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Tag: Solutions Architect

Six free courses for building modern apps with purpose-built databases

Choosing the right database for the workload is one of the most important decisions developers can make to create performant and responsive cloud-based applications. Aligning the type of database with the data-access patterns of the application can also promote agile application development. We offer a portfolio of purpose-built databases for all types of applications—from small, […]

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Top Posts of 2020 on the Training and Certification Blog

We kicked off the AWS Training and Certification Blog in March of 2020 with the purpose of sharing news and updates about AWS Training, AWS Certification, and our cloud skills education programs—for learners of all skill levels. Our articles seek to keep you informed, whether you’re an individual who wants to grow your cloud knowledge […]

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Gain cloud industry credentials using online, self-paced resources

Updated 1.19.2021 to include French translation of the blog post. See below. Bill Wang, a tenth-grade student at West Point Grey Academy, recognized that he had some free time on his hands during the early months of the pandemic. Even though his classes continued remotely full time, Wang had more time in his day as […]

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40 courses and more to build your cybersecurity skills

The shift toward more digital and remote work is placing increasing demands on security professionals to support the deployment of secure IT infrastructures and applications. However, IT leaders identify cybersecurity as the most challenging domain for finding qualified talent, as reported in the 2020 Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report. This skills gap illustrates […]

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Four reasons you should pursue AWS Certifications, according to 2020 Global Knowledge survey

Each year, Global Knowledge, an AWS Training Partner, conducts a worldwide survey of IT leaders and professionals to share changes and trends within the technology industry. More than 9,500 responded to this year’s survey from the United States (37%), Canada (4%), Latin America (6%), EMEA (34%), and APAC (19%). This year’s results offer insights about […]

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ICYMI: October 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 […]

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Tips for solutions architects to keep skills sharp

In my years working toward becoming an AWS Solutions Architect, I read blog posts and articles, attended meetups, watched online sessions, and attended training courses to learn new skills and knowledge. I studied for and earned my AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional certifications. Today, if you are on […]

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Slay imposter syndrome while prepping for AWS Certification exams

Author’s note: In the spirit of helping empower cloud-builders everywhere, I present the strategy that I use when trying to conquer any new obstacle. Whether an AWS Certification, a life goal, or any other endeavor, this approach focuses on high-level strategies and processes. For certification exams in particular, the tactical subject-matter preparation will change over […]

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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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