AWS Certification Challenge

Participate in the AWS Certification Challenge for Minneapolis and St. Paul - sign up to be eligible for your AWS Certified T-shirt.

Propel your career with validated cloud skills


Get ahead of your competition and innovate faster for your customers by building a team with validated cloud talent. Certified IT professionals report better job effectiveness — 52% say their expertise is more sought after within their organization, 45% have implemented efficiencies, and 43% report faster job performance.1

1. Global Knowledge, 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report, 2019.

Sign up to participate in the challenge, earn a new AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification between November 30 - December 14, 2020. The challenge is free, and if you take the exam by December 14, 2020, you'll receive a voucher for the cost of your Cloud Practitioner Certification.

Join an AWS Certification Challenge Forum!


As you progress through the AWS Certification Challenge - Blacks In Technology, you're welcome to join our AWS Forum! This forum will be moderated by AWS experts, and you can use this forum to ask questions to the AWS team or to other Challenge participants. This is a great way to connect with others going through the Challenge and even form study groups, learn from others, share tips and tricks, and more! All you need is to create a free AWS account

Frequently Asked Questions


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

A: Any person that registers for the AWS Certification Challenge and achieves an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification between November 30 - December 14, 2020 will be eligible to participate in the Certification Challenge.
A: You will need to get certified between the dates of November 30 - December 14, 2020 in order to receive your free t-shirt and successfully complete this Challenge.
A: No, but you will need to live in the United States in order to participate. The overall goal is to encourage people to advance their skills with AWS. Regardless of where you live, if you have registered for the Challenge, and successfully achieved an AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification during the Challenge, you will receive an AWS Certification Challenge t-shirt.
A: Nope! 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 at aws.training as soon as you feel prepared.
A: Yes, you must submit your question to [email protected] by 3:00pm EST on Friday, December 4, 2020. Please be sure to include "Q&A Session Dec. 7" in your subject line. We will try our best to answer as many questions as possible, but due to time constraints, some questions may not be answered during the session..
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: Once you get AWS Certified, fill out this form form to claim your voucher for a future instructor-led class! Feel free to also celebrate your success and post on your social media with the hashtag #AWSCertificationChallenge.
A: Once you have gotten certified, please fill out this form with your digital badge URL. If you prefer not to share your digital badge URL, you can email our team with the following information: first and last name, date of certification exam, certification validation number, and certification issue date.
A: Unfortunately, no. This Certification Challenge starts on November 30, 2020 and ends on December 14, 2020. Only those who opt in to the Challenge starting on November 30 through December 14, 2020 will qualify to participate in the Challenge.
A: There is no cost to register or participate in the training and preparation sessions for the Challenge. To earn the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification, participants must take and pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, which costs 100 USD.

Terms & Conditions


* Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) on December 14, 2020. Offer does not apply to physical goods. Training & Certification content and services may only be available to customers located in the U.S. and are subject to the terms and conditions of Amazon Web Services. Amazon 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. Once an Xvoucher is used as payment, the user is subject to the policies of the delivery provider (rescheduling, cancellation, etc.).


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