Government organisations face unique challenges and are often called to accomplish complex missions with limited resources. Public sector leaders engaged in true cloud computing projects turn to the power and speed of Amazon Web Services (AWS) when they want to serve citizens more effectively, drive innovation and digital transformation, and be able to allocate more of their time and resources to their core missions.
As an AWS partner, Lumify Work (previously known as DDLS) has supported public sector agencies with cloud computing training so that staff and officials can make the most of AWS's capabilities. The Lumify Work team takes part in the AWS Summit Canberra on 31 August 2022 to get to know government agency leaders who need to run cloud computing projects.
The challenges of Public Sector Cloud Computing
With proper planning and the right expertise, cloud computing can usher in innovation and ease of doing business. But government organisations face their own set of constraints such as time and tenure, classification levels for information and budget allocations.
Through these, AWS has been able to deliver high-availability cloud technology with the security and reliability governments need as well as solutions for analytics, databases, mobile services and serverless computing that are secure, flexible, scalable, cost-effective and agile.
AWS in the public sector in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) ran the Australian Census, the agency’s most significant workload, on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This is the first time the Census has been run on the cloud.
As New Zealand's centre of government, Wellington City Council’s (WCC) mandate includes finding new ways of working and improving the lives of its citizens. The council relies on technology to deliver many of its municipal services and to facilitate collaboration with different stakeholders within the government. WCC upgraded its IT infrastructure to ensure it could support its goals.
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines tapped into AWS cloud computing to build a sustainable rice platform. This platform allows their team to document the entire production of the rice that consumers purchase and to study the whole foods supply chain.
AWS Public Sector Summit Canberra
Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced user, learn something new at the AWS Summit Canberra to meet your mission. It happens on 31 August 2022 at the National Convention Centre Canberra.
This public sector-led, complimentary event has been designed to share information on AWS and to help those in the public sector develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications.
The Lumify Work team will be at the event to hear about your experiences, questions and challenges and to discuss opportunities for hands-on learning to accelerate your nonprofit, government or education organisation.
Featured topics include Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML), Analytics, Business Intelligence, Databases, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Front-end Web and Mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), Modern Applications – Containers & Serverless, Networking & Global Infrastructure and Storage. Session types are a mix of short lecture-type breakout sessions, small and interactive chalk talks and 2 hr hands-on learning sessions known as AWS DeepRacer workshops.
Lumify Work's Public Sector Partnership Lead, Maureen Thomas, shares:
The Australian Government has recognised that, without the necessary skills, it becomes very difficult to achieve in the digital economy, hence the investment in skills development. With Australia’s digital economy focussing on “skills and inclusion”, Lumify Work and AWS have seen the growth in demand for AWS competencies to enable the public sector to arrive and thrive in the digital economy.
Which Amazon cloud computing training should you take?
Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced user, learn about cloud computing training courses you can start with or queue in your career development path. Match the courses with what's required of your mission and projects.
Learning paths are the progressions of courses and exams we recommend you follow to help advance your skills or prepare you to use the AWS Cloud. Explore the learning paths below, which are grouped into two categories: by your role or by the area of your solution.
Role-based skills training is associated with particular job titles and is offered for:
Architect - Grow your technical skills for designing resilient, high-performing, secure and cost-optimised architectures on AWS.
Cloud Practitioner - Learn the foundations of the AWS Cloud, regardless of your role.
Developer - Grow your technical skills as you learn about cloud developer and serverless fundamentals, containers, and more. Learning Plans can also help prepare you for the AWS Certified Developer - Associate certification exam.
DevOps Engineer - Grow your technical skills for deploying, managing, and monitoring cloud applications on AWS as you review CI/CD pipelines, deployment methodologies, observability, and more.
Machine Learning - Grow your technical skills and learn how to apply machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and deep learning (DL) to unlock new insights and value in your role.
Operations - Grow your technical skills for managing, automating, securing, monitoring, and troubleshooting operations on AWS.
There are also ‘Solutions’ pathways tailored to specific solution areas, as opposed to specific job titles, and are offered for:
Advanced Networking - Learn how to implement a solution in networking. Learn to design and implement AWS and hybrid IT network architectures at scale.
Data Analytics - If you’re looking to build your knowledge of data analytics in the AWS Cloud. Learn about data collection, ingestion, storage, processing, and visualisation. Learning Plans can also help prepare you for the AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty certification exam.
Databases - If you’re looking to build a career or learn to use different database technologies and architectures. Grow your technical skills to design, plan, and manage purpose-built databases and unlock innovation. Learning Plans can also help prepare you for the AWS Certified Database - Specialty certification exam.
Game Tech - If you’re looking to build a career or learn to produce games in the AWS Cloud. Increase your knowledge of game servers and game analytics and help grow your technical skills to solve real-world game development, compute, and analytics problems.
Machine Learning - If you’re looking to build a career or build your knowledge of machine learning in the AWS Cloud. Grow your technical skills and learn how to apply machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and deep learning (DL) to unlock new insights and value in your role.
Media Services - If you’re looking to build a career or learn how to stream and monetise live and on-demand video.
Access Public Sector Cloud Computing Training Courses
Through our partnership with AWS, we can support public sector organisations with cloud computing training that meets requirements for security, reliability and flexibility.
Lumify Work offers delivery modalities that address unique requirements with Lumify Anywhere. These modalities include Traditional classroom delivery (Instructor-Led Training or ILT), Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT, Hybrid VILT delivery, Online/Self-paced learning, Seminars, Webinars and Blended learning.
Our on-site campuses are open for cloud computing training in Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide, in New Zealand in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and in the Philippines, in Metro Manila.
We also provide a variety of materials to help you prepare for your exam, including an exam readiness course and sample questions that reflect the covered topics, an exam guide and practise exams that help minimise test-day surprises.
Lumify Work is an official AWS Training Partner for the Australian, New Zealand and Philippines regions. Through our Authorised AWS Instructors, we can provide you with a learning path that’s relevant to you and your organisation, so you can get more out of the cloud. Download our brochure on AWS cloud computing training to get more details. Contact us for a consultation based on your government organisation’s AWS training requirements.