Are you looking to develop new technical skills or explore the field of cloud computing? Amazon Web Services (AWS) is offering a range of virtual classes at no cost to you!
What is Cloud Computing?
Businesses of every size and industry rely on the cloud for data backup, email, virtual desktops, software development, disaster recovery, and more.
Cloud computing is a cost-saving solution that allows you to access technology services (e.g. computing power, storage, and databases) on an as-needed basis from a cloud provider such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Amazon Web Services is an industry leader in the modernization of applications—particularly those related to web and mobile backends, IoT (Internet of Things) applications, artificial intelligence / machine learning (AI/ML), shared services platforms (SSPs), and more. Modernization involves re-platforming databases to be managed in the cloud, or rewriting applications to a cloud-native architecture.
Examples of Modernization Applications:
In addition to bringing thousands of movies to your fingertips through Netflix, delivering virtual learning to millions of Canadians through D2L, and analyzing billions of financial transactions for the NASDAQ stock exchange, AWS also fuels the next generation of innovation including self-driving automobiles, connected factories, and accelerated drug discovery!
Are You a Student?
You can benefit with no-cost, at-home learning opportunities through AWS Educate Cloud Career Pathways and specialty badges. Access free online workshops to help you continue to build cloud skills. Workshops include, but are not limited to:
- Cloud 101: An Introduction to Cloud Computing
- Introduction to AWS Purpose-Built Databases
- Introduction to Serverless Computing on AWS
- Smart Devices and Internet of Things (IoT)
- Deep Dive into Machine Learning with AWS DeepRacer
Free Digital Training
AWS also offers digital training to all individuals interested in cloud computing. You may access a variety of digital self-paced training courses through the AWS Learning Library. Digital training courses range from 10 minutes to several hours and include the following:
- Fundamentals of .NET applications
- Hands-on app building in Amazon Honeycode
- Game server hosting on AWS
- Disaster Recovery technical training
- Configuring and deploying AWS Client VPN
- Securing your AWS Cloud
- Machine learning fundamentals
- Setting up a cloud-based contact centre
- SaaS business transformation
- And more!
Self-paced digital training courses are offered at no cost to all interested learners.
Not Sure Where to Start?
AWS provides a selection of role-based learning paths based on your interests, current role, or solutions area (e.g., Advanced Networking, Data Analytics, Game Tech, Machine Learning, Media Services, Security, or Storage). The learning paths are recommended progressions of courses and exams to help you advance your skills or prepare you to use the AWS Cloud.
Get AWS Certification
If you’re just getting started and want to learn foundational-level skills as a Cloud Practitioner, you can participate in a free digital course to help you prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. What’s more, you can now take the exam from the comfort of your own home!
Additional certifications for associate-level and professional-level Cloud Practitioners are also available. Find out more about AWS Certification here.
AWS Ramp-up Guides:
Access these guides, digital training courses, videos, reports, and other resources to help ramp-up your skills and knowledge of Cloud Computing! Free resources are available to:
- AWS Cloud Architects
- AWS Cloud Security Professionals
- Business Professionals
- Data Scientists
- DevOPS Engineers
- Finance Professionals
- Governance & Compliance Professionals
- Solutions Architects
- Systems Administrators
- Systems Operations Professionals
The Career Foundation is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to promote no-cost Cloud Computing training and resources to our job seeker clients and the general community. Please contact JobSupport@careerfoundation.org for additional information on AWS education & training options.