AWS Certification is serious about what their certifications represent and signal in the market. They set the tone the moment you visit the AWS training and certification page with the message of “Validate technical skills and cloud expertise to grow your career and business.”1  So, if you’re starting or in the midst of AWS certification exam prep, here’s how you and your team can learn and study smarter, not longer. 

Validated skills means you must prove you have the knowledge and can DO the tasks at hand. Technology companies and certification bodies are incorporating more “doing” and “proving you can” exam item types into performance testing (PBT) to validate your knowledge, skills and abilities. This also reduces the threat of exam dumps, cheating, cramming, etc.

Learn more about validated skills development and scored labs.


Build job-ready skills and prepare for AWS certification exams.

Are you preparing the right way?

When it comes to preparing for an AWS exam, three questions you’ll undoubtedly hear or have asked yourself are: 

  1. “Where can I find practice labs for AWS exam prep?”
  2. “How to get hands-on experience with AWS without experience?”
  3. “How can I test my skills before the exam?”

Luckily, there’s one answer to all three questions:


Skillable’s AWS Skill Challenges and Challenge Labs.

Our custom AWS Challenge Labs build familiarity, competency and confidence that learners can work and perform tasks in AWS environments and help prepare for the domains of knowledge covered in AWS exams. The hands-on, scenario-based, scored lab experiences teach and test learners’ cloud skills in live AWS environments. For example, you are presented and challenged to complete a series of related tasks similar to what you’d perform on the job. You’d then receive scored results with feedback highlighting areas of excellence as well as areas that need more practice.

With 90+ AWS Challenge Labs currently available and more in the works, Skillable Challenges provide hands-on learning experiences that result in evidence-based validated skills which support your path to achieving your AWS certification.

Highlights of Skillable Challenges include:

  • Self-paced, online labs in live AWS lab environments perfect for exam practice
  • Designed to help learners “learn while doing”
  • Learners can enable or disable the use of hints—choosing their desired difficulty
  • Learners may repeat and validate lab performance to ensure comprehension and application of identified skills


Skillable Challenges provides hands-on certification prep for the following AWS exams:

AWS SysOps Administrator – Associate [Exam: SOA-CO2]

Learners have access to more than 50 hours of AWS Challenge Labs to prepare for the SysOps Administrator exam.

Here’s a sample of the 75+ Challenge Lab scenarios:

  •  Can you automate processes by using AWS services?
  • Can you configure a resilient website that uses monitoring and automatic remediation?
  • Can you deploy an end-to-end solution in AWS?
  • Can you implement a multi-layer security model?
Skillable also has Challenge Labs that provide hands-on experience for the specific skills required for three additional AWS exams:

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Get the hands-on labs to validate AWS cloud skills.

  • Study smarter, not longer
  • Better skills development
  • Better exam preparation

Managers: Build your organization’s cloud skills pipeline faster.

Most AWS certifications require significant experience, but if you’re in the one-third of organizations dealing with a shortage of cloud skills,3 finding experienced AWS professionals may be a challenge or too costly. Develop your AWS skills faster pipeline by providing employees opportunities to learn AWS in live, non-production environments, so they're better prepared to move into needed cloud roles faster.