associate (DVA-C01) Exam Objectives

  • Domain 1: Deployment 22% 22%
  • Domain 2: Security 26% 26%
  • Domain 3: Development with AWS Services 30% 30%
  • Domain 4: Refactoring 10% 10%
  • Domain 5: Monitoring and Troubleshooting 12% 12%

Exam Preparations

Official Exam Breakdown

  • 130 minutes exam duration
  • 65 Questions
  • 130 Minutes Timed Assessment
  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Response
  • Scenario Questions
  • Certification valid for 2 years