Top 5 Training Courses To Ace Your AWS Certifications

Top 5 Training Courses To Ace Your AWS Certifications

So, you have decided to get your AWS Certification to earn a higher salary and stay relevant in the AWS community (if you are not decided, find out if the AWS Certification is worth it. Now comes your next challenge - studying for the exam.

The good news is there are endless studying tools available. You can purchase books, read white papers, pay for online courses, join a study group in your community, the list goes on! The bad news? Those options can be overwhelming and you have to sift through them before actually starting to study for your exam.

Do not fret, we are here to help with the:

Top 5 Training Courses Courses to Ace Your AWS Certification. 

Without any further ado, here they are (in no particular order).


Udemy makes the list because of its accessibility and ratings. All of the AWS Certification courses on Udemy are rated 4+ stars and are available online. This accessibility allows you to do your training when and where you have the time, bringing you one step closer to becoming certified.

The different courses range from 9-60 hours of video training (with most hovering closer to the 20 hour mark) and a range of supplemental materials. Another major plus is after you have paid for your course (prices ranges from ₹900-1300/course), Udemy doesn’t require any yearly subscription, so you get to keep your course forever, including any future updated material.

Watch the free previews of the courses to gauge if the instructors and courses fit your learning style. Most platforms offer a free trial, which is a great way to dip your toes in and see what is a good fit. In addition to the free previews, Udemy offers a 30 day money back guarantee. So, if you decide after your first few lessons the course is not for you, you can get a full refund and try something else.

A Cloud Guru 

A Cloud Guru is raved about among the AWS Certified community (in fact, the Udemy courses are taught by professionals from ACG). Unlike Udemy, ACG runs on a monthly subscription of $29/month.

Their website boasts hundreds of lessons, countless hours of video instruction, quizzes, practice exams, and a community of learners that contribute exam tips on their many discussion boards.

ACG is chalk full of great course material that is applicable both to the certification and to your professional development. This course also offers a free trial so you can take it for a test drive before making any commitments.


It is a no-brainer that Amazon would offer ample study material for their own exam. While there are some free courses and material, most of their classes are by far the most expensive on this list (ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars - USD).

If you are studying on a budget, there are still a lot of really valuable materials on the website like whitepages, virtual training, study guides, etc. that you can get at a much more affordable price.

Possibly the most valuable thing that Amazon offers as a studying tool is hands-on experience. You are able to get 12 months free on AWS Management Console which will give you real world, hands-on experience with the material you will be tested on later. This tool should absolutely be a part of your study plan.

Linux Academy

Linux Academy is another accessible and affordable option with many great videos. These online tutorials are thorough with the information necessary for passing the exam, while also removing extra fluff for a concise learning tool.

There is a “limited access” free account and an upgraded plan option for $49/month. Linux’s website breaks down the differences between the two plans so you can choose what is right for you. A major benefit to Linux is that you are able to access all of their courses with whichever pack you choose, and can use that information to both study for your exam and stay relevant in everything cloud computing.

Last, but not least, you can study on a budget

If there is anything that is not in short supply, it is the massive community of learners studying for AWS exams all the time - and that number is growing. Across all of these sites you can access some information on free trials or free packages, and get to know the people that are studying for the same exam as you.

That’s not all, your resources are not limited to the ones mentioned above. You will find this community all over the web. They are very vocal, helpful, and passionate about what they are learning - just like you!

Quora is a great place to find answers to all kinds of questions. Feel free to post your own questions and sit back while the answers roll in from your community! is another website that allows you to find people in your area for free. Log on here to see if there is a study group near you, or create one to find a team of professionals who support each other on the way to the “A”! Do a little digging on the inter webs and you will discover resources galore without spending a penny.

Most importantly, YouTube! There are hundreds of videos put together by the companies listed above and professionals willing to take some of their own time to teach other people who are excited about advancing their knowledge. This is a resource that should not be underestimated.

Good luck on your exam!

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