APN Navigate for Migration

An APN Partner’s path to specialization on AWS

The APN Navigate for Migration track enables APN Partners to establish a foundation that will set your organization up for success in building out migration capabilities on AWS.

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Phase 1: AWS Trainings

APN Migration Navigate E-Learning

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

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APN Migration Navigate Business Training

The APN Migration Navigate business training is an introductory-level, non-technical course designed specifically for the AWS sales field and business professionals at AWS Partner Network (APN) consulting partner organizations who engage with customers to migrate their enterprise IT workloads to AWS at scale. This course focuses on how to identify and qualify enterprise workloads for cloud migration, assess migration readiness, and build a compelling business case for cloud migration. It is based on the structured migration methodology developed and used by AWS teams for large-scale migrations.

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APN Migration Navigate Technical Training

In the APN Migration Navigate Technical Training, a series of introductory modules will help your organization establish a foundation that will set your organization up for success in building out migration capabilities on AWS. Taking these trainings will provide your organization with more context as you move through your Navigate journey and access more advanced training and resources; ultimately enabling your organization to migrate to AWS easier, faster, cheaper and less risky for customers.

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 a Migration 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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