AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

New APN Navigate Tracks Help Partners Build Successful Cloud-Based Businesses

By Jordy Covington, Program Manager at AWS

AWS Navigate-2019Based on high demand from AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners, we developed the APN Navigate program to help companies become more successful in their business differentiation journey on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

APN Navigate is a partner’s path to specialization on AWS, guiding organizations large and small to establish fundamental building blocks that will help them become successful APN Partners.

The APN Navigate Foundations path is where it starts, and partners can grow and become AWS experts through exclusive APN Navigate specialization tracks.

Completing APN Navigate will help partners advance through the APN tiers and prepare for the rigorous validation associated with our APN differentiation programs, such as AWS Competency, AWS Service Delivery, and AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP).

In addition to our existing specialization tracks, which APN Partners are utilizing to build successful AWS-based businesses and deploy innovative solutions on behalf of AWS customers, we are excited to announce a new track for containers on AWS.

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NEW! AWS Containers Track for APN Navigate

The AWS Containers Navigate specialization track provides a prescriptive path for APN Partners to gain in-depth understanding of AWS container services, including Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), AWS Fargate, AWS App Mesh, and Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR).

Through the AWS Containers Navigate, APN Partners will learn containers best practices, how the AWS services work together, how to identify potential workloads, and how to correctly position containers during technical and selling motions with customers.

Dive deep on the AWS containers specialization tracks for business and technical pros:

To access any APN Navigate track, an APN Partner Central account is required.

Getting Started with APN Navigate

Organizations that register with the APN will find the APN Navigate Foundations path is automatically made available to support your business in meeting the requirements to reach the APN Select tier. You will receive email communications on how to get started.

For APN Partners looking to specialize in a solution, industry, workload, or service area on AWS, select the APN Navigate tracks you’d like to pursue. Then, have the necessary number of individuals go through the initial trainings to unlock advanced content and exercises, including our step-by-step APN Partner Goals Checklist.

Completion of your checklist will prepare you for application to the AWS Competency Program, which supports differentiation of your consulting offering or technology product.

See all of the APN Navigate specialization tracks >>

APN Navigate Prepares Partners for Success

Whether establishing your organization within the APN, expanding your AWS-based business into new areas of expertise, or educating your workforce with business and technical enablement, we encourage all APN Partners regardless of tier to participate in APN Navigate.

Hear from APN Select Consulting Partner Taysols on the value and benefits the APN Navigate program provides. Taysols specializes in machine learning, data science, advanced analytics, and data engineering on AWS. They chose the APN Navigate Machine Learning track.

See more APN Navigate success stories:

  • Consegna, an APN Advanced Consulting Partner
  • Olikka, an APN Advanced Consulting Partner

How it Works

APN Navigate is available to partners as a self-service tool. The program consists of five phases, each containing at least one “Apply Your Knowledge” checkpoint that validates an APN Partner’s progression through APN Navigate.

Specialized e-learning helps APN Partners achieve intermediate-level knowledge of the solution, workload, industry, or service area they are specializing in.

Business and technical tracks include ongoing enablement through whitepapers, blog posts, webinars, advanced training, templates, and, in some cases, AWS Solution Architect-led boot camps.

Other APN Navigate Tracks

We have many APN Navigate tracks to help your company build a successful AWS-based business, with even more tracks coming soon!

Join the AWS Partner Network (APN)

The APN is the global partner program for technology and consulting businesses using AWS. We are focused on building long-term sustainable businesses by helping APN Partners build, market, and sell their offerings while growing a successful cloud-based business.

See all the benefits of being an APN Partner >>

Why Team Up with an APN Partner?

More than 90 percent of Fortune 100 companies utilize APN Partner solutions and services to drive their business outcomes. APN Partners are focused on your success, helping customers take full advantage of the business benefits AWS has to offer.

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