AWS Training and Certification Blog

Tips for solutions architects to keep skills sharp

In my years working toward becoming an AWS Solutions Architect, I read blog posts and articles, attended meetups, watched online sessions, and attended training courses to learn new skills and knowledge. I studied for and earned my AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certifications. Today, if you are on […]

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Episode two of AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner is on deck!

Have you had the chance to stream our latest Twitch series, AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner? You can watch this week’s episodes on demand at your convenience or before you join us for next week’s episode. We offer two live, 60-minute shows each week—Mondays at 7:30 a.m. PT and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. PT. As […]

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AWS re/Start program builds US cloud skills and job readiness on east and west coasts

The AWS re/Start program is building new cohorts in five cities across the US: San Jose and San Francisco, CA; Martinsville, VA; New York, NY; and Newark, NJ. AWS re/Start has cohort locations in 18 cities across six countries throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America to help unemployed and underemployed individuals from all backgrounds […]

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Now available: 5 new, free AWS Cloud, machine learning, and security training webinars

Earlier this year, AWS Training and Certification launched a series of free, live virtual training events led by expert AWS instructors. Today, we are adding five new classes to our free webinar series. These introductory courses are for individuals looking to increase their cloud knowledge. Each is designed to provide you with a fundamental understanding […]

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3 Ways to Go from Database Administrator to Database Innovator

As organizations re-evaluate their database strategies, they’re rapidly transitioning from on-premises deployments and embracing the cloud model to gain both efficiency and agility. One-size-fits-all relational databases are quickly giving way to purpose-built databases optimized for specific use cases to help enable higher performance and lower costs. This industry-wide transition is hastened by a new generation of […]

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New Amazon Connect digital courses for developers

Editor’s Note: originally published August 20, 2020. Updated to reflect a new Amazon Connect course, of which we now offer seven for customers and AWS Partners. Amazon Connect is a simple, scalable solution that enables businesses to have a fully operational contact center that can be accessed anywhere. Amazon Connect has evolved from a technology […]

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Coming to Twitch–AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner

It’s hard to carve out time to add to our professional skills and earn credentials. We hear this sentiment from our customers, and, of course, we feel it ourselves. One thing we hear consistently from AWS Certified customers is that setting a specific, time-bound goal—like getting certified by AWS re:Invent—enables you to work backwards, stay […]

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CloudCheckr takes AWS skills development to new level with 80 in 80 certification challenge

By guest contributor, Alana Fitts, director of sales strategy at CloudCheckr AWS Partner, CloudCheckr, recently validated its employees’ cloud expertise by completing an 80 in 80 professional development program to earn AWS Certifications. Hear how CloudCheckr staff across all functions exceeded this goal and learn tips for implementing similar skills development challenges in your organization. […]

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5 tips for a successful online-proctored AWS Certification exam

Our newest option for taking an exam, online proctoring, is a testing environment that allows you to take an exam from any private space, such as your home or office. In this post, I’ll share five tips that can help you be successful and confident taking an AWS Certification exam via online proctoring. To maintain […]

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ICYMI: September highlights from AWS Training and Certification

Below is a summary of AWS Training and Certification news and updates in the month of September. This is a new feature, which we hope gives you an easy way to dive in and explore training, content, stories, and resources. Enterprise skills development 5 steps to accelerate transformation and innovation in your organization Transformation is […]

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