AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials

Programme Code D77
ICT Infrastructure
Applications Infrastructure
Learning Partner(s)
Amazon Web Services
0.5 Day
Format Online
Cloud Application Engineering Cloud Application Architecture Cloud Infrastructure Application Middleware & Database Infrastructure
Job Roles
ICT&SS Professional Solutions Architect Software Engineer Infrastructure Engineer Infrastructure Architect Digital Service Manager Digital Business Analyst DevOps Engineer Application Infrastructure Manager Application Infrastructure Engineer


This programme is for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. You will learn about AWS Cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support to build your AWS Cloud knowledge. This course also helps you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. This course includes presentations, class activities, and knowledge checks.

Key Takeaways

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Summarise the working definition of AWS
  • Differentiate between on-premises, hybrid-cloud, and all-in cloud
  • Describe the basic global infrastructure of the AWS Cloud
  • Explain the six benefits of the AWS Cloud
  • Describe and provide an example of the core AWS services, including compute, network, databases, and storage
  • Identify an appropriate solution using AWS Cloud services with various use cases
  • Describe the AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • Explain the shared responsibility model
  • Describe the core security services within the AWS Cloud
  • Describe the basics of AWS Cloud migration
  • Articulate the financial benefits of the AWS Cloud for an organisation’s cost management
  • Define the core billing, account management, and pricing models
  • Explain how to use pricing tools to make cost-effective choices for AWS services


Who Should Attend

  • Please refer to the job roles on the left. 
  • Targeted at Public Service Officers in legal, marketing, Business Analyst, Project Manager and IT-related roles. 


We recommend that you have general IT business and/or IT technical knowledge. 

Programme Structure

This programme is delivered virtually and will cover the following topics:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Amazon Web Services
  • Module 2: Compute in the Cloud
  • Module 3: Global Infrastructure and Reliability
  • Module 4: Networking
  • Module 5: Storage and Databases
  • Module 6: Security
  • Module 7: Monitoring and Analytics
  • Module 8: Pricing and Support
  • Module 9: Migration and Innovation
  • Module 10: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Basics


This programme is complimentary.


  1. This course does not include the certification exam voucher. Participants who are interested to take the certification exam after completing this course, please contact the WorkDay Team (GovTech) or directly with Pearson VUE and PSI via the Amazon Website.
  2. AWS currently schedules bi-monthly runs for the complimentary half day seminars (no course materials or exam readiness) versions of the AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials or “AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials Day”. If you wish to schedule a full day (chargeable at S$765 (before 7% GST for 2022, 8% GST for 2023) per pax for your team and have a minimum of 10 pax, please get in touch with The Digital Academy to arrange for a session with AWS with 2-4 weeks’ notice.
  3. Payment for this course is to Xtremax Pte. Ltd

Upcoming Classes

Class 1
22 Sep 2023 to 22 Sep 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 0.5 day
When: Sep - 22
Time : 9.00am - 1.00pm
Class 2
24 Nov 2023 to 24 Nov 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 0.5 day
When: Nov - 24
Time : 9.00am - 1.00pm

How To Register


Step 1 Apply through your organisation's training request system.

Step 2 Your organisation's training request system (or relevant HR staff) confirms your organisation's approval for you to take the programme.

Your organisation will send registration information to the academy.

Organisation HR L&D or equivalent staff can click here for details of the registration submission process.

Step 3 GovTech Digital Academy will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.