My journey with Amazon Web Services began in June 2021 where I enrolled for the AWS DevOps Course on Udacity. As a beginner in cloud computing, the course was so hard. I felt like I wasn't really good at Information Technology, but then I discovered that I lacked the fundamentals.
Preparing for the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam gave me a vast knowledge of cloud computing concepts and AWS services. With these fundamentals, you are ready to begin preparation for an associate-level certification.
The cost of the exam is 100 USD. Fortunately, I took the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam free of charge through the AWS Certified – Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge.
This course is available on freeCodeCamp's YouTube channel. The course instructor, Andrew Brown covered basic cloud concepts and AWS services and resources. It is a 3 hours course and I completed it in a day with a playback speed of 1.5x.
Recently, Andrew Brown released another course on the same platform specifically for the same exam. The course duration is 13 hours! The course is up-to-date and more comprehensive than the previous course.
This gave me a good overview and experience of how the exam will be. The price for a practice exam is 20 USD.
If you are new to cloud computing, the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification is the best way to start your career.