AWS Training and Certification Blog

Category: Announcements

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.

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.

AWS launches cloud game development digital learning badge

Dive into our first AWS Digital Learning Badge for Cloud Game Development via a flexible Cloud Game Development Learning Plan through AWS’s online learning center, AWS Skill Builder. Created by AWS for Games solution experts, this free learning plan provides a deeper examination of game-specific solution design and operational considerations for developing games on AWS.

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

In January 2023, AWS Training and Certification released 20 digital training products on AWS Skill Builder, including a games-focused AWS Jam Journey for AWS Skill Builder subscribers, two new learning plans (and earn digital badges) for Solutions Architects and Game Developers, and updates to two AWS Certification exams.

Updated AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional: registration now open

Registration is now open for the updated AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam. These updates reflect changes in trends, the industry landscape, and the work practices of cloud professionals. If you are preparing for this exam or need to re-certify, you have the option to retake the current on or before March 6, 2023, or the updated AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional starting March 7, 2023.

Updated AWS Certified Developer – Associate: Registration now open

Registration is now open for the updated AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam. The first day to take the updated AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam is February 28, 2023. The changes to the updated exam are not significant and reflect changes in trends, the industry landscape, and the work practices of cloud professionals. If you need to re-certify, you have the option to retake the current or updated AWS Certified Developer – Associate, or upgrade to the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional, which will automatically re-certify the AWS Certified Developer – Associate.

How the AWS Storage Data Migration learning plan helped a Sr. Solutions Architect and AWS Instructor refresh his skills

During AWS Storage Day 2022, the AWS Storage team announced three new digital learning badges by AWS Training and Certification on AWS Skill Builder, including the AWS Learning: Data Migration badge. This badge, which is associated with the Storage Learning Plan: Data Migration, demonstrates an individual’s knowledge of AWS Storage services for creating, managing, and architecting highly available storage solutions. Learn more about building your data migration skills with this learning plan in order to earn the latest digital badge.

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.