AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

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AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

This credential helps organizations identify and develop talent with critical knowledge related to implementing cloud initiatives. Earning AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner validates cloud fluency and foundational AWS knowledge.

Who should take this exam?

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is intended for anyone who has basic knowledge of the AWS platform. Before taking this exam, we recommend you have:

  • Six months of exposure to the AWS Cloud
  • Basic understanding of IT services and their uses in the AWS Cloud platform
  • Knowledge of core AWS services and use cases, billing and pricing models, security concepts, and how cloud impacts your business

What does it take to earn this certification?

To earn this certification, you will need to take and pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam (CLF-C01). The exam features a combination of two question formats: multiple choice and multiple response. Additional information, such as a detailed exam content outline, is in the exam guide. 

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Each time I passed an AWS Certification exam, I really found that things had clicked for me. Everything just fell into place, and my confidence in my own knowledge grew. I find that very satisfying. Ultimately, the AWS Certifications I got played a big role in finding my current job - so there's lots of satisfaction there as well.”

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Senior Solutions Architect, Vistra Corp

Exam overview

Level: Foundational
Length: 90 minutes to complete the exam
Cost: 100 USD

Format: 65 questions; either multiple choice or multiple response
Delivery method: Pearson VUE and PSI; testing center or online proctored exam

Languages offered

This exam is offered in the following languages: English, French (France), German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Simplified Chinese, and Spanish (Latin America).

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You’ve set your goal. Now it’s time to build knowledge and skills to propel your career. Check out these resources from AWS Training and Certification that are relevant to the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. We don’t require that you take any specific training before you take an exam. These recommended resources are opportunities to learn from the experts at AWS.

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