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Learning Path – AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

Learning Path – AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

This learning path is intended for individuals who are looking to build and validate overall understanding of the AWS Cloud. This path is useful for individuals in technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial roles who work with the AWS Cloud.

Recommended Progression

 

1. AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials – DIGITAL – 6 Hours

The fundamental-level course is intended for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. This course also helps you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Sales
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • AWS Academy students
  • Other IT-related professionals

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Define what the cloud is and how it works
  • Differentiate between cloud computing and deployment models
  • Describe the AWS Cloud value proposition
  • Describe the basic global infrastructure of the cloud
  • Compare the different methods of interacting with AWS
  • Describe and differentiate between AWS service domains
  • Describe the Well-Architected Framework
  • Describe basic AWS Cloud architectural principles
  • Explain the Shared Responsibility model
  • Describe security services with the AWS cloud
  • Define the billing, account management, and pricing models for the AWS platform

 

2. AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials – Classroom – 8 hours

This fundamental-level, one-day, instructor-led classroom course is intended for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support to enable you to build your cloud skills and grow your professional credibility. It includes hands-on lab exercises reinforcing some of the core concepts of the course’s lecture. This course also helps you prepare you for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Define what the cloud is and how it works
  • Differentiate between cloud computing and deployment models
  • Describe the AWS Cloud value proposition
  • Describe the basic global infrastructure of the cloud
  • Compare the different methods of interacting with AWS
  • Describe and differentiate between AWS service domains
  • Given a scenario, identify an appropriate solution using AWS Cloud services
  • Describe the Well-Architected Framework
  • Describe basic AWS Cloud architectural principles
  • Explain the Shared Responsibility model
  • Describe security services with the AWS cloud
  • Define the billing, account management, and pricing models for the AWS platform
  • Identify future services and developments built on the cloud

 

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Sales
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • AWS Academy Students
  • IT-related professionals

 

3. AWS Cloud Practitioner – Exam 

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner examination is intended for individuals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles addressed by other AWS Certifications. The exam can be taken at a testing center or from the comfort and convenience of a home or office location as an online proctored exam.

Becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is a recommended, optional step toward achieving an Associate-level or Specialty certification.

 

Abilities Validated by the Certification

  • Define what the AWS Cloud is and the basic global infrastructure
  • Describe basic AWS Cloud architectural principles
  • Describe the AWS Cloud value proposition
  • Describe key services on the AWS platform and their common use cases (for example, compute and analytics)
  • Describe basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform and the shared security model
  • Define the billing, account management, and pricing models
  • Identify sources of documentation or technical assistance (for example, whitepapers or support tickets)
  • Describe basic/core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud

 

  • We recommend candidates have at least six months of experience with the AWS Cloud in any role, including technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial
  • Candidates should have a basic understanding of IT services and their uses in the AWS Cloud platform

Prepare for Your Exam

There is no better preparation than hands-on experience. There are many relevant AWS Training courses and other resources to assist you with acquiring additional knowledge and skills to prepare for certification. Please review the exam guide for information about the competencies assessed on the certification exam.