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Discussion on: How Does Getting an AWS Certification Change Your Career?

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Ryan

A lot of it depends on your long term goals and your career patch. Any Joe Blow that enjoys AWS can self teach themselves and be just as knowledgeable as somehow who gets the official Cert. The difference takes shape if you want to work for AWS or work for a company parallel to AWS that you need to show your proficiency in.

At my old job I never would have taken an official Cert because it would have had a limited impact on my career. Now that I work for a company that is an AWS partner, taking Certs adds to my credibility.