How my team took the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course  (and survived!)

Written by Jabin Jawad

Jabin Jawad is a Systems Analyst under the Pre-Sales team at KUWAITNET, primarily focusing on Cloud Architecting on Amazon Web Services - AWS Cloud. His interests are rooted in cloud technologies, metaverse, and football.

Have you heard about the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification? It's like the gateway to the cloud computing wonderland, especially in the realm of Amazon Web Services (AWS). This certification is the starting point, your golden ticket, to AWS know-how. It's all about understanding AWS services, their real-world applications, pricing quirks, and some cloud security smarts. 

Our team went and took the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course. We wanted to share our Journey because we're tech enthusiasts and budding cloud pros like you. We realized how crucial this certification could be for personal growth and as a marker of our team's collective skills. 

We're not here to tell you it was a cakewalk, but we want to show you the ropes, the ups and downs, and everything in between. 

Setting up the team for the Journey

As a group, we were quite motivated when we started the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course. First, cloud computing is a technology that will change the future, and AWS is a pioneer in this field. If you hold the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner degree, you could consider yourself to have solved the first puzzle piece in the cloud. 

The Benefits We Saw:

There are many advantages to becoming an AWS Cloud Practitioner Certified Professional. Learning the fundamentals of cloud computing was just as important as adding the title "cloud expert" to our résumé. 

It was essential to have a deep awareness of cloud computing terminology, pricing schemes, and the importance of cloud security and compliance. 

Exam Preparation

  • Time management and Planning

We took great time and care in our preparation before starting the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner course. We outlined a study schedule that accommodated our regular work commitments, ensuring we had dedicated time for learning.

Without the proper resources, the certification process is never fully accomplished. We used multiple resources to study, including but not limited to textbooks, online courses, video tutorials, and practice exams.

  • Team Dynamics

The members of our group were proficient since they were knowledgeable and could work well together. We met to discuss difficult subjects, exchange expertise, and support one another. 

It was similar to going on a road trip with many of your closest friends. The difficult work of learning AWS became manageable and even enjoyable when done as a team.

  • Practice, Practice, and Practice!

Practice exams were like our secret sauce in the recipe for exam success. They were crucial to our research because they made it possible for us to assess our progress, pinpoint our areas of weakness, and hone our abilities. Before putting the actual test conditions into place, we practiced on them.

  • Revision is a Must

Our top focus in the days before the test was reviewing. We realized that it's one thing to learn the material but another to retain and recall it effectively during the exam. We regularly employ review approaches to help us remember things.

The Big Day: From Nerves to Victory

There was the usual mix of anticipation and nervousness on the day of the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner test. Our combined time and effort paid off as we passed the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

Lessons Learned

What Worked

  • We started by efficiently allocating our study time to spend enough time on each subject.

  • Frequent practice with practice exams helped establish test-taking strategies, discover areas for improvement, and become used to the testing environment.

  • We stayed motivated, expanded our learning, and responded to one another's queries by collaborating in groups.

  • Because we took careful notes, we could summarize much information quickly and efficiently.

What Didn't Work: 

  • There were moments when we had too many study resources, which was confusing and time-consuming. Keeping your balance is essential.

  • If possible, avoid staying up late studying; I found it more stressful than beneficial. Our best results came from longer study sessions.

  • Not taking enough breaks. This contributed to employee burnout and decreased productivity. We discovered how crucial it is to divide our time between learning and enjoying ourselves.


We overcame obstacles, enjoyed victories, and learned a few useful tips to become an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. It will be worth it, even though the Journey may be difficult. Keep trying; you can pass that test and obtain that qualification.