learning pathAWS DevOps Engineer – Professional (DOP-C02) Certification Preparation
80 hours
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Training content

Course - Advanced - 10m
DOP-C02 Learning Path Introduction
This course introduces the DOP-C02 learning path, which has been designed to help you prepare for and pass the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional certification exam.
Course - Intermediate - 2h 16m
Compute (DOP-C02)
Understand the Compute requirements covered within the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional exam.
Resource - Beginner - 10m
AWS Global Infrastructure: Availability Zones, Regions, Edge Locations, Regional Edge Caches
An explanation of the core components that make up the AWS Global Infrastructure
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h 10m
Run a Controlled Deploy With AWS Elastic Beanstalk
For controlled deployments and efficient deployment services of code on EC2 instances, Elastic Beanstalks provides a superior interaction model and developer tools experience.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 1h
AWS Elastic Beanstalk Challenge
Put your AWS Elastic Beanstalk skills to test as you are challenged to host multiple versions of an application in this hands-on lab.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 16m
Serverless (DOP-C02)
Understand the Serverless requirements covered within the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional exam.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 15m
Integrating Services with an AWS Step Functions State Machine
Learn how to integrate AWS service API calls directly into your AWS Step Functions state machine in this hands-on lab.

This certification Learning Path is specifically designed to prepare you for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional (DOP-C02) exam. 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 and lab challenges, 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 DevOps Engineer - Professional (DOP-C02) exam. As defined in the exam blueprint, which can be found here, the exam has been designed for individuals wanting to master a DevOps Engineer role. The AWS DOP-C02 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.

This learning path is curated specifically to prepare you for passing the AWS DevOps Engineer - Professional 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: SDLC Automation 22%

Domain 2: Configuration Management and IaC 17%

Domain 3: Resilient Cloud Solutions 15%

Domain 4: Monitoring and Logging 15%

Domain 5: Incident and Event Response 14%

Domain 6: Security and Compliance 17%

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! Our DOP-C02 lab challenges provide real-world scenarios for you to solve.


To get the most out of this learning path, you should already have some basic working 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 if you are unsure about where to start or if you would like help getting started.

Your certificate for this learning path
Danny Jessee
AWS Certification Specialist
Learning Paths

Danny has over 20 years of IT experience as a software developer, cloud engineer, and technical trainer. After attending a conference on cloud computing in 2009, he knew he wanted to build his career around what was still a very new, emerging technology at the time — and share this transformational knowledge with others. He has spoken to IT professional audiences at local, regional, and national user groups and conferences. He has delivered in-person classroom and virtual training, interactive webinars, and authored video training courses covering many different technologies, including Amazon Web Services. He currently has six active AWS certifications, including certifications at the Professional and Specialty level.