The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Overview

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01) exam is intended for individuals who can effectively demonstrate an overall knowledge of the AWS Cloud independent of a specific job role. The exam validates a candidate’s ability to complete the following tasks:

  • Explain the value of the AWS Cloud
  • Understand and explain the AWS shared responsibility model
  • Understand security best practices
  • Understand AWS Cloud costs, economics, and billing practices
  • Describe and position the core AWS services, including compute, network, databases, and storage • Identify AWS services for common use cases

Exam Format

  • 90 minutes to complete the exam
  • Format: 65 questions; either multiple choice or multiple response

Pre-requisites

The target candidate should have 6 months, or the equivalent, of active engagement with the AWS Cloud, with exposure to AWS Cloud design, implementation, and/or operations.

Recommended AWS knowledge

The target candidate should have the following knowledge

  • AWS Cloud concepts
  • Security and compliance within the AWS Cloud
  • Understanding of the core AWS services
  • Understanding of the economics of the AWS Cloud

Target Audience

All working professionals, who wish to acquire new skills or who need to gain a high-level overview of Amazon Web Services.

Course Syllabus

Domain 1: Cloud Concepts

  • 1.1 Define the AWS Cloud and its value proposition
  • 1.2 Identify aspects of AWS Cloud economics
  • 1.3 Explain 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 (for example, On-Demand Instances, Reserved Instances, and Spot Instance pricing)
  • 4.2 Recognize the various account structures in relation to AWS billing and pricing
  • 4.3 Identify resources available for billing support