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Using Amazon Q to accelerate your cloud learning

Amazon Q is a generative-AI powered assistant that helps customers answer questions, provide summaries, generate content, and complete tasks based on data in their company repository. It also exists as a learning tool for AWS users who want to ask questions about services and best practices in the cloud. Learn how you can use it to accelerate your learning of AWS services.

AWS Certification retirements and launches

We are retiring three specialty AWS Certifications in April 2024: AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty, AWS Certified Database – Specialty, and AWS Certified: SAP on AWS – Specialty. Additionally, we are launching the AWS Certified Data Engineer – Associate certification, available to take March 12, 2024.

New AWS Digital Classroom courses help you build in-depth skills in flexible, self-paced format

We’ve launched AWS Digital Classroom courses to help you build the same knowledge and skills that you would with instructor-led classroom offerings, but in a self-paced digital format. AWS Digital Classroom courses give you flexibility so you can learn where and when you want, at your own pace, and still benefit from an expert AWS instructor.

New courses and and certification offerings from AWS Training and Certification in January 2024

In January, we launched 24 new digital training products on AWS Skill Builder, including three new learning plans for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), and a Solutions Architect-focused version of AWS Card Clash. On Coursera, we launched courses 5-9 to round out the AWS Cloud Technology Consultant Professional Certificate. To learn DevOps-style best practices for building, training, and deploying ML models, check out the updated three-day AWS Classroom course, MLOps Engineering on AWS.

New AWS Cloud Technology Consultant Professional Certificate now available on Coursera

Available now on Coursera, the AWS Cloud Consultant Professional Certificate is a holistic, nine-course program that will take an aspiring professional with little or no technical knowledge and provide them with the skills, knowledge, and context to understand the what, why, and how to become a successful AWS Cloud Consultant. Learn all about the courses and start your journey today.

New courses and certification updates from AWS Training and Certification in November 2023

In November, we launched 16 digital training products on AWS Skill Builder, including 9 new AWS Builder Labs and self-serve AWS Jam events in AWS Skill Builder subscription. For executives, we’ve added more digital training to help you build your knowledge of cloud – this time for small business owners and risk and compliance officers. For AWS Partners in technical roles, check out the major update to the classroom course AWS Partner: Advanced Migrating on AWS.

New courses and certification updates from AWS Training and Certification in October 2023

In October, we launched 13 digital training products on AWS Skill Builder, including a new learning plan and digital badge for Migration, a new AWS Jam Journey for Game Serverless and Analytics, a free digital course to build generative AI skills with Amazon Bedrock, and a new 12-month, prescriptive virtual training program to build job-ready cloud developer skills called AWS Cloud Institute. And, AWS Cloud Quest: Cloud Practitioner is now available in Japanese.

New courses and certification updates from AWS Training and Certification in September 2023

This month we launched 16 digital training products on AWS Skill Builder, including six AWS Builder Labs—two of which focus on skills development for generative AI—and two new AWS Jam Journeys focused on security challenges from AWS re:Inforce 2023. We have a new AWS Certification exam, currently in beta: AWS Certified Data Engineer – Associate. For new-to-cloud learners, ages 18+, dive into a new six-course series to help you build professional skills. Plus, take advantage of the 7-day free trial of AWS Skill Builder Individual subscription.

Skilling up in SaaS with AWS Training and Certification

As businesses aim to focus more on their core competencies, they increasingly turn to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to handle the undifferentiated heavy lifting. In today’s blog post, we will focus on the available training from AWS Training and Certification to help support you on your SaaS journey, how to familiarize yourself with the challenges of operating a SaaS business model, and how to think through these problems from the SaaS lens.

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

In July, we released 52 digital training products on AWS Skill Builder, including AWS Industry Quest: Healthcare, AWS Cloud Quest: Networking, 19 AWS Builder Labs, and new exam prep for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional. For c-suite executives, explore courses to help you build knowledge of the capabilities of cloud. We also have two new trainings exclusive to AWS Partners in sales roles.