Why?

Why should you get AWS Certified?

Achieving an AWS certification showcases your expertise, commitment and can advance your career. It’s an industry-recognized credential that validates you understand how cloud impacts your business, core AWS services, billing and pricing models, and security concepts. Earn a badge which proves your credentials and can be displayed on your resume and social profile to promote your skills to future employers.
Why should you take the challenge?

Help build Africa’s digital future and transform your career with free AWS cloud training and certification. Set and achieve your goal with support from AWS Training and Certification. You’ll get free recommended training, suggested resources, and encouragement along the way. You’ll also be eligible for a free voucher for a practice exam and certification exam available from PSI *terms and conditions apply.

HERE IS HOW THE CHALLENGE WORKS:

Join peers across Sub Saharan Africa to participate in the Get AWS Certified - Sub Saharan Africa Challenge. Follow the steps below:

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    GET STARTED & GET TRAINED

    ✔ Sign up and gain access to our participant resource hub for everything you need in the challenge.
    ✔ Get trained on your schedule with options for live or self-paced training.
    ✔ Review whitepapers and documentation from the AWS team.
  • PREPARE FOR YOUR EXAM

    ✔ Review with an AWS trainer at an Exam Readiness session.
    ✔ Use sample questions to know what to expect.
    ✔ Practice by taking a practice exam, and use your free discount voucher. Terms and conditions apply.
     Schedule your certification exam, and use your free discount voucher. Terms and conditions apply.
  • GET CERTIFIED & CELEBRATE

    ✔ Earn AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.
    ✔ Share your achievement to get recognized and celebrate!
    ✔ Keep growing and find your next challenge.

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Sign-up to the challenge today

Sign-up to the challenge today and follow a recommended path to earn your AWS Cloud Practitioner certification by 10th December, 2021. As part of the challenge you will receive free training, recommended resources, and encouragement along the way. The first 6,000 participants will also be eligible to take a practice exam and take the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam free of charge (normally $100). Terms and conditions apply. This challenge ends 10th December, 2021

What to expect

By following the recommended learning schedule, the first three weeks of the program will prepare you to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. This industry-recognised certification validates your overall understanding of the AWS Cloud and your ability to contribute to an organisation’s cloud initiatives.  

Starting in week four, you’ll begin learning how to architect a solution on AWS and gain practical experience. By the end of week 12, you’ll be prepared to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam. This certification validates your ability to design resilient, high-performing, secure, and cost-optimized architectures in the AWS Cloud.

Note both exams above are optional and the costs for these are not included in the program.

Free Digital Training and Featured vILT Courses

  • Training built by the AWS experts

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    Intermediate | 70 minutes

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    Intermediate | 70 minutes

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    Intermediate | 70 minutes

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please read through the FAQs below if you have questions. If your question is not answered below, please email us here.

