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4 points • ViralMedia007
Free: Ultimate AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner - 2020 [BRAND NEW]
14 points • pieceofpower
C849 - Cloud Foundations (AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner) Passed
I haven't seen a lot of resources for this class in this subreddit since the class changed to AWS Cloud Practitioner so I wanted to give some tips. I just passed this exam with a score of 917/1000 . This class took about 5 days of studying, I have a little IT experience but no experience working with AWS.
I did not use course material at all besides the end of chapter quizzes and the practice exam. The Kaplan practice exam in the Pluralsight material is harder than the actual exam. I only scored a 72% on it.
The main study material I used was this course on Udemy (https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-cloud-practitioner-new/) by Stephane Maarek which I watched at 1.5x most of the time and it covered all you need to know for the exam.
I also used Jon Bonso's practice tests at https://portal.tutorialsdojo.com/courses/aws-certified-cloud-practitioner-practice-exams/. These were also harder than the actual exam I would say if your scoring 80% consistently you're good to go.
The exam questions themselves were pretty straightforward, not too wordy like some CompTIA exams. Very little scenario based questions on my test. There are two formats of questions. Multiple Choice and "Choose two" checkbox questions.
I used PearsonVUE to schedule an online exam and it was a pretty easy process, less intrusive than Examity actually.
I am on to the ITIL class next, if anyone has any tips let me know!
1 points • voicu90
Learn the basics on Udemy. I just went through it. Explains it very well. It is very cheap too.
5 points • _newbread
Just to add, there are lots of free and affordable options. It's recommended to make an AWS account and stay within the free-tier resources so you don't get billed, but it should be explained in detail later on.
PAID : (should cost less than 20 bucks when on sale)
- Stephane Maarek's Udemy course
1 points • Ban_787
In the Stephane Maarek Udemy course he has an entire section called 'other services' which covers stuff like AWS Device Farm, CloudEndure, IoT Core, and a couple other services. AWS Snowball is also covered in the S3 section. Anyway if you want to learn about these services you can buy the course on Udemy . Use his coupon NOV_21_GET_STARTED for like 90% off.
1 points • Revertible
https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-cloud-practitioner-new/ this one :)
1 points • Pong2Ping
Try AWS Cloud Practitoning by Stephan Maarek for $13 off of Udemy. It's the best one yet!https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-cloud-practitioner-new/
1 points • IndependentMixture
Udemy has some of the best resources for any topic in cyber security! Personally, I'm not the biggest fan of textbooks haha
I think it would be good to get an idea of what you want to get into as you're looking at classes.
Some broader certs to start off with would be:
I recommend getting into Cloud with the AWS Cloud Practitioner cert - https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-cloud-practitioner-new/
1 points • No0ther0ne
You say you are using tutorial Dojo and free vids, have you actually gone through the full course at tutorial dojo for the CCP?
Also you should spend as much time as possible working in AWS with the trial period and free tier usage. Actually using the services and trying to build various platforms on there will help you get more acquainted with it faster. As you go through the training videos and they mention services, go check those services out on AWS. Do as much as you can with free tier, and then at least read the free AWS documentation on services that aren't free.
I also highly suggest watching Stephane Maarek's training videos and practice tests. I would suggest you go through the full training videos and exercises before taking any of the practice tests.
2 points • Edwardcloudtech
I used the course by Stephane Maarek. He covers the topics very thoroughly and I was very prepared for the exam. Good luck!
3 points • tactical35
1 points • khalial20
1 points • AMadRam
I don't know if you need a study buddy for AWS but If you're new to AWS I would suggest you aim to do a certification pathway to achieve a certified status with AWS. If you are new, I would definitely recommend doing the Stephane Maarek courses depending on the certification pathway you are after. Start with the Certified Cloud practitioner (CCP).
You will need a credit card to create an AWS account though but the free tier and the course should help you not to incur any costs.
Once you are certified, you can think of doing more advanced certification pathways to help you on your AWS journey.
2 points • anothercopy
-3. https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-cloud-practitioner/ . See exam guide on the right.
-4. You can get an free account and stay within free tier on AWS. You need to give them CC in case of extra charges. IIRC the practitioner course tells you how to do it and how to setup alarms for charges. https://aws.amazon.com/free/
-5. Most people like Stephane Maarek. This is his course on Udemy https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-cloud-practitioner-new/
-6. You dont need it for the exam. For real life work yes as Lambda is the workhorse of Serverless. Python should get you to a good start with lots of resources out there.
1 points • Opposite_Musician319
Hi, First of all I took the CCP certification, I just mispelled it :)
Experience: I tested with PearsonVue and it worked great, found it a bit creepy that you get watched the whole time but somehow they need to verifiy that the person is not cheating.
Schedule: First 3 Weeks: doing the Udemy Course to get an overview and understanding of everything. ( i wrote notes to summarize everything) Next 2 Weeks: Do examples test and analyse where you are bad. Then go back to that lection or your Summary.
