AWS Training and Certification Blog

Category: Announcements

Teaching next gen cloud talent via AWS Academy

AWS Academy provides higher education institutions with a free, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum that prepares students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. The program recently celebrated reaching one million students worldwide. Learn more about how individuals enrolled in one of more than 6,800 higher education institutions across 120 countries globally, can take advantage of AWS Academy courses for a path toward a career in cloud.

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.

AWS Guild Tournament builds cloud skills and innovative customer solutions

The AWS Guild Tournament is a 12-week learning program delivered by AWS Training and Certification. Village Roadshow embarked on this gamified training experience with the aim of enabling their people to quickly build cloud knowledge through targeted foundational training courses, empowering teams to build resilient, secure, and highly available cloud solutions.

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

We’re back with the August course launches and certification updates from AWS Training and Certification – to equip you and your teams with the skills to work with AWS services and solutions. Discover 13 new digital training products on AWS Skill Builder, including 5 AWS Builder Labs, AWS Jam Journey: Containers, and a new AWS Networking knowledge badge readiness path. For learners in Cape Town, South Africa, we opened our first international AWS Skills Center. And AWS Partners in sales roles can learn how to sell to public sector customers.

First international AWS Skills Center opens in Cape Town, South Africa

Today, we cut the ribbon on our first international AWS Skills Center in Cape Town, South Africa, furthering our mission to remove the barriers of access to cloud skills training. The center is designed to deliver free training that helps nontechnical learners build new cloud skills and unlock career options for in-demand tech jobs.

Addressing gender inequity in the technology industry

Introducing Femme Forward, an EU initiative that aims to ignite a new wave of female tech professionals and entrepreneurs. With mentoring opportunities available in seven European languages, this program strives to make tech accessible, to positively impact over 500 women, and ultimately reshape the gender balance in tech.

Introducing AWS Industry Quest: Healthcare to help healthcare organizations upskill staff in cloud

Introducing a new cloud skills training offering specifically for the healthcare industry, AWS Industry Quest: Healthcare. AWS Industry Quest: Healthcare is designed specifically for healthcare professionals and provides an interactive, engaging learning experience covering a comprehensive set of 25 solutions to build real-world AWS Cloud skills for the healthcare industry.

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.

Grow your cloud skills with 19 new hands-on AWS Builder Labs

We’ve released 19 new AWS Builder Labs this month, specifically geared to help individuals in developer, cloud architect, cloud engineer, and cloud administrator roles reinforce their learning across various topics including Containers, Developing, Serverless, Networking, Security and AWS Well-Architected Framework.

New training: Building Serverless Applications on AWS, available on Coursera and edX

If you are a developer or software engineer looking to gain the foundational knowledge and skills to develop in the AWS Cloud and want a good understanding of the AWS services, check out the new content series from AWS Training and Certification, Building Serverless Applications on AWS. This three-course series is available on both Coursera and edX.