Hi. In this article, I will provide you with free AWS Cloud Practitioner exam study materials to help you pass the exam.
This post is a continuation of the series related to free exam materials, which I started with the post Free CKAD Exam Materials – Kubernetes Certified Application Developer
The AWS Cloud Practitioner certification is designed for those who are new to the AWS cloud. According to Amazon’s recommendations, before taking the exam you should have:
- six months of experience with the AWS cloud
- basic knowledge of the services available in the AWS cloud and their typical use cases
- basic knowledge of the cost, security and business impact of the cloud
According to the above, you would need to have practical experience with the cloud before taking the exam. In reality, however, this is not necessary to pass the exam. Everything necessary for the exam can be learned from the materials available in this article.
1. freeCodeCamp course
A very good start in learning is the course provided by the freeCodeCamp organization. It is a 13+ hour course that covers all the necessary topics in an accessible way. And all this for free!
2. AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials
This is a course prepared and provided by Amazon. It lasts 6 hours and is another resource useful for learning. Link to the course: https://aws.amazon.com/training/digital/aws-cloud-practitioner-essentials/
In addition to the subject-specific modules, a special module containing information on the exam itself has also been made available.
3. AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner
A good introduction to the AWS cloud is also a series of videos made available on Twitch. Each episode includes 60 minutes of interactive lecture as well as 30 minutes of question sessions. In addition, by participating in the Get AWS Certified: Cloud Practitioner Challenge it is possible to keep a 50% discount on the exam, which I will write about in more detail below.
Link to the series: https://pages.awscloud.com/GLOBAL-other-T2-Traincert-Twitch-AWS-Power-Hour-CP-2022.html
1. Sample questions from AWS
Amazon always for its exams provides a set of sample questions. This is also the case here. At this link you can find 10 questions with answers: https://d1.awsstatic.com/training-and-certification/docs-cloud-practitioner/AWS-Certified-Cloud-Practitioner_Sample-Questions.pdf
It is worth taking a look at these questions because there is a good chance that several of them will appear on the exam.
2. Questions from Whizlabs
Whizlabs has provided a set of 25 very interesting questions with extensive answers. You should definitely review these questions and verify your knowledge. Link to the questions: https://www.whizlabs.com/blog/aws-cloud-practitioner-certification-questions
1. Notes by Rishab Kumar
Rishab Kumar has provided a very interesting list on his site with the most important information needed for the exam. This is a very good resource useful before the exam itself. Link to the notes: https://rishabkumar7.github.io/CloudNotes/CPP.html
2. Notes by Kenneth Leung
Another GitHub user, Kenneth Leung, shared a set of pdf documents containing very useful information about AWS. This is another good source for learning. Link to the notes: https://github.com/kennethleungty/AWS-Certified-Cloud-Practitioner-Notes
50% discount on the exam
AWS from time to time prepares challenges, during which you have the opportunity to study for certifications for free. In addition to free materials, you can get a 50% discount on the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, which you will be able to take online using the PSI platform.
The current challenge ends on September 30. Meanwhile, the discount itself will run until the end of 2022.
Link to the challenge: https://pages.awscloud.com/GLOBAL-ln-GC-TrainCert-Cloud-Practitioner-Challenge-2022-reg.html
Getting the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification can be the start of your AWS cloud adventure. The exam for the certification is so easy that it will only take a few weeks to learn. Plus, the above materials will help you prepare for the exam for free.
And once you’ve passed this exam and are wondering what other certifications will allow you to thrive in the AWS cloud, I suggest you take a look at the other pages where it describes: How to pass the exam AWS Solutions Architect Associate (SAA-C02) and How to pass the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) exam.
This is very helpful.