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ICYMI: July 2021 new courses, stories, and resources from AWS Training and Certification

Below is a summary of AWS Training and Certification news and updates for July 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 courses that help customers learn new cloud skills and services when and where it’s convenient for the learner. AWS classroom training offers live classes with instructors who teach in-demand cloud skills and best practices using a mix of presentations, discussion, and hands-on labs. And 11 solution- and role-based AWS Certifications builds credibility and confidence by validating an individual’s cloud skills with an industry-recognized credential. Our training and certification offerings cover the range of AWS services from AWS foundational skills, Machine Learning, Security, Data Analytics, Systems Operations, AWS Architecture, Databases, and more.

AWS classroom courses

MLOps Engineering on AWS

Are you interested in learning how to deploy machine learning (ML) models in the AWS Cloud? Our new classroom course, MLOps Engineering on AWS, teaches learners about the tools, automation, processes, and teamwork needed for operationalizing ML models and features hands-on labs to help them get started right away. It’s designed for ML data platform engineers, DevOps engineers, and developers or operations staff responsible for operationalizing ML models. Instructors cover key topics, including different deployment strategies and how to monitor for data drift. Read more about MLOps Engineering on AWS.

AWS digital courses

AWS Power Hour: Architecting on Twitch and new Get AWS Certified: Solutions Architect challenge

Did you know that AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate topped the list of certifications IT professionals wanted to pursue in 2020, according to Global Knowledge? What’s more, it’s also one of the top paid certifications in the industry. Employers often look to validate an individual’s level of expertise through industry certifications. To help those of you pursuing this certification, as well as those simply interested in growing their cloud skills, we’ve designed a new Twitch series to help you connect with other exam candidates, ask questions of experts, and engage with likeminded fellow learners. The newest series, AWS Power Hour: Architecting, and its companion show, AWS Power Hour: Q&A, are available for free on Twitch.

Securing and Protecting Your Data in Amazon Simple Storage Service

For customers and AWS Partners who want to dive deep into Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) security concepts and best practices, take advantage of our new free, 100-minute digital course, Securing and Protecting Your Data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). This advanced-level course is intended for a technical audience, including DevOps engineers and those responsible for implementing Amazon S3. Individuals will learn Amazon S3 security best practices to help improve security posture and methods to prevent unwanted access to data and to comply with business and regulatory obligations. Learn more and register today (Customers, Partners, and Amazonians).

Troubleshooting: AWS CloudFormation

Our new digital course, Troubleshooting: AWS CloudFormation is a 30-minute, foundational-level course intended for a technical audience, including those responsible for creating AWS resources using CloudFormation, and introduces learners to the fundamental concepts of troubleshooting common CloudFormation issues. Learners will gain insight into the CloudFormation stack and template analysis as well as a deeper understanding of stack tools and how JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) validators can help troubleshoot. Learn more and register today (Customers, AWS Partners, and Amazonians).

Four new AWS Specializations for cloud developers, on Coursera

If you’re a developer who’s new to the cloud, migrating a legacy application to the cloud, or aspiring to be a cloud developer, our four new AWS Modern Application Development Specializations on Coursera to help you gain the skills you need to build modern, serverless applications in the AWS Cloud. The Specializations are designed for developers and DevOps engineers with fundamental to intermediate coding experience but no prior knowledge of AWS. They feature hands-on learning with multiple labs in an AWS environment and allow learners to develop skills specific to their preferred programming language or platform. Learn more about AWS Modern Application Specializations on Coursera today.

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Tips for success in taking AWS Certification exams with exam labs

For the first time, the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam features a combination of three possible question formats, including multiple choice, multiple response, and exam labs. Exam labs allow candidates to showcase their skills by building solutions using the AWS Management Console and AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). In this blog, learn what to expect when taking an AWS Certification exam with exam labs and offers tips to help you prepare.

Grow your cybersecurity skills with AWS Training and AWS re:Inforce

Are you looking for opportunities to continue developing your cloud security skills? Plan to attend AWS re:Inforce, Aug 24-25, 2021 in Houston, Texas. There you can take advantage of self-paced labs from AWS Training and Certification, and prepare to earn an AWS Certified Security – Specialty certification with a bootcamp. Register for AWS re:Inforce now.

New AWS Training Partner Program provides single-source solution for customers

The new AWS Training Partner Program allows AWS Training Partners to serve as a single-source solution for all AWS Training to meet their customers’ needs. The new program offers increased flexibility and choice to both AWS Partners and their customers. Customers often choose different delivery options to meet their training needs, whether classroom, virtual classroom, and digital courses. Additionally, customers may have unique purchasing requirements, and need Partners who understand their unique processes, as well as their short- and long-term goals. The new and improved AWS Training Partner Program gives Partners choice in how they service their customers’ learning needs, simplifies how they do business with AWS and with their customers, and positions them as the trusted advisor to their customers. Learn more about the AWS Training Partner Program.

Build an Inclusive Culture for Women in IT

Women have played an important role in computing as far back as the eighteenth century. However, the proportion of women earning a computer science degree has steadily declined since the mid-1980s, and those who do pursue an IT career are choosing not to stay. Research shows women face barriers that led them to leave the IT workforce. Maureen Lonergan, director of AWS Training and Certification, shares her perspective on ways to create a culture that nurtures women and underrepresented groups to thrive in IT careers.

Grow your business with ongoing skills training

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. As more organizations adopt the cloud, they must be intentional about investing in and nurturing their talent with cloud training in order to attract and retain them. Scott Barneson, director of learning products, AWS Training and Certification shares a few strategies to consider that can help you grow your business success through intentional workforce skills development.

EPAM used training and certification to elevate its workforce

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 its workforce training efforts, doubling the number of certified engineers in 2022 to 3,500 by the end of 2023. Learn how EPAM approached its training, and how you can benefit from investing in continuing education for your workforce.

AWS re/Start expands to new global locations

AWS re/Start is a free, full-time, classroom-based development and training program that prepares individuals who are unemployed or underemployed for entry-level cloud positions. The program recently launched in the following cities: Tunis, Tunisia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Cairo, Egypt; and Beirut, Lebanon. Find a full list of AWS re/Start participating locations and fill out our interest form to learn more and connect with graduates.

Organizations across the globe are seeking individuals skilled in the transformative technologies of the cloud. Developed at the source, AWS Training and Certification equips diverse builders with the knowledge they need to leverage the power of the AWS Cloud. Follow us today on LinkedIn.