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

In April 2023, we released 15 digital training products on AWS Skill Builder, including AWS Jam Journey: Security re:Invent and a new AWS Builder Lab for AWS Skill Builder subscribers, and three learning plans (with digital badges) for cloud essentials, Media and Entertainment, and Amazon Connect. We are updating the AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam, and learners who complete all 12 assignments in AWS Cloud Quest: Cloud Practitioner can earn a 25% off exam voucher for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.

Addressing the diversity gap in engineering leadership

Advancing Women in Tech (AWIT) is a non-profit organization that aims at addressing this gap by providing upskilling avenues and increasing the availability of women tech leaders as mentors. AWIT recently launched a collection of courses on Real-World Engineering Management, sponsored by AWS and available exclusively on Coursera.

Stanbic IBTC trains and certifies youth in Nigeria on Amazon Web Services

In Nigeria, 30–45% of all jobs will require digital skills by 2030, and 28 million workers will need technical training across sectors. Learn how Stanbic IBTC, a leading commercial bank with operations in Africa, is helping to create the next generation of cloud experts in Nigeria through its annual skilling initiative—the Digital Skills Empowerment Program (DiSEP).

How one Ukrainian found a new career path with ITSkills4U

When the war broke out in the Ukraine in February 2022, Julia was offered an opportunity to relocate to Poland with her current employer. Once there, she found a job listing for a customer service coordinator with AWS’ ITSkills4U program. She applied and got the job. Learn how ITSkills4U has transformed Julia’s life, in both the work she is doing and how she chose to take advantage of the free cloud skills trainings the program offers Ukrainians.

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

In March 2023, AWS Training and Certification released 27 digital products including 14 AWS Builder Labs, an AWS Jam Journey (analytics), two courses for AWS Partners, three courses for c-suite leaders, and a classroom course on AWS security best practices. Exam labs have been temporarily removed from the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam. To help organizations scale skill-building with their teams, AWS Skill Builder Team subscription is now available in 50 countries.

Deloitte advances women in cloud tech using AWS Training and Certification

Deloitte recognizes that one of its greatest strengths is the unique perspectives and voices of its people—with diversity, equity, and inclusion part of its core values. Deloitte has also long recognized the gender gap in the technology space and has been working to close that gap through training programs. Learn how Deloitte’s CloudUp for Women (CU4W) program has helped women from diverse professional backgrounds gain in-demand cloud skills and address the gender gap in tech.

Diana Todea: Lifelong learner with a philosophy of flexibility

Throughout Women’s History Month, we’ve been celebrating stories of women in the cloud. Diana Todea is a Site Reliability Engineer for Cloud Observability at Elastic. We’ll share how Diana used AWS Certifications to move her career forward quickly to become competitive in the cloud and grow in her overall understanding of technology and her role within it.

Singapore Management University collaborates with Amazon Web Services and Accenture to develop next-generation cloud talent

Academia plays an important role in helping to prepare students with in-demand skills to be successful in the industry post-graduation. Through industry-academia collaboration, universities like Singapore Management University (SMU) are leveraging the expertise and resources of AWS – and collaborations with organizations like Accenture, to help students stay relevant to industry needs. By combining academic rigor with practical, hands-on experience, students can develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to succeed in their careers.

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.