AWS Training and Certification can help APN Partners deepen their AWS knowledge and skills, differentiate their business, and better serve their customers. APN Partners can take online accreditation courses at no cost and receive a 20% discount on AWS-delivered public classes registered through the APN Portal.

Whether your role is business or technical, use the APN Training Path to get skilled on AWS. Read below to learn about all the trainings available and what trainings and certifications you should leverage for your role.

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New Solutions Training for Partners Courses

We are expanding our online training availability to give you more flexibility for completing training. Our newest course, Solutions Training for Partners: Windows Technical, is available in both instructor-led and web-based training modalities. We've also added a web-based training version of our popular Solutions Training for Partners: Foundations course.

New AWS Training and Certification Portal

Access and manage your training and certification activities, progress, and benefits in one place. Visit our new portal where you can find AWS Training, register for AWS Certification exams, track your learning progress, and access benefits based on the AWS Certifications you have achieved.

New AWS Certification Specialty Exams

Seasoned AWS experts with specialized advance networking or big data skills can now validate their unique technical expertise.

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  • Accreditations

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    APN Partners can earn accreditations to demonstrate they understand AWS services and solutions and can effectively explain them to customers. AWS accreditation courses are available online at no cost via the AWS Training and Certification Portal and consist of e-learning modules and assessments. To earn accreditation, you must successfully complete all assessments. Accreditations count toward APN tier requirements that help Partners advance in the program.


    Intended for individuals who are new to Cloud Computing and AWS and who are responsible for articulating the business benefits of AWS related solutions. This course provides foundational level knowledge of AWS services, overall business value proposition, and best practices for implementing AWS in the field with customers. Register Now >>

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    This course is designed for technical individuals. It is intended to provide you with foundational level technical knowledge of AWS products, services, and common solutions for your customers. Register Now >>

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    This course provides fundamental knowledge of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) concept and the economics of data centers as it relates to AWS. It enables you to use the AWS TCO Calculator to understand the value of AWS and to explain the benefits of AWS IT solutions based on TCO. Register Now >>

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  • Solutions Training & Bootcamps

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    Attend these trainings to deepen your experience with techniques and best practices that help solve for customer challenges. Training is available at no cost to APN Partners. You can register for Partner Solutions Training & Bootcamps in the AWS Training and Certification Portal.  


    This course is designed specifically to help new APN Consulting Partners build their business with AWS. The course is available in both instructor-led and web-based training modalities. By learning about AWS best practices, APN Consulting Partners will be better able to meet customer business challenges. The course introduces concepts on how to uncover customer priorities (including CxO-level priorities), and provides content specific to AWS differentiators, AWS security and compliance, pricing optimization including TCO, and the migration/cloud adoption process.

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    This one-day bootcamp offering teaches you to how to address Big Data & Analytics challenges faced by small-medium and enterprise businesses using AWS solutions. This offering includes an online version so you have the option of taking either the instructor-led or self-paced course. Online training is two hours, and the instructor-led workshop is one day. Training covers effective discovery conversations with technical and business personas, how AWS aligns high-level Big Data & Analytics solutions to customer’s key business initiatives, and how AWS performs pre-call planning, discovery of challenges, design, and execution. Upon completion of the course, you can take the Big Data & Analytics Assessment to evaluate your understanding of the AWS value proposition for Big Data & Analytics. Register Now >>

    This 4-hour offering is available for APN Consulting Partners in instructor-led or self-paced formats. It focuses on AWS best practices that align AWS case studies and solutions with Windows and Microsoft application challenges faced by small/medium and enterprise businesses. This course provides a variety of industry examples that focus on identifying Windows and Microsoft applications to run on AWS services. You will learn how AWS conducts effective discovery conversations and how AWS aligns Windows and Microsoft application solutions to our customers’ key business initiatives. Upon completion of the course, you can take the AWS for Window Assessment to evaluate your understanding of the AWS value proposition for running Windows workloads on AWS. Register Now >>

    This course teaches the technical fundamentals of running Microsoft applications and Windows workloads on AWS. It is designed to teach pre-sales engineers at APN Consulting partner organizations how to discuss the technical advantages of AWS for Windows. You will learn about the various tools available to migrate, develop, build, deploy, manage, and operate Microsoft applications and Windows Servers on AWS. The course presents case studies and reference architectures to showcase how some AWS customer architectures have been designed for common Microsoft applications including SQL, SharePoint, and Exchange. This course is available in both instructor-led and web-based delivery formats.

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    This intensive three-day bootcamp mixes strategy and ‘delivery how-to’ derived from our own customer implementation and migration projects. We expose you to our delivery framework and methodology, share deep levels of architectural patterns, and provide frameworks for TCO comparison, Time to ROI, migration assessments and tools, security optimization, and much more. Register Now >>

    • APN Premier Consulting and Advanced Partner
    • At least one Associate level AWS Certification
    • At least six months of AWS implementation and delivery experience
    • Completion of reading materials in advance of class
  • Videos, Labs & Classes

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    APN Partners can receive up to a 20% discount on AWS-delivered public classes registered through the APN Portal. Not an APN Partner? You need to meet the billing and customer reference requirements for Standard Consulting Partners. To apply for a discount, email us with proof of your eligibility.


    Get introduced to AWS with foundational classes and introductory videos.

    Deepen technical skills and learn best practices from qualified AWS instructors.

    Take self-paced labs and get hands-on practice with AWS.


    Sign up for training using APN Portal credentials. First time signing in? Register for APN Portal access

    Questions? Search the APN Knowledge Base.

  • Certification

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    AWS Certifications recognize IT professionals that possess the skills and technical knowledge necessary for designing, deploying, and operating applications and infrastructure on AWS. Earning certification helps you gain visibility and credibility for your proven experience working with AWS, as well as contributes to your organization’s proficiency with AWS-based applications.


    • Demonstrate proven skills and proficiency with AWS
    • Gain recognition and credibility with your customers
    • APN status

    We offer a range of certification types including Associate, Professional, and Specialty. Our certifications focus on gaining technical knowledge on the AWS Platform across several roles and specialties.

    We offer associate certifications covering the roles of Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator. Once you have completed an Associate Certification in any of these roles, you may progress to a Specialty in Advanced Networking or Big Data, or a Professional Certification in Solutions Architect or DevOps Engineering.

    Specialty Certifications offer advancement for someone interested validating their expertise in a specific area. Professional Certifications are our highest role-specific certification.

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