Why join the challenge?

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Why should you get AWS Certified?

Showcase your expertise and commitment
Advance your career
Gain an industry-recognized credential
Earn a badge to prove your credential
Validate your understanding of the AWS Cloud and how it impacts your business
Why should you take the challenge?

Help build Africa’s digital future
Transform your career with free* AWS Cloud Practitioner certification
Get free recommended training, resources, and encouragement along the way
The first 6,000 participants who request vouchers will be eligible to take the practice exam and certification exam for free* 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

    ✔ Get prepared by joining an Exam Readiness event with an AWS Trainer
    ✔ Review sample questions so you 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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Thank you for your interest in the Get AWS Certified – Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge. The registration is now closed and all vouchers have been allocated.

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

    Intermediate | 70 minutes

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  • Build credibility and confidence

    Intermediate | 70 minutes

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  • Flexibility to learn your way

    Intermediate | 70 minutes

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  • Flexibility to learn your way

    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.

Join the Get AWS Certified - Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge

The Sub-Saharan Africa Challenge is open to individuals who reside in countries within Sub-Saharan Africa and aspire to learn and validate AWS Cloud skills. The program is available to those who meet the participation criteria, see terms and conditions.