Over five million people globally have upskilled with AWS cloud training and certification. As a proud partner of AWS, Lumify Work (previously known as DDLS Training) has contributed to this in Australasia.
But seven years on, in 2023, the work continues. The challenge of closing the digital skills gap shows no signs of letting up. Just as our commitment to our mission continues - that of enabling people to thrive in the digital landscape of tomorrow.
As organisations move their IT infrastructure to the cloud to enjoy the benefits of increased productivity and scalability, adopting cloud computing, machine learning, data analytics, and cybersecurity will call for new roles, skills, and responsibilities. And this increased adoption will contribute to economies of all sizes. These technical roles are essential for organisations to remain competitive and productive as the global economy slows.
The Impact of AWS Training and Certification on Organisations
SkillSoft's 2022 IT skills and Salary Report found that business leaders and heads of IT departments agree: IT training benefits both organisations and employees.
Leaders and staff see the measurable, positive impact of cloud computing training.
Individuals who changed employers in 2022 said that the following were factors for their decisions to change jobs:
an increase in compensation (38%)
lack of training, growth, and development (33%)
Why are IT professionals motivated to undergo training? Here is what they said, according to the Skillsoft report:
to prepare for critical projects, such as migration, deployment, or update (31%)
to access career advancement opportunities (21%)
Data shows that AWS Certifications are in demand, with four among Asia-Pacific’s top 10 IT certifications, according to Skillsoft.
Leaders should note that IT professionals have ambitious certification goals in 2023: 85% are pursuing certifications now or in the year ahead. This figure translates to an average of three certifications per person.
Without a doubt, organisations benefit from having certified employees. The Skillsoft report says:
96% of IT decision-makers believe certified employees add value
45% of leaders believe it provides a boost in productivity
44% of leaders see how training results in an increased ability to meet client requirements
41% believe certified staff are instrumental in closing the skills gap
When asked to put a dollar figure on the value a certified employee adds to their organisation, 72% of IT decision-makers estimated $10,000 or more in additional value compared to non-certified employees. This amount climbed from last year’s estimate of 64%.
Strategic training and certification with AWS and Lumify
AWS has 12 industry-recognised Certifications across foundational, associate, professional, and specialty categories to validate knowledge and expertise, and there are over one million active AWS Certifications currently. Lumify Work supports organisations and staff with 9 of these certifications.
AWS Cloud Practitioner
Identify and develop talent with critical knowledge related to implementing cloud initiatives. It validates cloud fluency and foundational AWS knowledge.
AWS Certified Database - Specialty
Identify and develop team members with skills needed for cloud implementation. This certification can validate knowledge and experience in strategising, implementing, and managing AWS database solutions.
AWS Certified Developer - Associate
This certification helps identify and develop talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives. It validates the ability to write and deploy cloud-based applications.
AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional
Identify and grow talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives. This certification validates your expertise in automating AWS infrastructure and applications testing and deployment.
AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty
Business leaders can identify and develop talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives. They can validate expertise in building, training, tuning, and deploying AWS machine learning (ML) models.
AWS Certified Security - Specialty
This helps organisations identify and develop talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives. It validates expertise in securing data and workloads in the AWS Cloud.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
This certification helps organisations identify and develop talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives. It validates the ability to design and implement distributed systems on AWS.
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
This certification helps organisations identify and develop talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives. It validates the ability to design, deploy, and evaluate applications on AWS within diverse, complex requirements.
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
This certification helps organisations identify and develop talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives. It validates expertise in securing data and workloads in the AWS Cloud.
Futureproofing with AWS Cloud Skills Training
We make teams future-proof. Lumify Work is a proud training partner of AWS. Our partnership helps us make cloud computing training accessible to more people. Because of this, we can offer flexible delivery modalities with Lumify Anywhere.
Prioritising training in your 2023 budget is easier when you access AWS Jumpstart Bundles for digital cloud training from Lumify. include AWS Authorised courses like AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials and Architecting on AWS. Through the bundle, you can also access two certification exams: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate.
Check our Events Page for upcoming AWS cloud computing events and tradeshows. We host these events as online webinars or in-person sessions. We designed the events for Business leaders, IT-technical professionals and Learners who want to learn about basic cloud concepts, AWS Cloud Terminology, and AWS core services.
You can also maximise training by bringing the team together. Our on-site campuses are open for classroom-style cloud computing training in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. Download our brochure on AWS training to get more details. Contact us for a consultation based on your AWS training requirements.