Recently I successfully passed my AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01) exam. Here, I want to share my experiences, so you can judge better on why you should go for the certification, and how to prepare.
I got the opportunity to write the test through SheBuilds-CloudU program run by AWS. It's an eight week self paced learning program with a very supportive and positive community of mentors and participants from all around the world. I would definitely recommend it to females trying to explore cloud.
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It gives you exposure to cloud fluency, foundational AWS knowledge and tests your basic knowledge of AWS platform.
Overall, I had eight weeks from when I signed-up – to the day of the exam. This was clearly more than enough time to prepare. If you're a student like me, who has other commitments as well and whose only purpose is to clear the exam then a week of studying is enough. Nonetheless if you want to gain more exposure and knowledge, then you can avail hands-on-lab tutorials and explore AWS a lot more.
- To get a raw idea about the exam and to get started, visit: https://aws.amazon.com/training/
- https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certification-prep/ provides you with exam guides and sample questions which gives the idea about areas of focus in the exam.
- https://www.aws.training/Details/Curriculum?id=27076 is a free digital course provided by AWS to help clear your exam.
According to me reading AWS whitepapers, FAQ and practicing sample questions make clearing the exam easier.