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What Is Amazon Web Services & Why Should You Get Certified For It?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a comprehensive, broadly adopted secure cloud services platform offering reliable and scalable cloud computing services and APIs to individuals, companies, and government organizations. A subsidiary of leading e-commerce and technology company Amazon, Amazon Web Services provides IT infrastructure services to organizations in the form of web services with a metered pay-as-you-go pricing model.

What Is Amazon Web Services Used For?

As the market leader in IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) and PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) for cloud ecosystems, Amazon Web Services is made up of 24 product categories. With its expansive selection of cloud computing services and products, AWS provides computing power, content delivery, servers, database storage, networking, remote computing, email, mobile development, security, and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.

Specific AWS services include:

  1. Amazon EC2 – virtual computing service
  2. Amazon Glacier – low-cost cloud storage service
  3. Amazon S3 – object storage service
  4. Amazon 53 – scalable domain names system
  5. AWS Amplify – development platform to build apps

Why Should IT Professionals Get AWS Certification?

Since its creation in 2006, Amazon Web Services has quickly become one of Amazon’s biggest earners, accounting for 13.5 percent of the e-commerce giant’s total revenue in the first quarter of 2020.1 Amazon Web Services is the leading cloud computing platform in front of Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.2

As the leading cloud computing platform, it is beneficial for IT and cybersecurity professionals to be familiar with Amazon Web Services. A large number of businesses and organizations utilize AWS services for their regular operations. Obtaining AWS certifications goes a long way to prove to potential employers that a candidate is knowledgeable in cloud computing and securing cloud technology.

With the global cloud computing market expected to reach over $600 billion by 2023, there is a growing demand for AWS-certified IT and cybersecurity professionals.3 Obtaining Amazon Web Services certification not only makes you a stronger candidate, it also leads to higher salaries.

“Each of the five Amazon Web Services (AWS) certifications brings in an average salary of more than $100,000.” – Louis Columbus, Senior Contributor at Forbes4

Get Certified at FVI School of Technology

At our online tech school in Miramar, we offer tech skills upgrade programs for working IT and cybersecurity professionals looking to become more hirable and stand out in the job market.

Our Amazon Web Services (AWS) program prepares students for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect (CSA) – Associate Exam. Those who pass will obtain associate-level AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification.

Interested in a career in cybersecurity? FVI School of Technology offers a cyber security program online to Florida students. Contact us or call 305-783-3599 for more details!

Sources

  1. Jordan Novet, CNBC – AWS tops $10 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time
  2. Larry Digan, ZDNet – Top cloud providers in 2020: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, hybrid, SaaS players
  3. ReportLinker – Cloud Computing Market by Service, Deployment Model, Organization Size, Workload, Vertical And Region – Global Forecast to 2023
  4. Louis Columbus, Forbes – 15 Top Paying IT Certifications In 2016: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Leads At $125K

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