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

Below is a summary of AWS Training and Certification news and updates for March 2021. Explore our training content, stories, and resources.

Skills Development

Changing landscape of skills development during the pandemic

How has the pandemic changed the landscape of organizational learning and development? Why are inclusion and diversity so important in technology training? How is AWS Training and Certification supporting customers and communities during this time? Hear from Maureen Lonergan, global director of AWS Training and Certification, as she shares perspective on these topics and more with Sarder TV. Watch the full episode.

AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications

The 8-week AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications series just wrapped on AWS Twitch, but you can still catch the episodes on-demand. Built by developers, for developers, the series offers an interactive, fun, and hands-on approach that gives you the chance to learn by doing. The series takes you through the end-to-end build of a serverless application in the AWS Cloud using the AWS Free Tier. You’ll learn best practices for modern applications and better understand how AWS-Cloud-native applications differ from on premises. Learn more in this blog.

10 tips to prepare for the AWS Certified Database – Specialty certification exam

Is the AWS Certified Database – Specialty certification one of your development goals? This certification validates a candidate’s expertise in the breadth of AWS database services. An AWS solutions architect recently studied for and passed the exam and shares his 10 tips for preparing for the certification exam. Explore AWS Training and Certification resources and study tips in this blog.

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. In March, the program launched in Israel (Tel Aviv), Demark (Copenhagen) and expanded in the UK (Bristol and Newcastle). Companies interested in hiring AWS re/Start graduates can access an interest form here.

New training courses

Interactive learning with AWS Jam

AWS Jam is an interactive day of experiential learning that allows customers to put their new skills into practice using real use-case scenarios. Now, seven of our popular three-day, private-delivery classroom courses are available with an optional fourth-day AWS Jam event. Learn more about AWS Jam and the seven courses in this blog.

New and Updated Classroom Courses

Building Data Lakes on AWS is a one-day classroom course designed for data platform engineers and solutions architects who need to build or support an operational data lake. You’ll explore how to build and secure a data lake while discovering how to optimize for cost and performance. Learn more about the course and register in this blog.

Advanced Architecting on AWS is three-day classroom course designed for learners who have a baseline knowledge of AWS services and want to learn advanced architecting skills. This course has been updated from the prior version. You’ll engage in a series of problem-solving exercises, including a final capstone project, to practice and apply newly developed skills. Learn more about the course and register in this blog.

New Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) Cost Optimization Course

Amazon S3 Cost Optimization is a free, digital course designed for cloud architects, storage architects, developers, and operations engineers who want to learn about lifecycle policies for cost savings, ways to obtain organization-wide visibility into costs, and tools to forecast Amazon S3 costs. Register for this course: customers and partners.

New AWS Cloud Technical Essentials Course

AWS Cloud Technical Essentials is a free, digital course designed for developers, solutions architects, and operations professionals who want to learn the technical fundamentals of AWS. You’ll learn how to make informed decisions about when and how to apply core AWS services for compute, storage, and databases for various use cases. The course is available on Coursera and edX.

New AWS End User Computing (EUC) Courses

AWS EUC is a portfolio of services that enables secure solutions for an increasingly mobile remote workforce. We have new courses and curriculums to help desktop or virtual-desktop infrastructure managers, IT administrators, and technical professionals learn how to plan, deploy, and manage cloud-based desktops and applications. Explore the courses:


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