AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

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AWS Cloud Practitioner Course Overview

This course is for individuals seeking an overall understanding of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. To build your AWS Cloud knowledge, you will learn about AWS Cloud concepts, services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. This course also helps prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

AWS Cloud Practitioner Key Features

  • Official AWS live class training content
  • Self-paced learning videos authored by AWS
  • Live online training from AWS Authorized Instructors
  • 1-day Instructor-Led Training Course for accelerated learning
  • Official AWS live class training content
  • Live online training from AWS Authorized Instructors
  • Self-paced learning videos authored by AWS
  • 1-day Instructor-Led Training Course for accelerated learning
  • Official AWS live class training content
  • Live online training from AWS Authorized Instructors
  • Self-paced learning videos authored by AWS
  • 1-day Instructor-Led Training Course for accelerated learning

Skills Covered

  • AWS Cloud Adoption Framework
  • AWS Global Infrastructure
  • AWS data migration solutions
  • Storage and databases
  • AWS IAM security levels
  • AWS Compute Services
  • Amazon CloudFront and Edge locations
  • Networking concepts
  • Payasyougo pricing model
  • AWS pricing models and support
  • AWS Cloud Adoption Framework
  • AWS Compute Services
  • AWS Global Infrastructure
  • Amazon CloudFront and Edge locations
  • AWS data migration solutions
  • Networking concepts
  • Storage and databases
  • Payasyougo pricing model
  • AWS IAM security levels
  • AWS pricing models and support
  • AWS Cloud Adoption Framework
  • AWS Compute Services
  • AWS Global Infrastructure
  • Amazon CloudFront and Edge locations
  • AWS data migration solutions
  • Networking concepts
  • Storage and databases
  • Payasyougo pricing model
  • AWS IAM security levels
  • AWS pricing models and support

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Course Curriculum

Eligibility

This certification preparation course is intended for candidates who may be:
  1. From a non-IT background and exploring a career in the AWS Cloud
  2. In sales/marketing/business analyst roles
  3. In on-premises IT or cloud roles, but new to AWS Cloud
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Pre-requisites

We recommend that attendees of this course have: 
  1. General IT technical knowledge 
  2. General IT business knowledge 
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Course Content

  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

    Preview
    • Lesson 01: Introduction to Amazon Web Services

      • Things to Remember
      • Summarize the benefits of AWS
      • Describe differences between on-demand delivery and cloud deployments
      • Summarize the pay-as-you-go pricing model
    • Lesson 02: Compute in the Cloud

      • Describe the benefits of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) at a basic level
      • Identify the different Amazon EC2 instance types
      • Differentiate between the various billing options for Amazon EC2
      • Describe the benefits of Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
      • Summarize the benefits of Elastic Load Balancing
      • Give an example of the uses for Elastic Load Balancing
      • Summarize the differences between Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) and Amazon Simple Queue Services (Amazon SQS)
      • Summarize additional AWS compute options
    • Lesson 03: Global Infrastructure and Reliability

      • Summarize the benefits of the AWS Global Infrastructure
      • Describe the basic concept of Availability Zones
      • Describe the benefits of Amazon CloudFront and Edge locations
      • Compare different methods for provisioning AWS services
    • Lesson 04: Networking

      • Describe the basic concepts of networking
      • Describe the difference between public and private networking resources
      • Explain a virtual private gateway using a real-life scenario
      • Explain a virtual private network (VPN) using a real-life scenario
      • Describe the benefit of AWS Direct Connect
      • Describe the benefit of hybrid deployments
      • Describe the layers of security used in an IT strategy
      • Describe which services are used to interact with the AWS global network
    • Lesson 05: Storage and Databases

      • Summarize the basic concept of storage and databases
      • Describe benefits of Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)
      • Describe benefits of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
      • Describe the benefits of Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS)
      • Summarize various storage solutions
      • Describe the benefits of Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
      • Describe the benefits of Amazon DynamoDB
      • Summarize various database services
    • Lesson 06: Security

