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AWS Training and Certification Update – Exams at re:Invent, More Options

The AWS Training and Certification program has been expanding in breadth and in depth. We are adding more training and more certifications, all with the goal of helping you to learn more about how to design, build, and run applications on AWS.

New AWS Certification Beta Exams
If you will be attending AWS re:Invent next month, you have a unique opportunity to take part in the development of the AWS Training and Certification curriculum.

We recently released a pair of new AWS Certification beta exams:

These beta exams, along with an exam for the existing AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level, will be available at AWS re:Invent 2013, and are open to all interested attendees.

We use beta exams to evaluate questions that may be used in the final AWS Certification exams. We typically releases the final exam approximately eight to ten weeks after closing the beta exam period, and you will receive your exam score via email after the release of the final public exam. If you passed the exam, you will earn AWS Certification credentials which you can then use to demonstrate your expertise with AWS.

To help you to prepare for the new exams, we are also offering two new AWS Training courses:

  • Developing on AWS helps teach you to design and build secure, reliable and scalable AWS-based applications. The course covers fundamental concepts and baseline programming for developing applications on AWS. Read the exam guide to learn more about the knowledge and skills that will be validated by this exam.
  • Systems Operations on AWS is designed to help you operate highly available and scalable infrastructure on the AWS platform. In this course, we demonstrate how to effectively manage and support AWS resources. We cover concepts such as provisioning infrastructure, deploying applications, tracking costs, monitoring utilization, and creating backups. Read the exam guide to learn more about the knowledge and skills that will be validated by this exam.

These classes are available through AWS and our APN Training Partners.

If youre ready, you can take any, or all, of these exams at AWS re:Invent, and you can schedule an exam appointment through our testing partner Kryterion.

More Training Options
With AWS users in over 190 countries, we have been working to make a variety of training modes, methods, and options available. Here are some of the newest options:

Self-Paced LabsSelf-paced labs allow you to try AWS products and gain experience in a practice environment.  We currently have 15 labs to help you learn AWS Basics like creating an EC2 Instance, or working with more advanced AWS services such as CloudFormation or DynamoDB.  Get started at run.qwiklab.com.  Tokens are $29.99 each and discounts are available when purchased in token packages.

Instructor-Led ClassesAWS Training enables new customers get started with AWS and more experienced users to deepen their skills implementing AWS.  We now offer six role-based courses to enable customers to skill up and jumpstart deployments on AWS.  Two new courses for Developing on AWS and Systems Operations on AWS help individuals prepare for AWS Certification exams.

Private Onsite Training for Groups – Organizations that want to train a group can arrange for a dedicated onsite class.  Discounted pricing available based on the number of students. Contact us to arrange dedicated onsite training.

APN Training Partners Host AWS Training in New Areas – Our new APN Training Partner Program extends delivery of AWS Training into new markets across the globe, including Latin America, Europe, and Japan.  APN Training Partners offer public and onsite classes.

APN Partner TrainingAPN Partners have access to specialized training to help enable Business and Technical Professionals to effectively leverage AWS solutions to customers.  Partner Training, including free AWS Accreditations and e-learning courses, is available via the APN Portal.

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