AWS Certifications Courses & Practice Exams

AWS Cloud Practitioner & Associate Certifications (Beginner Level)

If you get started with AWS at a high level, start with AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.
If you're beginning with AWS and want to be more technical, start with either Solutions Architect or Developer, at your preference.
Afterwards you can attempt SysOps Administrator. Happy learning!

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01)

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01)

4.8
573,646
Bestseller
AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (SAA-C02)

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (SAA-C02)

4.7
682,001
Bestseller
AWS Certified Developer Associate (DVA-C01)

AWS Certified Developer Associate (DVA-C01)

4.7
383,891
Bestseller
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (SOA-C02)

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (SOA-C02)

4.7
90,610
Bestseller

AWS Professional Certifications (Expert Level)

To attempt AWS Certified DevOps Professional, I recommend you first complete Certified Developer & Certified SysOps.
To attempt AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional, I recommend you attempt all associate certifications first.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional (SAP-C02)

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional (SAP-C02)

4.6
106,160
Bestseller
AWS Certified DevOps Professional (DOP-C01)

AWS Certified DevOps Professional (DOP-C01)

4.6
88,929
Bestseller

AWS Specialty Certifications (Intermediate Level)

AWS Specialty Certifications allow you to demonstrate a deep understanding of a specific area in AWS.
You should attempt them only after having earned one Associate level certification.

AWS Certified Data Analytics Specialty - ex Big Data (DAS-C01)

AWS Certified Data Analytics Specialty - ex Big Data (DAS-C01)

4.6
83,150
Bestseller
AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty (MLS-C01)

AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialty (MLS-C01)

4.6
55,830
Bestseller
AWS Certified Database Specialty (DBS-C01)

AWS Certified Database Specialty (DBS-C01)

4.6
28,249
Bestseller
AWS Certified Networking Specialty (ANS-C01)

AWS Certified Networking Specialty (ANS-C01)

4.7
22,263
Bestseller
AWS Certified Security Specialty (SCS-C01) Coming Soon

AWS Certified Security Specialty (SCS-C01) Coming Soon

AWS Deep-Dive Courses

AWS CloudFormation Master Class v2 [2022]

AWS CloudFormation Master Class v2 [2022]

4.6
52,776
Bestseller
Amazon MSK Master Class

Amazon MSK Master Class

4.8
1200

Apache Kafka Courses

Start with Kafka for Beginners, then choose your track

Apache Kafka Series - Learn Apache Kafka for Beginners v3

Apache Kafka Series - Learn Apache Kafka for Beginners v3

4.6
171,354
Bestseller

Apache Kafka Developer Track

The courses below can be taken in any order.
Great if you are becoming an active developer with Apache Kafka.

Kafka Streams - Hands On!

Kafka Streams - Hands On!

4.5
42,969
Bestseller
Kafka Connect - Hands On!

Kafka Connect - Hands On!

4.4
34,452
KSQL on ksqlDB - Hands On!

KSQL on ksqlDB - Hands On!

4.5
13,018
Confluent Schema Registry & REST Proxy

Confluent Schema Registry & REST Proxy

4.6
20,936

Apache Kafka Admin Track

The courses below can be taken in any order.
Great if you are an administrator, DevOps or SysOps with Apache Kafka.

Kafka Cluster Setup & Administration

Kafka Cluster Setup & Administration

4.7
24,966
Bestseller
Kafka Monitoring & Operations

Kafka Monitoring & Operations

4.6
13,996
Kafka Security - SSL SASL Kerberos

Kafka Security - SSL SASL Kerberos

4.6
13,753

Confluent Certifications

The perfect way to demonstrate your Apache Kafka skills.

CCDAK Confluent Certified Developer for Apache Kafka TESTS

CCDAK Confluent Certified Developer for Apache Kafka TESTS

4.5
8,609
Bestseller
CCOAK Confluent Certified Operator for Apache Kafka PRACTICE

CCOAK Confluent Certified Operator for Apache Kafka PRACTICE

4.4
1,779

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How to Prepare for the Confluent Certified Developer for Apache Kafka (CCDAK) exam ?

The CCDAK certification is a great way to demonstrate to your current or future employer that you know Apache Kafka well as a developer.

I have no dedicated course to pass the certification, so I recommend a list of courses of mine to study, that have helped thousands of people pass their CCDAK certification.

You can find more information in the blog that I wrote named How to Prepare for the Confluent Certified Developer for Apache Kafka (CCDAK) exam ?

The blog explains in details what the certification is like, and how to prepare best for it.

Happy reading and happy learning!

How to Prepare for the Confluent Certified Operator for Apache Kafka (CCOAK) exam ?

The CCOAK certification is a great way to demonstrate to your current or future employer that you know Apache Kafka well as a developer.

I have no dedicated course to pass the certification, so I recommend a list of courses of mine to study, that have helped thousands of people pass their CCOAK certification.

You can find more information in the blog that I wrote named How to Prepare for the Confluent Certified Operator for Apache Kafka (CCOAK) exam ?

The blog explains in details what the certification is like, and how to prepare best for it.

Happy reading and happy learning!