AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Validate your technical skills and grow your career.

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification determines the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud.

An AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is a highly recommended extra step towards gaining an Associate-level or Specialty Certification.

Why  Get AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certified?

Your certification places you at the front of the line.

Passing the exam will allow you to attain an industry-recognized merit from AWS that says: you
know what you’re doing. It proves to your employer that you have the necessary skills and
knowledge to earn top dollar when you work for them.

Being certified will give you a high-level introduction to AWS so that you can have a better
understanding of the general structure and a better idea of what all the major services provide.

Increase Your Salary:

  • In 2019, the average salary for an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner was around $99,000 / year

Abilities Validated By The Certification:

  • Characterize what the AWS Cloud is and the basic global infrastructure
  • Interpret basic AWS Cloud architectural principles
  • Interpret the AWS Cloud value proposition
  • Interpret key services on the AWS platform and their common use cases (for example,
    compute and analytics)
  • Interpret basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform and the shared security
  • Characterize the billing, account management, and pricing models
  • Identify sources of documentation or technical assistance (for example, whitepapers or
    support tickets)
  • Exemplify basic/core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud

Recommended Knowledge & Experience:

  • Qualified candidates should have at least six months of experience with the AWS Cloud in
    any role, including technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial
  • Candidates should have hands-on understanding of IT services and their uses in the AWS
    Cloud platform


Domain 1: Cloud Concepts 26%
Domain 2: Security and Compliance 25%
Domain 3: Technology 33%
Domain 4: Billing and Pricing 16%

Exam Topics:

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01)

Domain 1: Cloud Concepts

1.1 Define the AWS Cloud and its value proposition
1.2 Identify aspects of AWS Cloud economics
1.3 List the different cloud architecture design principles

Domain 2: Security and Compliance

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
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

Required Training for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification


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