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AWS Cloud Practitioner

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Created with materials from AWS Academy to help you prepare to take the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam and is made up of four easy-to-use, self-paced modules designed to optimize your learning experience.

Skills Pathway overview:

Enhance your career and build skills that provide the fundamentals of AWS cloud computing and help prepare you for the AWS Cloud practitioner exam.

The Skills Pathway focuses on developing AWS fundamental skills including cloud computing, DevOps, cybersecurity, auditing and solution architecture. Get started today and finish as fast as your time allows!

You will have access to current content, hands-on practice activities using Amazon Web Services and job-based scenarios that could provide you with in-demand cloud skills to put on your resumé.

Community Support:

You can utilize the user-friendly AWS Cloud Program Discord space to chat with your fellow learners in the AWS Cloud Program, get help with labs or take part in Skills Pathway-specific conversations with peers in multiple channels. Discord is used by many in the technology and cloud fields, so it is a great opportunity to learn this platform before you may need to for work.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Determine the appropriate AWS solution for your specific application

  • Continuously deploy code to run scalable AWS applications

  • Create secure applications within AWS, based on existing security models and best practices

  • Identify which AWS services can be leveraged to design optimized solutions for applications

Key Topics:

  • Cloud Computing 

  • DevOps

  • Cybersecurity and Auditing 

  • Solution Architecture

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What's included:

  • Self-paced, 100% online
  • 4 job-ready skills
  • No books or materials needed
  • Finish in approx. 30 hrs
  • Access for 1 year
  • Certificate of completion
  • 7-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Help earn college credit
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California: Professional Development Skills Pathways are not available to California residents.

Reasons to buy for business:

  • Employees can get registered and start learning today
  • Track employee progress
  • Help earn college credit
  • Helps prep for 1 certification exam

AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam prep

Successfully completing this Skills Pathway can help you prepare to take the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam. An AWS Cloud Practitioner certification could count toward University of Phoenix college credit. Contact your academic counselor today for more information on applying industry certifications toward a degree. If you’re not a University of Phoenix student: learn more.

Course outline

  • Course Introduction
    • Course Welcome
    • Getting Started
  • Module 1: Foundations of Cloud Computing
    • Introduction to Cloud Computing
    • Services running in an existing account
    • Real-World Problem Solving
    • Resources Creation in AWS
    • Real-World Problem Solving
    • Evaluating Running Costs in AWS
    • Real-World Problem Solving
    • Foundations of Cloud Computing Skills Assessment
    • Cloud Computing Certification Success Resources
  • Module 2: DevOps Foundations
    • Introduction to DevOps
    • AWS Code Deployment with CI/CD Pipelines
    • Real-World Problem Solving
    • High Availability and Scalable Solutions
    • Real-World Problem Solving
    • AWS Services Meeting Application Needs
    • Real-World Problem Solving
    • DevOps Wrap Up
    • DevOps Foundations Skills Assessment
    • DevOps Certification Success Resources
  • Module 3: Foundations of Cyber Security & Auditing
    • Introduction to Cyber Security & Auditing
    • Regional VPC & Subnets
    • Real-World Problem Solving
    • IAM Roles & Permissions Setting
    • Real-World Problem Solving
    • The Shared Responsibility Model
    • Real-World Problem Solving
    • Foundations of Cyber Security & Auditing Skills Assessment
    • Cyber Security & Auditing Certification Success Resources
  • Module 4: Solution Architecture Foundations
    • Introduction to Solution Architecture
    • Optimized AWS Solutions
    • Real-World Problem Solving
    • Fault Tolerant Applications
    • Real-World Problem Solving
    • Solution Architecture Foundations Skills Assessment
    • Solution Architecture Certification Success Resources
  • Course Conclusion
    • Course Wrap Up

Tools and resources you can access after purchasing:

  • AWS Direct Resources

    This PDF contains links to AWS resources curated by professionals in the Cloud field.

  • Cloud Multimedia Resources

    This PDF contains links to multimedia resources curated by professionals in the Cloud field to help support your preparation for AWS certification exams.

  • General Cloud & Tech Resources

    This PDF contains links to web-based community resources curated by professionals to help support your growing knowledge in the Tech field.


Recognizing your accomplishment

Complete a skill and earn a shareable skill badge.

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Certificate of Completion

Share your Certificate of Completion and Professional Development Badge by uploading them to your social media profiles, such as LinkedIn®¹, when you've successfully completed your Skills Pathway with a score of 85% or higher.

¹LinkedIn is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation and it's affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.

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Frequently asked questions

AWS Cloud Practitioner is for any individual interested in learning about cloud computing, development and operations, cybersecurity, and solutions architecture. This Skills Pathway was designed to help you grow your career in the information technology field.

All levels are welcome to take the AWS Cloud Practitioner Skills Pathway. There are no prerequisites for this non-college-credit Skills Pathway.

Everyone is welcome to take our AWS Cloud Practitioner Skills Pathway. No application is necessary.

All levels are welcome to take the AWS Cloud Practitioner Skills Pathway. There are no prerequisites for this non-college-credit Skills Pathway.

AWS Cloud Practitioner has four modules comprised of subjects related to cloud computing, development and operations, cybersecurity, and solutions architecture. Each module has a knowledge check and brief real-world assessment to validate your skills. You can expect the Skills Pathway to take about 30 hours, and all Skills Pathways are 100% online, self-paced, and non-credit.

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