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Andela is proud to partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certifications, a Program that will level up your skills and keep building your career!

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What to expect
In this program, you will follow a guided, recommended path to earn an industry-recognized AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification that validates cloud fluency and foundational AWS knowledge.

By registering for this program, you will be eligible to request a 50% discount on an enrollment voucher and pay only $50 USD for the certification.

Registration opens: March 7th, 2023.
Registration closes: March 12th, 2023.
Complete Self- Paced Cloud Practitioner Training on AWS Skills Builder from 13 – 19th March.
Join a Live instructor led session week on March 24th and March 27th.
Register for your exam before April 8th.
Take your exam and share your results before April 24th.
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How to get started
Register for Andela Skills Race here.

Content & Training
Get Started with AWS Cloud Essentials digital course here.

Complete the self-paced resources under the Resource Hub.

Join the instructor-led live training sessions to help you prepare for the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam.
Schedule your Exam
Review the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam guide and access the resource hub for everything you need to prepare for the exam.

Please note you must complete the preparation path in order to schedule your exam. Request your voucher, finalize your payment, take the exam and upload your completion badge.
How Andela and AWS will support you
  • 2 Live Training Sessions with Certified Cloud Experts.
  • Resource hub with access to self paced learning modules such as exam readiness practice question sets and exam preparation videos.
  • Check-in meeting with a AWS cloud ambassador.
  • AWS practice exams and questions,to prepare you for the the official exam.
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Our goal
Andela and AWS will support you throughout your AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner journey to make sure you have all the resources you need to pass the cloud practitioner exam. 
Resources and links

Check out the following useful resources to support your Andela Cloud Practitioner journey.

Welcome to the Andela Cloud Practitioner journey
  • Registration opens: March 7th, 2023
  • Registration closes: March 12th, 2023
  • Complete Self- Paced Cloud Practitioner Training on AWS Skills Builder from 13 – 19th March
  • Join a Live instructor led session week on March 24th and March 27th
  • Register for your exam before April 8th April
  • Take your exam and share your results before April 24th

Decide which training options work best for you, and put them on your calendar. We suggest a week-by-week strategy. You can register for a live, interactive webinar led by AWS experts, AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials Day. Alternatively, you can go through the same course content at your own pace with our AWS Cloud Practitioner Essential digital training. Go to the Start learning tab to access all recommended training.

  • Download the Exam Overview for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and get:

A detailed look at the topics covered.

A complete breakdown of the testing methodology.

Access to learning resources like sample questions and practice tests.

2 live, Half-day webinars on March 24th and March 27th.

If you are not able to attend a live webinar, you can take the on-demand, digital training course instead. The course is 6 hours in length split across 11 modules, so set a goal to cover two modules per week. The course also includes a practice assessment.

Try the interactive Sample Quiz. Prepare for every eventuality by answering the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner sample questions. These example questions show you the style of questions asked during the exam. This interactive quiz will help you review your responses and understand the correct answers.

Please schedule your exam by April 8th 2023. Take your exam and share your results before April 24th. By scheduling ahead of time, you can choose an exam time slot that is most convenient for you, and stay motivated by adding the date to your calendar. Learn more about taking your exam from home with online proctoring through Pearson VUE.

Once AWS Certified, you’ll be eligible for perks that help you show off your achievements and keep learning. Learn more about your AWS Certification digital badges, discounts on future exams, and recognition at AWS re: Invent and other events.

When you pass your exam, it’s time to celebrate with your network and everyone who supported you along the way. We provide digital badges to help you showcase your achievement. Share your badge as a post on social media and add it to your professional profiles, digital resumes, or email signatures. Learn more about Digital Badges.

Frequently asked questions
Please read through the FAQs below if you have questions.
If your question is not answered below, please ask it on the Andela chat #awscloudprogram channel.
Who can participate in the Andela AWS Cloud Practitioner Program?

The Program is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age and reside in either Africa or Latin America.
What are the dates of the Andela AWS Cloud Practitioner Program?

Registration is open from March 7th to March 12th, 2023. To achieve certification, you must complete and pass your AWS Cloud Practitioner Program exam on or before April 24th, 2023.
How do obtain the discounted certification exam voucher?

The first 500 participants who request and pay for their vouchers are eligible to take the certification exam for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Program.
You must request your vouchers using the same email address you registered with for the Andela AWS Cloud Practitioner Program.
Is there any cost associated with the Andela Skills race powered by AWS Program?

The cost to take this exam is $100. AWS has paid 50% of this cost on your behalf. To schedule your exam and pay the balance, please click this link
How do I take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam?

Upon payment for your exam through Pearson Vu, you will receive a link to schedule and take your exam.
What is the difference between the practice exam questions and certification exam?

The practice exam questions will prepare you for the actual certification exam. You will receive a certificate only upon successful completion of the certification exam.
How do I share my certification with my network?

You can share your certification on your Linkedin once you pass the exam.
If I fail the certification exam on my first attempt, can I request another voucher?

You would need to purchase another voucher at full price.
Do I have to follow all of the training in order to complete the Andela AWS Cloud Practitioner Program?

In order to Pass your exam,we recommend you complete all online training and attend the live,instructor-led learning session, as well as the exam readiness session.
What is the benefit of getting AWS Certified?

AWS Certifications build credibility and confidence by validating your cloud skills with an industry-recognized credential. Getting AWS Certified can help you validate your cloud knowledge and skills, as well as get noticed by the world’s top companies!
Earning AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner demonstrates you have an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud. Highlight your knowledge of core AWS services and use cases, billing and pricing models, security concepts, and how cloud impacts your business.
Terms and Conditions
Terms and conditions apply. Please see them below.
Andela AWS Skills Race Discount Exam Voucher Terms and Conditions
  • Offer is valid from 12.01 a.m. March 7th 2023 to 11:59 p.m. (UTC+2) March 12th.
  • Offer limited to the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam with exam code CLF-C01. 
  • Open to individuals who are (1) at least 18 years of age and (2) who sign up for the Andela AWS Skills Race by 11:59 p.m. (UTC+2) March 12th.
  • Participation in the * Andela AWS Skills Race * is not a guarantee that you will pass the exam. You can review the recommended knowledge and experience for candidates in the exam guide.
  • Offer limited to one voucher code per individual for the certification exam. 
  • Voucher codes can be exchanged for a 50% discount for taking the certification exam at ** Pearson VU in online proctoring mode.
  • To get a voucher code, you must request it using the same email address you signed up for the * Andela AWS Skills Race* for using this form by 11:59 p.m. March 12th 2023.
  • Voucher codes will be distributed to the participant’s email *within 5 business days of the request to Andela via email.
  • By joining, you allow Andela to send you communications about your voucher.
  • The voucher will be issued and sent to participants from Xvoucher via Andela by email.
  • Certification exam voucher codes expire at 11:59 p.m. (UTC+2) April 21st, 2023.
  • You must schedule your exam prior to April 7th.
  • The exam appointment must be prior to April 24th. 
  • You can find general AWS Certification policies for exam scheduling and testing on our website. (
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers or vouchers.
  • AWS reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.
  • Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.
  • If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.
  • Offer is limited to Andelan community members in designated countries in LATAM & Africa.
  • Exam Vouchers will be distributed and allocated to 500 learners at random who request and sign up in accordance with these terms. We have a limited supply of vouchers but hope to have future Skill Races for certification in the future. Best of luck in your learning.
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