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AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials (Digital)

Amazon and Amazon Web Services via Independent


In this 100-level self-paced course, you’ll gain an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. You will learn essential cloud concepts and AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Sales
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • C-level executives
  • AWS Academy students
  • Other IT-related professionals

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn:

  • AWS Cloud concepts and basic global infrastructure
  • The key services on the AWS platform and their common use cases (e.g., compute, analytics, etc.)
  • Basic AWS Cloud architectural principles
  • Basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform and the shared security model
  • Billing, account management, and pricing models
  • Sources of documentation or technical assistance (e.g., whitepapers, support tickets, etc.)
  • The AWS Cloud value proposition
  • Core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud


We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • General IT technical knowledge
  • General IT business knowledge



  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials: Introduction
  • AWS Cloud Concepts Essentials
    • Introduction to the Cloud
    • Introduction to the AWS Cloud
  • AWS Core Services Essentials
    • Overview of Services and Categories
    • Introduction to the AWS Global Infrastructure
    • Introduction to Amazon VPC
    • Introduction to Security Groups
    • Introduction to Compute Services
    • Introduction to AWS Storage Services
    • Introduction to AWS Database Solutions
  • AWS Security Essentials
    • Introduction to AWS Security
    • The AWS Shared Responsibility Model
    • AWS Access Control and Management
    • AWS Security Compliance Programs
    • AWS Security Resources
  • AWS Architecting Essentials
    • Introduction to the Well-Architected Framework
    • Reference Architecture: Fault Tolerance and High Availability
    • Reference Architecture: Web Hosting
  • AWS Pricing and Support Essentials
    • Fundamentals of Pricing
    • Pricing Details
    • The TCO Calculator Overview
    • AWS Support Plans Overview
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials: Bonus Materials
    • Supplementary videos that enhance concepts learned in the content modules of this course
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials: Course Summary



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