As an APN Partner, you have access to a variety of Partner Training resources in the APN Portal.

Online APN Partner Accreditation courses provided at no cost help you effectively articulate AWS solutions and leverage AWS best practices with your customers. AWS provides partner discounts on hands-on instructor-led classes and self-paced labs that help you deepen technical your skills for working with AWS products and solutions. You can also earn AWS Certifications to gain credibility with your customers for your expertise with AWS.

Learn more about these training resources, benefits, and how to get started below.

AWS Business Professional and AWS Technical Professional Accreditations are earned by individuals within APN partner organizations and demonstrate understanding of AWS services and how AWS solutions address customer business requirements. To achieve Accreditation, you must complete the series of e-learning modules and quizzes within an Accreditation course. The following Accreditation courses are available to APN Partners:

  • AWS Business Professional: Intended for individuals responsible for articulating the business benefits of AWS related solutions, this course is designed to give you an overview of key AWS services, overall business value proposition, and best practices for implementing AWS in the field with customers.
  • AWS Technical Professional: Designed for individuals responsible for making informed decisions about IT solutions based on customer business requirements, this course is the technical counterpart to AWS Business Professional and helps deepen your technical knowledge of AWS products, services, and common solutions for your customers.

APN Partner Accreditations make it easy for APN Consulting Partners to meet APN Technical and Business Training requirements. Individuals who achieve AWS Business Professional Accreditation will count toward APN’s Business Training minimums. Likewise, individuals who achieve AWS Technical Professional Accreditation will count toward APN’s Technical Training minimums.

APN Partner Accreditations are available at no cost and can be accessed anytime through the *APN Portal. Follow the steps below to access APN Partner Accreditations:

  • Step #1: Log in to the APN Portal
  • Step #2: Select "Training" from the top navigation
  • Step #3: Click “AWS Training Portal”

* All APN Partners have access to the APN Portal. If your firm is already an APN Partner but you do not have an APN Portal login, please self-register here. Contact the APN Team if you need assistance.

With the accelerating adoption of cloud computing and the AWS Cloud around the world, organizations are increasingly seeking ways to identify individuals with demonstrated knowledge of AWS best practices. AWS Certifications recognize IT professionals that possess the skills and technical knowledge necessary for designing, deploying and managing applications on the AWS platform. Earning certification helps you gain visibility and credibility for your proven experience working with AWS, as well as contributes to your organization’s proficiency with AWS-based applications.

The AWS Certification program is built around the three primary roles for engineering teams delivering cloud-based solutions: Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator. These role-based certification credentials can be earned on advancing proficiency levels: Associate, Professional, and Master. AWS currently offers three Associate Level certifications (outlined below), with additional certifications being developed.

Click here to learn more about AWS Certifications and find resources to help you prepare for an exam.

AWS Certification exams are administered at Kryterion Testing Centers in over 750 locations across the globe. Click here to register for an exam appointment.

AWS Training is designed to help individuals delivering cloud-based solutions gain proficiency with AWS services and solutions. We offer APN Partners e-learning, self-paced labs, and discounted instructor-led classes.

E-Learning modules are available to deepen your knowledge on AWS to support your customer IT requirements. Partners can access the below e-learning courses at no cost in the APN Portal:

  • AWS Value Messaging: This module introduces the AWS value proposition and provides guidance for positioning the business value of AWS. Content provides an overview of AWS security, as well as examples of customer success stories and common customer scenarios.
  • Enterprise Applications on AWS (Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP): These modules introduce the deployment of Enterprise Applications on AWS (Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP). Content gives an overview of enterprise solutions on AWS, as well as includes use cases and best practices for implementation.

Self-paced labs are designed to help you test products, acquire new skills, and gain practical experience working with AWS technologies. AWS Self-Paced Labs provide an opportunity to use the AWS console in a variety of pre-designed scenarios and common use cases, giving you hands-on practice in a live AWS environment to help you gain confidence working with AWS.

You have flexibility to choose from topics and products about which you want to learn AWS basics, including: creating Amazon EC2 Instances and Auto Scaling for Linux, as well as labs designed to enhance your level of experience with implementing solutions with AWS services, like: Launching and Managing a Web Application with CloudFormation and Ad Analytics with Hive and Amazon EMR.

To get started, go to run.qwiklabs.com

AWS Instructor-Led Training is designed to help individuals delivering cloud-based solutions gain proficiency with AWS services and solutions. Role-based learning courses are designed around the three primary roles that comprise engineering teams delivering cloud-based solutions: Solutions Architects, SysOps Administrators, and Developers.

APN Partners** receive discounts on public instructor-led classes delivered by AWS. Attendee benefits include:

  • Learn about AWS services and solutions through immersive exercises and hands-on activities.
  • Work directly with AWS knowledge experts to gain familiarity with AWS capabilities and get your questions answered.
  • Gain confidence to make informed decisions about IT solutions.

APN Partners receive discounts on AWS Instructor-Led Training by registering through the APN Portal*. Follow the instructions below to sign up for an Instructor-Led Training course near you:

  • Step #1: Log in to the APN Portal
  • Step #2: Select "Training" from the top navigation 
  • Step #3: Click “AWS Training Portal”

* All APN Partners have access to the APN Portal. If your firm is already an APN Partner but you do not have an APN Portal login, please self-register here. Contact the APN Team if you need assistance.

** If you are not an APN Partner and would like to receive a discount on AWS-hosted instructor-led training, you must meet the performance requirements for Revenue and Customer References for Standard Consulting Partners. If you believe that you are eligible and wish to apply, submit an email to non-partner-inquiry@amazon.com, including your proof of your qualifications.