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AWS Academy educators support students globally in the shift to online learning

To protect the health and safety of their students and faculty, higher education institutions around the world have made a quick and essential shift from in-person to online classes. For some institutions and educators well-versed in online delivery, the transition has been smooth. Within the AWS Academy community, we’ve seen educators quickly shift their courses […]

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My learning path to become an AWS solutions architect

Before joining AWS as a solutions architect, I worked for more than a decade architecting, designing, and implementing various large-scale networks. I’m motivated by learning new things and the challenge of certification exams. Friends and LinkedIn connections frequently ask me what certifications or courses I recommend they pursue to start their cloud learning journey or […]

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Cloud skills are in demand: Share your AWS Certification achievement

Today, we are announcing enhancements to our AWS Certification digital badges to make it even easier to share certification achievements and be recognized by your employer and peers for AWS Cloud skills. AWS Certification helps you build credibility and confidence by validating your cloud skills with industry-recognized credentials. We provide digital badges as a benefit […]

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Increase your AWS Certification exam readiness

Co-author: Joe Hanko, AWS Training and Certification As AWS Technical Trainers, we frequently teach AWS certification courses to both public audiences and in private-onsite training for AWS customers. Many people participating in these courses are preparing for AWS Certification exams, whether our foundational AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or one that focuses on a technical domain, […]

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Cognitive Science Post 2: Using Spaced Practice to increase knowledge retention

This is the second of a series of posts on how you can use principles from the cognitive sciences to enhance your learning of the AWS Cloud. In the first post, we discussed the importance of retrieval practice for long-term learning. There are hundreds of AWS services and features that you need to stay on […]

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Q&A with edX: Collaborating with AWS to ‘meet learners where they are’

AWS Training and Certification’s James Harper interviewed Henry Kesner, Senior Partner Manager, edX James Harper (AWS): Walk me through how edX got started. What was the vision for the company and did that vision change as the company built momentum? Henry Kesner (edX): edX was founded in 2012 by Harvard and MIT. As a global […]

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Supporting APN partners with virtual learning resources

AWS Training and Certification (T&C) is offering our APN partners remote learning tools, training, and testing to help you build and validate your AWS skills at your convenience. Whether you are just getting started, exploring new proficiencies like migrations, or sharpening your skills, T&C is focused on helping our APN partners innovate and grow. This […]

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Cognitive Science Post 1: Using Retrieval Practice techniques to improve learning

Over 175 AWS services, hundreds of features, and a whole new lexicon of cloud computing terms and concepts. These are the bricks that make up the wall you’re climbing as you begin learning how to build on AWS. This can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. And a reliance on passively taking in information as the […]

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Support for AWS Certification candidates

As we all navigate changes to life and business in response to COVID-19, we are committed to supporting AWS Certified professionals and candidates. Many of the testing centers managed by our test delivery providers, PSI and Pearson VUE, have temporarily closed. With all the disruption to daily life happening around the world, we understand candidates […]

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