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Partners Can Take the New AWS Service Catalog Accreditation

We are excited to announce that AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners can take the new AWS Service Catalog Accreditation. You can take the accreditation in-person at AWS Global Summits in San Francisco, Sydney, London, Berlin, New York, and Chicago. Online accreditation will be available soon, and we will update this post when it’s available to you. The AWS Service Catalog Accreditation is the first in the AWS Management Tools series.

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Migrating a Mainframe to AWS in 5 Steps with Astadia

When carefully planned, managed, and executed, the rewards of moving Mainframe workloads to AWS are numerous. Besides the cost savings of the pay-as-you-go model, once your Mainframe application set has been fully deployed on AWS, you will have the freedom to integrate proven business logic with modern technologies for data analytics or mobile enablement. With that in mind, migrating Mainframe applications to the cloud seems more like a necessity than a luxury.

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AWS Solution Space Expands with Solutions for Amazon Connect

With seven new integrations launched on AWS Solution Space, you can optimize your customer experience and contact center efficiency with pre-integrated solutions and pre-defined consulting services from APN Partners with validated capabilities in this area. The contact center solutions we just launched include integrations in sales and service, workforce optimization, speech analysis, fraud detection, and messaging. In addition, customers can find consulting offers from validated Amazon Connect partners.

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Say Hello to 10 New and 9 Renewed AWS Competency Partners Added in February

The AWS Competency Program admitted 10 new and 9 renewed APN Partners in February—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. The AWS Competency Program provides customers with highlighted APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency through an AWS Technical Validation and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. Please join us in welcoming our newest AWS Competency Partners.

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Register for the New AWS Certified Developer – Associate Beta Exam

The AWS Training and Certification team is hosting a beta for an updated version of our AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam. This beta reflects current AWS features, services, and best practices. You may take the beta exam through March 16. Space is limited and registration will close when capacity is reached. We are offering the beta exam for $75 USD—a 50 percent discount off the cost of the standard Developer exam.

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See What’s New for Partners in APN Marketing Central

APN Marketing Central is a benefit for all Select tier and above members of our global AWS Partner Network (APN). It is available at no cost via APN Partner Central. Whether you are looking to supplement existing marketing efforts or launch a full-blown campaign, APN Marketing Central can help you generate demand for your solutions on AWS. Our resources can also help you find an agency with experience messaging AWS.

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Now in General Availability: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam

We have updated our AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam to include new services and architectural best practices, including the pillars of the Well-Architected Framework. The new exam validates knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies. We recommend candidates have at least one year of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, scalable, and distributed systems on AWS before taking the exam.

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Say Hello to 12 New AWS Competency Partners Added in January

The AWS Competency Program admitted 12 new APN Partners in January—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. The AWS Competency Program provides customers with highlighted APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency through an AWS Technical Validation and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. Please join us in welcoming our newest AWS Competency Partners.

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Deploying a Data Lake in Minutes with Cloudwick’s Data Lake Foundation on AWS

To gain the insights needed to fuel business growth, organizations need to collect more data and do more with it. That’s where a data lake can help—it’s a repository that holds a large amount of raw data in its native (structured or unstructured) format until that data is needed, enabling you to accommodate virtually any use case. Check out Cloudwick’s Data Lake Foundation on AWS Quick Start, and then drill down a bit deeper into the workings and value of the data catalog.

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New AWS Solution Space Launches with 10 Customer-Ready Solutions

AWS Solution Space allows AWS Competency Partners to showcase customer-ready solutions based on architectures validated by AWS. These are quick, cost effective, repeatable solutions meant to create new business leading to production workloads. Customers can also request AWS support for launching each solution. At launch, we are featuring 10 customer-ready solutions: 5 for Big Data, 3 for Machine Learning, one for Security, and one for End User Computing.

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