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Now Available: Updated AWS Business and Technical Accreditation Courses

One of the keys to building a successful business on AWS is ensuring you’re properly trained on all the platform has to offer. AWS continues to innovate at a rapid pace, and it’s crucial we provide you with up-to-date training resources as you build your business on AWS. To that end, today we released substantially updated English-language versions of our web-based accreditation training courses for APN Partners.

The AWS Business and Technical Professional accreditation courses are designed to help you stay current on AWS, articulate the benefits of AWS services to customers, and help make informed decisions about IT solutions. Both courses are available to you at no cost via the APN Portal and count toward APN tier requirements that help you advance. Here’s a quick rundown of each course:

AWS Business Professional (Released September 2015)

What you’ll learn: Foundational knowledge on key AWS services and core business value propositions including AWS Marketplace solutions.

Who it’s for: Business roles responsible for articulating the benefits of AWS services and how AWS and partner solutions help solve common business problems.

AWS Technical Professional (Released September 2015)

What you’ll learn: Key foundational technical concepts around AWS, including global infrastructure, services, common solutions, migration, security, and compliance.

Who it’s for: Technical roles responsible for helping customers make informed decisions about IT solutions.

What’s changed? The 2015 English versions add coverage of key new AWS services and features; are more concise and better align AWS solutions with APN competencies; and feature improved interactivity with new video demos and exercises.

If you’re still working on the 2014 English version of either course, you have two options. You can enroll in the improved 2015 version to achieve your accreditation. Or, you can finish the version you’ve already started, as long as you complete all your assessments by December 31. After this date, the 2014 English versions will no longer be available.

Looking for more training? Besides the updated accreditation courses, make sure to check out our new APN Partner Learning Plan, a week-by-week guide and checklist to the best accreditations, courses, and certifications to take in your first 90 days with AWS.


To learn more, visit Partner Training & Certification.