AWS Certification

Amazon Web Services, or AWS for short, provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs. It makes sense for businesses to invest in AWS certification programs in order to validate the cloud expertise and technical skills required to grow their activities. 

To celebrate the next AWSome Day Online, October 13 2021, when the AWS team provides free cloud expert training and walkthrough to participants, we’d like to review the advantages of AWS and the relevant certifications. 

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What makes AWS so successful 

If you are unsure about using AWS for your business, this brief list of the top reasons to consider the Amazon-built platform as your cloud platform will help you decide. 

Location is not a problem

AWS cloud computing is available in 16 geographical locations and 44 different zones. Businesses can easily access servers from a variety of countries, making it an ideal partner for international expansion. 

Enhanced security

Using cloud computing can expose businesses to digital risks. But AWS have a full security strategy dedicated to keeping risks as low as possible for their clients. Amazon sets multiple layers of security for all servers and data centers. 

The cloud computing provider also offers a defined disaster recovery plan to ensure lost data can be recovered. This also relies on a multi-region backup strategy, as important data backups are scheduled across different regions. 

Fully scalable service

Do you need more computing resources? AWS come with two unique performance features: Elastic Load Balancing and Auto Scaling. Services can be scaled up or down on demand. 

The pay-as-you-go pricing model paired with the scalability makes AWS accessible and affordable for businesses of all sizes.  

Your flexible virtual workstation

Cloud computing services need to adjust to the operation system, web app platform, database, programming language, and other digital tools the business uses. AWS provides enhanced flexibility, making it easy to access most essential tools. 

One of the most popular business suite solutions is Microsoft Office 365, combining social networks, real-time communication, productivity tools, and collaborative products. Businesses using Office 365 can maintain access with AWS, for example. 

The different AWS certifications 

AWS certifications ensure the business and the team can have recognizable and valuable skills in cloud computing. 

Why AWS certifications matter

More and more businesses adopt multi-cloud computing processes and strategies. As AWS is the top provider of cloud adoption for 68% of SMBs and 64% of enterprises, certifications can establish the business as an expert. 

AWS certifications are available at employer and individual levels. At an employer level, certifications enable organizations to safely and successfully customize their tech solutions around internal processes and requirements. 

Individual certifications offer best practices know-how and experience, making professional profiles valuable for businesses and specialist tech roles. 

What’s the right AWS certification? 

You can take 12 different certifications dividing into Basic certification, associate-level, professional-level, and specialty training. These certifications are suitable for cloud users, developers, administrators, engineers, architects, data, and network professionals. 

The Foundational Certification is an entry-level test to help users understand the platform’s core principles and make the most of AWS.

Associate-level certifications target professionals designing, managing, and implementing distributed applications.  

Professional-level certifications support professional architects in assessing, recommending, and delivering an organization’s cloud computing needs. 

Hopefully, this brief overview of AWS offering can help you understand the many applications and advantages in the business environment.