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Build your AWS Cloud knowledge with updated AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials classroom course

Are you new to the AWS Cloud and looking to jumpstart your cloud journey? Do you want to prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam but need live interaction with an instructor? In December 2020, AWS Training and Certification launched the new and improved digital course, AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials. For learners who prefer a more interactive learning experience, whether virtual or in person, we now offer a classroom version of this course.

Like its digital counterpart, the updated AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials classroom training course uses an engaging, easy-to-follow, storytelling design to help learners comprehend new concepts and definitions presented throughout the course. In addition to interactive knowledge checks to reinforce the course’s learning objectives, learners taking a classroom training course can learn from and interact with AWS expert instructors with the deepest technical knowledge and ask them questions in real time as the course progresses.

This updated, foundational-level, one-day course is the point of entry to the AWS Cloud for all technical and non-technical learners who want to learn about its fundamentals while engaging with an AWS expert in a classroom environment.

Learn AWS Cloud fundamentals from AWS experts

In our classroom AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials course, you’ll engage with an accredited AWS expert instructor to learn about the AWS Cloud via a mix of presentations, peer discussion, and interactive activities. After completing the course, you’ll understand the benefits of the AWS Cloud and the basics of its global infrastructure. You’ll also be able to describe and provide examples of core AWS services, including compute, network, databases, storage, and more. You’ll not only learn how the AWS Cloud works but also be able to articulate its financial benefits, define core billing and pricing models, and learn how to use pricing tools to make cost-effective choices for AWS services.

“For a number of years, AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials has been our most popular digital course,” said Scott Barneson, director of learning products, AWS Training and Certification. “It only makes sense for us to update this interactive modality to better serve learners who prefer to engage in a classroom environment with an AWS expert instructor. This foundational course is a great place to start for anyone new to the AWS Cloud and looking to build their confidence and credibility with practical cloud skills.”

Begin your cloud journey and find a class today.

Is AWS Certification your goal?

Taking AWS Cloud Practitioners Essentials is one important step you can take to prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is one of 11 AWS Certifications, which are industry-recognized credentials validating cloud knowledge and expertise.

In this course, as well as the digital equivalent course, you’ll answer a series of checkpoint questions to test the knowledge you gained, and then review strategies to help you increase your chances of earning your certification. After taking this course, you can also take advantage of our free exam-preparation resources.

The Global Kick Start: Get AWS Certified Challenge is another way to help you stay accountable and become AWS Certified in 2021. The challenge provides a recommended preparation path that includes training, resources, and a learner community to help you along the way. All participants will also receive access to a one-stop resource hub, a voucher for a free practice exam, and weekly tips on getting ready. Additionally, our Twitch series, AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner, is a fun and interactive way to help build your foundational AWS Cloud knowledge. The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam has a cost of $100 USD. Register for the challenge today.