Resources: AWS CCP course: https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-cloud-practitioner-new/ Example Tests: https://www.udemy.com/course/practice-exams-aws-certified-cloud-practitioner/
1 points • nisti2boy
1 points • DoverFsharp
Nice! Share ko na lang din ito baka makatulong. Microsoft Azure Virtual Training Day: Fundamentals, pili ka na lang ng dates na convenient sayo. May free exam voucher after ng online training.
Free Udemy course rin for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.
Good luck sa IT journey!
1 points • ZlatanKabuto
What about this course? https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-cloud-practitioner-new/
As far as I know, the Foundational (Cloud Practitioner) is the most basic certification, isn'it?
1 points • avidrunner84
- Yes, I enabled UFA for both Root User and IAM Admin. I do have some basic AWS knowledge via watching this Udemy course: https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-cloud-practitioner-new/ (and I know there is a lot more to learn!)
1 points • boy_named_su
I'd recommend taking the AWS Cloud Practitioner, then Data Analytics courses on Udemy
these are cert prep courses, but you don't need to take the cert exams :)
10 points • Mil2It
Passed AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner - Review
Greetings all you AWS aficionados! I just passed the CLF-001 exam and wanted to give back to the community with my review of materials and process going into this.
-No Cloud Background but 4+ years of IT experience.
-My mentor told me to pursue AWS to broaden my horizon within IT and market myself for when I exit the military.
-I'm also a huge believer in multiple training sources so I don't ever pigeonhole myself into one vendor.
- Digital Cloud Training's Ultimate Exam Training Bundle, Includes Practice Test + Cheat Sheet PDF: https://digitalcloud.training/aws-certified-cloud-practitioner-training-course/
- Stephane Maarek's Udemy Course: https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-cloud-practitioner-new/
- Exam Pro's Free CLF Course on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hLmDS179YE
- Tutorial Dojo's Study Guide and Cheat Sheets: https://portal.tutorialsdojo.com/product/tutorials-dojo-study-guide-and-cheat-sheets-aws-certified-cloud-practitioner/ + https://portal.tutorialsdojo.com/courses/aws-certified-cloud-practitioner-practice-exams/
- AWS White Papers: AWS Overview Cloud Services, AWS Cloud Best Practices, AWS Well-Architected-Framework, AWS Security Best Practices, AWS Pricing Overview, AWS TCO Web Applications
- AWS Free Tier Account Following along with instructors hands-on labs
I studied for roughly 3-4 hours per day based on my shift work schedule. I also dedicated more times to weekends and studied wherever possible. The big thing with me is I would *ONLY* study new topics sitting down at my desk...not on the couch, at the dinner table, in the car or when working out. My desk was my "control room" where all new information would be learned first. Once I've viewed new information, then I could play those same videos/read about those topics again away from my desk.
All videos we're watched at 1.5x speed for the first time around and no notes were taken.
-Watched Digital Cloud Training's course and Exam Pro's CLF Course.
-Took Practice Exams on Digital Cloud Training and Tutorial Dojo utilizing the training/review modes. Once I got the scores, I'd review and read all explanations. I'm not worried about my scores at all at this point.
-Watched Stephane Maarek's Course.
-Took another round of practice exams on both sites using training/review modes.
-Read all AWS White Papers. The information at this point was not new to me as I've already viewed 3 courses in full, it's more about getting in the information from different senses.
-Rinse and repeat with taking practice exams! Any area where I was off on, I would go to each specific Cheat Sheet PDF within Tutorial Dojo/Digital Training and read up on those sections.
- Final preparation began on 7/19!
- Watched all summary videos at 2x speed within Stephane's course as I felt he did a really great job at hitting the high points/keywords to remember for the exam. Took his final practice exam.
- Took all timed mode practice exams from Digital Training/TD. At this point I was scoring 85% - 90% on each test.
- Read through both PDF Cheat Sheets from Digital Training/TD in full.
- Took final tests the day before my test date and scored 85+ on each vendors test. Also reviewed Digital Training's "Exam Review" videos at 2x speed.
- OnVue crashed on my Macbook during initial sign in. Good thing I checked in 30min before-hand. No other issues after a quick restart. I finished within 40 minutes after doing a full question review pass.
- Overall was a great experience and was definitely high level! I over-prepared for this but I'll be ready for the SAA-C02 courses!
Good luck to you all!
1 points • CrunchLo
I figured it was pretty easy to find because I gave the title: https://www.udemy.com/course/aws-certified-developer-associate-dva-c01/
And 10-12 hours a day for the week before the exam minimum.
1 points • ENZY20000
I did the AWS training for the CCP, but when i went for the actual exam i only passed because of working knowledge of AWS i already had, i would highly advise not only using the AWS provided stuff as i found it to not be nearly as much as is needed to pass.
I've heard quite good things about the below training courses that might be worth checking out:
1 points • vucko9955
For SAA best course out there is Cantril's.
For CPP Maarek's course on Udemy should be on spot.
1 points • tatapacan
My learning materials include this amazing course by:
1 points • AWS_2019
Usual combo Maarek and Bonso. I also used Mozdora education ($12, on a Udemy Friday sale) - great detailed explanations. After taking each exam the first time, I printed a softcopy of the exam as pdf, read the explanations thoroughly, and highlighted them. Then I took the exam one last time for practice.
