An AWS (Amazon Web Services) Cloud Practitioner is an entry-level certification that demonstrates an individual’s foundational knowledge of cloud computing and AWS. It is designed for professionals who are new to cloud computing and seeking to understand the basic concepts and services of AWS. The certification validates the understanding of the AWS Cloud and its architecture, security and compliance, and the shared responsibility model. It also covers the billing and pricing models of AWS, as well as the various services and their use cases.
The AWS Cloud Practitioner exam assesses the ability to describe basic AWS Cloud infrastructure services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, and Amazon VPC. It also evaluates the ability to describe basic AWS Cloud architectural principles and value proposition, as well as to explain the billing, account management, and pricing models of AWS.
Achieving the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification provides a solid foundation for individuals who are looking to start a career in cloud computing or AWS, and may also serve as a stepping stone to other more advanced AWS certifications.
Here are two of the best books currently on the market:
AWS Training Notes 2023: Cloud Practitioner
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Study Guide