Oh no! So sorry you're having lab validation issues. We know how frustrating that is. The good news is that it's usually easy to fix. Try the following troubleshooting steps.
Step 1: Check the console region
One common problem we see with AWS labs, especially among more experienced users of the hands-on labs, is failing to set the Console Region correctly. (For Azure and GCP labs, you set the region when creating the resources. See Step 3: Check your data entry below.)
Step 1 of every AWS lab includes information about credentials and logging in, which people tend to overlook once they've completed a few labs.
Even though it is easy to overlook, if you do not set the region according to the instructions, the lab validation will fail every time, even if everything else is perfect.
Step 2: Check the status page
Check the Cloud Academy Status page to see if there is an issue with the system. If there is, you can click Subscribe to Updates and receive a notification when the issue is resolved.
Step 3: Check your data entry
If those steps don't work, the problem could be a mismatch in the data entry. For your hands-on lab to pass the step validation, you must follow the instructions precisely. All names, labels, and other data you enter is case-sensitive and must match the lab instructions exactly.
While AWS uses the console region you configure at the beginning of the lab, Azure and GCP labs require you to set the correct location and region when you create them. Make sure that you are setting these values correctly.
If you're still having problems with the hands-on labs, see How can I get help if I have a problem with the labs? for information on using the Support button on the hands-on lab.