To get the big picture FREE: AWS Fundamental Going Cloud Native.
Do some Free labs to get a feel for the core services.
I originally started preparing for the solutions architect, but then decided to take this one first.
Receiving the pass report:
After receiving the email that your results are now available, Login to AWS certification and click the benefits tab to get your 50% discount for your next exam and a free practice exam.
1 points • omenking
Hi I'm Andrew Brown and I'm back with a major update for my AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course!
Why a major update?
- I wanted to reflim everything to improve the slides and audio quality.
- I discovered the exam questions and course content is more difficult
- After spending time making fundamental course for the other clouds I wanted to round the course content to make a truly complete fundamentals course.
What has changed?
AWS exam guide now clearly defines what possible content will appear in the exam. So I basically went down the list and tried to include everything.
I also decided to include content I saw other providers doing that AWS. For example, GCP talks about Digital Transformation, ML services, Migration and AZ-900 has a strong focus with Identity bases services. So I carried over that with the AWS equivalent.
Why is the course so long?
Half of it is lecture and half of it is follow alongs (labs). While I don't expect people to do all the follow alongs, I wanted to give people more exposure to AWS beyond just watching slides.
If you really wanted you could cut your study time in half doing just the slides paired with good practice exams. It up to you how you want to study but I would recommend going through the entire course.
How does this compare to AWS Training Essentials?
AWS has their own study material on https://www.aws.training/
They say there is 6 hour of content, but I did not see 6 hours of video content, so I think it might be them saying "6 hours worth of study material". I think their content is complimentary where you'll get different explanations. There's no reason not to check out their content if it helps because it free.
Consider that I'll be bringing a perceptive from someone that has created fundamental courses across the cloud and I throughout the course relate services and feature offerings to other providers.
How does this compare to Stephane Maarek AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner?
Stephane courses are only on Udemy, and I am on Youtube and my own custom platform. If you like the Udemy experience and his teaching style then it's over here:
Stephane has a larger variety of follow alongs, eg. Application Integration, Organizations, Control Tower, I also see bonus content around data services. No surprise here since Stephane is an AWS Data Hero. His course is very complete and he's an excellent instructor.
The key difference is I am taking for the CLF I am talking to an executive perceptive where I think Stephanne is developer or engineer-focused. I spend 7 videos just talking about the Shared Responsibility Model lol. I'm covering things like Cloud Adoption Framework, more knowledge around migration strategies. More thought leadership talk.
It's just different outlines and approach, both will get you certified.
How does it compare to ACG AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner?
Who is ACG? 😉 After the acquisition do they still exist? LOL
What about practice exams?
I have a full free practice exam and additional paid practice exams. I have them just to have what I consider a complete offering for sale to the additional learning material so it supports more free courses.
It should go without saying that Jon Bonso has high-quality and very cost-effective practice exams. If you plan to journey to Professional or Specialty you'll want to get accustomed to using Jon's practice exams sooner.
He has more support around his practice exams, so the update cycle is much higher than what I can offer.
I heard I should skip the CLF-C01? Should I Skip it?
Circa 2018-2019 if you saw the exam guide outline and sat the exam, it was really really easy. It is still an easy exam, but I think AWS is starting to get better at differentiating the CLF as being a bird-eyes view with more of an executive lens for strategic cloud adoption and planning. I think this is because of the AZ-900 and GCP-CDL and AWS reacting to the certification market and also their customer's needs.
There is stuff in this certification (or at least thing I thought should be covered and included) that won't show up or will be late into your cloud journey:
- Greater emphasis on Identity (Zero Trust Model)
- Cloud Adoption Framework
- Digital Transformation, Evolution of cloud concepts, cloud design practices
- The nuts and bolts of the platform eg. AWS Management Console, CloudShell, Cloud9, API
- AWS ML and AI (AWS left this out 😒)
- Closer look at regulatory Compliance, GovCloud, AWS on China
- Windows on AWS
- Migration from a private cloud running a VM architecture
- .... you get the idea
Adrian Cantrill has historically said to skip the CLF. I don't know if he still holds true to this or has seen the recent changes. It could be that he's bringing in an engineering perceptive and so the roadmap he has in mind for you is to make you productive as an engineer instead say a CTO, Director of Enginner or Hiring Manager, who's wants to get something else from studying this exam. Though Adrian can expand on his thoughts here in the comments LOL.
But will I learn everything I need to know from Adrian Cantrill SAA-C02 if I wanted to pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner?
Yes. I'd have to get on a Twitter Space with Adrian because I do feel there is some information being left to the wayside. I think the executive knowledge does not appear to be in the box for his course. If you want to be a productive engineer using AWS/. To be able to actually "do the job" and not just get a certification. Adrian will get you there, no stone unturned here.
Will I refresh the SAA-C02?
Yes 😞, I would prefer to develop new courses in domains not being served but the demand to revisit this course is quite high. The bar been raised so much in the AWS space where I will basically have to release a series of courses that roll up into the SAA-C02. I probably won't release until 2022 so I'm not labeled "stale". Releasing a course at the end date of a calendar year of 2021 sucks because when its 2022 everyone thinks its already old - 😒.