AWS Navigate is an APN Partner’s path to specialization on AWS. It provides APN Partners with a self-serve, step-by-step guidance on how to achieve goals and milestones that may be applied towards tier and program requirements. The ultimate goal is to help APN Partners achieve experience with AWS Services, be recognized as AWS experts and become a trusted APN Partner via our AWS Competency or AWS MSP Programs.

Not at this time. However, each AWS Navigate offers tools that are specific to the specialization area and will provide you with step by step guidance on how to achieve the AWS Competency, AWS MSP, or AWS Service Delivery designation. We highly recommend that you participate in the AWS Navigate Program as it offers a framework so that you don't have to figure out how to achieve the designation on your own.

There is no application required. We wanted to make this process as simple as possible so intentionally did not create an application form. Your organization simply needs to start the trainings in Phase 1 of the respective Navigate path you want to pursue and you will be considered a participant of AWS Navigate. At a minimum, you need to register to APN.

 

Specifically:
    1. Go to the AWS Navigate landing page
    2. Click on the AWS Navigate tracks(s) you want to pursue and it will take you to the specific AWS Navigate page.
    3. Locate Phase 1: AWS Training section on the page and have individuals click the following buttons:
            • “Start the Well-Architected Training Now”
            • “Start the Business Track Now”
            • “Start the Technical Track Now”  

It’s simple. Go to the page of the Navigate path your organization wants to pursue. The required trainings are listed under Phase 1. Individuals simply need to click “start the training now” button. If they are not logged into their Partner Central account, it will prompt them to login and then redirect them to the Navigate training.

Go to the dedicated page of the Navigate path your organization wants to pursue. There are links to the specific trainings that must be completed. In the same section, it specifies how many individuals must complete the trainings in order for your organization to move to Phase 2. 

To move to Phase 2, your organization must complete the e-learnings in Phase 1. Each Navigate path requires a minimum number of individuals to complete the specified trainings in Phase 1. The trainings are role-based and most Navigates require 2 individuals to complete the business training and 2 individuals to complete the technical training. All Navigate tracks require a minimum of 2 individuals to complete the Well-Architected Best Practices Technical Training.

Tip! The 2 individuals taking this course can be the same individuals completing the technical or the business – you do not need to find 2 different individuals to complete).

Tip! Make sure you check the dedicated page of the Navigate path you select to confirm the total number of individuals required to take each training!

It takes approximately 5-7 business days for the training systems to feed the completion confirmation to us.

Only Alliance Leads can access this information so if you are not the Alliance Lead, you should work with him/her. To do so, login to Partner Central and go to the “Additional AWS Trainings” section. 

No, not in Phases 2-5. The only new requirement in Navigate are the e-learnings in Phase 1. Apart from the e-learnings, the requirements in Navigate are a consolidation of the tier and program requirements folded into a single, easy to follow path for APN Partners.

No, not in Phases 2-5. The only new requirement in Navigate are the e-learnings in Phase 1. Apart from the e-learnings, the requirements in Navigate are a consolidation of the tier and program requirements folded into a single, easy to follow path for APN Partners.

There are two types of emails you should expect to receive:

      1. “Learn” emails. You will receive emails with resources recommended by AWS experts. These emails provide your organization with context on why we are recommending such resources.
      2. “Take Action” emails. The second type of email you will receive are emails that ask you to take action and apply what you learned (referred to as “Apply Your Knowledge” checkpoint).

The quickest way to advance in Navigate is to respond to the “Take Action” emails (referred to as “Apply Your Knowledge” checkpoint). These emails will prompt you on when you need to deliver on a goal or milestone such as logging a customer reference, upgrading tiers, or registering an opportunity.

There are a number of benefits you’ll experience by participating in Navigate. Here are a few:

      • Removes the guess-work. Provides step-by-step guidance on building a specialized practice on AWS with recommended assets by AWS Experts and templates to meet AWS best practices faster
      • Goal setting. APN Partners will receive an APN Partner Goals Checklist that provides an APN Partner end to end view of expected deliverables and helps you “look around the corner” on what is expected so you can plan accordingly.
      • Self-Service. APN Partners can continue to make progress through email prompts and goals checklist without waiting for someone to tell them what to do next; saving time so both APN Partners and AWS teams can have more meaningful and strategic engagements.
      • Packaged content. You will receive a dedicated navigate toolbox with all the recommended resources that will serve as a single source of truth, saving time on searching for the right and relevant documents to become specialized on AWS.