      • Explain the benefits of the shared responsibility model
      • Describe multi-factor authentication (MFA)
      • Differentiate between the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) security levels
      • Describe security policies at a basic level
      • Explain the benefits of AWS Organizations
      • Summarize the benefits of compliance with AWS
      • Explain primary AWS security services at a basic level
    • Lesson 07: Monitoring and Analytics

      • Summarize approaches to monitoring your AWS environment
      • Describe the benefits of Amazon CloudWatch
      • Describe the benefits of AWS CloudTrail
      • Describe the benefits of AWS Trusted Advisor
    • Lesson 08: Pricing and Support

      • Understand AWS pricing and support models
      • Describe the AWS Free Tier
      • Describe key benefits of AWS Organizations and consolidated billing
      • Explain the benefits of AWS Budgets
      • Explain the benefits of AWS Cost Explorer
      • Explain the primary benefits of the AWS Pricing Calculator
      • Distinguish between the various AWS Support Plans
      • Describe the benefits of AWS Marketplace
    • Lesson 09: Migration and Innovation

      • Understand migration and innovation in the AWS Cloud
      • Summarize the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF)
      • Summarize six key factors of a cloud migration strategy
      • Describe the benefits of various AWS data migration solutions, such as AWS Snowcone, AWS Snowball, and AWS Snowmobile
      • Summarize the broad scope of innovative solutions that AWS offers
      • Summarize the five pillars of the AWS Well-Architected Framework
    • Lesson 10: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Basics

      • Determine resources for preparing for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner examination
      • Describe benefits of becoming AWS Certified

AWS Cloud Exam & Certification

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  • What does the cost of my enrollment include?

    The enrollment cost includes access to all course materials, course instruction, and certificate of course completion. While we highly recommend completing the relevant certification exam, sitting for the exam is not required to complete this course. The prices for courses do not include exam costs for certifications. Exam vouchers can be purchased through the certifying body.
     

  • Who should take up this course?

    Anyone who wants to start a profession in AWS Cloud is fit to enroll in this course. No prior knowledge of coding or other technical skills is required.

  • When would I get access to course content & labs?

    You will get access to course content & lab on the first day of your training session.

Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials FAQs

  • What are the terms of your cancellation and refund policy?

    To qualify for a refund, you must adhere to the following conditions:

    1. Request cancellation at least 72 hours before the batch starts.
    2. Ensure that you have not redeemed the AWS kit shared with you.
    3. Non-attendance does not entitle you to a refund.

  • How will AWS Cloud Practitioner course help my career?

    Completing this course validates high-level understanding of AWS Cloud, services, and terminology. This course serves as an entry point to a cloud career for candidates from non-IT backgrounds switching to cloud. Job listings requiring AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner knowledge have increased 84% (Oct 2022 - Sept 2023) per Lightcast™ October 2023. This course is also ideal for line-of-business employees (sales, product management, project management, etc.) who want to gain cloud literacy and communicate more effectively with technical teams and customers.

  • Are there any prerequisites for AWS Cloud Practitioner course?

    No, there are no prerequisites to take this course. The content outline for this exam is designed for candidates new to Cloud who may not have an information technology (IT) background. Candidates for this course could have up to 6 months of exposure to AWS Cloud, but it is not required.

  • Why should i consider AWS Cloud Practitioner course?

    AWS Certification helps learners build credibility and confidence by validating their cloud expertise with an industry-recognized credential and organizations identify skilled professionals to lead cloud initiatives using AWS.

  • Are there prerequisites for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam?

    No. The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam has no specific prerequisites, so anybody can take it. However, before applying for this exam, it is recommended that you enroll in the AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials course to learn and master AWS concepts. 

  • How will becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner help my career?

