Memo of AWS Certified Database - Specialty (DBS-C01)

Memo of AWS Certified Database - Specialty (DBS-C01)

Takahiro Iwasa
(岩佐 孝浩)
Takahiro Iwasa (岩佐 孝浩)
2 min read
AWS Certification

I have successfully passed AWS Certified Database - Specialty (DBS-C01) exam. I will be sharing some tips on how to obtain this certification.

AWS Skill before Taking Exam

I have already passed the following exams and have been using AWS for years in my daily work.

Mar. 2017Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA-C00)
Dec. 2019Solutions Architect - Professional (SAP-C01)
Jan. 2020DevOps Engineer - Professional (DOP-C01)
Jan. 2020Big Data - Specialty (BDS-C00)
Feb. 2020Security - Specialty (SCS-C01)
Feb. 2020Advanced Networking - Specialty (ANS-C00)
Jun. 2020Machine Learning - Specialty (MLS-C01)


I began learning in November 2020 and made a plan to take the exam in the same month.

Taking Exam

I took the exam on November 23rd and successfully passed with a score of 826 out of 1,000.


Solutions Architect - Professional55
DevOps Engineer - Professional44
Machine Learning - Specialty34
Advanced Networking - Specialty33
Big Data - Specialty33
Database - Specialty32
Security - Specialty32

Reference Materials


Jayendra’s Blog

This was an excellent resource for understanding the exam topics. The content is well-organized, and I recommend following this guide from start to finish on your learning path.

AWS Official Documentation

Practice Tests


During preparation for the exam, I was deeply impressed with Aurora’s high availability. In my opinion, Aurora should be the best RDB candidate in AWS.

Takahiro Iwasa
(岩佐 孝浩)

Takahiro Iwasa (岩佐 孝浩)

Software Developer at iret, Inc.
Architecting and developing cloud native applications mainly with AWS. Japan AWS Top Engineers 2020-2023