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Joseph Tsidulko

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer

DevOps, the practice of melding development and operations teams to support rapid software development and deployment, is all the rage these days as enterprises execute digital transformations.

This badge validates skills in provisioning, operating and managing distributed applications using AWS.

The average salary for an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer is $108,315, according to the 2017 IT Skills and Salary Survey conducted by Global Knowledge.

DevOps competency for AWS is often a demand of clients looking to implement DevOps methodologies, said Jason Noble, vice president of technology solutions at Neudesic, a systems integrator based in Irvine, Calif. "These are badges that clients will actually look for."

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer validates development capabilities like continuous delivery, continuous testing, continuous deployment, security controls, governance, and compliance validation, said David Linthicum, CEO of Cloud Technology Partners, based in Boston.

And "on the Ops side," Linthicum said, "it’s about monitoring, metrics, and logging systems, as well as maintaining operational systems."

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