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Don’t miss these AWS Training and Certification resources at re:Invent 2020

You don’t want to miss this year’s AWS re:Invent virtual conference. In addition to being free for all participants, it spans three weeks from December 1-18 and includes five keynotes, 18 leadership sessions, and unlimited access to hundreds of breakouts.

Over the three weeks, there will be 500+ sessions covering core AWS services and emerging technologies. With hours of content to cover, we’ve strategically spread out sessions to ensure you can plan your schedule accordingly and take advantage of the learning opportunities. We are happy to have you along for the journey!

AWS Training and Certification at re:Invent

Explore and take advantage of skill-building resources from AWS Training and Certification during re:Invent. You can go from learning to doing with AWS training that is based on real-world scenarios, and get hands-on practice with step-by-step instructions in a live AWS environment—free of charge and on demand during re:Invent. From new AWS Cloud learner to tenured developer, we have sessions to help you sharpen your skills.

  • Access a collection of 10+ free express trainings from introductory to expert level, designed for customers and partners.
  • Join on-demand exam-readiness preparation courses to help you prepare for AWS Certification exams.
  • Practice and build your skills at no cost with Hands-On Labs. AWS Training and Certification will have over 50 Hands-On Labs featuring useful services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Lambda, and more.
  • Join us and Get AWS Certified before or during re:Invent 2020! The Get AWS Certified Global Challenge offers support and resources to help you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. Check out a recommended path of free training, practice exams, and resources.
  • Schedule your industry-recognized AWS Certification exam and take it virtually during re:Invent.

AWS Training and Certification Leadership Session

Over the three weeks, take advantage of 18, 60-minute Leadership Sessions to hear directly from AWS leaders as they share the latest advances in AWS technologies, set the future product direction, and inspire you through compelling success stories.

Maureen Lonergan, director of AWS Training and Certification, will speak on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 (see times by time zone below). Whether you’re starting a new cloud career, upskilling your team, or transforming your entire workforce, she’ll share how our programs can help you gain and validate skills at every stage of the cloud journey.

Watch Maureen Lonergan’s Leadership Session live:
Americas – Tuesday, Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PST
Asia-Pacific – Wednesday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SGT
Europe – Wednesday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. GMT

Keynotes at re:Invent

There are five main-stage keynotes at re:Invent this year. Below is the schedule so you can join each keynote live. On demand videos will be available after each live keynote.

Week 1 – Nov. 30-Dec. 4

Andy Jassy, CEO, Amazon Web Services
Live from Seattle, Andy Jassy takes the virtual stage to share his insights and the latest news about AWS customers, products, and services.

Americas – Tuesday, Dec. 1, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. PST
Asia-Pacific – Wednesday, Dec. 2, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. SGT
Europe – Wednesday, Dec. 2, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. GMT

Doug Yeum, Sandy Carter, and Dave McCann
Don’t miss the live AWS Partner Keynote with Doug Yeum, head of Worldwide Channels and Alliances; Sandy Carter, vice president, Global Public Sector Partners and Programs; and Dave McCann, vice president, AWS Migration, Marketplace, and Control Services, to learn how AWS is helping partners modernize their businesses to help their customers transform.

Americas – Thursday, Dec. 3, 8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. PST
Asia-Pacific – Friday, Dec. 4, 8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. SGT
Europe – Friday, Dec. 4, 8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. GMT

Week 2 – Dec. 7-11

Swami Sivasubramanian, VP, Amazon Machine Learning
Join Swami Sivasubramanian for the first-ever Machine Learning Keynote, live at re:Invent. Hear how AWS is freeing builders to innovate using machine learning with the latest developments in AWS machine learning, demos of new technology, and insights from customers.

Americas – Tuesday, Dec. 8, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST
Asia-Pacific – Wednesday, Dec. 9, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. SGT
Europe – Wednesday, Dec. 9, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. GMT

Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President, Global Infrastructure and Customer Support
Live from Seattle, join Peter DeSantis to learn how AWS has optimized its cloud infrastructure to run the world’s most demanding workloads and give your business a competitive edge.

Americas – Thursday, Dec. 10, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. PST
Asia-Pacific – Friday, Dec. 11, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. SGT
Europe – Friday, Dec. 11, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. GMT

Week 3 – Dec. 14-18

Dr. Werner Vogels, Vice President and CTO of
Join Dr. Vogels as he goes behind the scenes to show how Amazon is solving today’s hardest technology problems. Based on his experience working with some of the largest and most successful applications in the world, Dr. Vogels shares his insights on building truly resilient architectures and what that means for the future of software development.

Americas – Tuesday, Dec. 15, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PST
Asia-Pacific – Wednesday, Dec. 16, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. SGT
Europe – Wednesday, Dec. 16, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. GMT