The AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder-Speciality certification is an advanced level of certification designed for IT professionals who want to pursue a career in designing and managing the lifecycle and key operations of Alexa skills. The Alexa Skill Builder learning path is designed for software developers, voice developers, solutions architects, UI developers, voice designers, and others who perform a role involving Alexa skill-building.
AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty exam focuses only on Alexa and how to build skills.
AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty exam has 76 questions with a time limit of 90 minutes
Compared to the other professional and specialty exams, the question and answers are not long and similar to associate exams.
The AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder - Speciality certification is the final step in this learning path.
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
Prerequisites and Recommended Knowledge
You should have:
A knowledge of any programming language.
A minimum of six months of hands-on experience building Alexa skills using the Alexa Skills Kit.
You are also expected to have an understanding of the following topics:
AWS backend services, i.e., Lambda, DynamoDB, S3
IAM roles and policies for Lambda functions
Basic understanding of JSON request/response
Knowledge of persisting data in a session as well as among sessions
Knowledge of the different interaction models and what intents are provided by default
Understanding of the Standard Built-in Intents
Finally, some tips as you prepare for the exam:
Attempt practice tests several times to boost your confidence.
You should be relaxed and stress-free when you take the exam.
Attaining the AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder - Specialty certification will build your competence, confidence, and capability, helping you stand out from the crowd.
All the best and happy learning!