    The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification helps you gain knowledge of AWS cloud concepts, cloud services, and networking. By obtaining this certification, you can easily enter the AWS cloud sector or switch your career from a non-IT background to an IT background and upskill your career. This foundational certification can demonstrate your knowledge and skills in AWS to potential employers. As a result, you will likely get numerous employment opportunities with better salary packages.

  • What certification(s) should I take after becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner?

    There are 4 different categories of AWS certifications, which are foundational-level, associate-level, professional-level, and speciality AWS certifications. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is the foundational-level AWS certification. After becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, here are the other AWS certifications you can get in order: 

    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate-level)

    • AWS Certified Developer (Associate-level) 

    • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator (Associate-level)

    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Professional-level) 

    • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer (Professional-level)

    • AWS Certified Advanced Networking (Specialty-level)

    • AWS Certified Data Analytics (Specialty-level)

    • AWS Certified Security (Specialty-level)

    • AWS Certified Machine Learning (Specialty-level)

    • AWS Certified Database (Specialty-level)

  • How long is this certification valid for?

    The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification will remain valid for 3 years from the date of passing the exam.

  • How do I recertify and keep my certification active?

    In order to maintain the active status and validity of the certification, you need to recertify the certification. There are plenty of options to recertify the certification, which include: 

    • Finish the AWS Cloud Quest: Recertify Cloud Practitioner training. This is a game-based training that does not require an exam or preparation. 

    • You need to apply for and pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam (latest version)

    • You need to apply for and pass any AWS associate-level or professional-level exam 

  • How do I prepare for the AWS cloud practitioner exam?

    Proper preparation is essential to pass the AWS cloud practitioner exam. That is why we have listed the best tips on how to prepare for the AWS cloud practitioner exam: 

    • Check out the AWS exam guide and course materials. 

    • Enroll in an AWS cloud practitioner course. 

    • Learn cloud concepts through instructor-led classes or self-learning mode. 

    • Master the cloud concepts by participating in practical, real-world projects. 

    • Take practice exams and quizzes.

  • What consists in the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam?

    AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is the entry-level, foundational certification in AWS. In order to obtain this certification, you need to apply for and pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam. The exam duration is 90 minutes and contains multiple-choice and multiple-response questions. It is conducted for 1000 marks. 

    This exam will demonstrate your foundational understanding of the AWS Cloud, its services, and core fundamental concepts. It is suitable for novices without prior IT or cloud experience, those switching careers to cloud, or business professionals who want to gain more cloud knowledge.

  • How much did the exam cost?

    AWS Cloud Practitioner is a foundational exam, so you need to pay USD 100 in order to take the exam. The available payment methods for the AWS exam include vouchers and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, JCB, and American Express).

  • How long did it take to become AWS certified?

    There is no specific timeframe for how long it takes to become AWS certified. This is because exam preparation time varies depending on your prior knowledge and learning pace. On average, it takes about 2 months to become AWS certified. Some may pass within 2 to 4 weeks with dedicated studying, while others might take longer. After taking the exam, you can expect the results within 1 to 5 working days.

  • What is an AWS Cloud Practitioner and What do they do?

    An AWS Cloud Practitioner has a foundational understanding of Amazon Web Services and its cloud computing platform. They will work with technical and non-technical teams to ensure a safe cloud working environment. 

    Here are some of the roles and responsibilities of an AWS Cloud Practitioner: 

    • They will regulate AWS services and infrastructure.

    • They can quickly recognize potential use cases for AWS services in various scenarios. 

    • They assist with cloud migrations, cost optimization, and basic AWS account management. 

    • They will execute various security measures and backup and disaster recovery plans in order to keep the cloud environment safe. 

    • They will create and optimize cloud-based applications and services for businesses. 

    • They will communicate with numerous teams to optimize cloud solutions.

    • They will arrange virtual private clouds.

    • They will control system performance and handle system and end-user problems.  

  • Will this course prepare me for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam?

