What is the difference between a Short Course and an Online Bootcamp?
An Online Bootcamp Program is an intensive and accelerated learning program made up of a collection of self-paced eLearning components and live online classes that students are required to attend.
The Online Bootcamp program curriculum contain a combination of specifically chosen courses and career-critical skills that are aligned to a job role.
A Short Course on the other hand are shorter courses that is designed to target developing a specific skill set or topic. They generally are much quicker to complete than Bootcamp Programs.
What is the AWS Technical Essentials training?
The AWS Technical Essentials training verifies your skills in the basics of storage, security, networking, and general cloud computing on the Amazon Web Services platform. Those who complete the course will have a certified introductory knowledge of the solutions, services, and products offered by AWS, along with the skills to identify AWS services and align them with specific business requirements. It also sets professionals on a pathway towards higher-level AWS certifications such as Foundational, Professional, and Associate credentials.
Ranked among the leaders of the global cloud computing industry, an AWS certification can help position you as a qualified competitor of the field. With hundreds of thousands of active customers each month, the platform is only set to grow in time, along with demand for those with the right skills and experience to leverage it. Training in the AWS Technical Essentials is thus not only valuable starting point into the cloud computing industry - but an effective launchpad into one of the most sought-after cloud environments today.
What are the prerequisites for AWS Technical Essentials training?
In order to qualify for the AWS Technical Essentials training, students must at least have an undergraduate degree or high school qualification. Though not mandatory, applicants are recommended to also have:
A basic knowledge of any programming language.
Is an AWS certification worth it?
AWS certification is a valuable entry path into the highly-demanded, rapidly growing world of cloud computing. While this AWS Technical Essentials training is not aligned to a specific AWS certification exam, it can help you build the fundamental knowledge to pursue higher-level credentials under the platform. These include the AWS Foundational, Professional, and Associate certifications.
Next to Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), AWS is also considered one of the key leaders of today's cloud industry. According to research by the AWS Cloud Economics, Australian adopters of AWS have seen a 23% reduction in IT costs; an acceleration in innovation with a 19% reduction in the time it takes to market new features or applications; and a 40% overall increase in employee efficiency.
As such, the platform - and those with the talents to leverage it - continues to be sought-after by businesses, making those AWS-certified eligible for plenty of high-paying roles in the job market. According to Payscale, the average base salary of an AWS-certified professional is currently $102K AUD per year, with the potential to earn even more as experience grows.
How do I pursue AWS certification?
This training course is not aligned to a specific AWS certification exam, but it can help set the stage for further, higher-level certifications. These include varying titles under their Foundational, Professional, Associate, and Specialty certifications (each with their own pre-requisites, with higher-level titles typically requiring more training and experience).
However, graduates of this course will acquire a certificate of course completion for AWS Technical Essentials training. Students must submit a final cumulative project at the end of the program, and upon successful evaluation by their trainer, must then complete the online exam with a passing minimum score of 60%.
How do I become a certified AWS professional?
Our AWS Technical Essentials certification training (in partnership with Simplilearn) delves into all you need to know to master the fundamentals of the AWS management console. Through 14 comprehensive lessons, you'll gain the basic skills and knowledge to seek out entry-level opportunities in the cloud computing field - as well as pursue more advanced certifications under AWS.
Students will explore all critical functions and features that make up the AWS platform, including its storage, security, network, and database systems. You'll also familiarise yourself with the products, solutions, and services offered by AWS, along with pricing, billing, and support. Through plenty of practical assignments - including live demos, industry-aligned projects, and hands-on practice with the AWS console - you'll develop the "job-ready" skills to instantly apply your skills to the workplace and stand out among employers.
Along with earning a certificate of course completion, graduates will also have build the skills to pursue higher-level certifications under AWS, such as their Foundational, Professional, and Associate credentials. These can further establish your expertise in the industry as an AWS professional.
Best of all, our online program delivery allows you to study at a time, place, and pace of your choosing, providing you with a flexible learning experience best tailored to your needs.
What kind of careers can I pursue with AWS Technical Essentials training?
With the industry relevant knowledge and skills you gain from our AWS Technical Essentials training, you are eligible to apply for in-demand jobs including:
- Junior cloud developer
- Junior software engineer
- Junior operations engineer
- SysOps administrator
- Cloud systems administrator
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