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Choosing the right AWS Certificate

The demand for certified, skilled professionals who can implement and manage Cloud solutions has risen sharply and shows no signs of slowing down, making Cloud Computing an excellent career choice. Individuals keen on starting a future-proof career in Cloud Computing should study an Amazon Web Services (AWS) certification, as they are the most recognised cloud infrastructure in the world!

AWS career opportunities

What is AWS?

Amazon describes AWS as “the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully-featured services from data centres globally.”  

AWS has millions of customers around the world, including large enterprises, startups, and leading government agencies. The reason they use AWS is to become more agile, innovate faster, and lower costs.

AWS has unmatched experience, security, reliability, and performance that you can depend on. AWS has delivered cloud services to millions of customers around the world for over 15 years now.

Choosing the right AWS Certificate

If you’re new to Cloud Computing and are considering a career change into this sector, it’s important to make sure you have the correct skills set, toolkit, skills, and knowledge to function effectively in that role.

We offer three excellent AWS training courses, which are highly recommended for those looking to fast-track a career in Cloud Computing, including:

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

An AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification validates Cloud expertise, which enables professionals to highlight their in-demand skills to current and future employers. It also helps organisations build innovative and effective Cloud teams. This certification is a good choice for those new to Cloud Computing and is the likely first step for many people.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate)

Earning your Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect – Associate qualification and transform your career! This certification enables you to show your current and future employers that you have the knowledge and skills to design technical solutions in the AWS Cloud, showing you can choose the best tools to solve customer and organisational challenges. This certification will demonstrate that you have the skills to architect and deploy available and cost-efficient distributed systems on AWS. We recommend that you have either one year of experience problem solving and implementing solutions using the AWS Cloud already or already have an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification.

AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Professional)

This certification is aimed at individuals who currently perform a Solutions Architect role, with two or more years of hands-on experience managing and operating systems on AWS.  

We also have an AWS Cloud Computing Job Academy Programme for those serious about a career in Cloud Computing and are looking for a full training package.

This AWS Cloud Computing Job Academy Programme comprises a series of certifications, which will teach you the knowledge and skills necessary for a career as a Cloud Computing professional.

These certifications include:

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner – Foundation
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
  • AWS Fundamentals in DevOps

This training programme focuses on helping you gain the skills required to perform at a high level within the IT industry by providing you with industry-recognised certificates. You will also get to attend a special graduation ceremony at a prestigious venue.

AWS online training

Our AWS online training courses are held between 2-4 days via a Virtual Classroom, where you will be instructed by one of our AWS training experts.

We have outlined the syllabus for all three courses below:

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Syllabus (2 days)

  • Cloud Concepts Introduction
  • AWS terminology and concepts
  • Foundational services: Amazon Elastic Compute
  • Cloud (EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
  • (VPC), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), and
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) AWS Core Services
  • Database services: Amazon DynamoDB and
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • AWS Architecting, and more!

AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate) (4 days)

  • AWS fundamentals
  • AWS core services
  • Design and implement Cloud Network
  • Making your Cloud highly available
  • Making your Cloud scalable
  • Automating your Cloud services
  • AWS costing
  • Micro-services
  • Media file encoding services
  • AWS best practices
  • Securing AWS services
  • AWS recovery planning
  • Monitoring AWS performance
  • Troubleshooting AWS

AWS Solutions Architect Professional Syllabus (4 days)

  • Apply the AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • Manage multiple AWS accounts for your organisation
  • Connect an on-premises data centre to the AWS Cloud
  • Discuss billing implications of connecting multi-region VPCs
  • Move large data from an on-premises data centre to AWS
  • Design large data stores for the AWS Cloud
  • Understand different architectural designs for scaling a large website
  • Protect your infrastructure from distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks

AWS exams

AWS Cloud Practitioner Exam Details

Who should take this exam?

This exam is intended for anyone who has basic knowledge of the AWS platform. Before taking this exam, you should ideally have:

  • Six months of exposure to the AWS Cloud.
  • Basic understanding of IT services and their uses in the AWS Cloud platform.
  • Knowledge of core AWS services and use cases, billing and pricing models, security concepts, and how the cloud impacts your business.

Exam format – Multiple-choice, multiple answers.

Duration – 90-mins.

AWS Solutions Architect Associate Exam Details

Who should take this exam?

This exam is intended for individuals who perform a solutions architect role and have a year or more hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, and scalable distributed systems on AWS.

Exam Format – Multiple-choice, multiple answers.

Duration – 130-mins.

AWS Solutions Architect Professional Exam Details

Who should take this exam?

This exam is intended for individuals who perform a solutions architect role and have two or more years of hands-on experience managing and operating systems on AWS.

Exam Format – Multiple-choice, multiple answers.

Duration - 180-mins.

Join us on our FREE AWS Cloud Computing Webinar to see if a career in Cloud Computing is right for you. If you’re ready to get started, contact us today to speak with one of our Cloud Computing course advisers on +44 (0) 20 3198 7700.

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