CLEARWATER, Fla., July 20 — ExitCertified (Tech Data) today announced they have achieved AWS Advanced - Training Partner status — the highest level of training partnership awarded by AWS.  

Current research supports the urgent need for upgraded skills in cloud computing, showing that 85 percent of organizations report deficits in cloud expertise. Additionally, 97 percent of organizations indicated that employing AWS Certified staff puts their company in a better competitive position over the next three to five years.  

As an AWS Advanced Training Partner, ExitCertified offers a breadth of AWS Training options for all learning levels, including both classroom training delivered by live, expert instructors on topics such as architectingDevOpsmachine learning and artificial intelligenceand more. Additionally, ExitCertified can work with organizations on a tailored training plan to upskill their staff. This includes an AWS Learning Needs Analysis to assess the team’s skills, identify gaps and recommend relevant training to close those gaps.   

ExitCertified boasts a large portfolio of AWS Training, including popular courses such as AWS Technical EssentialsArchitecting on AWSSecurity Engineering on AWS and more. Training is available via ExitCertified’s public schedule, which offers both virtual learning via its Individual Multimedia Video Presence (iMVP®) platform and in-person learning at its various training locations across North America. Private group training is also available. 

AWS Training is developed and maintained by AWS experts, ensuring the content reflects current best practices. AWS Classroom Training gives learners the opportunity to engage live and get questions answered by an expert instructor. Many courses also include hands-on labs, which allow learners to practice real-world scenarios in a sandbox environment. Training also helps prepare learners for AWS Certification exams, which validate their technical skills and expertise with an industry-recognized credential. 

“Achieving the new Advanced Training Partner status is a significant milestone. We’re honored by this recognition,” said Mark McCreath, Vice President, Education and Training Solutions at Tech Data. “We’ve been upskilling IT professionals with AWS Training since the start of our partnership in 2014. ExitCertified was recognized as an AWS Training Partner of the Year — Americas in 2019.”  

This announcement reflects the growing importance of the AWS Cloud to global enterprise. “Organizations need individuals with cloud skills to help transform their business, and there is a growing demand for IT professionals with AWS Cloud skills,” said Maureen Lonergan, Director, AWS Training and Certification. “AWS Training and Certification, along with our AWS Training Partners like ExitCertified, aims to equip the builders of today and tomorrow with the knowledge they need to leverage the power of the AWS Cloud. AWS Training, designed by the experts at AWS, teaches in-demand cloud skills and best practices, and helps learners prepare for AWS Certification exams so they can advance their careers and transform their organizations.” 

About ExitCertified  
ExitCertified, a Tech Data company, is a leading IT training provider. Its award-winning instructors use engaging and interactive methods to ensure knowledge retention. And its unparalleled virtual learning platform simulates an in-person experience like no other provider can. ExitCertified maintains an industry-best 97-percent satisfaction rating, thanks to its comprehensive customer care.  

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