AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Category: Culture and Training

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New AWS GameDay Benefits Help Partners Build Cloud Skills and Engage with AWS Experts

We are excited to introduce new AWS GameDay partner benefits for AWS Partners in several of our differentiation programs. AWS GameDay League is made up of teams from global partner companies who compete against each other in hands-on technical challenges to build new cloud skills capabilities and have fun while doing so. AWS GameDay Quests Developer Kit (QDK) gives partners the ability to integrate their products with real-world scenarios to be leveraged as repeatable, lead-generating events with customers.

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How to Strengthen Your Own AWS Practice with Help from an Experienced AWS Partner

With more and more businesses investing in cloud products and solutions, the time to power a sustainable cloud practice is now. For technology solution providers, it can be time-consuming and costly to figure out how to build a cloud business that offers customers the best value and stands out from the rest. Tech Data created a clearly defined path through its Cloud Practice Builder framework meant to streamline this journey for fellow AWS Partners.

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AWS GameDay: A Day with Unicorn Rentals is Time Well Spent for Your Business

Learn why ePlus, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner that moves organizations to the cloud, participated in AWS GameDay—a collaborative learning exercise that tests skills in implementing AWS solutions in a gamified, risk-free environment. AWS GameDay is an investment that will pay itself off in multiples from day one. Your team gets valuable experience with AWS technologies, plus a break from their everyday routines.

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How to Drive Digital Transformation with Comprehensive Cloud Skills Training

Digital transformation is the process of evolving from rigid, legacy platforms to a modern IT environment equipped to rapidly adjust to changing business and customer needs. Ultimately, this is driven by two things: technology and people. Whether you are just getting started with your cloud journey, or looking to operationalize your organization’s cloud education initiatives, AWS Training and Certification can help support AWS Partners along the way.

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Why AWS Certification Consent is Important for Individuals and APN Partners

The amount of time invested in achieving an AWS Certification is no small feat. It’s important for individuals to get recognized for this hard work. Since November 2019, AWS Partners have been able to record the AWS Certifications achieved by employees in their organization, but individuals who work for AWS Partners must provide consent for this information to be shared with their employer. Doing so can provide significant growth opportunities for both the individual and APN Partner organization.

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Go Virtual with AWS Training and Certification for APN Partners

To help support our APN Partners in this unprecedented time, AWS Training and Certification provides an enhanced portfolio of online resources so you can virtually grow your cloud skills and confidence on AWS. Learn about the new resources for APN Partners that have been developed for remote learning. This includes free virtual and on-demand trainings and online webinar series, as well as online AWS Certification exams and readiness workshops.

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APN Partners Can Now Conduct AWS Immersion Day Workshops for Their Customers

AWS Immersion Day workshops are day-long, in-person workshop that AWS Solutions Architects created to help customers learn how to best leverage the AWS platform to unlock business potential and meet key objectives. With APN Immersion Days, we are providing APN Partners with a repeatable model, reusable content, and automated tools that will help APN Partners deliver successful technical workshops for their customers.

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Investing in AWS Training and Certification is Good for Business

Companies all across the world and in virtually every industry need cloud expertise to help them transform their business. This is where the skill, expertise, and knowledge of APN Partners makes a difference for customers. AWS Training and Certification offers free training for APN Partners, as well as AWS Certification resources designed to specifically help partners build crucial skills while achieving and maintaining APN Partner tier status.

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Now You Can Take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam at Your Home or Office 24/7

AWS Training and Certification now offers the chance to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam at your home or office 24/7. The exam can be delivered online and supervised—or proctored—through a webcam. Candidates will need a quiet, private location with a reliable internet connection and only one person to a room at a time. Online proctored exams are currently available in English only. Candidates may choose online proctoring where exams are currently available, except for China, South Korea, and Japan.

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AWS re/Start Creates New Career Paths in Cloud Computing for Non-Traditional Job Candidates

We are excited to announce the launch of AWS re/Start in the U.S. after a two-year pilot in the United Kingdom. AWS re/Start is a full-time, classroom-based skills development and training program designed to prepare individuals to launch new careers in cloud computing. Cohorts of 25 students in Atlanta, Dallas, and Miami are finishing up their course of study and will be ready for employment before the end of August 2019.

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