The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01) examination is intended for individuals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles addressed by other AWS certifications (for example, Solutions Architect – Associate, Developer – Associate, or SysOps Administrator – Associate).
It validates an examinee’s ability to:
Define what the AWS Cloud is and the basic global infrastructure
Describe basic AWS Cloud architectural principles
Describe the AWS Cloud value proposition
Describe key services on the AWS platform and their common use cases (for example, compute and analytics)
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 (for example, whitepapers or support tickets)
Describe basic/core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud.
Recommended AWS Knowledge
It is recommended that candidates have at least six months of experience with the AWS Cloud in any role, including technical, managerial, sales, purchasing, or financial.
Recommended General IT Knowledge
Candidates should have a basic understanding of IT services and their uses in the AWS Cloud platform.
These training courses and materials will help with exam preparation:
AWS Training (aws.amazon.com/training)
AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials course
AWS Technical Essentials course
AWS Business Essentials course
AWS Whitepapers (aws.amazon.com/whitepapers) Kindle and .pdf and Other Materials
Overview of Amazon Web Services whitepaper, April 2017
Architecting for the Cloud: AWS Best Practices whitepaper, Feb 2016
How AWS Pricing Works whitepaper, March 2016
The Total Cost of (Non) Ownership of Web Applications in the Cloud whitepaper, Aug 2012
Compare AWS Support Plans webpage