HowTo? Series: Prepare for AWS Certified Developer exam
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In this technical paper our well esteemed team member Francine Anestis shares her notes she produced while preparing for the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam (DVA-C01). This exam is intended for individuals who perform a developer role. The exam validates a candidate’s ability to demonstrate an understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices and demonstrate proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications by using AWS.
My diploma thesis as well as my internship being on ETL, Analysis and Forecasting of Big Streaming Data, I am keen on learning more and immersing myself in Data Engineering and Data Space in general. Building data pipelines, using Kafka, databases and algorithms captivated me during my studies as Electrical and Computer Engineer and as a result I decided to dedicate myself on Data Engineering. I am very excited starting my learning and career path at Big Industries. Regarding my skills, if I had to choose one programming language and a platform, I would say that Python and Kafka are my strongest assets, but I am looking forward to extending that list.