Just as I was about to pick a date for my AWS Certified SysOps Administrator (Associate) exam, a bit of good news arrived: it's possible to take this and any other AWS certification exam online now.
How To Take AWS Certification Exam Online
In the update from March 30, 2020 AWS Certification FAQ confirms that you can now take all AWS Certification exams with online proctoring:
I just checked and there doesn't seem to be any queue for at least the SysOps Administrator exam I need. There are available slots for tomorrow and pretty much any day of the next month.
Proctored exams allow you to obtain a certification from your home or home office: you just need a few things to quality.
- stable Internet connection
- webcam (you and your room will be watched as you're taking the exam)
- a room where you can be alone for the duration of the exam
Pearson Vue have a special test available to confirm your computer system is suitable for taking the exam, you can give it a try here.