AWS Launches Certification Program, Shows How Much It Wants Enterprise Customers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a certification program to designate people who have the technical skills for building secure and reliable apps using AWS technology.

The new Amazon Web Services Global Certification Program is built around the three primary roles for engineering teams delivering cloud-based solutions: Solutions Architect, SysOps Administrator and Developer.

Before getting certified, people must pass an exam, which is administered through Kryterion testing centers in more than 100 countries and 750 testing locations.

The first certification to be offered is the “AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Level.” The certificate is designed for solutions architects involved in the design and development of applications on AWS. Later this year AWS will offer certifications for Systems Operations (SysOps) administrators and developers.

AWS is slowly and consistently taking steps to build more enterprise business. The certification program exemplifies the need for expertise in using AWS. Enterprise customers often will demand support of this kind. The program helps build a network of people who meet AWS standards.

AWS also launched a security blog today, which is again a step to show enterprise customers that it cares about issues that to them matter most. It launched the blog with a timeline of the security and compliance releases it has added over the past several years.