AWS stands for Amazon Web Services, which is a cloud platform owned by Amazon and hosted across its global data centers. AWS Certification is a credential that Amazon awards to you after passing an exam that validates your AWS Cloud knowledge, technical skills, and expertise. AWS provides the credential in a digital badge and title format so that you may use it on your business cards and other professional collateral to designate yourself as AWS Certified. AWS Certification is open to candidates over age 18 and those between the ages of 13-17 with their parent or legal guardian's consent. Candidates must be at least 13 years of age at the time of scheduling an exam. You can schedule an exam using either an online proctoring testing environment or at a testing center facility. Exams are offered by Pearson VUE and PSI, both of which are test delivery providers that deliver AWS certification exams globally.