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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 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.

Read on for the newest digital and classroom courses.

AWS classroom courses

Migrating to AWS is designed for solution architects, software engineers, IT project managers, and operations leads who want to build the skills and confidence to migrate existing workloads to the AWS Cloud to achieve their business goals. Now a three-day course, Migrating to AWS includes new content, services, hands-on labs, and interactive group exercises. Read the blog to learn more.

Systems Operations on AWS is an intermediate course designed for system administrators and operators who are operating in the AWS Cloud and IT workers who want to increase their systems operations knowledge. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to perform day-to-day operations on AWS. Read the blog to learn more.

Like its digital counterpart, the updated AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials classroom course is the point of entry to the AWS Cloud for all technical and non-technical learners who want to learn about its fundamentals, while engaging with an AWS expert in a classroom environment. This one-day course includes a mix of presentations, peer discussion, and interactive activities to teach the benefits of the AWS Cloud and the basics of its global infrastructure. Read the blog to learn more.

AWS digital courses

Developing with Amazon DynamoDB is a new digital curriculum designed for developers, database architects, and data engineers who want to learn how to develop applications with DynamoDB. You’ll learn how to create and interact with DynamoDB tables and indexes, how to optimize databases for monitoring, performance, and security, and how to architect applications using DynamoDB design principles. Read the blog to learn more.

Amazon WorkSpaces Deep Dive is a new digital curriculum designed for IT administrators who want to learn how to provide their users with fast, responsive desktops while keeping administrative overhead low. You’ll explore when and how to use the tools you’ll need when working with Amazon WorkSpaces, cover best practices and explanations for troubleshooting, and learn common considerations for cost optimization. Customers, Partners, and Amazonians can take the course now.

Amazon AppStream 2.0 Primer is a new digital curriculum designed for desktop and virtual desktop infrastructure managers who want to learn how to enable persistent storage across sessions, best practices for end-user access, the process for authenticating Amazon AppStream 2.0 streaming instances using Microsoft Active Directory domains, and how to optimize your data analytics with Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Athena, and Amazon QuickSight. Customers, Partners, and Amazonians can take the course now.

Are you a .NET developer who wants to leverage cloud technologies to build fully hosted .NET applications? AWS has the services, .NET-specific tooling, and third-party integrations you need to easily, securely, and reliably develop, deliver, and maintain your .NET applications. Read the blog to learn more about AWS Training, hands-on labs, and learning resources to help you learn to design, develop, and maintain .NET applications in the AWS Cloud.

AWS Training offered on your favorite learning platforms

How to Buy Cloud – Strategies for Cloud Procurement is designed for any learner who plays a role in the cloud-procurement process. After completing the course, you’ll be able to assess your organization’s readiness to buy cloud and identify concrete next steps on your cloud-procurement journey. Read the blog to learn more about the course.

Improve your Java Code using Amazon CodeGuru and Improve your Python Code using Amazon CodeGuru are designed for developers who want to learn how to use Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer to automatically identify issues and vulnerabilities to improve your code quality. Read the blog to learn more about the courses.

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AWS Certification exam security

You worked hard to build the knowledge and skills required to earn the AWS Certification, and you value the recognition and opportunities that come with your credential. To protect the integrity of AWS Certifications, AWS has a team of test security experts who have developed proactive measures to deter, detect, and prevent fraudulent testing activities. Read the blog to learn more about some of our exam security approaches.

Pivot your career to the cloud

Our three-part blog series exploring career changes and how individuals new to the AWS Cloud can get started, is wrapping up. In blog 3, we offered four tips to anyone looking to build a future in the AWS Cloud. Read the blog to learn how you can get started on your cloud career journey. Catch up on blog 1 and blog 2 to read stories of individuals who leveraged training and certification to pivot their career into new arenas.

AWS re/Start Expands to New Global Locations

AWS re/Start is a 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: Auckland, New Zealand; Nairobi, Kenya; Belfast, Ireland; and Cardiff, UK. Find a full list of participating locations and fill out our interest form to learn more and connect with graduates.

‘SheDares’ free online learning for professional women

As part of our commitment to fostering a more diverse, inclusive, accessible, and equitable workforce, we’re collaborating with The Dream Collective to launch SheDares. SheDares is a free, online learning program that aims to inspire professional women to consider a career in the technology industry, and show them pathways to consider. The program was designed for women in Australia, but is accessible globally. Read the blog to learn more.

Early cloud career advice from AWS Tech U graduates

Are you interested in starting your professional cloud career at AWS but aren’t sure where to start? Maybe you’re wondering what job roles are right for you, how to learn more about the cloud, if you have the right skills, or what it means to prepare for the interview. In series of three blogs, learn how to prepare for technical cloud roles, how to take stock of your current skill set, exercises and resources to help you develop your hard and soft skills, and tips on preparing for a great interview. Read the first blog in the series.


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