AWS Training and Certification Blog

New courses and updates from AWS Training and Certification in March 2023

In March 2023, AWS Training and Certification released 27 digital products including 14 AWS Builder Labs, an AWS Jam Journey (analytics), two courses for AWS Partners, three courses for c-suite leaders, and a classroom course on AWS security best practices. Exam labs have been temporarily removed from the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam. To help organizations scale skill-building with their teams, AWS Skill Builder Team subscription is now available in 50 countries.

Deloitte advances women in cloud tech using AWS Training and Certification

Deloitte recognizes that one of its greatest strengths is the unique perspectives and voices of its people—with diversity, equity, and inclusion part of its core values. Deloitte has also long recognized the gender gap in the technology space and has been working to close that gap through training programs. Learn how Deloitte’s CloudUp for Women (CU4W) program has helped women from diverse professional backgrounds gain in-demand cloud skills and address the gender gap in tech.

UnionBank of the Philippines: 5 insights to train your team

Accenture reports that a digital skills shortage is the top barrier to achieving cloud value–ranked as the number one barrier. Forward-thinking enterprises, like UnionBank of the Philippines, are maximizing their cloud investments by upskilling their workforces, becoming prime destinations for top cloud talent. Learn more from Michelle Rubio, the bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, about how UnionBank built a Cloud Center of Excellence based on the AWS Skills Guild framework.

Diana Todea: Lifelong learner with a philosophy of flexibility

Throughout Women’s History Month, we’ve been celebrating stories of women in the cloud. Diana Todea is a Site Reliability Engineer for Cloud Observability at Elastic. We’ll share how Diana used AWS Certifications to move her career forward quickly to become competitive in the cloud and grow in her overall understanding of technology and her role within it.

Singapore Management University collaborates with Amazon Web Services and Accenture to develop next-generation cloud talent

Academia plays an important role in helping to prepare students with in-demand skills to be successful in the industry post-graduation. Through industry-academia collaboration, universities like Singapore Management University (SMU) are leveraging the expertise and resources of AWS – and collaborations with organizations like Accenture, to help students stay relevant to industry needs. By combining academic rigor with practical, hands-on experience, students can develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to succeed in their careers.

Thomson Reuters: Building female tech talent in India

Cloud transformations offer companies a chance to change far more than just their approach to technology. Every new skill learned is a chance to address imbalances throughout a company, bringing in new voices with different approaches to problems. Learn how Thomson Reuters used their cloud transformation to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion within the company’s technical roles.

IT Skills 4U: Building skills to persevere

In this blog, we share two stories of resilient Ukrainians who have taken advantage of the IT Skills 4U program to build cloud skills and industry credentials to improve their circumstances in the face of the conflict in Ukraine. IT Skills 4U is a free training program for Ukrainians willing to learn AWS skills, transition into cloud roles, or advance their IT career. Developed by AWS, the program curriculum includes a combination of self-paced learning (AWS Educate in Ukrainian, AWS Skill Builder), AWS instructor-led training, AWS Certification, English and Polish language classes, and career support services.

SkillStorm helps veterans get tech jobs with AWS Training and Certification

Learn how SkillStorm is training transitioning service members to become skilled cloud engineers through a 16-week Tech Training Accelerator program. SkillStorm has a strong record of success, working directly with hiring partners who source talent from its programs, so graduates are quickly placed in careers.

Celebrating women who’ve launched cloud careers with AWS

March 8th marks the annual International Women’s Day, the aim of which is to “help forge a gender equal world.” One way to do this is by celebrating women’s achievements to increase visibility. And that’s why we’re highlighting some amazing women that have successfully launched cloud careers following completion of free workforce readiness and cloud-skills training from AWS.

Accelerate your cloud transformation with a tailored workforce upskilling strategy

If your organization is investing in cloud, providing employees with the necessary knowledge and skills can drive increased efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness. By conducting an LNA and developing a targeted training plan, you can ensure your investments are driving maximum value for your business.