AWS Training and Certification Blog

Reskilling initiative helps individuals in Boston and Washington, D.C. launch careers in the cloud

According to Forbes, “advanced cloud and security skills are in higher demand than ever before; however, there is a significant lack of qualified, skilled professionals.” This skills gap is expected to grow. Nearly 80 percent of IT decision makers see hiring as a challenge according to the 2019 Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary report. […]

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Announcing new role-based learning paths for AWS Media Services

We’re excited to announce the launch of three, role-based learning paths for AWS Media Services. Our AWS Training and Certification curriculum for Media Services offers over 30 courses and hands-on labs that can help you learn to design and develop media solutions, master the skills needed for daily operations of services, and choose the solutions […]

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Why Virtual Training Is (and Isn’t) Completely Different

Telecommuting, work-shifting, flexible workspace, teleworking, mobile work, working from home– these are ever-evolving modalities that have existed in some form or another since the advent of the personal computer. Many tasks that at one time required an in-office presence are rapidly being moved to virtual contexts. Cloud adoption has always natively been office-less, but one […]

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The evolution of the database administrator role

Before the cloud, companies would typically have a team of database administrators (DBAs) and database specialists with one mission—to stand up and maintain the chosen database solution for the entire company. The DBAs who work with that database develop deep expertise in the management and maintenance of the particular database system. Since they have invested […]

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Accelerate cloud adoption by creating a cloud enablement engine

A Starter’s Guide to Building Skills Needed for Successful Cloud Enablement Engines Cloud training accelerates adoption by first enabling a core team of cloud experts within the enterprise and later, by scaling cloud proficiency to the entire organization. However, ensuring that cloud skills are adopted throughout the enterprise requires something more: the transformation of individual […]

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Introducing new AWS + Udacity machine learning scholarship program

If you read our recent blog post on learning Machine Learning (ML) with AWS Training and Certification, you know that we offer many different ways to get started with learning ML, from free digital training to virtual classroom courses, and beyond. One thing we didn’t touch on, however, is our collaboration with digital training partners […]

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Cognitive Science Post 3: Using elaboration to reinforce your understanding of concepts

This is the third and final post on how you can use principles from the cognitive sciences to enhance your learning of the AWS Cloud. Earlier in this series, we looked at how important it is to not rely solely on passively taking in information from a presentation or a class. Instead, challenge yourself to […]

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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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