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COLUMBIA, Md., Apr. 2, 2021 – UMBC Training Centers, a premier provider of professional and technical training for individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, today announced it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver AWS Classroom Training to learners through live online instruction and later this year at their facility in Columbia, MD. UMBC Training Centers has joined the AWS Partner Training Partner Program, which enables AWS Authorized Instructors to deliver training developed by AWS around the world.

As cloud technologies continue to help organizations transform their businesses at a rapid pace, employees with the necessary technical expertise and credentials are in high demand; 59% of technology decision-makers at organizations plan to transition mostly or entirely to the cloud by the end of 2021*. The AWS Training Partner Program is designed for training organizations like UMBC Training Centers, who have a proven and reliable history in technical training, to help businesses fill this skills gap. As part of the program, UMBC Training Centers delivers AWS Training to enable IT professionals and businesses to make better use of the cloud.

UMBC Training Centers offers training for numerous foundational AWS Certification exams, including AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Developer, and more. In addition to providing professional development training for individuals and organizations, UMBC Training Centers also prioritizes workforce and career transition training programs. To that end, UMBC Training Centers is currently developing a workforce training program that leverages their new status as an AWS Training Partner to prepare students transitioning into careers in cloud computing and related fields with training to earn entry-level AWS Certifications.

“IT professionals with the necessary cloud skills are in high demand, and we’re proud to further expand the training and learning opportunities through UMBC Training Centers,” says Maureen Lonergan, Director, AWS Training and Certification, AWS. “AWS Classroom courses, delivered by UMBC Training Centers, give learners the opportunity to engage live with an expert instructor while gaining valuable hands-on experience. Training also helps prepare learners for AWS Certification exams, which validate technical skills and expertise with an industry-recognized credential.”

AWS Training courses are developed and maintained by AWS subject matter experts, ensuring content    reflects current best practices. AWS Classroom Training gives learners the opportunity to get live feedback    and answers to questions from an expert instructor, which will also be available in UMBC Training Centers’ live online instruction. Many courses also include hands-on labs, which allow learners to practice skills in a sandbox to solidify knowledge. AWS Training also helps prepare learners to take AWS Certification exams, which validate technical skills and expertise with an industry-recognized credential.

“As an AWS Training Partner, UMBC Training Centers teaches IT professionals, business leaders, organizations, and career-changers how to deliver cloud-based solutions and applications using AWS,” said Jon Lau, President, UMBC Training Centers. “We offer both in-person and virtual classes, which give learners the flexibility to choose how and when to learn.”

About UMBC Training Centers

UMBC Training Centers is a part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and delivers practical, hands on training in areas such as Big Data Analytics, Cloud and DevOps, Cybersecurity, Project Management and Leadership and Innovation. Training Centers also offers courses to prepare students to sit for industry-leading certification exams from AWS, Red Hat, EC-Council, CompTIA, (ISC)2, PMI®️ and more. Training Centers supports individuals and organizations with programs that can be offered in one of our training facilities, onsite or online. Our robust public training schedule includes daytime and evening offerings for individuals, and our comprehensive organizational programs can be tailored to suit the specific needs of our clients. To learn more about UMBC Training Centers, visit www.umbctraining.com.

*(IDG, 2020 Cloud Computing Study, 2020)

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