AWS Training and Certification is excited to announce the availability of the new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty certification, the industry’s first and only certification that validates your ability to build, test, and publish Amazon Alexa skills. With the new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty certification, Alexa developers can more confidently publish skills that have the potential to reach customers through over 100 million Alexa-enabled devices in use globally.
About the AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty Exam
The certification is available in English at testing centers worldwide for 300 USD. We have recently tripled the number of testing centers available, so now you have even more choices and flexibility when deciding when and where to get certified.
Abilities Validated by the Certification
•Explain the value of voice
•Design the user experience
•Design the architecture to build the skill
•Follow AWS and Alexa security best practices for the skill
•Develop, test, validate, and troubleshoot the skill
•Manage the skill-publishing process and work with the Alexa Developer Console
•Manage skill operations and life cycles
Recommended Knowledge and Experience
•At least 6 months of hands-on experience building Alexa skills using the Alexa Skills Kit, including skills that incorporate services from the AWS Cloud
•Proficiency with a programming language
•Published an Alexa skill
Prepare for Your Exam
There is no better preparation than hands-on experience. There are many relevant AWS Training courses and other resources to assist you with acquiring additional knowledge and skills to prepare for certification. Please review the exam guide for information about the competencies assessed on the certification exam.