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Ultimate AWS Certified Developer Associate 2022 - NEW!

Welcome.  I'm here to help you prepare and PASS the newest AWS Certified Developer Associate exam.

[April 2021 Update]: Over 100 videos have been refreshed/added to keep up with the AWS UI changes and exam changes

[Dec 2020 Update]: The S3 section has been entirely re-recorded to accommodate for the AWS UI changes

[May 2020 Update]: Over 200 lectures have been added or refreshed, bringing the course to 29 hours of content, and fully up to date.

[July 2019 Update]: Over 30 lectures added and refreshed (~2h of video). The course is now up to date on the newest exam topics.

[Feb 2019 Update]: Keeping the course updated.  Added full section on ECS (1h15m)

The AWS Certified Developer Associate certification is one of the most challenging exams. It's great at assessing how well you understand not just AWS, but the new cloud paradigms such as Serverless, which makes this certification incredibly valuable to have and pass. Rest assured, I've passed it myself with a score of 984 out of 1000. Yes, you read that right, I only made one mistake.  Next, I want to help YOU pass the AWS Certified Developer Associate certification with flying colors. No need to know anything about AWS, beginners welcome.

This is going to be a long journey, but passing the AWS Certified Developer exam will be worth it.

This course is different from the other ones you'll find on Udemy. Dare I say, better (but you'll judge. )

  • It covers in-depth all the new topics on the AWS Certified Developer Associate DVA-C01 exam

  • It's packed with practical knowledge on how to use AWS inside and out as a developer

  • It teaches you how to prepare for the AWS exam AND how to prepare for the real world

  • It's a logical progression of topics, not a laundry list of random services

  • It's fast-paced and to the point

  • It has professional subtitles

  • All 400+ slides available as downloadable PDF

Concretely, here's what we'll learn to pass the AWS Certified Developer Associate exam:

  • The AWS Fundamentals: .. the real world. )

Take a look at these student reviews:

5 stars: "I just passed my AWS Certified Developer Associate exam with 96% and this course was extremely helpful in closing the gaps in my own understanding/experience. It was very easy to follow and informative." - Derek C.

5 stars: "This was a perfect match for what I was seeking. It has been about 8 years since I used the AWS cloud frequently (other clouds and hybrids). Seeing a lot of the updates to services with some hands-on has been very helpful." – James C.

5 stars: "Course is presented such way in detailed level with great diagram explanation. It's helped me to clear my AWS Certified Developer Associate DVA-C01 exam successfully with a 92% pass rate" - Edward K.

5 stars: "This course was very interesting and full of great information and hands-on examples. Stephane did a very good job of assembling it all together and delivers it with so much knowledge and passion." - Abdennour T.


My name is Stephane Maarek, and I'll be your instructor in this course. I teach about AWS certifications with my focus always on helping my students improve their professional proficiencies in AWS. I am also the author of some of the most highly-rated & best-selling courses on AWS Lambda, AWS CloudFormation & AWS EC2.

Throughout my career in designing and delivering these certifications and courses, I have already taught

With AWS becoming much more than a buzzword out there, I've decided it's time for students to properly learn how to be an AWS Developer Associate. So, let’s kick start the course. You are in good hands.

This course also comes with:

  • Lifetime access to all future updates

  • A responsive instructor in the Q&A Section

  • Udemy Certificate of Completion Ready for Download

  • A 30 Day "No Questions Asked" Money Back Guarantee.

Join me in this course if you want to become an AWS Certified Developer Associate and master the AWS platform.

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Instructors Stephane Maarek | AWS Certified Developer, Stephane Maarek | AWS Certified Solutions Architect & Developer, Stephane Maarek | AWS Certified Solutions Architect & Developer Associate, Stephane Maarek | AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner,Solutions Architect,Developer
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I think there is some improvement needed in areas of cloudwatch, API Gateway, Lambda and Dynamodb but overall this course is excellent.

Please add topics for API Gateway regarding Requiring HTTPS for Communication Between Viewers and CloudFront (Viewer Protocal Policy / Origin Protocol Policy).

(To be fair - I gave similar feedback for a cloud guru course) Looking at the official AWS sample questions, the course has potential gaps in API Gateway Web Sockets and AppSync.

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HTTP example is not provided for AWS api gateway.

Just have one suggestion which I think is missing in this course - *How to integrate API Gateway with Lambda Function alias* Stephane, If you could add this section, it would be very helpful for everyone to understand real aspect of Lambda alias.

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I completed an equivalent course on Cloud Guru first.

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As a comparison, I've also completed the A Cloud Guru equivalent training and personally I felt like I was being rushed thorough the content.

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Rating 4.6 based on 2,110 ratings
Length 32.5 total hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $16
From Udemy
Instructors Stephane Maarek | AWS Certified Developer, Stephane Maarek | AWS Certified Solutions Architect & Developer, Stephane Maarek | AWS Certified Solutions Architect & Developer Associate, Stephane Maarek | AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner,Solutions Architect,Developer
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Language English
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