AWS Training and Certification Blog

Category: Thought Leadership

The thrill of “firsts”: Be a part of our cloud development community

I’ve always had an overwhelming passion for education. It’s the great equalizer and the most astonishing dream facilitator. Some may see training and certification as an exclusively outputs-based venture. For me, it’s more about the life-changing impact on individuals. I’m an educator, coach, mentor, and problem solver. I’m not a technologist, which is why developers […]

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Want to grow your business? Prioritize ongoing skills development

In nearly every industry, employees are looking for an encouraging environment with advancement opportunities. People want the room to learn and grow professionally. A key element in any organization’s strategy for employee engagement and business growth must be ongoing learning and development. However, for many organizations that face competing priorities and razor-thin budgets, providing non-essential […]

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How EPAM used training and certification to elevate its workforce

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner EPAM Systems Inc. (EPAM) works with clients around the world to design, migrate, build, and support sophisticated cloud applications on AWS. In 2020, EPAM executed a global AWS Training and Certification upskilling initiative, which, as of February 2021, has certified almost 1,000 engineers. The company plans to expand […]

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Building an Inclusive Culture for Women in IT

Women have played an important role in computing as far back as the eighteenth century (e.g., Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, and Katherine Johnson to name just a few pioneers in the industry). However, the proportion of women earning a computer science degree has steadily declined since the mid-1980s, and those who do pursue an IT […]

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ICYMI: May new courses, stories, and resources from AWS Training and Certification

Below is a summary of AWS Training and Certification news and updates for May 2021. Dive in and explore more training content, stories, and resources. New AWS Training courses AWS Training and Certification empowers learners of various skill levels, roles, and backgrounds to build knowledge and practical skills. We offer more than 500 free, on-demand […]

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“SheDares” free online learning program encourages women to consider a career in tech

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we are committed to fostering a more diverse, inclusive, accessible, and equitable workforce. We know that diversity in teams and leadership is a critical driver of innovation. As part of this commitment, we’re collaborating with The Dream Collective, a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultancy, to launch SheDares. SheDares is a […]

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ICYMI: April new courses, stories, and resources from AWS Training and Certification

Below is a summary of AWS Training and Certification news and updates for April 2021. Explore our training content, stories, and resources. Organizations investing in cloud skills development AWS Skills Guild is now available globally AWS Skills Guild is a comprehensive cloud skills enablement program for large organizations to accelerate their cloud-adoption journey and build […]

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Propel your career with curiosity and a problem to solve

Today, we are continuing our series on career pivots, and looking at what drives individuals to build the AWS Cloud skills they need to propel their careers. If you’ve never heard of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), or if you’ve been wondering how to spin up an EC2 instance yourself, we hope these stories […]

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Accelerating cloud outcomes through comprehensive skills enablement

It’s no secret that organizations around the globe are facing a shortage of talent with critical cloud skills, hampering their progress to achieve their cloud-adoption and digital-transformation ambitions. A survey from 451 Research shows that 85% of IT decision makers report shortages in cloud skills. There are simply not enough people with the knowledge, vision, […]

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Pivot your career to the cloud

Today, we’re kicking off a series of three blog posts about career pivots—more specifically, how organizations and individuals succeed at building cloud skills that propel careers and business transformation. In December, AWS announced we will help 29 million people around the globe grow their technical skills with free cloud-computing skills training. As AWS Training and Certification, […]

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