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Now You Can Take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam at Your Home or Office 24/7

By Jon Guljord, Product Marketing Manager, Digital at AWS

Training and Certification-4Providing flexibility for busy professionals seeking to validate their cloud fluency, AWS Training and Certification now offers the chance to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam at your home or office 24/7.

The exam can be delivered online and supervised—or proctored—through a webcam. Candidates will need a quiet, private location with a reliable internet connection and only one person to a room at a time.

We also recommend organizations ensure network compatibility if they’re going to proctor exams at their office location. For full technical requirements, please review this PDF.

The Global Knowledge 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report cites that, among AWS Certifications, the “AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is [a] popular credential that cracked the top five in most regions.” Online proctoring provides organizations an easy way to help exam candidates earn this popular certification at home or the office.

“Validating AWS Cloud skills by earning this certification helps professionals build credibility within their organization or discover more career opportunities,” says Kevin Kelly, director of AWS Certification and Education Programs. “Organizations benefit from managerial, sales, purchasing, and financial AWS Certified Cloud Practitioners who bring an understanding of the cloud to their roles.”

Scheduling Your Exam 24/7

With online proctoring, candidates benefit from the flexibility of being able to schedule their exam 24/7, while ensuring the security requirements of an AWS Certification. Exam times are available every 15 minutes for candidates to choose from.

Before scheduling the exam, we recommend candidates run a system test using the same network and computer they will use on exam day. To schedule the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam with online proctoring, candidates must select Pearson VUE as the exam delivery provider, followed by the “At my home or office” option.

Online proctored exams are currently available in English only. Candidates may choose online proctoring where exams are currently available, except for China, South Korea, and Japan.

To get started, sign in to to schedule the exam at your home or office with Pearson VUE.

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About the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner examination is intended for individuals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, regardless of their role or title.

People in the roles of CEO, account executive, program manager, senior consultant, sales manager, and data engineer have all earned this certification.

To help you prepare, AWS Training and Certification offers a free exam guide (PDF), free self-paced digital course, and practice exam. The practice exam costs $20 USD, while the exam costs $100 USD, plus applicable taxes based on the location of the exam delivery.

Getting Started

It’s never been easier to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam!

Learn more about the certification, or sign in to to schedule the exam at your home or office with Pearson VUE.