    Yes. Simplilearn’s AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials course will help you gain the knowledge and skills required to pass the exam. The course typically covers the core exam topics outlined by AWS, including cloud computing fundamentals, AWS core services, security, pricing, and use cases.

  • When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?

    If you choose free AWS courses, you can immediately get access to the lectures and assignments. However, if you are enrolled in an advanced, paid AWS course, you need to complete the payment to get started with the classes, study materials, assignments, practice tests, and more.

  • How many modules are there in this AWS Cloud Practitioner course?

    In Simplilearn’s AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials course, there are a total of 9 modules that provide in-depth information about Amazon Web Services. These modules include: 

    • Module 1: Introduction to Amazon Web Services

    • Module 2: Compute in the Cloud

    • Module 3: Global Infrastructure and Reliability

    • Module 4: Networking

    • Module 5: Storage and Databases

    • Module 6: Security

    • Module 7: Monitoring and Analytics

    • Module 8: Pricing and Support

    • Module 9: Migration and Innovation

  • What is the AWS cloud practitioner's salary and job outlook?

    In the US, an AWS-certified cloud practitioner earns an average annual salary of USD 160,000 and USD 180,000. Here is a brief view of the popular job opportunities related to AWS, along with average annual salaries: 

    Career role

    Annual salary in the US

    Annual salary in India 

    Cloud Solutions Architect 

    USD 128,418

    INR 2,069,048

    Cloud Solutions Engineer 

    USD 98,899

    INR 838,450

    Cloud Software Engineer 

    USD 110,118 

    INR 850,000

  • What tools do AWS cloud practitioners use?

    For cloud computing, security, and network, AWS cloud practitioners use a broad variety of AWS tools. Some of the most popular tools used commonly are listed below: 

    • AWS Application Composer 

    • AWS Management Console 

    • AWS CodeBuild 

    • AWS X-Ray 

    • Cost Explorer 

    • AWS CLI 

    • AWS SDKs 

    • Amazon CodeCatalyst

    • AWS CodeCommit

    • AWS CodeDeploy

    • Billing and Cost Management 

    • AWS CodePipeline

    • AWS CodeStar

    • Amazon Corretto

    • AWS CloudShell

    • AWS CodeArtifact

    • CloudFormation 

    • AWS Cloud9

    • AWS Fault Injection Service

  • What do you learn in this AWS cloud practitioner essentials course?

    In the AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials course offered by Simplilearn, you will learn about the following topics. These include: 

    • AWS cloud adoption frameworks 

    • Storage and databases

    • AWS compute services

    • Amazon Cloudfront and edge locations

    • AWS global infrastructure

    • AWS IAM security levels

    • Networking concepts

    • Pay-as-you-go pricing model

    • AWS data migration solutions

    • AWS pricing models and support

  • Who should take this AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course?

    The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course is the best choice for beginners who are interested in learning and mastering AWS. Working professionals with a non-IT background can enroll in this course to learn AWS fundamentals and pass the AWS CCP exam. The following individuals can also take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course: 

    • Project managers

    • IT Professionals

    • Business Analysts

    • Marketing Analysts 

    • IT Administrators

    • Legal Teams 

    • Testers

    • Sales Analysts 

    • Chief Experience Officers

    • Various other IT-related professionals

  • What experience do you need for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course?

    Basic IT business and technical knowledge is better for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course. However, understanding the fundamentals of cloud or technical knowledge is not mandatory. 

  • How do I prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam?

    In order to thoroughly prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, first enroll in the AWS course offered by Simplilearn. You can opt for instructor-led or self-paced learning options. Go through the lectures that focus on AWS concepts and master them. You can practice sample papers and take part in practical projects. After preparing for the exam thoroughly, apply for the AWS exam and complete it.

  • Who should attend AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials?

