AWS Training and Certification Blog

Category: AWS Training and Certification

Life (science) in the cloud: Researchers dealing with petabytes of data become cloud experts

When Chris Dagdigian graduated with a degree in Biotechnology in 1995, the industry was poised to explode with innovation and possibility. There was only one problem, the explosion was being recorded using pen and paper. “Until that point scientists were documenting everything in notebooks,” he recalls. “As the research started to blossom, data volumes were starting to exceed what could reasonably be tracked in a handwritten lab book.”

IT skills training, certifications benefit both organizations and employees 

In this blog, we’ll recap the key findings from the 2022 Skillsoft IT Skills and Salary report, in particular the impacts of the IT skills gap, the benefits of training and certification to employees and organizations, and data showcasing which training modalities have the greatest impact.

Building a resilient career through AWS re/Start

Hear from Luis Correia about his experience reinventing his skill set with AWS re/Start, a workforce development training program. After several years in academia and non-technical roles, his resilience, persistence, and willingness to learn, led him on an unexpected and ultimately fruitful journey to the cloud.

New courses and updates from AWS Training and Certification in December 2022

AWS Training and Certification courses and offerings in December 2022 include AWS Industry Quest: Financial Services, a fourth learning path for AWS Jam Journey, a sixth role for AWS Cloud Quest, and 13 AWS Builder Labs. There are seven, free, fundamental-level digital courses; two classroom courses about planning and managing databases on AWS and Amazon SageMaker Studio; two AWS Partner courses about security essentials and AWS GovCloud (US); and an AWS Certification update about the availability of online Mandarin-speaking proctors in Mainland China.

Learn to build, train, and iterate machine learning models faster with new AWS course

For experienced data scientists working with disparate data science tools, Amazon SageMaker Studio provides an integrated set of ML tools in a single interface. Our new three-day, advanced-level, virtual classroom course, Amazon SageMaker Studio for Data Scientists, will help you develop the skills to increase productivity at every stage of the ML lifecycle using SageMaker Studio.

New professional certificate pathway on Coursera: build cloud solutions architect expertise

Are you trying to figure out how to build the skills to become a cloud architect or solutions architect? The AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Professional Certificate on Coursera is a new Professional Certificate to help you get job-ready in less than a year through a combination of hands-on demos, quizzes, assessments, exercises, video walk-throughs, and graded projects. It will also help you prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam.

Upskilling Asia Pacific to stay competitive in the digital economy

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is focused on helping close the skills gap, and today we are excited to announce that we have trained over 5 million people across APAC with cloud skills since 2017. While we’re proud to reach this important milestone, our work doesn’t stop here. We are deeply committed to our training mission and we know reskilling and upskilling will make workers more efficient, organizations more productive, and economies more robust in the coming year.

Dive into interactive learning built for your industry with AWS Industry Quest

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of AWS Industry Quest, a new interactive, game-based learning experience to help individuals and organizations develop the skills they need to build solutions for common use cases in their industry. Starting today, professionals and teams can play AWS Industry Quest: Financial Services to learn and build solutions for fraud prevention, data lakes for financial services, serverless deposit accounts, and more—with more industries to come.

New courses and updates from AWS Training and Certification in November 2022

Check out the new courses and offerings from AWS Training and Certification in November 2022: our third learning path for AWS Jam Journey and 12 digital courses to help you learn about migration to AWS, Amazon Detective, Amazon ECR, Amazon EKS Anywhere, Migration Hub Refactor Spaces, Amazon DocumentDB, Amazon Connect, and modern data analytics (for AWS Partners). We also have an updated AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam, and an exam prep course for AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty.