AWS Training and Certification Blog

Category: Best Practices

3 ways cloud security skills free you to innovate with confidence 

While many organizations start their journey to the cloud with the primary goal of reducing IT costs, they quickly discover the advantages of faster innovation. The ability to provision resources quickly and run iterative experiments can help your organization bring products and services to market much faster. And if the experiment isn’t successful, you can […]

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Tips for solutions architects to keep skills sharp

In my years working toward becoming an AWS Solutions Architect, I read blog posts and articles, attended meetups, watched online sessions, and attended training courses to learn new skills and knowledge. I studied for and earned my AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certifications. Today, if you are on […]

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3 Ways to Go from Database Administrator to Database Innovator

As organizations re-evaluate their database strategies, they’re rapidly transitioning from on-premises deployments and embracing the cloud model to gain both efficiency and agility. One-size-fits-all relational databases are quickly giving way to purpose-built databases optimized for specific use cases to help enable higher performance and lower costs. This industry-wide transition is hastened by a new generation of […]

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CloudCheckr takes AWS skills development to new level with 80 in 80 certification challenge

By guest contributor, Alana Fitts, director of sales strategy at CloudCheckr AWS Partner, CloudCheckr, recently validated its employees’ cloud expertise by completing an 80 in 80 professional development program to earn AWS Certifications. Hear how CloudCheckr staff across all functions exceeded this goal and learn tips for implementing similar skills development challenges in your organization. […]

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Today’s cloud-based databases create new possibilities—and require new skills

As more organizations move to the cloud, expanding their cloud database skills improves operational efficiency, increases business agility, and accelerates innovation. Not long ago, 95 percent of Autodesk’s databases were on-premises. This leading company found that traditional and commercial databases no longer met their need to grow in new markets; moving to the cloud was […]

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AWS re/Start graduate series: “AWS Cloud? I got this!”

Guest author, AWS re/Start graduate from Amsterdam, Vanity B. AWS re/Start trains a diverse set of learners in 14 cities across six countries for entry-level cloud positions and connects graduates with local employers. Each AWS re/Start cohort is 12-weeks and focuses on building AWS Cloud skills for unemployed, underemployed, and transitioning populations to support a […]

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Slay imposter syndrome while prepping for AWS Certification exams

Author’s note: In the spirit of helping empower cloud-builders everywhere, I present the strategy that I use when trying to conquer any new obstacle. Whether an AWS Certification, a life goal, or any other endeavor, this approach focuses on high-level strategies and processes. For certification exams in particular, the tactical subject-matter preparation will change over […]

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4 ways VNR used training and certification to advance its cloud innovation

Contributed by Marc Müller, head of data at VNR. VNR is a Germany-based specialty publishing house founded in 1976, that has published more than 300 volumes in law, investment, health, and workplace environments. It provides customers with expert information, services, online communities, and portals, as well as training and conferences. As the company grew, groups […]

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AWS’s Maureen Lonergan on overcoming barriers to cloud skills education

AWS Training and Certification is breaking down barriers to cloud education, giving learners and organizations across the globe the opportunity to learn straight from AWS experts. In this podcast episode, AWS Enterprise Strategist Jake Burns speaks with Maureen Lonergan, director of AWS Training and Certification. Their conversation focuses on how AWS Training and Certification offers […]

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Autodesk CIO shares advice on digital transformation to the AWS Cloud

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. Have you ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film? If so, you’ve probably experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. With more than 10,300 employees, Autodesk is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced […]

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