AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

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AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification Course Overview

AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification is for individuals seeking an overall understanding of AWS Cloud, independent of technical roles. To build AWS Cloud knowledge, you will learn about AWS Cloud concepts, services, architecture and support. This AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials course helps prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

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If you do not clear this exam on the first attempt, we will refund the course fee to you.
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  • 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 Practitioner Essentials Exam & Certification

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  • Who should take up this AWS cloud practitioner certification?

    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 AWS cloud practitioner course content & labs?

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

  • 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 do I prepare for this AWS cloud practitioner certification exam?

    Proper preparation is essential to pass the AWS cloud practitioner certification 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.

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AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 

  • 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.  

    Read more: AWS Cloud Practitioner: Job Description, Salary Trends, and More

  • 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.

  • 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 Certification 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 practical skill sets can I expect upon completing this AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification?

    After finishing the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification, 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.

  • 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 Cloud Practitioner Certification is definitely worth it.

  • 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 is the 100% Money Back Guarantee and the terms and conditions to avail it?

    Our AWS training course comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. Simplilearn believes in our highly effective blended learning methodology and its ability to provide learners with the knowledge and confidence to pass the AWS exam on the first attempt. If you do not pass the exam on the first attempt, Simplilearn will refund the AWS course fee to you.
     
    To ensure your success, we strongly recommend that you take this AWS exam within a week of the AWS training course completion date—or a maximum of 45 days from the completion of the online AWS training. This way, these AWS course materials will be fresh in your mind.
     

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    Refund Process: If you do not pass the exam on the first attempt, Simplilearn will refund the full AWS training course price to you. 

    To receive a refund, you must:

    • Raise a request to the Help and Support forum
    • Submit a copy of your scorecard along with the date you completed your online classroom training

    Simplilearn will refund the course fee within 30 days of receiving all required documentation. We will process the refund using the same method you used to pay for the course.
     
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    The guarantee is only valid for participants who have paid the entire enrollment fee.

    The guarantee becomes void if:

    • Participants have not paid the entire enrollment fee for the training course
    • Participants do not take the AWS examination within 45 days of unlocking the certificate
    • Participants do not maintain 100% attendance in at least one batch of the Live Online Classroom Training sessions
    • Participants do not submit the required documents to Simplilearn
    • Participants fail to request a refund within 15 days of receiving their results

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