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AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner series on Twitch returns April 26

Last year, we announced the launch of our first ever Get AWS Certified Global Challenge and its companion Twitch series, AWS Power Hour: Cloud Practitioner. We made these training resources free in order to help people all over the world develop the cloud skills that are needed in today’s workplace. Over 30,000 customers participated in […]

Move your career forward with AWS Training

Guest article submitted by Myles Brown, Senior Cloud and DevOps Advisor at ExitCertified, an AWS Training Partner Program member   When hockey legend Wayne Gretzky was little, his dad coached him with the following advice: “Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.” As it happens, this famous piece of guidance […]

Accelerating cloud outcomes through comprehensive skills enablement

It’s no secret that organizations around the globe are facing a shortage of talent with critical cloud skills, hampering their progress to achieve their cloud-adoption and digital-transformation ambitions. A survey from 451 Research shows that 85% of IT decision makers report shortages in cloud skills. There are simply not enough people with the knowledge, vision, […]

Pivot your career to the cloud

Today, we’re kicking off a series of three blog posts about career pivots—more specifically, how organizations and individuals succeed at building cloud skills that propel careers and business transformation. In December, AWS announced we will help 29 million people around the globe grow their technical skills with free cloud-computing skills training. As AWS Training and Certification, […]

Demand for cloud skills in APAC expected to triple by 2025: advice for workers looking to build skills

AlphaBeta, a strategy and economics firm, investigated the current and future state of digital skills in the APAC workforce. The AWS-commissioned report, “Unlocking APAC’s Digital Potential: Changing Digital Skill Needs and Policy Approaches,” analyzes the digital skills applied by workers in their jobs today and projects the digital skills required by workforces over the next […]

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 […]

Join us for episode 8 of AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications

It’s hard to believe we’ve arrived at the last episode of our eight-week AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications series! Join us this Thursday, March 18, at 4:00 p.m. PST on the AWS Twitch channel. If you’re just hearing about the show, you can learn more about each episode and watch all previous episodes on […]

10 study tips for the AWS Certified Database – Specialty Certification

I’ve worked in the IT industry for a little over 20 years. I began my career as a junior database administrator learning relational database administration skills from a group of seasoned professionals. At that time, relational database engines were the predominant technology for data processing, and I focused exclusively on commercial database engines from Oracle […]

CI/CD and AWS CodePipeline on episode 7 of AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications

We’re down to two final episodes of AWS Dev Hour: Building Modern Applications on Twitch. Have you been joining? This free, live, and interactive series is designed for developers of all skill levels to gain hands-on experience building an end-to-end serverless application in the AWS Cloud. You can catch all previous episodes on demand and […]

New and improved AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials course to build your AWS Cloud knowledge

Editor’s Note 5/3/2021: originally published 12/11/2020. Article has been updated to reflect availability of AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials course on Coursera and edX. Whether you’re watching a show on a video streaming service, depositing a check using your mobile device, participating in a virtual meeting, or even ordering a latte from a coffee shop, many […]