There are a number of current promotions around AWS training and certification that include free training, discount vouchers on exams, and other resources. These are typically hard to find in one place, and you either have to hear about it through social media, or comb through some of the update documents to find them. I will be summarizing the current promotions and adding to this article as I find more.
Obviously this is not an AWS curated list of resources. It is just a collection of available resources that I came across and decided to share. If you find similar offerings, please leave a comment or contact me, and I’ll do my best to add them where appropriate.
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner – Foundational
The virtual event is on Friday, February 10, 2023 | 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM GMT, so this is more for those in the UK/Europe. If you attend the exam readiness webinar, you can get a voucher for a 50% discount off the exam:
The webinar will cover:
- Understanding the exam structure and question types
- Interpreting the concepts being tested by an exam question
- Allocating your time studying for the exam
If you will be preparing for this exam, I would also recommend reviewing the recordings on Twitch from the AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner series from 2022. All of the episode recordings and resources are available at this link.
Update – February 12, 2023
If you attend AWS AWSome Day on February 15, 2023 and register for the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification Challenge for March 2023, you can get a 50% discount voucher for the exam:
- Discount Terms & Conditions
- AWS AWSome Day Registration
- AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification Challenge – March 2023
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
From this blog post from January 31, 2023, there are a number of training resources mentioned. The Solutions Architect Learning Plan is a free AWS Skillbuilder course which is designed to help Cloud Architects and Solutions Architects design solutions on AWS using best practices. This Learning Plan can also help prepare you for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certification exams.
For a limited time, the first 1,000 learners who pass the assessment can earn a 50% discounted certification voucher for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam.
If you are preparing for this exam, I would recommend reviewing the recent AWS Power Hour: Architecting series that was broadcast on Twitch. It was specifically designed for those preparing for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA-C03) exam.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect/DevOps Engineer – Professional
Currently, there is a AWS Certified: Professional Challenge available until April 28, 2023. By registering, you can get a 50% discount voucher for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional, or AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam.
There is also a free Skillbuilder course – Exam Prep: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional. This is a free five-hour intermediate digital course designed for individuals preparing for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam.
The new AWS Power Hour: Architecting Pro streams start on February 13, 2023, and will focus on material for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional (SAP-C02) exam. You can register here to be emailed updates, reminders, and resources.