AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam Learning Path

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AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam Learning Path

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam basically validates the following

  • 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, white papers or support tickets); and
  • Describe basic/core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud.

NOTE – This exam is mainly a high level introduction to Cloud Computing, AWS Cloud, its advantages, its services, pricing and support plans. This is a good exam to start your AWS journey with and also provide non technical professionals to know what AWS has to offer.

Refer to the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam guide
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Content

AWS Cloud Computing Whitepapers

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam Contents

Domain 1: Cloud Concepts

  • 1.1 Define the AWS Cloud and its value proposition
  • 1.2 Identify aspects of AWS Cloud economics
    • Advantages of Cloud Computing
      • Trade capital expense for variable expense
      • Benefit from massive economies of scale
      • Stop guessing about capacity
      • Increase speed and agility
      • Stop spending money running and maintaining data centers
      • Go global in minutes
    • AWS Well-Architected Framework
      • Features include agility, security, reliability, performance efficiency, cost optimization, and operational excellence.
  • 1.3 List the different cloud architecture design principles

Domain 2: Security

  • 2.1 Define the AWS Shared Responsibility model
  • 2.2 Define AWS Cloud security and compliance concepts
  • 2.3 Identify AWS access management capabilities
  • 2.4 Identify resources for security support

Domain 3: Technology

  • 3.1 Define methods of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud
  • 3.2 Define the AWS global infrastructure
  • 3.3 Identify the core AWS services
    • Includes AWS Services Overview and focuses on knowledge of
      • Compute Services – EC2, ECS, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, Auto Scaling
      • Storage Services – S3, EBS, EFS, Glacier
      • Security, Identity, and Compliance – IAM, Organizations, WAF
      • Databases – RDS, Aurora, DynamoDB, ElastiCache
      • Migration – Database Migration Service
      • Networking and Content Delivery – VPC, CloudFront, Route 53, Direct Connect, ELB
      • Management Tools – CloudWatch, CloudFormation, CloudTrail, AWS Config, OpsWorks, Trusted Advisor, Personal Health Dashboard
      • Messaging – SQS, SNS
  • 3.4 Identify resources for technology support

Domain 4: Billing and Pricing

  • 4.1 Compare and contrast the various pricing models for AWS
  • 4.2 Recognize the various account structures in relation to AWS billing and pricing
  • 4.3 Identify resources available for billing support
    • Includes tools like TCO Calculator, Cost Explorer etc.

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam Resources

  • Purchased the Linux Academy, which is a good introduction but might not be enough
  • Make sure you go through the whitepapers, which will make sure you cover all the topics required for the exams.
  • Keys topics are AWS services, TCO, Shared Responsibility, Billing & Cost and Support Plans.
  • Braincert AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Practice Exam
    • Set of extensive questions, with very nice, accurate detailed explanation

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