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Here are the details for what is available in the AWS Cloud Essentials Learning Plan from the Amazon Web Services Training and Certification program.

AWS Cloud Essentials Learning Plan

The AWS Cloud Essentials Learning Plan is one of six role-based learning plans that Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers as part of the AWS Training and Certification program. Each of these learning plans helps further your technical prowess and prepares you to use the AWS Cloud.

The AWS Cloud Essentials Learning Plan is ideal for beginners seeking a clear starting point to build their career or knowledge to put into effect a solution in the AWS Cloud. In this article, we will cover everything you should know about this AWS learning plan.

AWS Cloud Essentials Learning Plan Overview

The AWS Cloud Essentials Learning Plan is a training program curated by AWS experts that helps you acquire foundational knowledge of the AWS Cloud and prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification examination.

The learning plan comprises a set of on-demand courses that help you learn step-by-step and define a clear learning path, thereby eliminating guesswork. You can choose to complete the entire learning plan or opt for courses that interest you.

After you complete this learning plan, you should have a foundational knowledge of AWS Cloud concepts, core services, architecture, security, pricing, benefits, and support and the foundational skills to explore careers in the cloud, development and information technology (IT).

AWS Cloud Essentials Learning Plan Deep-Dive

AWS Cloud Essentials Learning Plan details

The AWS Cloud Essentials Learning Plan takes 13 hours and 26 minutes to finish (if you participate in and complete each course) and is free of cost.

The learning plan is available in 12 languages—English, German, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), French (France), Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

The learning plan structure consists of seven courses, the final one of which is in preparation for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam—Exam Prep: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01).

AWS Cloud Practitioner Cloud Essentials, AWS Billing and Cost Management, and AWS Well-Architected are the most popular individual on-demand AWS learning courses. You can also browse other free digital courses to take along with this learning plan.

What are you waiting for? Enroll today!

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner—Foundational

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This AWS certification validates foundational knowledge and understanding of AWS Cloud concepts, terminology and services.

The certification serves as an entry point for beginners looking to build a career in the cloud, a primer for seasoned professionals that do not have cloud experience but wish to undertake AWS Professional, Associate and/or Speciality certifications, and a means for marketing/sales/business analyst professionals to communicate effectively with customers.

Sit for the certification examination ONLY after you have completed the AWS Cloud Essentials Learning Plan or at the very least, the Exam Prep: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01) course.

A multitude of free resources is available for exam preparation, such as an exam guide, sample and practice questions, a webinar and whitepapers. Subscription-based resources can be availed of as well.

Exam Overview

  • 90 minutes
  • 65 multiple-choice or response questions
  • Pearson VUE testing or online proctored exam
  • 12 available languages—English, French (France), German, Italian, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Indonesian. Spanish (Spain) and Traditional Chinese are ONLY available via Pearson VUE
  • Cost: $100
  • Potential Jobs: Cloud Architect, Cloud Engineer, Software Developer, Enterprise Cloud Jr. Architect and Associate Solutions Architect

AWS Cloud Quest—Cloud Practitioner

AWS Cloud Quest is a fun and engaging role-playing game that helps build AWS Cloud technical skills. Solve puzzles, befriend pets and zap drones while you learn on the go! Accumulate gems and earn points while you develop solutions in real time inside a live AWS environment. Try the free game course now.

Other AWS Cloud Essentials Learning Resources

Other learning resources include the Cloud Essentials Ramp-Up Guide and live training with AWS experts. The Cloud Essentials Ramp-Up Guide is a free, downloadable guide that brings together all resources for this learning plan in one place, including digital courses, whitepapers, blogs, etc. This helps streamline preparation for the certification exam.

AWS Classroom Training is a live training option with AWS experts. It is an interactive and immersive experience, best suited to individuals, groups/teams and businesses. You can take advantage of both virtual and in-person live training options.

About the Author

Surajdeep Singh

Surajdeep Singh has been working in the tech sphere as a marketing guru and journalist for more than six years, with a specialty in blockchain and Web3. He has donned several hats in marketing and journalism over the years and worked with many reputable brands. Feel free to reach out to him on LinkedIn.

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