In this short series, I outline the notes that I took while preparing for the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam.

These are my personal notes that I have made while working through the A Cloud Guru exam practitioner course. They are in no way official notes from AWS.

I would advise you that if you do use my notes to help you revise for this exam, that you use them as a supplement to the most recent information in the White PapersExam Guide and go over your knowledge with practice exam papers.

Previous notes within this blog series:

AWS Calculators

AWS provides two calculators to calculate your estimated costs using two feature set calculators:

  • AWS Simple Monthly Calculator
    • Hosted on S3 (static website – e.g.
    • You can configure a number of options to calculate your estimated total monthly cost of resources hosted on AWS
    • Not a comparison tool
  • AWS Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator
    • On-prem or in co-locations
    • Used to compare the cost for on-prem infrastructure versus hosted on AWS
    • Provides reports for export to present to C-level execs to make a business case to move to the cloud

These come up a lot in the exam so go into the AWS console and play with these