AWS Cloud Foundations Certified is a new optional course offered by PC AGE. A recent PC AGE blog post noted that knowledge of Amazon Web Services skills is the fastest-growing job skill employers are seeking right now, with 418% growth in the past five years.
There’s no doubt that having the skills to work with Amazon Web Services is in high demand, and this new course from PC AGE will help you get certified in this area so that employers will be able to see your demonstrated skills in this area.
What is AWS?
Amazon Web Services is a secure cloud computing platform that offers companies the ability to store, manage, and analyze their data, as well as build systems to help their businesses run. AWS is one of the largest, if not the single largest cloud computing platform in the world, and currently has over a million customers in 190 countries.
Software developers build products that can be used on the AWS platform, and AWS is known for being flexible and secure. A huge advantage for companies in using AWS is that they don’t have to build their own systems from the ground up, and they can access Amazon’s huge and powerful cybersecurity apparatus without having to invest in their own security for their software and data.
Huge companies like NASA and Netflix use AWS, as well as many smaller and mid-size companies that want to have the best cybersecurity and cloud computing possible.
What is AWS certification?
AWS certification is a level of Amazon Web Services cloud expertise available to IT professionals with the passage of an exam given by Amazon. Like other certifications, AWS Cloud certification shows employers that you have mastered important skills related to AWS that you can then use in a job or role with their company.
Some of the skills covered in the certification exam include cloud concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Also included are access control and management, governance, logging, and encryption methods.
In addition, security-related compliance protocols, risk management strategies, and procedures for auditing AWS security infrastructure are covered. The foundational course at PC AGE offers a thorough classroom presentation of these many concepts, plus practice exercises that will help you prepare for the rigorous exam.
What kind of jobs can I get with AWS certification?
An Amazon Web Services Cloud Foundations Certification could qualify you for job roles like Cloud Engineer, Cloud Administrator, AWS System Administrator, or Cloud Implementation Specialist. While coding and software creation is not necessary for this particular certification because of Amazon’s particular interface, an understanding of programming and certain programming languages is helpful. Some of these roles will require other skills outside of a foundation in AWS.
You work for the huge AWS division at Amazon that keeps Amazon’s Cloud and services up and running. But you could also work for one of the over one million companies that uses AWS to power its systems and needs IT professionals that understand how AWS works. It’s no wonder AWS is one of the most in-demand skills in the IT field right now.
Contact us at PC AGE for more information about this and many other courses we offer to get you on the road to an IT career.