AWS Training and Certification Blog

Thomson Reuters: Building female tech talent in India

Cloud transformations offer companies a chance to change far more than just their approach to technology. Every new skill learned is a chance to address imbalances throughout a company, bringing in new voices with different approaches to problems. Learn how Thomson Reuters used their cloud transformation to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion within the company’s technical roles.

IT Skills 4U: Building skills to persevere

In this blog, we share two stories of resilient Ukrainians who have taken advantage of the IT Skills 4U program to build cloud skills and industry credentials to improve their circumstances in the face of the conflict in Ukraine. IT Skills 4U is a free training program for Ukrainians willing to learn AWS skills, transition into cloud roles, or advance their IT career. Developed by AWS, the program curriculum includes a combination of self-paced learning (AWS Educate in Ukrainian, AWS Skill Builder), AWS instructor-led training, AWS Certification, English and Polish language classes, and career support services.

SkillStorm helps veterans get tech jobs with AWS Training and Certification

Learn how SkillStorm is training transitioning service members to become skilled cloud engineers through a 16-week Tech Training Accelerator program. SkillStorm has a strong record of success, working directly with hiring partners who source talent from its programs, so graduates are quickly placed in careers.

Celebrating women who’ve launched cloud careers with AWS

March 8th marks the annual International Women’s Day, the aim of which is to “help forge a gender equal world.” One way to do this is by celebrating women’s achievements to increase visibility. And that’s why we’re highlighting some amazing women that have successfully launched cloud careers following completion of free workforce readiness and cloud-skills training from AWS.

Accelerate your cloud transformation with a tailored workforce upskilling strategy

If your organization is investing in cloud, providing employees with the necessary knowledge and skills can drive increased efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness. By conducting an LNA and developing a targeted training plan, you can ensure your investments are driving maximum value for your business.

Study by Gallup and AWS shows digital skills drive economic growth across APAC

As information technology continues to transform our lives and work at an individual, organizational, and macroeconomic level, Gallup, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), has conducted the largest global survey of its type to shed light on the tremendous economic, innovation, and career benefits of investing in advanced digital skills. Learn more about impact of digital skills on individuals, organizations, and the global economy.

New courses and updates from AWS Training and Certification in February 2023

In February 2023, AWS Training and Certification released 16 new self-paced courses for learners on AWS Skill Builder, including AWS Jam Journey: DevOps, three new AWS Builder Labs, and four new training courses for AWS Partners. For leaders at customer and partner organizations, AWS Skill Builder Team subscription is available in four new countries and features new Administrator reporting.

Systems Operations on AWS renamed to Cloud Operations on AWS

The classroom course, Systems Operations on AWS, has been renamed to Cloud Operations on AWS to better align with the evolution of the technology landscape, providing a more accurate representation of managing operations on the cloud. If you’ve signed up for this class prior to the name change, the links to join will automatically route – no action required.

5 tips for AWS Certification exams from AWS Solutions Architects

Are you in the process of studying for your first AWS Certification—or additional AWS Certification(s)? We’re both solutions architects at AWS, and between us, we hold 10 active AWS Certifications. This blog breaks down five tips AWS Solutions Architects swear by to prepare for and pass AWS Certification exams—and you can borrow these techniques!

BMO Financial Group: Building a cloud talent pool in Indigenous communities

Learn how BMO Financial Group utilized AWS Skills Guild to train its employees, and then partnered with PLATO to provide cloud workforce development training focused on building a fresh pipeline of talent within Canada’s Indigenous communities with the AWS re/Start program.