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AWS Opens Up Certification for DevOps Engineers

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) has opened up its certification for DevOps engineers, making the exam public for the first time.

AWS implemented the certification in response to customer demand for professionals with accredited cloud computing skills, specifically in the DevOps area. As defined by Wikipedia, DevOps "is a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration (information sharing and Web service usage), integration, automation and measurement of cooperation between software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals."

Introduced last November, the "AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional" certification is designed to help IT pros provide proof of their skill set and help employers find skilled-up IT pros.

"The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional certification is the next step in the path for AWS Certified Developers and SysOps Administrators," said company exec Jeff Barr in a blog post yesterday. "It validates technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform. The exam is intended to identify individuals who are capable of implementing and managing systems which are highly available, scalable, and self-healing on the AWS platform. You must already be certified as an AWS Certified Developer – Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate before you are eligible to take this exam."

Interested IT pros can find more information here.

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David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.

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