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AWS CloudUp

Become an AWS Certified Professional

What is CloudUp?

DDLS is proud to partner with AWS to bring you CloudUp - a flexible, community-based learning program designed to provide Amazon Web Services Cloud Foundations training on your terms.

Join a supportive and fun community that will:

  • set you up for success on your cloud learning journey

  • help you achieve your AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification

  • expand your career network as an AWS Professional

Get started by creating your DDLS Plus account, clicking on the link in the email confirmation and completing your payment.

This bootcamp-style program can be completed over an 8-week period and is designed to ensure minimal disruption to your working week. The upcoming program will kick off on 5th July 2022. View the program schedule here as a PDF.

Priced at $154 (including GST) with exam voucher for participants based in Australia and New Zealand. It includes weekly online self-paced AWS tutorials and modules as well as online Q&A sessions with DDLS trainers.

How to register

Step 1: Create your DDLS Plus account by entering your details here.

Step 2: Go to the web address provided in your DDLS Plus account confirmation email.

Step 3: From the web address, select the payment method and complete your payment.

Register now

Who should join CloudUp?

CloudUp was created for people who:

  • aim to achieve an AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification

  • don’t have the ability to study full-time due to work commitments

  • want a flexible way of learning

  • prefer studying as part of a motivating and supportive community

There is no pre-requisite knowledge required to join - the Cloud Practitioner course is great for those new to tech or new to the AWS Cloud.

Exam and Certification

To round out your knowledge there are optional exam prep sessions you can attend. To keep connected during the program, there is a Discussion Forum on our learning platform for Q&As.

At the end of the 8 weeks, you will book to take your AWS Cloud Practitioner exam and participate in a graduation event.

The exam voucher is only included for participants based in Australia and New Zealand.

Time commitment required
All CloudUp events are optional, but to ensure you have the depth of knowledge required to pass the exam, you should set aside approximately 1-2 hours per week. This commitment would include self-paced online modules and online Q&A sessions.

What you'll learn

In this course, you'll learn the AWS foundational concepts of cloud computing and how they can unlock business value. It explores how businesses can use cloud technology to innovate and build new solutions for their customers and business processes.

This course shows you the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. You will learn how to optimise the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how they fit into cloud-based solutions.

During the course, you can expect to:

  • Explore best practices and design patterns to help you architect optimal IT solutions on AWS

  • Build and explore a variety of infrastructures through guided, hands-on activities

  • Learn to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions

Abilities validated by the certification:

  • Effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies

  • Define a solution using architectural design principles based on customer requirements

  • Provide implementation guidance based on best practices to your organisation throughout the life cycle of the project

Course objectives:

  • Understand what Cloud Computing is

  • Understand the cloud business model

  • Understand the key characteristics of cloud technology

  • Understand security practices within the Cloud

  • Recognise the key benefits of the cloud for business through the Cloud Value Framework

  • Understand the levers that can be used to achieve business outcomes for each area of cloud value


DDLS is an official AWS Training Partner for the Australian and Philippines region. Through our Authorised AWS Instructors, we can provide you with a learning path that’s relevant to you and your organisation, so you can get more out of the cloud. We offer virtual and face-to-face classroom-based training to help you build your cloud skills and enable you to achieve industry-recognised AWS Certification.