APN Navigate for Blockchain

An APN Partner’s path to specialization on AWS

The APN Navigate for Blockchain track enables APN Partners to build expertise around building Blockchain applications on AWS. AWS gives you access to flexible and cost-effective resources to quickly deploy and experiment with blockchain networks in minutes, and pay only for what you use.


Phase 1: AWS Trainings

AWS Blockchain E-Learning

In Phase 1, two (2) business contacts must complete the business training modules, and two (2) technical contacts must complete the technical training modules to advance to the second phase of APN Navigate.


AWS Blockchain Business Training

Global markets and networks are expanding, exposing more data while companies continue to engage in more collaborative, deeper alliances, that require complex transactions and integrated security along with trust being an important part of the equation. In the Blockchain Navigate business track, we want to guide you along some of AWS’s fundamentals and the way we approach partnerships with customers. You will learn about the AWS Cloud and relevant topics such as an overview of important services needed for a blockchain solutions like Amazon VPC, Amazon EC2, EBS, Amazon S3, AWS Database solutions, Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, and Amazon DynamoDB. You will also learn about fundamentals of our pricing, free tiers, pricing strategy, the TCO Calculator, and AWS support plans to better prepare you for a partnership with AWS.


AWS Blockchain Technical Training

In the Blockchain Navigate track, this series of introductory videos will help your organization learn about core AWS services that will help you build a blockchain solution. Just like other infrastructure, a blockchain built on AWS (or other platforms) can be integrated with many AWS services that can be used to add value to a blockchain solution.

Phase 2: Deepen Your Knowledge

Phase 2 focuses on advanced training and resources recommended by AWS subject matter experts in a specialization area, as well as best practices for creating microsites and building a partner business plan. This phase helps APN Partners reach advanced-level knowledge and showcase their specialization via their solutions offerings.

You will gain access to all resources and activities in Phases 2 – 5 once the required number of individuals have completed the foundational trainings in Phase 1 listed above.

  • Review advanced resources from AWS subject matter experts
  • Learn more about becoming AWS Certified
  • Review best practices for creating the APN Partner Business Practice Plan
  • Review best practices on developing case studies and customer references
  • Promote your offerings by showcasing your organization's service catalog and landing page

Phase 3: Diving Deep into the Well-Architected Framework

Phase 3 provides a deep dive on the AWS Well-Architected Framework and prepares APN Partners for the baseline review for APN Technology Partners and an assessment review for APN Consulting Partners.

  • You will have access to the resources and activities below once the required number of individuals have completed the trainings in Phase 1:
  • Deep dive on the Well-Architected Framework
  • Demonstrate your knowledge on the Well-Architected Framework by reviewing your APN Partner Business Plan with your PDM
  • Get AWS Certified
  • Submit an opportunity with AWS

Phase 4: Solution or Practice Review

Phase 4 measures each APN Partner’s experience and knowledge in their specialty area based on the AWS Well-Architected Framework through a review by an AWS Solution Architect or AWS Practice Lead.

You will have access to the resources and activities below once the required number of individuals have completed the trainings in Phase 1:

  • Solution or Practice Review with AWS Solutions Architect
  • Go-to-Market Activities
  • Submit a project debrief and customer case studies

Phase 5: Differentiating on AWS

Phase 5 helps APN Partners meet the final requirements to achieve APN Program status in our AWS Competency Program, AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program, and AWS Service Delivery Program. The deliverables in this phase include case studies, microsites, and Advanced Tier achievement.

You will have access to the resources and activities below once the required number of individuals have completed the trainings in Phase 1:

  • Develop a microsite
  • Apply for the AWS Solution Provider Program
  • More AWS Certified individuals
  • Go-to-Market activities and APN funding programs
  • Plan and execute a pipeline strategy

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