National Credential
Credential: AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional  GI Bill resource
Credentialing Agency: Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional credential validates technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform. This certification is intended for individuals who perform a DevOps Engineer role. It is recommended that candidates have two or more years' experience provisioning, operating, and managing AWS environments.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 3 years

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 1E Knowledge Management Professional ASI other          
Enlisted 25B Information Technology Specialist MOS other          
Enlisted E6 Interactive On-Net Operator ASI other          

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Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

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Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

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This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

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AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 2 years recommended
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

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AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

  • SDLC Automation (22%)
    • Apply concepts required to automate a CI/CD pipeline
    • Determine source control strategies and how to implement them
    • Apply concepts required to automate and integrate testing
    • Apply concepts required to build and manage artifacts securely
    • Determine deployment/delivery strategies (e.g., A/B, Blue/green, Canary, Red/black) and how to implement them using AWS Services
  • Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code (19%)
    • Determine deployment services based on deployment needs
    • Determine application and infrastructure deployment models based on business needs
    • Apply security concepts in the automation of resource provisioning
    • Determine how to implement lifecycle hooks on a deployment
    • Apply concepts required to manage systems using AWS configuration management tools and services
  • Monitoring and Logging (15%)
    • Determine how to set up the aggregation, storage, and analysis of logs and metrics
    • Apply concepts required to automate monitoring and event management of an environment
    • Apply concepts required to audit, log, and monitor operating systems, infrastructures, and applications
    • Determine how to implement tagging and other metadata strategies
  • Policies and Standards Automation (10%)
    • Apply concepts required to enforce standards for logging, metrics, monitoring, testing, and security
    • Determine how to optimize cost through automation
    • Apply concepts required to implement governance strategies
  • Incident and Event Response (18%)
    • Troubleshoot issues and determine how to restore operations
    • Determine how to automate event management and alerting
    • Apply concepts required to implement automated healing
    • Apply concepts required to set up event-driven automated actions
  • High Availability, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery (16%)
    • Determine appropriate use of multi-AZ versus multi-region architectures
    • Determine how to implement high availability, scalability, and fault tolerance
    • Determine the right services based on business needs (e.g., RTO/RPO, cost)
    • Determine how to design and automate disaster recovery strategies
    • Evaluate a deployment for points of failure

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

Renewal Period: 3 years

The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional credential has the following recertification information:

  • AWS certifications are valid for 3 years. Certification holders may recertify by taking the current Professional-level exam for the certification already held.

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

Additional considerations for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional include:

  • It is recommended that candidates have two or more years’ experience provisioning, operating, and managing AWS environments.