AWS Training and Certification Blog

10 study areas for the AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty exam

In this blog, learn how an AWS Sr. Solutions Architect prepared for the AWS Certified Data Analytics – Specialty exam, and the 10 areas you can study to prepare yourself to take this certification exam. Earning the credential will validate your expertise in designing data solutions and using analytics services to derive insights from data. This credential also helps organizations identify and develop talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives.

The fastest growing job skills for 2023: 3 takeaways

Which skills will keep your workforce competitive? What types of professional development do you need to keep up with rapidly evolving technology, macro-economic trends, and organizational strategies? Coursera, an AWS Training Partner, has released the 2023 edition of The Job Skills Report revealing insights that guide answers to these pressing questions.

Cloudreach’s Talent Academy embraces diverse talent

In October of 2021, Cloudreach, a leading cloud consultancy and AWS Partner with a global footprint, began an ambitious and inclusive training program. With a robust internal AWS Training program in place, Cloudreach is experienced in turning conventional technologists into cloud specialists. This program was different, though. The aim of Cloudreach’s Talent Academy was to take people with little to no technical background and, within two years, transform them into fully fledged cloud developers.

How the AWS Storage Data Migration learning plan helped a Sr. Solutions Architect and AWS Instructor refresh his skills

During AWS Storage Day 2022, the AWS Storage team announced three new digital learning badges by AWS Training and Certification on AWS Skill Builder, including the AWS Learning: Data Migration badge. This badge, which is associated with the Storage Learning Plan: Data Migration, demonstrates an individual’s knowledge of AWS Storage services for creating, managing, and architecting highly available storage solutions. Learn more about building your data migration skills with this learning plan in order to earn the latest digital badge.

Prioritizing People: 4 Strategies that Make or Break Cloud Migrations and Beyond (AWS re:Invent 2022)

If you missed it, AWS Training and Certification presented a breakout session at re:Invent 2022, “Prioritizing People: 4 Strategies that Make or Break Cloud Migrations and Beyond,” presented by Sabina Joseph, director of strategic industries. In it, she outlined the tremendous growth of cloud and how organizations can maximize their investment, and overcome cloud skills gap challenges, with four key strategies. Watch the full session and read the key takeaways here.

Life (science) in the cloud: Researchers dealing with petabytes of data become cloud experts

When Chris Dagdigian graduated with a degree in Biotechnology in 1995, the industry was poised to explode with innovation and possibility. There was only one problem, the explosion was being recorded using pen and paper. “Until that point scientists were documenting everything in notebooks,” he recalls. “As the research started to blossom, data volumes were starting to exceed what could reasonably be tracked in a handwritten lab book.”

IT skills training, certifications benefit both organizations and employees 

In this blog, we’ll recap the key findings from the 2022 Skillsoft IT Skills and Salary report, in particular the impacts of the IT skills gap, the benefits of training and certification to employees and organizations, and data showcasing which training modalities have the greatest impact.

Building a resilient career through AWS re/Start

Hear from Luis Correia about his experience reinventing his skill set with AWS re/Start, a workforce development training program. After several years in academia and non-technical roles, his resilience, persistence, and willingness to learn, led him on an unexpected and ultimately fruitful journey to the cloud.

New courses and updates from AWS Training and Certification in December 2022

AWS Training and Certification courses and offerings in December 2022 include AWS Industry Quest: Financial Services, a fourth learning path for AWS Jam Journey, a sixth role for AWS Cloud Quest, and 13 AWS Builder Labs. There are seven, free, fundamental-level digital courses; two classroom courses about planning and managing databases on AWS and Amazon SageMaker Studio; two AWS Partner courses about security essentials and AWS GovCloud (US); and an AWS Certification update about the availability of online Mandarin-speaking proctors in Mainland China.

Learn to build, train, and iterate machine learning models faster with new AWS course

For experienced data scientists working with disparate data science tools, Amazon SageMaker Studio provides an integrated set of ML tools in a single interface. Our new three-day, advanced-level, virtual classroom course, Amazon SageMaker Studio for Data Scientists, will help you develop the skills to increase productivity at every stage of the ML lifecycle using SageMaker Studio.