A: The challenge is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age and reside in one of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Anyone who registers for the Get AWS Certified - Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge between 30 September and 3 December 2021 can participate in the training sessions and webinars and the first 6,000 participants are eligible for the free practice exam and certification exam vouchers. Terms and conditions apply.
A: Registration will be open from 30 September, 2021 to 3 December 2021. To be recognized for meeting the Get AWS Certified - Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge, take and pass your AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam on or before 17th of December, 2021.
A: The first 6,000 participants who request vouchers are eligible to take the practice exam and certification exam for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner for free. You can request your voucher here. You must request your vouchers using the same email address you signed up for the Get AWS Certified - Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge. If you already have a voucher, such as one from your employer or as a benefit from earning a prior AWS Certification, please note only one voucher can be used in a single claim.
A: Please confirm you submitted your request here. If it has been more than seven business days since your submission, contact [email protected]
A: A practice exam is an opportunity to test your knowledge online in a timed environment by taking the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner practice exam. You can then review your score report to inform your self-study. To earn the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification, participants must take and pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.
A: All training, review sessions, and preparation resources are optional for participants. The training curriculum provided is a recommended path of courses you can take. If you feel ready to take the certification exam, you can go ahead and schedule your exam as soon as you feel prepared.
A: AWS Certifications build credibility and confidence by validating your cloud skills with an industry-recognized credential. Getting AWS Certified can help you propel your career, whether looking to find a new role, showcase your skills to take on a new project, or become your team’s go-to expert.
A: AWS Certification helps organizations identify and cultivate skilled professionals who can improve cloud operations and drive innovation. Research by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shows that AWS Certification can help organizations build faster, improve security, reduce downtime, improve deployment time, better innovate with AWS services, and attract and retain top talent. Learn more.
A: There is no cost to register or participate in the training and preparation sessions for the Get AWS Certified - Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge. The first 6,000 participants are eligible for a free AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner practice exam and a free AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exam (terms and conditions apply). To earn the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification, participants must take and pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, which costs 100 USD (or free, when applying the free exam voucher).
A: We offer exams through two test delivery providers, Pearson VUE and PSI. Both test delivery providers offer the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam for candidates to take in testing centers or at home via online proctoring. The free voucher is limited to use at Pearson VUE only (terms and conditions apply). Learn more about your testing options here.
A: We provide digital badges on Credly’s digital badging platform as a benefit of earning an AWS Certification to help you showcase your achievement. You can add your digital badge to your professional profiles, digital resumes, or email signatures. You can also share your digital badge as a post on social media to celebrate with your network.
A: Only one voucher code can be requested and redeemed for the Get AWS Certified - Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge. We encourage you to test your knowledge online in a timed environment by taking the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner practice exam and review your score report to inform your self-study. As part of the challenge, we are offering a free practice exam voucher to the first 6,000 participants (terms and conditions apply). This will be sent to you via email with step-by-step instructions for redeeming. If you still need to request your voucher, you can submit your request here.

Terms & Conditions

Get AWS Certified - Sub Saharan Africa Challenge Discount Exam Voucher and Practice Exam Voucher Terms and Conditions

  • Offer is valid from 12.01 a.m. Central Africa Time (“CAT”) September 30, 2021 to 11:59 p.m. CAT December 17, 2021.
  • Offer limited to the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam with exam code CLF-C01 and the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner practice exam.
  • Open to individuals who are (1) at least 18 years of age, (2) reside in one of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African  Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau,  Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius,  Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal,  Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and (3) who sign up for the Get AWS Certified - Sub Saharan Africa Challenge by 11:59 p.m. CAT December 03, 2021.
  • Participation in the Get AWS Certified - Sub Saharan Africa Challenge 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 and one voucher code per individual for the practice exam.
  • Voucher codes are separate for the practice exam and certification exam and must be redeemed separately.
  • Voucher codes can be exchanged for a 100% discount for taking the certification exam and practice exam at Pearson Vue
  • To get a voucher code, you must request it using the same email address you signed up for the Get AWS Certified - Sub Saharan Africa Challenge for using this form by 11:59 p.m. CAT December 03, 2021.
  • Voucher codes will be distributed to the participant’s email within 7 business days of the request.
  • Voucher codes are redeemable when purchasing a practice exam and certification exam from our test delivery provider, Pearson VUE, only.
  • Practice exam voucher codes expire on 11 November, 2021.
  • Certification exam voucher codes expire on 20 January, 2022.
  • Follow the directions for “How to Schedule Your Exam” on the email containing your voucher code to register between 12:01 a.m. CAT September 30, 2021 to 11:59 p.m. CAT December 03, 2021. The exam appointment must be scheduled prior to 11:59 p.m. CAT December 17, 2021 and the exam must be taken by 11:59 p.m. CAT January 20 2022.
  • All rescheduled exams must follow the AWS rescheduling and retake policies on our website.
  • 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.
  • Offer is limited to 6,000 certification exam vouchers and 6,000 practice exam 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.