December 8, 2023


AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is a certification exam offered by Amazon which certifies that the professional is introduced to the basic concepts and services of AWS. This is an entry-level exam for those who want to start or demonstrate their existing knowledge in AWS. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01) is the right certification to begin your journey in the AWS cloud that helps you build your AWS Cloud knowledge by learning about AWS Cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is a recommended, non-compulsory step toward achieving an Associate-level or Specialty certification.

Applicable Candidates

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner examination(CLF-C01) is meant for people who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles addressed by other AWS Certifications. The exam can be taken at a testing center or from the comfort and convenience of a home or office location as an online proctored exam.

The exam validates a candidate’s ability to finish the following tasks:

  • Explain the value of the AWS Cloud
  • Understand and explain the AWS shared responsibility model
  • Understand security best practices
  • Understand AWS Cloud costs, economics, and billing practices
  • Describe and position the core AWS services, including compute, network, databases, and storage
  • Identify AWS services for common use cases

Exam Details

Exam Name                        : AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification

Exam Code                         : CLF-C01

Exam Duration                   : 90 Minutes

Exam Format                      : Multiple Choice or Multi-Response Questions

Number of Questions        : 65

Passing score                    : 700 out of 1000 (50 questions must be correct)

Exam Fee                           : $100

Validity                              : 3 years

Exam Languages               : Available in English, Indonesian (Bahasa), Japanese,                                                  Korean, and Simplified Chinese

AWS Certification Road map

AWS Certification Road Map – Reference AWS Certification Site

Exam Schedule

Step 1Visit the AWS Training and Certification
Step 2: Select the desired certificate from the available list i.e.CLF-C01
Step 3: Select the schedule with Pearson VUE or PSI.
Step 4: Select the exam mode home via online proctoring or Test center.
Step 5: Agree upon the Terms and Condition
Step 6: Select the Date, time and confirm with the payment method


Topics Covered in AWS Cloud Practitioner

Domain 1 : Cloud Concepts 26%

  • Define the AWS Cloud and its value proposition
  • Identify aspects of AWS Cloud economics
  • List the different cloud architecture design principles

Domain 2 : Security and Compliance 25%

  • Define the AWS shared responsibility model
  • Define AWS Cloud security and compliance concepts
  • Identify AWS access management capabilities
  • Identify resources for security support

Domain 3 : Technology 33%

  • Define methods of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud
  • Define the AWS global infrastructure
  • Identify the core AWS services
  • Identify resources for technology support

Domain 4 : Billing and Pricing 16%

  • Compare and contrast the various pricing models for AWS
  • Recognize the various account structures in relation to AWS billing and pricing
  • Identify resources available for billing support

Key Terms & Concepts

AWS FrameWork

  • Operational excellence
  • Security
  • Reliability
  • Performance Efficiency
  • Cost Optimization

EC2 Instances pricing

  • On-demand
  • Savings plans
  • Reserved instances
  • Spot instances
  • Dedicated

EC2 Instance Types

  • General purpose
  • Computer optimized
  • Memory optimized
  • Accelerated computing
  • Storage optimized

EC2 Scaling

  • Horizontal Scaling
  • Vertical Scaling

Elastic Load balancer

  • Classic Load balancer
  • Application Load balancer
  • Network Load balancer


  • Simple Notification Service
  • Simple Queue Service
  • Simple Email Service


  • Elastic Container Service
  • Elastic Container Registry

Serverless Computing

  • AWS Fargate
  • AWS lambda

AWS Resources

  • Elastic BeanStalk
  • Cloud Formation

AWS High Availability

  • Multiple Zones
  • Regions

Content Delivery Network

  • Edge Locations
  • CloudFront


  • Virtual Private Cloud
  • AWS Direct Connect
  • AWS Internet gateway
  • AWS Transit Gateway

AWS Route 53

  • Latency-based routing
  • Geo-location DNS
  • Geo-proximity routing
  • weighted round robin

AWS Simple Storage Service

  • S3 standard
  • S3 standard infrequent access
  • S3 One Zone-Infrequent access
  • S3 intelligent-Tiering
  • AWS Glacier to archive data
  • AWS Glacier deep archive

AWS Storage Transfer Service

  • Snow Cone
  • Snow Ball
  • Snow Mobile

Databases Services

  • AWS DynamoDB
  • AWS RedShift
  • AWS Aurora
  • AWS Database migration Service
  • Amazon DocumentDB
  • Amazon Neptune
  • Amazon Quantum Ledger Database
  • Amazon Managed Blockchain
  • Amazon ElastiCache
  • Amazon DynamoDB accelerator

Security Services

  • AWS Shield
  • AWS Guard Duty
  • AWS Inspector
  • AWS Security Hub


  • AWS Artifact
  • AWS Macie


  • AWS Cloud Watch
  • AWS Cloud Watch Alarms
  • AWS Cloudtrail
  • AWS Cloudtrail Logs
  • AWS Cloud Watch Dashboard
  • AWS Trusted Advisor

Other AWS Services

  • AWS Sagemaker
  • AWS Textract
  • AWS Encoder
  • AWS DeepRacer
  • AWS A2I
  • AWS Athena
  • AWS Glue


  • AWS Cost Explorer
  • AWS Budget
  • AWS Consolidated Billing
  • AWS MarketPlace


  • Basic
  • Developer
  • Business
  • Enterprise
  • TAM

AWS Benefits

  • Trade Fixed to Variable Expense (Capital Expenditure to Less Operational Expenditure)
  • Massive Economics Of Scale
  • Go Global in Minutes
  • Stop Guessing Capacity
  • INcrease Speed and Agility

Study Material

Udemy Course , Cloud Guru Course, Andrew Brown Youtube Course

Practise Test

Quiz Form, Udemy

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