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Register for the New AWS Certified Developer – Associate Beta Exam

The AWS Training and Certification team is hosting a beta for an updated version of our AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam. This beta reflects current AWS features, services, and best practices. You may take the beta exam through March 16. Space is limited and registration will close when capacity is reached. We are offering the beta exam for $75 USD—a 50% discount off the cost of the standard Developer exam.

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See What’s New for Partners with APN Marketing Central

APN Marketing Central is a benefit for all Standard-tier and above Partners in our global AWS Partner Network (APN). It is available at no cost via Partner Central. Whether you are looking to supplement existing marketing efforts or launch a full-blown campaign, APN Marketing Central can help you generate demand for your solutions on AWS. Our resources can also help you find an agency with experience messaging AWS.

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End User Computing: 2017 Year-in-Review and Key Wins by AWS Partners

In 2017, many AWS Partners invested in efforts to enhance their solutions and help customers migrate enterprise desktop applications to AWS. These Partners are demonstrating the value of supporting AWS services that provide customers with solutions that are secure, easy-to-use, scalable, and cost-effective. We have high expectations Partners will continue to build and optimize products to run on AWS, and provide high-quality technical content, labs, and workshops to guide customer adoption.

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Why the U.S. Air Force Chose Telos Corporation for Risk Management and Security Compliance

When the United States Air Force was looking to automate IT risk management and security compliance of NIPRNet and SIPRNet environments across the enterprise, the turned to Xacta 360—a solution from Telos Corporation, an AWS Standard Technology Partner and member of the AWS Public Sector Program. Xacta 360 is a risk management and compliance platform specifically engineered to integrate with many AWS services to speed and streamline the continuous compliance assessment of AWS-based workloads

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Now in General Availability: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam

We have updated our AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam to include new services and architectural best practices, including the pillars of the Well-Architected Framework. The new exam validates knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies. We recommend candidates have at least one year of hands-on experience designing available, cost-efficient, fault-tolerant, scalable, and distributed systems on AWS before taking the exam.

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Say Hello to 12 New AWS Competency Partners Added in January

The AWS Competency Program admitted 12 new APN Partners in January—spanning workload, solution, and industry designations. The AWS Competency Program provides customers with highlighted APN Partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency through an AWS Technical Validation and proven customer success in specialized solution areas. Please join us in welcoming our newest AWS Competency Partners.

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How to Deploy a Data Lake in Minutes with Cloudwick’s Data Lake Foundation on AWS Quick Start

To gain the insights needed to fuel business growth, organizations need to collect more data and do more with it. That’s where a data lake can help—it’s a repository that holds a large amount of raw data in its native (structured or unstructured) format until that data is needed, enabling you to accommodate virtually any use case. Check out Cloudwick’s Data Lake Foundation on AWS Quick Start, and then drill down a bit deeper into the workings and value of the data catalog.

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New AWS Solution Space Launches with 10 Customer-Ready Solutions

AWS Solution Space allows AWS Competency Partners to showcase customer-ready solutions based on architectures validated by AWS. These are quick, cost effective, repeatable solutions meant to create new business leading to production workloads. Customers can also request AWS support for launching each solution. At launch, we are featuring 10 customer-ready solutions: 5 for Big Data, 3 for Machine Learning, one for Security, and one for End User Computing.

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Introducing Splunk AWS Serverless Applications

At AWS re:Invent 2017, we introduced the AWS Serverless Application Repository that enables AWS customers to easily discover, deploy, and publish serverless apps for data processing, stream processing, Internet of Things (IoT) device data telemetry, and more. The Splunk AWS Serverless Applications are available from the AWS Lambda console and allow customers to ingest TBs of data into Splunk. Check out the Splunk serverless apps that are open-sourced to dive deeper, including the underlying AWS SAM template.

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Enterprise-Wide Data Asset Discovery, Analytics, and Governance on the AWS Cloud

As a leader in enterprise cloud data management, Informatica accelerates AWS data management for data warehouse modernization, data lakes, data migration, and data cataloging. Informatica is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner and holds the AWS Big Data Competency. Informatica’s Enterprise Data Catalog (EDC) Quick Start deploys the artificial intelligence-powered data catalog on the AWS Cloud and enables organizations to discover and catalog assets from data sources across the enterprise.

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