Bootcamps

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Bootcamps provide opportunities to hone your existing skills and learn new ways of working with AWS. This year, we are offering AWS Certification Exam Readiness bootcamps, Partner bootcamps, and our Cloud Practitioner Essentials course. Bootcamps are offered Monday and Tuesday in either half-day sessions (8:00AM–12:00PM and 1:00–5:00PM) or full-day sessions (9:00AM–5:00PM).

To register for one or more bootcamps, you must first register for re:Invent. In addition to the re:Invent conference pass, each bootcamp costs $225–$600 (partner bootcamps, for APN Partners only, are excluded).

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AWS Certification Exam Readiness Bootcamps

AWS Certification Exam Readiness bootcamps are open to all customers and partners preparing to take an AWS Certification exam. These bootcamps review the exam structure and help you interpret the concepts being tested so that you can better eliminate incorrect responses. Note that these bootcamps do not guarantee a passing exam grade. We recommend that you have some prior AWS knowledge and experience as well.

  • AWS Certification Exam Readiness:
    Solutions Architect - Associate

    $225

    The AWS Certified Solutions Architect—Associate exam validates technical expertise in designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS. This half-day, intermediate-level course is intended for individuals with all of the following:

    • At least one year of hands-on experience designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems on the AWS platform.
    • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level performing language.
    • Successful completion of the Architecting on AWS course (or equivalent knowledge).

    In this course, you will explore the exam’s topic areas, mapping them to architecting on AWS and identifying specific areas to study. The course reviews sample exam questions in each topic area and teaches you how to interpret the concepts being tested so that you can more easily eliminate incorrect responses.

    Monday, Dec. 2 | 8:00AM–12:00PM and 1:00–5:00PM
    Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 8:00AM–12:00PM and 1:00–5:00PM

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  • AWS Certification Exam Readiness:
    Developer – Associate

    $225

    The AWS Certified Developer—Associate exam validates technical expertise in developing and maintaining applications on the AWS platform. This half-day, intermediate-level course is intended for individuals with all of the following:

    • One or more years of hands-on experience designing and maintaining an AWS-based application.
    • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level performing language.
    • Successful completion of the Developing on AWS course (or equivalent knowledge).

    In this course, you will explore the exam’s topic areas, mapping them to developing on AWS and identifying specific areas to study. The course reviews sample exam questions in each topic area and teaches you how to interpret the concepts being tested so that you can more easily eliminate incorrect responses.

    Monday, Dec. 2 | 1:00–5:00PM
    Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 8:00AM–12:00PM

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  • AWS Certification Exam Readiness:
    DevOps Engineer - Professional

    $450

    The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer—Professional exam validates technical expertise in provisioning, operating, and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform. This full-day, advanced-level course is intended for individuals with all of the following:

    • A current AWS Certified Developer—Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator—Associate certification.
    • Good working knowledge of AWS core services.
    • Experience working with a programming or scripting language.
    • Familiarity with the Linux or Windows operating systems and AWS command line interface.

    This course covers the core principles of the DevOps methodology and examines a number of use cases applicable to startup, small, and medium-sized business, as well as enterprise development scenarios. In this course, you will explore the exam’s topic areas, mapping them to DevOps on AWS and identifying specific areas to study. The course reviews sample exam questions in each topic area and teach you how to interpret the concepts being tested so that you can more easily eliminate incorrect responses.

    Monday, Dec. 2 | 9:00AM–5:00PM

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  • AWS Certification Exam Readiness:
    Advanced Networking - Specialty

    $450

    The AWS Certified Advanced Networking—Specialty exam validates technical skills and experience in designing and implementing AWS and hybrid IT network architectures at scale. This full-day, advanced-level course is intended for individuals with all of the following:

    • A current AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or associate-level AWS certification.
    • Two or more years of hands-on experience in maintaining and implementing large-scale networks.

