APN Navigate for SaaS Enablement

An APN Partner’s path to specialization on AWS

The AWS Partner Network (APN) SaaS Enablement Navigate track is for APN Technology Partners who are registered with the APN and want to develop expertise in designing and implementing SaaS solutions on AWS.

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Phase 1: AWS Trainings

APN Navigate for SaaS E-Learning

In Phase 1, two (2) business contacts must complete the business training module, and two (2) technical contacts must complete the technical training module to advance to the second phase of APN Navigate. Click on the links below to start the trainings.

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APN Navigate for SaaS Enablement - Business Training

Metrics are key to succeeding with software as a service (SaaS). Modern SaaS organizations rely on a rich collection of data to drive insights into the architectural, operational, and business dimensions of their SaaS environments. This course will introduce you to fundamental SaaS metrics concepts, identifying different types of metrics that SaaS providers commonly use to profile the health and activity of their systems. It will also connect these metrics with design and architecture strategies that are used to surface and analyze this data on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition, the course will explore approaches to instrumenting, aggregating, publishing, and building actionable views of this data. Specifically, you will see how a robust metrics architecture can fundamentally impact all aspects of decision-making for SaaS organizations.

A minimum of two (2) individuals must complete the business training.

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APN Navigate for SaaS Enablement - Technical Training

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the core terminology, strategies, and patterns that are applied when building SaaS products on AWS. This course establishes a vocabulary and mental model that can then be used to dive more deeply into additional SaaS technical content. The content opens with an introduction to fundamental principles of SaaS and the agility motives that are typically behind an organization’s move to a SaaS delivery model. It then touches on the operational view of SaaS before outlining the core architectural elements of SaaS environments.

A minimum of two (2) individuals must complete the technical training.

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
  • Understand the core concepts of SaaS business and deepen your knowledge of SaaS architecture

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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