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How AWS Partner Accreditation can advance your AWS knowledge and your APN Partner tier

Gartner estimates insufficient cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) skills could result in migration delays by two years or more. To effectively support the digital transformation initiatives of your organization and its customers, it is more important than ever to stay up-to-date on emerging cloud technologies and best practices.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training and Certification offers free training to APN Partners to help onboard new staff to AWS, enhance the skills of business and technical resources, and better serve your customers.

In this post, we will outline the foundational accreditation courses provided by AWS Training and Certification, as well as the benefits AWS Partner Accreditations provide for you and your organization.

Build competence, confidence, and credibility

AWS Training and Certification provides complimentary digital courses for APN Partners to enhance their AWS skills and knowledge, with offerings for individuals in both business and technical roles. There are three digital courses available to establish a foundational understanding of AWS and for which we issue AWS Partner Accreditations:

  1. AWS Business Professional: intended for business stakeholders, this course demonstrates the business value of AWS, its key AWS services, and best practices for implementing AWS in the field. We recommend APN Partner business professionals take this course first course.
  2. AWS Technical Professional: the technical counterpart to AWS Business Professional, this course is designed to help individuals gain technical knowledge of AWS products, services, and common solutions for your customers. We recommended APN Partner technical professionals take this course first.
  3. AWS Cloud Economics: designed for business and technical stakeholders alike, the material highlights the benefits of migrating customers to AWS, including the cost savings and data center economics it provides.

If you’re unsure of where to start, check out our Partner Learning Path Tool. All you have to do is input your Role and Area of Focus and it will recommend which courses are the best fit for you.

AWS Partner Accreditations can help advance your AWS knowledge

Accreditation courses are a simple, yet key step to move up the AWS APN Partner tier ladder. The APN Knowledge category includes training and certification and is the critical foundation from which all APN Partners can build strong AWS-based practices or solutions. The APN Knowledge requirements only apply to APN Consulting Partners, but are encouraged for all. You can review the APN Knowledge requirements.

Sign into your APN Partner Central account to begin your AWS Partner Accreditation journey.