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ICYMI: October 2020 highlights from AWS Training and Certification

Below is a summary of AWS Training and Certification news and updates for the month of October, including all our new courses launched this month. Dive in and explore!

Enterprise skills development

CloudCheckr staff earn more than 80 AWS Certifications in 80 days
CloudCheckr, an AWS Partner, recently validated its employees’ cloud expertise by completing an 80 in 80 professional development program to earn AWS Certifications. Learn how CloudCheckr staff across all functions exceeded this goal and tips for implementing similar skills development challenges in your organization. Read more.

Director of AWS Training and Certification on the future of tech training
Maureen Lonergan, director of AWS Training and Certification, was a guest on NPR program “Can Do” to discuss the future of technology training. Technology represents 10% of the US economy and 8% of its workforce, and it’s America’s fastest growing economic sector. Maureen shared how and why organizations and learners are seeking to take advantage of training and skills certification opportunities and the long-term benefits they provide. Read more.

Role- and solution-based training tips

Tips to stay skilled as a Solutions Architect
How do you stay sharp as a Solutions Architect? The world does not stop developing new technologies, methods, and approaches. Learn six ways to keep your skills updated and knowledge sharp in the role of an AWS Solutions Architect. Read more.

Moving from database administrator to database innovator
Organizations are embracing the cloud model to gain efficiency and agility, and this change presents a golden opportunity for database administrators to expand database administration to include database innovation. Read more for three key learning focus areas.

AWS Certification

Tips to confidently take your AWS Certification exam via online proctoring
Our newest option for taking an exam, online proctoring, is a testing environment that allows you to take an exam from any private space, such as your home or office. Learn five tips that can help you be successful and confident taking an AWS Certification exam via online proctoring. Read more.

New training courses

AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner series for individuals new to the cloud
Our new Twitch series, AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner, is designed for anyone looking to build their AWS Cloud knowledge, and it’s a free, fun, and informal way to learn with a community of individuals who have similar goals. Airing twice a week for six weeks, the program covers the essential information you need to build your future in the AWS Cloud. You’ll start with cloud basics and key AWS services to help you strengthen your knowledge and prepare you to get AWS Cloud certified. Even if you’re just learning about AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner, you can tune into the live stream or catch the recorded episodes. Read more here and here.

New, free webinars to learn AWS Cloud
We’ve added five new classes to our free, live, and virtual webinar series led by expert AWS instructors. These introductory courses are for individuals looking to increase their cloud knowledge. Each course is designed to provide you with a fundamental understanding of a variety of AWS services built to help solve your everyday challenges. Whether you’re a beginner with no prior knowledge or a professional looking to sharpen your cloud skills, these webinars are for you. Enroll now.

New digital Amazon Connect course for reporting and metrics
Our new digital course, Amazon Connect: Deep Dive into Amazon Connect Report and Metrics, teaches advanced end-to-end reporting for the Amazon Connect Contact Center. You’ll also learn how to leverage Amazon Connect with other AWS services to create a unified data repository, use Amazon Athena to drill down into the details, and utilize Amazon QuickSight to easily create and publish analytical dashboards to stakeholders. Read more.

Two new digital courses for game developers
Are you a game developer using AWS to host your game servers? Are you looking to use AWS Game Tech to provide the right player experience while also meeting business needs? To support game developers in choosing the right game server hosting solution for their needs, we’ve released two new digital courses: Using Amazon GameLift FleetIQ for Game Servers and Game Server Hosting with Amazon EC2. Read more.

Learn to build an Amazon EKS cluster with this new classroom course
Our new, three-day classroom course, Running Containers on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), is designed for DevOps engineers, systems administrators, and cloud architects. The course covers how to build an Amazon EKS cluster, configure the environment, deploy the cluster, add applications, and more. Read more.

Digital database course for fully managed databases in the cloud
Moving to Managed Databases on AWS, a free, on-demand curriculum, communicates the benefits of and process for moving from self-managed databases (e.g., Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Apache Cassandra, Redis) to fully managed Amazon database solutions. Enroll today.

Digital course for using AWS DevOps tools
Advanced Testing Practices using AWS DevOps Tools teaches you how to improve application reliability and security by integrating and automating testing into your AWS DevOps pipelines. This advanced course is designed for DevOps engineers and DevOps developers who have significant experience with DevOps methodology and practices. Customer enroll and AWS Partners enroll.

Two digital storage courses

  • The updated, hour-long, and free digital course AWS Transfer Family (SFTP, FTPS, FTP) Primer explains your options for using a fully managed, secure, file-transfer service to transfer files into and out of Amazon S3. The course expands coverage from Secure Shell (SSH) File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) to include other supported transfer protocols, such as File Transfer Protocol over SSL (FTPS) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP). You will also learn about the AWS Transfer Family architecture. Enroll today.
  • The free, digital course Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) Primer is now updated to include recent service innovations, such as simplifying EFS file system creation, automatic backups, enforcing encryption using AWS Identity and Access Management, and more. This 30-minute course also explains common and practical use cases for Amazon EFS. Enroll today.

AWS Solutions Training for Partners

  • AWS Solutions Training for Partners: Migrating Your Application to AWS (Technical) is the first AWS T&C course created specifically for application developers and solutions architects at AWS Technology Partner organizations. In this one-day, intermediate-level classroom course, you will learn the technical fundamentals and best practices for migrating applications from on-premises to a single-tenant, highly available AWS Cloud solution.  AWS Partners can enroll today.
  • AWS Solutions Training for Partners: Migrating to AWS (Business), a two-hour digital course, has been updated to include the most recent migration methodologies based on AWS best practices, tools, and case studies. This intermediate-level, non-technical course focuses on the value proposition for migrating customer IT workloads to the AWS Cloud and building a migration practice with AWS. AWS Partners can enroll today (classroom or digital).

Salesforce Trailhead Digital Course
AWS Cloud for Technical Professionals dives into foundational AWS Cloud concepts and teaches you how to use compute, storage, database, networking, and security services via the AWS Console. The course is designed for technical learners who are new to the AWS Cloud and free for learners with an active Trailhead account. You can find the course on Trailhead.

Cloud career education programs

US expansion of free cloud skills training program
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 expanded to New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Washington D.C.; Boston, MA; Martinsville, VA; and San Francisco and San Jose, CA. Read more.


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