Aspiring AWS cloud architects have a new free learning option on Twitch

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A six-week people volition assistance radical hole for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification.

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AWS launches a caller Twitch bid Monday: the AWS Power Hour: Architecting. The six-week bid is escaped and includes quizzes and exercises to assistance participants prosecute a certification.

This Twitch bid is portion of AWS' program to supply escaped skills grooming to 29 cardinal learners globally by 2025. Deborah Strickland described the new Twitch offering connected the AWS blog.

Scott Barneson, manager of Learning Products, AWS Training and Certification, said the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification is 1 of the company's astir fashionable certifications. 

Each occurrence volition livestream doubly a week connected Mondays astatine 7 americium PDT and Thursdays astatine 4 p.m. PDT. Recorded episodes volition beryllium disposable connected request instantly aft the livestream. Chinmay Anaokar, an AWS method trainer from India, volition big the Monday amusement and Adam Lenau, an AWS method trainer from the U.S., volition big the Thursday show. The contented volition beryllium the aforesaid successful some sessions.

Barneson said grooming programs instrumentality galore formats — self-paced digital, classroom, virtual classroom, hands-on labs, webinars, grooming days and more—and are created by the experts astatine AWS. 

"With Twitch, we custom-build our contented for the medium—it's a much interactive, casual, and informal environment," helium said. 

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Barneson said that respective AWS authorized instructors mean the Twitch chat diagnostic truthful learners tin usage the interactive quality of Twitch's level to get questions answered and physique community.

There volition beryllium a Q&A league instantly aft the Twitch sessions erstwhile participants tin inquire questions of the amusement hosts and different assemblage members.

Learners besides person the enactment of participating successful the Get AWS Certified: Solutions Architect Challenge, which offers a 50% discount voucher for the exam. This is AWS' 5th grooming bid connected Twitch, and the effect continues to beryllium positive, according to Barneson. 

"We've seen learners spell connected to gain Cloud Practitioner certifications (among others) from our erstwhile certification challenges," helium said. "We've besides seen a immense appetite for this grooming arsenic on-demand contented aft the livestream—there is simply a agelong support beingness for each stream."

To gauge the effectiveness of the Twitch grooming modules, Barneson said his squad considers however engaged participants are arsenic good arsenic the magnitude of enactment from the audience. 

Barneson said the institution has seen a dependable request from radical with and without method backgrounds to physique unreality skills. 

"We've seen that radical truly privation to larn these skills, but they're engaged surviving afloat lives already, truthful we request to marque it accessible and convenient for them to bash so," helium said. "We besides admit that grooming isn't a one-size-fits-all, which is wherefore we are intentional astir creating a scope of learning options."

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