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New courses and updates from AWS Training and Certification in April

Editor’s note: Below you’ll find descriptions of new Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training and Certification courses and offerings for cloud learners, AWS customers, and AWS Partners for April 2022. New digital offerings include fundamental and intermediate courses that focus on SAP, managing game workloads, designing blockchain solutions, Amazon Connect, AWS storage and databases, and evaluating migration scenarios. And if you’re interested in building a batch data analytics solution on AWS, there’s a new intermediate-level classroom course. You also can take free preparation courses for AWS Certifications and get ready for the new AWS Certified: Advanced Networking – Specialty exam.

AWS Digital Training

Learn the fundamentals about running SAP on AWS

Are you a cloud architect who needs to understand the technical fundamentals of running SAP on AWS? This four-hour, digital course focuses on using SAP on AWS to meet performance targets; perform basic system operations for SAP on AWS, including backups, monitoring, and automated deployments; and make architectural decisions based on AWS-recommended best practices. Learn more about SAP on AWS (Technical) and register today. This course can help you prepare for the new AWS Certified: SAP on AWS – Specialty exam.

Manage game workloads in containers on AWS

Want to learn about the principles of designing, developing, and operating game workloads in containers on AWS? These three intermediate, digital courses (total time: 3-hours, 55-minutes) are for game developers, solutions architects, technical business leaders, and DevOps engineers and include Introduction to Game Hosting Using Containers (45 minutes), Containers for Game Servers (1 hour, 25 minutes), and Containers for Game Services, Deployment, and Management (1 hour, 45 minutes). Register today for the three bundled courses at AWS for Games Containers Principles.

Design blockchain solutions using Amazon Managed Blockchain

In this new, 45-minute, intermediate level, digital course, learn how to design blockchain solutions using Amazon Managed Blockchain and how to choose the right framework option to support a given use case. Designed for application developers, solution architects, technical business leaders, and DevOps engineers, you’ll gain an understanding of AWS blockchain solution design principles and best practices by examining reference architectures and real-world customer examples. Learn more and register for Designing Blockchain Solutions with Amazon Managed Blockchain.

Explore Amazon Connect and its user interfaces

Are you a decision maker in contact-center operations or a technical professional who helps implement and maintain contact centers? These three, fundamental, sequenced digital courses explore Amazon Connect and its user interfaces, including agent and supervisor functionality. The courses are Introduction to Amazon Connect and the Connect Control Panel (CCP), which examines the benefits and functionality of Amazon Connect; Amazon Connect: Introduction to the Administrative Interface, and Amazon Connect: Creating and Managing Amazon Connect Instances. Please note if you already are familiar with Amazon Connect and the Connect Control Panel (CCP), you can begin with the second or third course. Register today.

Deep dive into the AWS Storage Gateway

Ready to learn how to implement an AWS Storage Gateway? These three, intermediate/advanced courses (total time: 2 hours, 50 minutes) help architects and storage administrators plan, secure, manage, monitor, and optimize an AWS Storage Gateway implementation. Each course focuses on the AWS Storage Gateway type that best aligns with your business requirements and includes knowledge checks with detailed feedback within each module. The courses are AWS Storage Gateway Deep Dive: Amazon S3 File Gateway (60 minutes); AWS Storage Gateway Deep Dive: Tape Gateway (50 minutes); and AWS Storage Gateway Deep Dive: Volume Gateway (60 minutes). Register today.

Getting started with AWS Database Services

Do you need to understand the benefits, technical concepts, and use cases for AWS Database Services? These two, one-hour, fundamental courses will help database developers, database administrators, cloud architects and IT leaders understand the benefits, technical concepts, and use cases for these services. The first course, Getting Started with Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility), features our NoSQL document database service, Amazon DocumentDB. The second course, Getting Started with Amazon RDS for MariaDB, focuses on the MariaDB edition of our Relational Database service, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). Learn more and register today.

Cost modeling with Migration Evaluator

Are you a technical or business leader who optimizes cost-modeling scenarios and performs detailed analysis of on-premises compute, storage, memory, and licenses? This 30-minute, intermediate digital course is intended for account managers, sales representatives, business development managers, customer success managers, solution architects, and AWS Partners in these roles. You’ll learn how to determine the best-fitting, lowest-cost placement for each workload. In addition, learners from AWS Partner organizations can communicate the results of a Migration Evaluator Quick Insights report and directional business case to their customers. Learn more about Migration Evaluator – Analyzing Results and register today.

AWS Classroom Training

Building Batch Data Analytics Solutions on AWS

Do you need to operate and scale your big data environments by automating time-consuming tasks? This one-day, intermediate classroom course will help you understand how to build batch data analytics solutions using Amazon EMR, an enterprise-grade Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop managed service. This course is for data-platform engineers, architects, and data engineers who use Amazon EMR. Learn how Amazon EMR integrates with open-source projects, AWS Glue and AWS Lake Formation and how EMR Notebooks support both analytics and machine learning workloads. You will work with AWS services, as an AWS instructor guides you through how to design a batch analytics workflow. To take the classroom training, you should have at least one year of experience managing open-data frameworks, as well as AWS cloud experience. If you don’t have the latter experience, you can take either AWS Technical Essentials or Architecting on AWS. A prerequisite course for all attendees is Building Data Lakes on AWS. Building Batch Data Analytics Solutions on AWS (AWS customers, Amazonians) has eight modules, three hands-on labs, and three interactive demonstrations. Register today.

AWS Certifications

Prepare for the Certification Challenge with free training

Have you considered getting AWS Certified through a Certification Challenge? Choose from foundational or associate-level certifications and prepare with free AWS Training and resources: Cloud Practitioner (foundational) or Solutions Architect (associate).

Update: AWS Certified: Advanced Networking – Specialty Exam

On June 14, 2022, registration opens for the new version of the AWS Certified: Advanced Networking – Specialty (AN-S) exam, and the first day to take this exam is July 12, 2022. This certification validates expertise in designing and maintaining network architecture for the breadth of AWS services, enabling learners to showcase their knowledge and skills, enhance their credibility with employers, and inspire customer confidence and trust. If you are preparing for the current exam version, please take the exam by July 11, 2022. 

More AWS Training and Certification News

Introducing new, improved AWS badges

The AWS badges have a new and improved look! Everything else about your AWS badge remains the same – including requirements and expirations. The new look applies to all AWS badges: AWS Academy, AWS Authorized Instructor (AAI), AWS Certification, AWS Educate, AWS Learning, AWS Partner, AWS re/Start, AWS Tech U, Migration Ambassador Foundations, Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Well-Architected. If you’d like to have and/or share your AWS badge, simply sign in to your Credly account, select the badge you want to download, and then share with your professional network today. Learn more about how to share your badge on Credly.

New AWS Digital Badges


AWS Training and Certification empowers learners around the world with various skill levels, roles, and backgrounds to build knowledge and practical skills. We offer more than 500 free, on-demand AWS courses on AWS Skill Builder that help customers learn new cloud skills and services when and where it’s convenient for them, as part of Amazon’s commitment to train 29 million people around the world with free cloud skills training. Additionally, AWS Classroom Training offers live classes with expert instructors who teach in-demand cloud skills and best practices using a mix of presentations, discussions, and interactive labs. When you’re ready to validate your skills and expertise, pursue AWS Certifications to build credibility and confidence with an industry-recognized credential across 12 solution- and role-based certifications. 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. We also help cultivate the next generation of cloud professionals through our AWS Education Programs, including AWS Educate, AWS Academy, and AWS re/Start, which provide cloud skills training and AWS Certification opportunities to pre-professionals and individuals re-entering the workforce.