AWS Training and Certification Blog

Category: Announcements

New Amazon Connect digital courses for developers

Editor’s Note: updated from original publish date (20 August 2020) to reflect a new Amazon Connect digital course below. We now offer seven courses to help customers and AWS Partners build their skills in Amazon Connect. Amazon Connect is a simple, scalable solution that enables businesses to have a fully operational contact center that can […]

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Coming to Twitch–AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner

It’s hard to carve out time to add to our professional skills and earn credentials. We hear this sentiment from our customers, and, of course, we feel it ourselves. One thing we hear consistently from AWS Certified customers is that setting a specific, time-bound goal—like getting certified by AWS re:Invent—enables you to work backwards, stay […]

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5 tips for a successful online-proctored AWS Certification exam

Our newest option for taking an exam, online proctoring, is a testing environment that allows you to take an exam from any private space, such as your home or office. In this post, I’ll share five tips that can help you be successful and confident taking an AWS Certification exam via online proctoring. To maintain […]

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AWS re/Start brings cloud skills development to Toronto, Canada

AWS re/Start has created its first program cohort in Canada. The AWS re/Start program in Ontario is delivered in collaboration with Youth Employment Services (YES), a non-profit employment agency that helps low-income and vulnerable youth in the Toronto area and beyond find and maintain employment. With nearly 813,000 young Canadians (age 15-24) displaced from their […]

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Surprise! Bonus episode of AWS Power Hour: Machine Learning

We are excited to announce that AWS Power Hour: Machine Learning is back (sooner than expected) with a bonus 8th episode! If you missed the 7-episode series earlier this summer, you can catch all the episodes via recorded streams, and mark your calendar for Episode 8 next Thursday, September 24 at 4 p.m. PST on […]

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Advance your AWS Media Services skills with two new digital courses

Are you interested in learning about the daily operations of media services? Ever considered creating high-quality video for broadcast or video-on-demand? We’ve released two new courses that can help you: AWS Elemental MediaLive Primer and AWS Elemental MediaConvert Primer. Each 60-minute, intermediate level course includes short, 10-30 minute modules, making it easier for you to […]

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Check out episode 5 for more machine learning fun on Twitch

Last week marked the fourth episode of AWS Power Hour: Machine Learning series, but if you’re still catching up, it’s not too late to catch the previous episodes via the recorded streams! And make sure you join us for episode 5 this Thursday, August 20 at 4 p.m. PST on Twitch. What’s on deck this […]

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New training helps build skills for AWS cost management

In a 451 Research survey, 80 percent of respondents acknowledged having a poor understanding of financial management as it relates to cloud costs. These same respondents acknowledged this lack of understanding resulted in a negative impact on their business, including deceleration of cloud adoption, slower innovation, decreased quality of service, underutilized resources, and increased costs. […]

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Introducing new machine learning training series on Twitch: save the date

Do you want to build an application with artificial intelligence (AI) but don’t know how to get started with Machine Learning (ML)? Join AWS expert hosts Jon Dion and Kirsten Dupart for a new Twitch show called AWS Power Hour: Machine Learning from AWS Training and Certification. This blog outlines when the series will stream, […]

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AWS re/Start program announces first cohort in Australia

Today, we announced the launch of the first AWS re/Start program cohort in Australia—our first cohort in Asia Pacific. It joins our AWS re/Start cohort locations across Europe and North America to help individuals around the globe launch cloud careers. With more than one million Australians predicted to be unemployed during the first half of […]

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