What is the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification?

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AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification validates your foundational, high-level understanding of AWS Cloud. Here are some key points about this certification:

  • Category: Foundational certification
  • Exam duration: 90 minutes
  • Cost: $100 USD
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Bahasa, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
  • Format: 65 multiple choice or multiple response questions
  • Exam tests your knowledge of:
  • AWS Cloud concepts
  • AWS services and their use cases
  • Security and compliance
  • Pricing and support

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification is a good starting point for:

  • Individuals with no prior IT or cloud experience looking to switch to a cloud career
  • Line-of-business employees looking for foundational cloud literacy

There are no prerequisites for this certification exam. Candidates typically have up to 6 months of exposure to AWS Cloud, but it’s not required.

After earning this certification, the next certifications you can pursue are:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • AWS Certified Developer – Associate
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification is valid for 3 years. You can recertify by retaking the exam or upgrading to an Associate or Professional-level certification.

AWS offers a variety of resources to help you prepare for this exam, including:


  1. https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-cloud-practitioner/
  2. https://aws.amazon.com/certification/
  3. https://aws.amazon.com/training/learn-about/cloud-practitioner/

I'm Abhay Singh, an Architect with 9 Years of It experience. AWS Certified Solutions Architect.

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