About German Championship

11th March 2024 at TUI Campus in Hanover
What is Skill 53 and IS there is even a Cloud Computing Competition?

General Information

Skill 53 is all about Cloud Computing. The skill involves designing and implementing information technology infrastructure in a public cloud environment which is currently AWS.


The competition will take place at the TUI campus in Hanover, Germany. Each competitor will have a total of 6 hours to compete in various challenges, covering the common daily tasks of modern cloud engineers.

Alright, so what do I HAVE to do?

Competition Structure

The competition itself lasts a total of 6 hours and consists of two different modules with their own time limits.



Solve real-world problems

AWS Jam is an immersive gamified training that helps learners apply their AWS Cloud skills to solve real-world, open-ended problems using AWS services.


You will spend one hour working on various small challenges and tasks to solve as many problems as possible.


AWS GameDay

A fun, gamified, and interactive learning experience.

AWS GameDay is a gamified learning event that challenges participants to use AWS solutions to solve real-world technical problems. Unlike traditional workshops, GameDays are open-ended and non-prescriptive to give participants the freedom to explore and think outside the box.

You will be working five hours on a larger overall task. You’ll get access to the AWS Management Console and a session token for API/CLI use, so you can even use Terraform if you like. The task has a score that is always active. The faster you can get your infrastructure up and running, the more points you’ll get. But keep an eye on your sizing: if your infrastructure is oversized, you’ll lose some points.

So, AWS. Which services Do I need to know ABOUT?

Competition Scope

The competition will involve several AWS services, such as those listed below. But remember, you do not need to know each and every one of these services. You will have full internet access during the challenge, so you can use Google, Stack Overflow, AWS documentation or whatever you like. We want to keep it as realistic and fun as possible. But you still need to have a solid foundation in these services, as you will probably not have the time to research everything during the competition.

  1. Amazon Application Auto Scaling
  2. Amazon CloudFormation
  3. Amazon CloudFront
  4. Amazon CloudWatch
  5. Amazon DynamoDB
  6. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  7. Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR)
  8. Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)
  9. Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
  10. Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)
  11. Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
  1. Amazon Route 53
  2. Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
  3. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  4. AWS CloudShell
  5. AWS CloudTrail
  6. AWS CodeBuild
  7. AWS CodeCommit
  8. AWS CodePipeline
  9. AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  10. AWS Lambda
Sounds good! How can I train for the competition?

Training Material

The overall knowledge level is AWS Solutions Architect Associate. But of course, there may be easier or harder challenges and topics that are outside the scope of the certification. Also, don’t worry that you probably don’t have full Kubernetes experience if there are EKS tasks. Basic knowledge about services, deployments, etc. is enough. Just as an example: If you need to write K8s YAML files, don’t make your life hard and use tools like Kubernetes YAML Generator. Keep in mind: You are allowed to use the Internet, you do not need to know everything, you just need to know where to look at

Who is THE host?


The competition will take place at the TUI Campus, Karl-Wiechert-Allee 23, 30625 Hannover. There will be food, drinks and plenty of coffee for everyone!

Frequently Asked Questions


It's for young talents, right? How old can I be?

The competitor must not be older than 25 years in the year of the competition.

Why number 53 and not 42?

There is not just Cloud Computing as a skill in WorldSkills. The range is from Plumbing and Heating, Landscape Gardening, Web Design to CNC Turning and Mobile Robotics.

What are WorldSkills? There is even WorldSkills Germany?

WorldSkills is an international charity that organises world and national championships for vocational skills and is held every two years in different parts of the world.


WorldSkills Germany is the German member organisation of the parent association WorldSkills International (WSI) and thus represents Germany at WorldSkills

Where and when is the competition?

The national competition will be held in Hanover at the TUI Campus and will take place on 11th March 2024.

What kind of difficulty level can I expect for the upcoming competition?

It's really subjective and depends to person to person. In general it's worth checking the section "Competition Scope" to get an idea regarding the scope and difficulty of the competition.

Can I use the Internet during the competition?


Are there any costs to participate?


What language is the German Championship in?

If there are only people who can speak German, it'll be in German. Otherwise it'll be held in English. The tasks itself are of course in English.

Take your chance

Become part of our national team now

Want to show off your cloud computing skills? Do you want to compete with other young IT talents? Do you want to represent Germany at the next international competition? Then register now for the next German Championship.