Employees and business-to-business clients often ask which organisation offers certification training on cloud computing standards.
Similarly, individual customers seek out businesses that have demonstrated that their staff are qualified to solve their day-to-day problems and support safe and secure transactions.
For leaders involved in technology and learning and development, these prompt the need to support business transformation with a well-thought-out cloud training strategy.
We share trends that are impacting cloud training and talent strategies in 2022. Discover insights on how to set up your cloud training for success.
5 trends impacting cloud training in 2022 and beyond
Research by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and commissioned by AWS uncovered the following patterns you need to consider for your cloud technology training programs and talent strategies.
Speed of tech innovation. Gone are the days of just a few technological inventions a year. In the last year alone, AWS has released more than 200 fully featured services. AWS Training equips your workforce with the expertise needed to leverage modern technologies and quickly satisfy customer demand.
Talent shortages. The “Great Resignation” and the “The Great Reshuffle” have made it difficult for companies to recruit and retain the technical talent they need. As a result, customers are looking for verified specialists with the skill sets to solve the problems they have.
The rise in the importance of training. Hiring alone cannot meet staffing needs. One of the most effective ways your organisation can close the cloud skills gap is by modernising IT skills within your existing workforce.
Heightened customer expectations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, customers’ demand for innovation, speed, and convenience has increased, exceeding pre-pandemic times. Research shows that, as a result, 87% of organisations have accelerated their pace of digital adoption during the pandemic.
Competition. With advanced technologies becoming more widely available, organisations face increased competition from both established competitors and disruptors. You can stand out from the crowd with APN Certification Distinction. This distinction shows customers the number of active certifications held by employees at your organisation, which 81% of partners surveyed reported as being essential to their customers.
Technology jobs by the numbers
Insights by ESG and 451 Research provide an idea of the challenges' scale.
4.5% increase in resignations in the tech sector
1.8M tech jobs unfilled in 2022
85% of decision-makers report cloud skills shortages to succeed in their current jobs
Components of successful cloud training
How do you set up your cloud technology training program for success? AWS Training and Certification with training partners like DDLS offers exclusive resources that help you create an environment that can attract and retain cloud talent.
The structure for skills enablement at your organisation will depend on your business needs and goals, whether they concern selling, architecting, or other cloud initiatives.
AWS Cloud Training provides comprehensive enablement that typically includes these core components:
Training – Specialised, intensive training enables your teams to onboard staff quickly, tackle special projects, or upskill/reskill in their roles.
Tools – On-demand learning resources empower your staff to self-serve and skill up as needed.
Community – Opportunities to showcase, compete, and collaborate with other professionals to sharpen cloud skills.
Types of AWS Cloud Training
Everyone on your team learns differently. As you think about training, it is important to consider a combination of training types and programs. You can explore these learning options with AWS and DDLS.
Instructor-led private training—virtual, on-site or hybrid
AWS Labs for practice in a sandbox environment
Individual and team-based challenges and learning games
12 Foundational- Associate-, Professional-, and Specialty-level Certifications
In-person and virtual training events
Organisation-wide skills enablement initiatives
DDLS offers flexible learning solutions through DDLS 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.
Build your cloud training program with an AWS Training Partner
DDLS 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 DDLS Anywhere.
Access our AWS Jumpstart Bundles for digital cloud training – all you need to start your AWS skills and certification journey—comprised of AWS Authorised courses AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials, and Architecting on AWS. Students learn how to optimise the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and how they fit into cloud-based solutions. Best practices and design patterns are covered to help students architect optimal IT solutions on the AWS Cloud. Build and explore a variety of infrastructures through guided discussions and hands-on activities. Also included are two certification exams: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate.
Our on-site campuses are open for classroom-style cloud computing training in Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. Through our Authorised AWS Instructors, we can provide you with a learning path relevant to you and your organisation so that you can leverage the cloud for innovation. Download our brochure on AWS training to get more details. Contact us for a consultation based on your AWS training requirements.