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
    • includes having a clear understanding of what AWS and Customer responsibilities are 
  • 2.2 Define AWS Cloud security and compliance concepts
  • 2.3 Identify AWS access management capabilities
    • includes services like IAM
  • 2.4 Identify resources for security support

Domain 3: Technology

Domain 4: Billing and Pricing

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
  • Udemy AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Practice Exams

16 thoughts on “AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam Learning Path

  1. I am preparing for AWS architect certification which I intend to take in late Q2 2019. I am following two courses, one by A Cloud Guru (70% complete) and the other by DolphinEd (recently started) both for Architect certification.

    In order to meet my employer’s requirements, I am thinking of doing the Practitioner Certification first, before actually going in for the architect certification.

    My question is, will my current study plan meet the requirements of the Practitioner certification also, or do I need to do something more ?

    1. For Cloud Practitioner, you should be good for 70% of topics as you are already preparing for Solution Architect. However, you need to focus on topics like Cloud Computing Concepts, Billing and Support models etc. which are too specific to Cloud Practitioner and not covered in other Associate exams.

  2. Are there any brain dumps or practice exam links to this certification that you may know of?

    thank you,

  3. Hi Jayendra,

    Thanks for creating such a comprehensive blog.

    For Cloud Practioner Certification, could you also specify which sub sections can be skipped.

    For example, under EC2(// there are around 10-11 sub sections under Additional Reading. Can these be skipped?


    1. Its better to cover those as EC2 is one of the core topics and it would help you in further certs anyways.

  4. Hey i passed the cloud practioner exam. It says I have secured 800 out of 1000 what could be my total score out of 65

  5. Hello Jayendra,

    Is braindump is enough to pass cloud practitioner exam.

    I am preparing for associate certificate, recently i ve received voucher for the exam and i want pass it.

    1. You should use any practice exams as a preparation for the actual exams. Use them to identify your weak points. You can not only easily clear the exams but also have you concepts clear for day to day tasks or interviews.

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