The AWS Test Drive Program enables AWS Customers to quickly launch popular enterprise workloads by utilizing AWS's scalable, agile, and flexible infrastructure. In minutes, customers can deploy and evaluate enterprise solutions using partner-designed Test Drives.

The program is designed for established APN Consulting Partners and APN Technology Partners who are interested in developing Test Drives by automating the deployment of their enterprise workloads on AWS, using AWS CloudFormation.

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Qualified Test Drive partners receive business endorsements with AWS around their ability to automate deployment of their enterprise workloads, including: a partner Test Drive page on the AWS site, product spotlights in the AWS Partner Newsletter and webinars, and support for press releases and digital marketing content.


Partners who participate in the Test Drive program receive enhanced technical engagement with AWS to support with their Test Drive Labs, including: onboarding support, access to AWS Test Drive content (lab manuals, guides, etc.), design and testing tools, and reporting of Test Drives (once launched).


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The Test Drive program is designed to help generate customer demand for your solutions on AWS.  The program helps you educate clients by demonstrating how your software and services run on AWS.  Test Drive uses AWS as a platform to instantly deliver access to a pre-configured version of your solution for clients to try for demonstration, education, and evaluation purposes via the web.

To get started in the AWS Test Drive Program, partners must register with the AWS Partner Network (APN). Follow the steps below to complete APN registration and receive access to the APN Portal.

  • Login to the APN Portal: Once registered, your firm will receive an email with your APN Portal login credentials and temporary password. Using those credentials, login to the APN Portal
  • Update Partner Scorecard: Track your firm’s AWS success (customer wins, training, etc.) via your Partner Scorecard in the APN Portal

 If your firm is already a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN), use the links below to access the APN Portal:

Have Additional Questions? Search the APN Knowledge Base.

In order to participate in the Test Drive Program, partners must complete the below steps to build out their AWS Test Drive Framework:

  • Step #1: Design Test Drive Scenario
    • Select theme for your Test Drive.
  • Step #2: Setup Demo Environment
    • Work with engineering team to setup demo environment on AWS, based on the theme of your Test Drive.
      • Suggested: Amazon EC2 Servers, VPC Networking, Amazon S3 and/or EBS Storage, Amazon RDS Database Services
  • Step #3: Create AWS CloudFormation Template
    • Create your AWS CloudFormation Template to duplicate your demo environment.
  • Step #4: Create Test Drive Lab Manual
    • Design lab manual with steps and screenshots of your Test Drive.


Once the Test Drive lab is published in the framework, please send email to schedule the Test Drive review with AWS. Be sure to include the below information:

  • Name of Lab
  • Description of Lab (2-3 Sentences)
  • URL for your Lab
  • Company Logo
  • AWS Account ID

After your Test Drive has been reviewed and approved, AWS will post on the Test Drive page for customer use. To see current AWS Test Drives and Test Drive Partners, check out the detail page for more information.

If your firm has any questions, please contact AWS Test Drive.