AWS Accreditations are earned by individuals within APN partner organizations and demonstrate understanding of AWS services and how AWS solutions address customer business requirements. Each course includes a series of e-learning modules and assessments. To achieve Accreditation, you must successfully complete the assessments within an Accreditation course.

The following Accreditation courses are available to APN Partners:

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AWS Business Professional provides participants with a baseline knowledge of AWS products and services. It gives a basic understanding of AWS, the key services that comprise AWS, and core business value propositions. These online training modules help build the foundation to effectively leverage AWS solutions to customers. Upon successful completion of all assessments in this course, you will earn Accreditation as an AWS Business Professional.

This course teaches you how to:

  • Articulate the characteristics and architecture of the AWS cloud computing platform
  • Describe the AWS products and services and their key benefits
  • Explain the advantages and business benefits of cloud computing as they relate to AWS Partner Network (APN) partners and their customers
  • Describe common AWS solutions and use cases based on common customer scenarios
  • Explain AWS pricing mechanisms and demonstrate how to estimate monthly usage charges
  • Identify the support, value, and marketing resources that are available to APN partners

This course is intended for:

  • Individuals responsible for articulating the business benefits of AWS services and how AWS solutions can help solve common business problems.

This course is delivered through:

  • Web-Based Training (WBT)

WBT: 3.0 hours

This course covers the following concepts:

  • Module 1: AWS Value Proposition
  • Module 2: AWS Products and Services
  • Module 3: AWS Total Cost of Ownership and Pricing
  • Module 4: AWS Solutions Part One
  • Module 5: AWS Solutions Part Two

AWS Technical Professional provides APN Partners with fundamental, technical knowledge of AWS cloud computing, global infrastructure, services, common solutions, migration, security, and compliance. It is intended to empower learners to make informed decisions about IT solutions based on customer business requirements. Upon successful completion of all assessments in this course, you will earn Accreditation as an AWS Technical Professional.

This course teaches you how to:

  • Describe AWS services and global infrastructure.
  • Identify core AWS services and relate them to common architectures and solutions.
  • Use pricing tools to estimate AWS costs and make the most efficient and cost-effective choices for AWS services.
  • Recognize common concerns about data security in the cloud and articulate the shared responsibility model.

This course is intended for:

  • Technical partners interested in gaining technical knowledge about AWS products, services, and common solutions

This course is delivered through:

  • Web-Based Training (WBT)

WBT: 4.0 hours

This course covers the following concepts:

  • Module 1: Overview of Amazon Web Services
  • Module 2: AWS Core Services
  • Module 3: AWS Architecture and Solutions (Part 1)
  • Module 4: AWS Architecture and Solutions (Part 2)
  • Module 5: Security and Compliance

AWS TCO and Cloud Economics provides fundamental knowledge of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) concept and the economics of data centers as it relates to AWS. It is intended to enable learners to use the AWS TCO Calculator to understand the value of AWS and to explain the benefits of AWS IT solutions based on TCO. Upon successful completion of all assessments in this course, you will earn the AWS TCO and Cloud Economics Accreditation.

This course is designed to educate you about:

  • Understanding key elements of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) concept
  • Identifying components included in a TCO study
  • Delivering a conceptual representation of TCO for on-premises vs. co-location vs. AWS
  • Conducting a value-oriented presentation about TCO
  • Positioning costs associated with acquiring and operating a complete data center
  • Defining components of the Advanced AWS TCO Calculator
  • Explaining a customized TCO Calculator report
  • Presenting the results of the TCO Calculator and highlighting the value behind the numbers
  • Engaging in a conversations about considerations regarding TCO

This course is intended for:

  • Individuals interested in gaining knowledge of total cost of ownership and the economics around data centers as it relates to cloud computing

It is recommended that you obtain your AWS Business Professional Accreditation prior to taking this course.

This course is available through the following delivery method:

  • Web-Based E-Learning

This course includes the following hands-on activity:

  • TCO Calculator Simulation

8 Self-Paced E-learning Modules (estimated 3 hours total)

This course will cover the following concepts:

  • Module 1: What is TCO?
  • Module 2: Target Customers
  • Module 3: Discussing AWS Economics
  • Module 4: Data Center Economics
  • Module 5: Delivering the TCO Message
  • Module 6: TCO Modeling (with Simulations)
  • Module 7: Presenting the Results of TCO to the Customer
  • Module 8: Addressing Common Issues and Objections

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:

  1. Sign in to APN Portal
  2. Click Training from the top navigation
  3. Click Enter the 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.

Please contact the APN Team if your firm needs assistance logging into the APN Portal.