Amazon Web Services

About Amazon Web Services

Many of us are familiar with Amazon as a brand but you may not already know about Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the certifications and training offered within the AWS eco-system. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 175 fully featured services from data centres globally.

Millions of customers including the fastest-growing start-ups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies are using AWS as their cloud platform of choice, enabling them to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.

Since March 2006, AWS has been delivering cloud services to millions of customers around the world running a wide variety of use cases. AWS has the most operational experience, at greater scale, of any cloud provider.

AWS has significantly more services, and more features within those services, than any other cloud provider. From infrastructure technologies like storage, and databases to emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, data lakes and analytics, and Internet of Things. This makes it faster, easier, and more cost-effective to move existing applications to the cloud and build nearly anything you can imagine.

AWS has a large and dynamic community, with millions of active customers and tens of thousands of partners globally. Customers across virtually every industry and of every size, including start-ups, enterprises, and public sector organisations, are running every imaginable use case on AWS. The AWS Partner Network (APN) includes thousands of systems integrators who specialise in AWS services and tens of thousands of independent software vendors (ISVs) who adapt their technology to work on AWS.

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Globally recognised qualifications - Amazon is a globally recognised company that is now at the forefront of the latest trends in IT technologies. Holders of Amazon Web Services certifications are valued due to their in-depth knowledge and ability to utilise their skills to have real business impact.

Enhanced career prospects - Amazon Web Services qualifications are high in demand, and qualified candidates can enjoy highly rewarding careers. Employers and organisations look favourably on candidates with experience, skills, and knowledge of AWS functionalities.

Digital Badges - Showcase your AWS Certification achievement with digital badges on your social media and email signatures and to gain immediate access to exclusive AWS-sponsored certification events.

Event Recognition - Receive invites to regional Appreciation Receptions and use your digital badge to get exclusive access to AWS Certification Lounges at AWS re:Invent and select AWS Summit events.

AWS Certified Global Community - Gain access to the AWS Certified community on LinkedIn and network with your peers.

Career opportunities

Amazon Web Services is widely used in companies across a vast range of sectors. Gaining a recognised qualification will showcase your cloud computing skills and make your CV stand out from the crowd.

Amazon Web Services is utilised within a wide range of industries, so there is always demand for individuals who have skills across the suite of AWS certification areas. Taking an Amazon Web Services certification course will certainly set you apart from other applicants applying to similar roles, whether you are looking to gain a promotion or are just starting out in the world of cloud-based IT.

Amazon Web Services provides designated learning paths, depending on your career goals and level of experience. There are predetermined learning paths to fit the following job roles:

  • Cloud Practitioner
  • Architect
  • Developer
  • Operations
  • DevOps Engineer

Once you have achieved a foundational AWS qualification you can go on to continue to develop your career path by completing further advanced AWS certifications. Amazon Web Services continues to excel in offering the latest cutting-edge cloud computing technologies. If you’re keen to be a part of the evolution of IT systems, you’ll be able to do so with an AWS certification.

First-class IT skills are extremely high in demand and having an AWS certificate is a great way to begin your career journey or add more skills to your CV. Learning new skills and building on those you already have can have a huge impact on your career and your success when applying to new jobs. By studying an AWS course you'll be able to meet the demands of the 21st-century job market.

Whether you want to launch your career in cloud computing or are looking for a step up in your existing IT role, by gainingthissought-after knowledge you'll open doors to an exciting new phase in your career.

Which certification?

Here is a break-down of the current Amazon Web Services courses available with e-Careers:

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional

AWS Cloud Computing Certification Job Academy Programme

How to get certified

Our friendly Course Consultants are on hand to answer all questions you may have. Get in touch today and we can talk through your options to find the perfect fit.

We look forward to welcoming you as you start your course journey with AWS!