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New Season of AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner on Twitch—plus Get AWS Certified Challenge

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If you’re studying to become an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or just want to expand your cloud knowledge, AWS has two great new opportunities for you. We’re introducing a new season of AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner on Twitch. And we’re combining this 6-episode series with our latest AWS Get Certified Challenge.

This is your chance to get free training and resources as you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. Join AWS expert instructors Aaron Hunter and Matt Heffernan to learn the essential skills you’ll use to build your future in the cloud. During these Twitch shows, Aaron and Matt will lead you through live demonstrations and examples of real-world solutions while giving you an opportunity to share your feedback in real time.

Join us on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. PT from August 12 to September 16 for this live Twitch series. Each episode will feature 60 minutes of training followed by 30 minutes of Q&A. If you happen to miss an episode, you’ll be able to access all the episodes on demand.

Why should you join?

AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner provides an interactive way to learn about AWS Cloud concepts, terminology, and real-world applications that solve unique business challenges. Along with the certification challenge, it’s one of the best ways you can prepare to take and pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

You’ll have a chance to ask all your questions and gain insights straight from the AWS experts, who can help accelerate your cloud learning journey on the way to getting AWS Certified.

What will you learn?

During this 6-week series, your hosts will guide you through everything you need to get started in the cloud. Focusing on high-level cloud concepts as well as specific topics such as security, compliance, and databases, this Twitch series will help you quickly expand your knowledge and build the skills to operate effectively in a cloud environment.

After finishing the season, you should have a fundamental understanding of AWS infrastructure and a strong working knowledge of AWS services and business solutions.

Key topics will include:

Episode 1 (August 12): AWS Cloud Concepts

  • Review key concepts you might find on the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam
  • Explore design principles for the AWS Well Architected Framework and how to apply them

Episode 2 (August 19): Security and Compliance

  • Learn about AWS security and compliance concepts, including the AWS Shared Responsibility Model
  • Review how to secure your account with the right AWS services

Episode 3 (August 26): Network and Compute Services

  • Discover core AWS services to build your cloud infrastructure
  • Explore services such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Episode 4 (September 2): Storage and Database Services

  • Dive deeper into fundamental storage services for your cloud environment
  • Learn about services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

Episode 5 (September 9): Cost Efficiency and Pricing Models

  • Discover how to make more informed cost efficiency and pricing decisions
  • Review the benefits of various pricing models and how to monitor your spending

Episode 6 (September 16): Review and Exam Prep

  • Review the lessons of previous episodes to help prepare for the certification exam
  • Address your next steps in becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Register for the Get AWS Certified: Cloud Practitioner Challenge

In addition to joining this new Twitch series, we encourage you to join the free Get AWS Certified: Cloud Practitioner Challenge, where you’ll set a goal to become an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner in 2022.

You can join at any time as long as you register by September 30, 2022. To be recognized for completing the challenge, you must pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam by December 14, 2022.

By signing up for this challenge, you’ll be eligible for a 50% discount on the certification exam.

Why should you get AWS Certified?

If you’re wondering about the value of AWS Certification, it’s a great way to build your credibility and open up new career opportunities. Based on interviews with AWS Certified professionals, an Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) study commissioned by AWS found that:

  • 79% of learners say AWS Certifications increased their influence within their organization
  • 74% of learners also say AWS Certifications increased their earning potential

Learn more and make sure you gain all the advantages of AWS Certification.

Sign up for the new season today

You don’t want to miss AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner. Check the episode schedule now, or sign up to get episode replays, reminders, and other helpful resources right to your inbox. We hope you’ll join in on all the action!