    As a networking specialist, you will design a secure, scalable, and highly available network infrastructure on AWS while addressing requirements like network security, hybrid IT connectivity, network integration with other AWS services, routing techniques, and network troubleshooting. In this course, you will explore the exam’s topic areas, mapping them to advanced networking on AWS and identifying specific areas to study. The course reviews sample exam questions in each topic area and teaches you how to interpret the concepts being tested so that you can more easily eliminate incorrect responses.

    Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 9:00AM–5:00PM

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  • AWS Certification Exam Readiness:
    Machine Learning - Specialty

    $225

    The AWS Certified Machine Learning—Specialty exam validates an individual’s ability to design, implement, deploy, and maintain machine learning (ML) or deep learning (DL) solutions for given business problems. This half-day, advanced-level course is intended for individuals with all of the following:

    • One or two years of experience developing, architecting, or running ML or DL workloads on the AWS Cloud.
    • Proficiency in expressing the intuition behind basic ML algorithms and performing basic hyperparameter optimization.
    • Understanding of the complete ML pipeline and its components.
    • Experience with ML and DL frameworks.
    • Understanding of and experience applying model training, deployment, and operational best practices.

    In this course, you will explore the exam’s topic areas, showing how they relate to ML on AWS and mapping them to ML and DL foundational areas for future self-study. The course reviews sample exam questions in each topic area and teaches you how to interpret the concepts being tested so that you can more easily eliminate incorrect responses.

    Topics in the course address each of the exam’s four subject domains: 1. Data engineering 2. Exploratory data analysis 3. Modeling 4. ML implementation and operations

    Monday, Dec. 2 | 8:00AM–12:00PM
    Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 1:00–5:00PM

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  • AWS Certification Exam Readiness:
    SysOps Administrator - Associate

    $225

    The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator—Associate exam validates technical expertise in deployment, management, security, and operations on the AWS platform. This half-day, intermediate-level course is intended for individuals with all of the following:

    • At least one year of hands-on experience provisioning, operating, and maintaining systems running on AWS.
    • Successful completion of the System Operations on AWS course (or equivalent knowledge).

    In this course, you will explore the exam’s topic areas, mapping them to SysOps on AWS and identifying specific areas to study. The course reviews sample exam questions in each topic area and teaches you how to interpret the concepts being tested so that you can more easily eliminate incorrect responses.

    Monday, Dec. 2 | 8:00AM–12:00PM
    Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 1:00–5:00PM

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  • AWS Certification Exam Readiness:
    Solutions Architect - Professional

    $450

    The AWS Certified Solutions Architect—Professional exam validates technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. This full-day, advanced-level course is intended for individuals with all of the following:

    • An AWS Certified Solutions Architect—Associate certification.
    • Two or more years of hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on the AWS platform.

    In this course, you will explore the exam’s topic areas, mapping them to architecting on AWS and identifying specific areas to study. The course reviews sample exam questions in each topic area and teaches you how to interpret the concepts being tested so that you can more easily eliminate incorrect responses.

    Monday, Dec. 2 | 9:00AM–5:00PM
    Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 9:00AM–5:00PM

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  • AWS Certification Exam Readiness:
    Big Data - Specialty

    $450

    The AWS Certified Big Data—Specialty exam validates technical skills and experience in designing and implementing AWS services to derive value from data. This full-day, advanced-level course is intended for individuals with all of the following:

    • A cloud practitioner or associate-level AWS certification.
    • Two or more years of experience performing complex big data analysis on AWS.

    This course helps you prepare for the exam by taking a deep dive into several data-driven use cases. In this course, you will explore the exam’s topic areas, mapping them to big data on AWS and identifying specific areas to study. The course reviews sample exam questions in each topic area and teaches you how to interpret the concepts being tested so that you can more easily eliminate incorrect responses.

    Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 9:00AM–5:00PM

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  • AWS Certification Exam Readiness:
    Alexa Skill Builder - Specialty

    $450

    The AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder—Specialty exam validates technical knowledge in building, testing, publishing, and certifying Amazon Alexa skills. This full-day, advanced-level course is intended for individuals with all of the following:

    • Hands-on experience building Alexa skills using the Alexa Skills Kit, including skills that incorporate services from the AWS Cloud.
    • Proficiency with a programming language (e.g., Node.js, JavaScript, Python).

    In this course, you will explore the exam’s topic areas, mapping them to topics such as predesigning, building, troubleshooting, and publishing an Alexa skill using AWS services. The course reviews sample exam questions in each topic area and teaches you how to interpret the concepts being tested so that you can more easily eliminate incorrect responses.

    Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 9:00AM–5:00PM

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  • AWS Certification Exam Readiness:
    Security - Specialty

    $225

    The AWS Certified Security—Specialty exam validates technical skills and experience in securing and hardening workloads and architectures on the AWS platform. This half-day, advanced-level course is intended for individuals with all of the following:

    • Two or more years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads.
    • A minimum of five years of IT security experience, designing and implementing security solutions.

    In this course, you will explore the exam’s topic areas, mapping them to security on AWS and identifying specific areas to study. The course reviews sample exam questions in each topic area and teaches you how to interpret the concepts being tested so that you can more easily eliminate incorrect responses.

    Monday, Dec. 2 | 1:00–5:00PM
    Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 8:00AM–12:00PM

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  • Cloud Practitioner Essentials

    $600

    This full-day, introductory-level course is intended for individuals who seek an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, AWS services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. It includes hands-on lab exercises that reinforce some of the core concepts of the lecture.

    Monday, Dec. 2 | 9:00AM–5:00PM
    Tuesday, Dec. 3 | 9:00AM–5:00PM

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Partner Bootcamps

Partner bootcamps are offered exclusively to members of the AWS Partner Network (APN), and they help APN Partners gain a greater understanding of how AWS solutions address customer business requirements.

  • AWS Solution Training for Partners:
    Containers on AWS - Technical


    This full-day, introductory-level course provides a technical introduction to AWS container solutions, including discussions of container platforms, benefits, and use cases. It introduces the range of AWS container services and adjacent technologies, including an exploration of AWS design considerations and best practices. You will learn how to assess container opportunities and select the appropriate AWS container services for a customer scenario. You will also gain a broader perspective of containers in the context of application modernization and DevOps. Finally, you will look at container composition and explore the structure and components of a Docker container definition file.

    Monday, Dec. 2 | 9:00AM–5:00PM

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  • AWS Solutions Training for Partners:
    VMware Cloud on AWS - Technical


    This full-day, introductory-level course provides a technical overview of VMware Cloud on AWS. It introduces you to the core architecture of VMware Cloud on the AWS software-defined data center (SDDC) service, including the foundational VMware compute, storage, networking, and management components, as well as details about how they interact with AWS services. The course presents use cases for the VMware Cloud on AWS service, discussing both VMware native and AWS-integrated solutions. It provides you with insight into how the service is delivered, the steps required to deploy and integrate it with on-premises VMware environments, how customer accounts and billing are handled, and how to scale and optimize a VMware Cloud on AWS environment.

    Monday, Dec. 2 | 9:00AM–5:00PM

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  • AWS Solutions Training for Partners:
    Machine Learning on AWS – Technical



    This full-day, intermediate-level course provides a technical introduction to machine learning (ML) on AWS. It emphasizes the ML expertise required for consulting partners to develop ML practices and for independent software vendors (ISVs) to support ML services. This course introduces you to the full Amazon ML stack and describes the service, capabilities, and limitations. You will learn ML design principles, requirements, and data dependencies. You will also apply those principles through the deployment of a custom ML model using Amazon SageMaker. Finally, the course identifies key use cases for ML technology and prepares you to engage customers in ML solutions discussions.

    Monday, Dec. 2 | 9:00AM–5:00PM

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