Take this free digital training for an overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials is intended for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support.




Digital, Self-paced


6 Hours

Upon completion of this curriculum, learners should be able to:

  • Define what the AWS Cloud is and the basic global infrastructure.
  • Describe the key services on the AWS Platform and their common use cases (e.g., compute, analytics, etc.).
  • Describe basic AWS Cloud architectural principles.
  • Describe basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform and the shared security model.
  • Define the billing, account management, and pricing models.
  • Identify sources of documentation or technical assistance (e.g., whitepapers, support tickets, etc.).
  • Describe the AWS Cloud value proposition.
  • Describe basic/core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud.

This curriculum is intended for:

  • Sales
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • Chief Experience Officers
  • AWS Academy students
  • Other IT-related professionals

This is an entry-level training, but it assumes the following:

  • General IT technical knowledge
  • General IT business knowledge

This curriculum covers the following topics:

Section One: AWS Cloud Overview

  • Introduction to the Cloud
  • Introduction to the AWS Cloud

Section Two: AWS Technology Overview

  • Overview of Services and Categories
  • Introduction to the AWS Global Infrastructure
  • Introduction to Amazon VPC
  • Introduction to Security Groups
  • Introduction to Amazon EC2
  • Introduction to Amazon EBS
  • Introduction to Amazon S3
  • Introduction to AWS Database Solutions

Section Three: AWS Security Overview

  • Introduction to AWS Security
  • The AWS Shared Responsibility Model
  • AWS Access Control and Management
  • AWS Security Compliance Programs
  • AWS Security Resources

Section Four: AWS Architecting Overview

  • Introduction to the Well Architected Framework
  • Reference Architecture: Fault Tolerance and High Availability
  • Reference Architecture: Web Hosting

Section Five: AWS Pricing and Support Overview

  • Fundamentals of Pricing
  • Pricing Details
  • The TCO Calculator Overview
  • AWS Support Plans Overview
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