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AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification is a good way to start your AWS journey and also provide non-technical professionals to know what AWS has to offer. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is mainly a high-level introduction to Cloud Computing, AWS Cloud, its advantages, its services, pricing and support plans.

CloudGap prepares you for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam by basically validating the following

●      Define what the AWS Cloud is and the basic global infrastructure

●      Describe basic AWS Cloud architectural principles

●      Describe the AWS Cloud value proposition

●      Describe key services on the AWS platform and their common use cases (for example, compute and analytics)

●      Describe basic security and compliance aspects of the AWS platform and the shared security model

●      Define the billing, account management, and pricing models;

●      Identify sources of documentation or technical assistance (for example, white papers or support tickets); and

●      Describe basic/core characteristics of deploying and operating in the AWS Cloud.

●      And much more…

AWS Solutions Architect Associate basically validates the ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies, define a solution using architectural design principles based on customer requirements and provide implementation guidance based on best practices to the organization throughout the life cycle of the project.

We are going to cover many topics and aspects of AWS architecture such as; 

▪        Knowing VPC as a whole

▪        Understand VPC Endpoints and what services it can help interact

▪        Understand VPN and Direct Connect for on-premises to AWS connectivity

▪        Understand Data Migration techniques

▪        Understand CloudFront as CDN and the static and dynamic caching it provides

▪        Understand Route 53 for routing

▪        Understand ELB concepts in deep.

▪        And much more…

     Cloud Networking
     Cloud Security

▪        Understand IAM as a whole

▪        Understand encryption services

▪        AWS WAF integrates with CloudFront to provide protection against Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks

▪        AWS Shield integrates with CloudFront to provide protection against DDOS

▪        Understand the different recovery types with impact on RTO/RPO

▪        And much more…

     Cloud Storage

▪        Understand various storage options S3, EBS, Instance Store, EFS, Glacier, FSX and what are the use cases and anti-patterns for each.

▪        And much more…

     Cloud Compute

▪        Understand Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

▪        Understand Auto Scaling and ELB, how they work together to provide High Available and Scalable solution

▪        Understand EC2 Instance Purchase Types

▪        Understand EC2 Placement Groups

▪        Understand Lambda and serverless architecture, its features and use cases

▪        Understand ECS with its ability to deploy containers and micro services architecture

▪        Know Elastic Beanstalk at a high level, what it provides and its ability to get and application running quickly.

▪        And much more…


▪        Know Redshift as a business intelligence tool

▪        Know Kinesis for real time data capture and analytics

▪        Know what AWS glue does.

▪        And much more…


▪        Understand relational and NoSQL data storage options which include RDS, DynamoDB, Aurora and their use cases

▪        Know ElastiCache use cases, mainly for caching performance

▪        And much more…

Management Tools

▪        Understand CloudWatch monitoring to provide operational transparency

▪        Know which EC2 metrics it can track

▪        Understand CloudWatch is extendable with custom metrics

▪        Understand CloudTrail for Audit

▪        Have a basic understanding of CloudFormation, OpsWorks

▪        And much more…

Integration Tools

▪        Understand SQS as a message queuing service and SNS as pub/sub notification service

▪        Understand SQS features like visibility, long poll vs short poll

▪        Focus on SQS as a decoupling service

▪        Understanding SQS Standard vs SQS FIFO difference

▪        And much more…





AWS Developer associate requires you to demonstrate an understanding of core AWS services, uses, and basic AWS architecture best practices. It also requires you to demonstrate proficiency in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications using AWS. This certification has more focus on the hands-on development and deployment concepts.

For the Certified Developer Associate Certification, we are going to cover the following topics


▪        Understand what AWS services you can use to build a serverless architecture

▪        Know Lambda as a whole

▪        Understand API Gateway stages, ability to cater to different environments. e.g dev, test, prod

▪        Understand EC2 as a whole

▪        Know elastic beanstalk at a high level, what it provides and its ability to get an application running quickly

▪        And much more…


▪       Deploy written code in AWS using existing CI/CD pipelines, processes, and patterns

▪       Deploy applications using Elastic Beanstalk

▪       Prepare the application deployment package to be deployed to AWS

▪       Deploy serverless applications

▪       And much more…

Development with AWS services

▪       Write code for serverless applications

▪       Translate functional requirements into application design

▪       Implement application design into application code

▪       Write code that interacts with AWS services by using APIs, SDKs, and AWS CLI.

▪       And much more…


▪        Implement application authentication and authorization

▪        Make authenticated calls to AWS services

▪         Implement encryption using AWS services

▪        Implement application authentication and authorization

▪        Understand IAM as a whole

▪        Understand IAM identity providers and federation and use cases

▪        Understand how AWS Cognito works and what features it provides

▪        Understand MFA and how to implement two factor authentication for your application

▪        Understand KMS for key management and envelop encryption (Know what services support KMS)

▪        Focus on S3 with SSE, SSE-C, SSE-KMS. How they work and differ

▪        And much more…


▪       Optimize application to best use AWS services and features

▪       Migrate existing application code to run on AWS

▪       And much more…

Monitoring and Troubleshooting

▪       Write code that can be monitored

▪       Perform root cause analysis on faults found in testing or production

▪       And much more…



At CloudGap, we take you through Interview Guide and preparation which is a crucial part of your cloud career journey. The Guide prepares You for AWS cloud-based Job interviews. Our experienced instructors take You through possible interview questions and teach you how to tackle those questions to give professional project-based replies. This training gives you the confidence to face any interviewer with the tool set and professional cloud-based experience to land a job.

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