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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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ICYMI: September highlights from AWS Training and Certification

Below is a summary of AWS Training and Certification news and updates in the month of September. This is a new feature, which we hope gives you an easy way to dive in and explore training, content, stories, and resources. Enterprise skills development 5 steps to accelerate transformation and innovation in your organization Transformation is […]

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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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5 steps to accelerate transformation and innovation in your organization

Transformation is a well-worn word these days. It means different things to different organizations. Frequently, transformation becomes about solving the most salient challenge facing the organization at that time and is often linked to a current pain point that’s been difficult to solve. I argue that transformation is much more than that. The real secret—and […]

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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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The rising role of the product manager, and how to build the in-demand skills

Nancy Wang, founder and CEO of Advancing Women in Product (AWIP) and Nancy Gessler, senior manager of Learning Products, AWS Training and Certification, spoke about their work together in the new course, Real-World Product Management specialization. The goal of AWIP is to help women and minorities get the skills, training, and support to advance into […]

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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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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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