Learning Path Overview
This Learning Path AWS certified cloud practitioner is designed specifically for students looking to gain an understanding of the concepts of cloud computing without the technical detail. This training is intended for individuals who are looking to build and validate overall understanding of the AWS Cloud. It is useful for individuals in technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial roles who work with the AWS Cloud.
The Cloud Practitioner Certification Preparation for AWS Learning Path is an ideal starting point for non technical people looking to understand Cloud Computing from a business perspective. With a blend of instructional courses, hands on labs, quizzes and a preparation exam, this Learning Path helps you prepare and master the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.
This learning path will enable you to:
- Describe the AWS Cloud value proposition
- Describe the AWS Cloud and the AWS global infrastructure
- Recognize and explain basic AWS Cloud architectural principles
- Describe key services on the AWS platform and their common use cases
- Describe basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform and the shared security model
- Define the billing, account management, and pricing models
- Describe basic/core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud
- Those looking to get certified for the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification
- 12.5 hours of high definition video Lectures
- 10 Courses
- 4 hands-on Labs
- 2 Quiz sessions and a final preparation Exam
- We recommend candidates have at least six months of experience with the AWS Cloud in any role before embarking on this Learning Path
- Candidates will benefit from already having a basic understanding of IT services, the AWS platform and the product services it offers
This Learning Path starts by outlining the basics of cloud computing before introducing you to the AWS services and solutions relevant to the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam.
Introduction to Cloud Concepts: You will learn about the benefits and economics of building IT services in the AWS cloud, as well as general best practices including those within the AWS Well-Architected Framework.
Overview of AWS Services: You will learn how core services work across the AWS cloud, including:
- Management Services
Introduction to Cloud Security: The Learning Path will cover essential security concepts, including best practices and the Shared Responsibility model, encryption, access management as well as multiple services managing compliance.
Cloud Billing and Pricing: After completing this Learning Path, you'll not only learn how AWS pricing generally works, but how it varies specifically from service to service, what tools AWS makes available to manage account costs, and the customer support options available for every AWS account.
Quizzes and a final Preparation Exam: This Learning Path includes a final preparation exam to help prepare you for the questions you can expect on the exam within a timed environment. The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam enables individuals to prove their knowledge with an accredited industry certificate. This exam covers four domains, including: cloud concepts, security, technology, and billing and pricing.
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What is AWS certified cloud practitioner?
The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course provides individuals with an overall understanding of the AWS cloud platform. It is the foundational level of AWS certification. Many individuals continue on to a specific certification after completing Cloud Practitioner. The certification offers an overview of core services offered by AWS, security, network and cloud pricing, and the available support services.
How do I prepare for AWS certification?
The recommended path to follow in preparation of the certification exam is:
- Take an AWS training course
- Study the exam guide and any sample questions/exams
- Review multiple AWS whitepapers for additional information
- Set aside time to take practice exams
- Schedule your exam
How long does it take to become AWS certified?
The time required is based strictly on your level of commitment. It is recommended to set aside two months (about 80 hours) to study if you are also employed full-time. If this is the first time you have used AWS, the recommendation is an additional month (or another 40 hours) to prepare for the exam.
Do AWS certifications expire?
AWS certifications are valid for two years. You will receive a notification before your certification credentials are set to expire, so you can prepare for recertification.
Learning Path Steps
Knowledge Check: What is Cloud Computing?
You will learn the steps to launch and configure a Windows virtual machine using Amazon AWS.
Learn to create your first Amazon S3 bucket, create a logical folder for organizational purposes, and upload content to it and set custom metadata using the S3 console
You will learn the steps to create and use the MySQL Relational Database using Amazon RDS.
Learn how to create an isolated network using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Preparation Exam: Certified Cloud Practitioner for AWS
About the Author
Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data centre and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.
To date, Stuart has created 50+ courses relating to Cloud, most within the AWS category with a heavy focus on security and compliance
He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.
In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.
Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.