AWS Training and Certification Blog

Plan and navigate your AWS Cloud career journey, no matter your starting point

Are you at an inflection point and exploring how you might transition to a career in cloud? Amazonians, Prasad Rao and Ashish Prajapati, recently co-authored a book, Cloud Career Journeys, and sought to tell the stories of individuals who started or advanced their cloud career in the hopes that it will help inspire you to get started or progress your own cloud career. Whether you’re apprehensive about a cloud career because you do not have any IT experience, or you’re not sure how to take your IT skills to the cloud, you may find a relatable learner journey to spark your own career change and progression.

How one learner grew his cloud and AI skills at AWS Skills Center

Learn how Steen Krogh Groennebaek transitioned into a career in cloud computing through free training at AWS Skills Center Seattle. From attending the free Cloud Exploration Day, to earning his AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification, Steen leveraged expert guidance, hands-on training, and networking opportunities to land a job and thrive in the cloud industry.

Use AWS Workshops to accelerate your learning of AWS

Learn how you can access AWS Workshops to build your AWS Cloud skills. AWS Workshops are free, self-guided tutorial experiences that give you hands-on experience with AWS services. Through technical step-by-step modules, created by teams at Amazon Web Services (AWS), any level of learner can build an understanding of AWS Cloud concepts along with practical skills and techniques.

Use Amazon CodeWhisperer to advance your cloud knowledge

Amazon CodeWhisperer is a revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI)-powered productivity tool that improves developer productivity and can serve as an accelerated learning path for cloud computing. Amazon CodeWhisperer uses machine learning (ML) to provide intelligent code suggestions in an integrated development environment (IDE). In this blog, we’ll explore three practical ways developers and cloud architects can use Amazon CodeWhisperer as an educational catalyst in their cloud learning journey.

New courses and certification offerings from AWS Training and Certification in March 2024

Welcome to the March course launch blog. This month we launched eight new digital training products on AWS Skill Builder, including four new AWS Builder Labs and Generative AI Developer Kit. We also have three new, and one updated AWS Classroom Training courses—two of which have AWS Partner versions—including Developing Generative AI Applications on AWS. A reminder: registration is now open for the new AWS Certified Data Engineer – Associate exam. You can begin preparing with curated exam prep resources, created by the experts at AWS, on AWS Skill Builder.

Unleash cloud innovation with the power of entry-level talent

Kevin Kelly, director of AWS Cloud Institute, dives into the burgeoning demand for cloud skills and the pivotal role entry-level talent plays in addressing the industry’s pressing needs. Drawing from the Enterprise Strategy Group’s findings, Kelly emphasizes the transformative impact of nurturing and investing in entry-level cloud professionals alongside seasoned experts and how this approach in helping organizations thrive.

Creating a more inclusive workforce for women at AWS Skills Center

Learn how AWS Skills Center, Absa, and Women in Tech recently collaborated to create an impactful new cloud training program in South Africa to narrow the skills gap and open new career opportunities for women job-seekers. Through this program, 50 female computer science and engineering graduates completed training geared towards fast-tracking their career opportunities in tech and recently gathered at AWS Skills Center Cape Town to celebrate their achievements.

New European study: AI skills will significantly boost productivity and salaries

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly reshaping the professional landscape and ushering in a new era of efficiency and innovation for all industries. This transformation is not only changing the tools that we use, but is also reshaping the way organizations are structured and everyday tasks are executed. Access Partnership and Amazon Web Services (AWS) collaborated […]

How a trio of women triumphed in tech hackathon

International Women’s Day honors the achievements of women worldwide and advocates for gender equality. This is the perfect opportunity to share a story that truly embodies the spirit of this significant occasion. In the traditionally male-dominated tech industry, a trio of women embarked on a remarkable journey at the recent Tech to the Rescue hackathon.