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AWS Developer – Associate (DVA-C01) Certification Preparation

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Please note that the DVA-C01 exam has been retired and replaced with the DVA-C02 exam. You can find the preparation learning path for that here.

This certification Learning Path is specifically designed to prepare you for the AWS Certified Developer - Associate (DVA-C01). This learning path covers the knowledge required to master the domains outlined in the exam blueprint. Throughout this learning path, you will be guided via our courses, hands-on labs including some lab challenges, blog posts, and a preparation exam at the end, all of which are focused on areas that will be assessed within the exam.   

Intended Audience

This learning path is suitable for anyone wanting to pass the AWS Certified Developer - Associate DVA-C01 exam. As defined in the exam blueprint, which can be found here, the exam has been designed for individuals wanting to master a Developer role. The AWS DVA-C01 certification can verify and validate your knowledge within this area by effectively demonstrating your understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices. In addition to demonstrating proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications by using AWS

This learning path is curated specifically to prepare you for passing the AWS Developer - Associate exam. We only cover the aspects and services likely to feature in the exam.

Learning Objectives

The aim of the certification is to validate your knowledge across a number of different key areas, which have been defined by AWS across the following domains, with each domain contributing to a total percentage of your overall score. These domains are broken down as:

Domain 1: Deployment 22% 

Domain 2: Security 26% 

Domain 3: Development with AWS Services 30% 

Domain 4: Refactoring 10%

Domain 5: Monitoring and Troubleshooting 12%

As you progress through the learning path, you will gain all the information and knowledge required to fulfill the domain expectations, gaining a deep understanding of each area.

AWS Developer Lab Challenges

There's no better way to prepare for an AWS certification than working in the AWS console!

These DVA-C01 lab challenges provide real-world scenarios for you to solve, you can select any of the challenges in this learning path.

  • AWS Basic EC2 Challenge
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Challenge
  • ELB Application Load Balancer Challenge
  • AWS CodeBuild Challenge
  • AWS CodeDeploy Challenge


To get the most out of this learning path, you should already have some basic work knowledge of building cloud solutions on the AWS platform. If you are just starting out with AWS, we recommend taking our Fundamentals of AWS learning path first.


We welcome all feedback and suggestions - please contact us at support@cloudacademy.com if you are unsure about where to start or if you would like help getting started.

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 250+ courses relating to cloud computing reaching over 1 million+ students.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.

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