    The Simplilearn’s AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials course is beneficial for:

    • Beginners who want to learn AWS 

    • Non-technical background professionals who want to switch to a cloud career  

    • IT Professionals

    • Project managers

    • Sales Analysts 

    • Business Analysts

    • IT Administrators

    • Marketing Analysts 

    • Other IT-related professionals

  • What practical skill sets can I expect upon completing this Cloud Practitioner course?

    After finishing the AWS Cloud Practitioner course, you can expect to acquire the following practical skills:

    • You will understand the meaning of terminology and ideas such as EC2, S3, IAM, VPC, Lambda, and more.

    • You will know what the cloud is and its working process 

    • It will be easy for you to access and manage AWS services with the help of the AWS Management Console.

    • You will understand the differences between various AWS service domains

    • You will know how to develop and utilize fundamental AWS services like Amazon S3 for storage, Amazon CloudWatch, etc. 

    • You will understand the various approaches and tools accessible for cloud migration.

    • You will gain knowledge of pricing models and strategies for AWS cost optimization.

    • You will be able to explain AWS Cloud architectural principles and architecture 

    • You will know what security procedures are crucial to keeping your cloud environment safe.

  • What is the minimum passing score for the AWS CCP exam?

    The AWS CCP exam is conducted for a total of 1000 marks. You need to secure a minimum passing score of at least 700 marks to pass the exam.

  • What is the duration of the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C02) exam?

    The total duration of the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C02) exam is 90 minutes or 1 hour 30 minutes.

  • Is an AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification worth it?

    As the cloud industry is increasing in popularity and many businesses are shifting to the cloud, there are plenty of job opportunities like cloud architect, cloud engineer, cloud developer, etc. Due to that, obtaining AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification is definitely worth it.

  • How I Passed the AWS Cloud Practitioner Exam in a week?

    Passing the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam in a week with in-depth preparation and practice is possible. You need to spend about 8 to 10 hours a day reading the AWS whitepapers and study materials. Make sure to cover every topic, from cloud computing to AWS cloud architecture. At the end of every day, summarize the topics you have memorized. You can also take practice exams and set a time limit. This way, you can pass the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam in a week.

  • What is an AWS cloud practitioner?

    An AWS Cloud Practitioner is a certified professional with entry-level knowledge of the AWS cloud platform, services, and optimal methodologies. These professionals have a vital role in connecting the non-technical and technical teams within the enterprises that are switching to cloud solutions. An AWS Cloud Practitioner is a professional who has completed and obtained AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification.

  • What qualifications do you need to become an AWS cloud practitioner?

    If you want to become an AWS cloud practitioner, you need to have certain qualifications in terms of education, certification, and skills. 

    • Education 

    Multiple companies want to hire people who have an undergraduate degree in computer science or any computer-related field. However, some companies are also hiring people who do not have a computer-related degree but have completed an associate degree or obtained an AWS certification.

    • Certification 

    Even if you do not have an IT-related educational background, you can become an AWS cloud practitioner by obtaining official AWS certifications. There are foundational-level, associate-level, professional-level, and specialty-level AWS certifications. Some of the well-known AWS certifications include: 

    1. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification

    2. AWS Certified Solutions Architect Certification 

    3. AWS Certified Developer 

    4. AWS Certified Security

    5. AWS Certified Database

    • Skills 

    To become an AWS cloud practitioner, you need to possess a broad set of technical and non-technical skills. 

    Technical skills include: 

    1. Understanding of cloud concepts and their benefits 

    2. Excel in programming languages like Java, C++, Python, etc 

    3. Manage cloud architecture deployment and applications

    4. Familiarity with key services such as EC2, S3, IAM, CloudWatch, etc

    5. Know fundamental security best practices and compliance considerations

    6. Analyze and estimate cloud costs 

    7. Be familiar with project management software 

    • Non-technical skills include: 
    1. Collaboration skills 

    2. Communication skills 

    3. Decision-making skills

    4. Managerial skills

    5. Problem-solving skills

    6. Analytical thinking skills

    7. Adaptability 

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