The Cloud Practitioner Certification is the foundational AWS Certification and assumes 3-6 months of fundamental AWS Cloud and industry knowledge.
The Associate level certifications assume 1 year of experience solving problems and implementing solutions using the AWS Cloud.
The Professional level certifications assume 2 years of comprehensive experience designing, operating, and troubleshooting solutions using the AWS Cloud.
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam (optional)
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Exam
These specialty certifications assume 2-5 years of deep technical experience in the associated Specialty domain as it relates to the AWS cloud.