Earning Your AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification

AWS Cloud Practitioner Background

Amazon introduced the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification to provide an entry, high-level certification in the AWS certification track. Specifically, the certification was released with the expectation that the entire AWS sales staff could pass it and would all benefit from a common foundation of knowledge. In addition to sales staff this certification is also targeted at middle to upper management. This will allow them to know the basic services and support that AWS offers so they can help guide their organizations towards the best choices for them.

Although this isn’t pointed directly at “in the trenches techies” I found that it was a great place to start my AWS training. I was tasked with earning my AWS Solutions Architect – Associate certification and stumbled across the Cloud Practitioner certification while exploring study resources for my SA – Associate. My theory was that the Cloud Practitioner training and studying would lay the foundation for my SA – Associate. And, although there would be overlap between the two certifications I felt that repeating some content would help drive it home and make up for the lack of real-world hands on experience. So my next step was putting together a learning and studying plan.

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