Amazon AWS Certified Database: Specialty Exam Announcement – Key Points to Know

Amazon Web Services announced recently that it will soon launch the beta version of the AWS Certified Database test for the Specialty level. The launch will occur on December 2, 2019. This announcement is one the most important changes to the Amazon Web Services certification exam.
This exam code is DBS-C01. It is designed for IT professionals who work in databases-related roles. The test will assess the candidates’ knowledge of databases. The DBS-C01 exam will assess one’s knowledge about access, design monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting and migration, automation, deployment and security. The beta version of the exam will be available before it is released to the public. It is now available at a 50% discount for candidates.
Let’s see what information we have about this new AWS test.
Potential candidates for the beta test
AWS announced a new certification that will allow you to obtain the AWS Certified Database Specialist credential. However, it is important to determine if you are qualified for the role as an Amazon Web Services Database Specialist. This certificate does not require any formal qualifications. This is great for students’ flexibility but you shouldn’t take the recommended experience or knowledge for granted.
These entries are not required to pass the AWS Certified Database Specialty exam. However, these points of experience and knowledge will significantly increase your chances of passing the test on your first attempt. These are your best options.
Minimum 2 years experience in working with AWS
A thorough conceptual understanding of common database technologies.
5+ years of experience with common database technology technologies
Expertise and experience in working with relational databases and NoSQL on AWS Cloud and on premises.
The key details of the beta test
You can find information and details about the new AWS beta exam on the official Amazon website. The beta version will be available from December 2, 2019, to January 10, 2020.
The registration for this exam is only open for a limited time. It is recommended that you register immediately after the registration process has been opened. This is because registration often stops when the AWS tools have sufficient statistical information about the exam outline.
The DBS-C01 exam, which was just announced, will assess the knowledge and skills of candidates in various areas.
Analyzing the requirements and needs to provide and design reliable database solutions using Amazon Web Services.
Understanding and identifying the key features of AWS database services.
Exam topics
The AWS Certified Database Specialty certification exam has just been launched. The beta test will be available in several domains:
26% Workload-Specific Data Design
This topic will teach you a lot about how to select the right database services for specific workloads and data. It is important to be able to compare the costs of different database solutions, as well as their scalability, performance and compliance.
Database Security – 18%
This subject requires you to be familiar with data encryption in transit, at rest, assessment decisions, search for security vulnerabilities, identification and control of access control mechanisms, and authentication.
Monitoring and Troubleshooting – 18%
This exam objective covers several topics, including optimization of database performance, determining monitoring and alerting strategies, as well as troubleshooting database problems.
Management and Operations – 18%
You will need skills and knowledge to succeed in this field.