T and C logo 400We’ve heard from our customers that cloud skills are increasingly in high demand, and we have exciting news for anyone looking for resources to help build AWS Cloud skills. We’ve launched a dedicated AWS Training and Certification Blog, with news and updates about our trainings, certifications, and education programs for learners at all skill levels.

AWS Training and Certification helps learners and organizations build the skills to get more out of the AWS Cloud. Whether exploring new ideas, sharpening cloud skills, learning about AWS services, or preparing for AWS Certification, the AWS Training and Certification blog is a central destination to help learners and organizations grow with AWS.

Maureen Lonergan, director of AWS Training and Certification, weighed in about how AWS Training and Certification came to be:

“It’s no secret that cloud technologies are changing our world at a rapid pace. You are probably also aware that there aren’t enough skilled cloud professionals. A survey from 451 Research shows that 90 percent of IT decision makers report cloud skills shortages. There simply isn’t enough qualified cloud talent to go around.

This is where we come in. We formed AWS T&C back in 2012, beginning with a small team of me and three others. Before starting at AWS, I had recently spent a life-changing gap year teaching kids in Mozambique. I had spent my adult life in training, but it was during this gap year that I knew I had found my calling in educating the world. I jumped at the opportunity to build a training strategy to help people and organizations change the world with cloud technology. This work truly inspires me daily—especially today, on my eighth anniversary at AWS since we began this learning journey.”

Head over to the blog to read behind-the-scenes insight into how we’ve built our AWS Training and Certification programs. You can learn about how the organization got started, how we’re working with higher education institutions, how we develop our AWS Certification exams, and hear more about one of our newest digital training courses.

We’ll continue to feature relevant content for solutions architects here, but we also encourage you to check the AWS Training and Certification Blog regularly for the latest, in-depth information about AWS learning resources.

Happy learning!