AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification Preparation

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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.  

Learning Objectives

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

Intended Audience 

  • Those looking to get certified for the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification

What's Included

  • 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:

  • Compute
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Database
  • Security
  • 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.


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Learning Path Steps

1 courses

Course Description This course introduces and explains the requirements of the Cloud Practitioner Certification Preparation for AWS learning path.  It discusses the knowledge requirements from each of the 4 domains assessed in the exam and the course and l...

2 courses

Course Description With a wide range of Cloud courses already available at a deep technical level, this course is aimed as an introduction to those, looking at Cloud Computing from the perspective of a beginner who may have no previous experience of the to...

3 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: What is Cloud Computing?

4 courses

Course Description To be properly prepared for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, understanding the fundamentals of AWS is critical. The Compute category of services are key resources that allow you to carry out computational abilities via a series...

5 labs

You will learn the steps to launch and configure a Windows virtual machine using Amazon AWS.

6 courses

Course Description To be prepared for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam, this course will enable you to demonstrate Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Glacier, Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) and Amazon CloudFront storage solutions, and he...

7 labs

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

8 labs

You will learn the steps to create and use the MySQL Relational Database using Amazon RDS.

9 courses

Course Description After reviewing the basics of compute and storage services on AWS, this networking fundamentals course reviews core networking services on AWS, including the essential information for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. This cour...

10 labs

Learn how to create an isolated network using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

11 courses

Course Description Welcome to the Security Fundamentals of AWS for Cloud Practitioner course. Roughly one quarter of the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam focuses on AWS security concepts, as well as security services, so we've included a course coveri...

12 courses

Course Description The services within the AWS Management Fundamentals course focus on maintaining and monitoring AWS applications and systems, to ensure they are compliant, properly configured, operating at required utilization thresholds, and protected f...

13 courses

Course Description In addition to the the many services covered on the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, you should be familiar with concepts and best practices designed to help AWS users succeed with cloud computing, and understand how AWS structures...

14 courses

Course Description AWS offers several service to help businesses review, manage and optimize their costs, as well as help accounts maximize investments in any reserved services. Watching this course, you’ll learn what different billing and cost management ...

15 courses

This course looks at the knowledge and understanding requirements to pass the Certified Cloud Practitioner exam by defining the 4 different domains.  It also highlights the key learning objectives that were completed from each of the courses within this lea...

16 exam-filled

Preparation Exam: Certified Cloud Practitioner for AWS

About the Author

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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.