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Learn about the different AWS Certifications that are available and what they provide to you, your current (or future) company, and how to study/earn one or more of these credentials. Columbus State is now an AWS Educate and AWS Academy partner, with pathways that lead to certifications. Learn about the certification roadmap, sample exam questions, and who should take what certification. Presented by Andrew May.

Topics that will be discussed include:
* The certification roadmap: from associate to professional and specialty certifications
* Choosing the appropriate certification(s)
* Examples of exam questions
* Options to prepare for the certification exam
* Certification requirements for AWS Partner Network members

Agenda
6-6:30 – Networking (Pizza provided by Leading Edje)
6:30-6:40 – Introduction
6:40-7:15 – Andrew: Cert Overview
7:15-7:30 – Gary: AWS Academy Overview
7:30-7:50 – Jennifer: NSF Cloud Update
7:50-8:00 – Gary: Closing/Thank You

About Andrew May:
Andrew has lived in Columbus for the last 14 years after moving from the UK. He’s worked for Leading EDJE for the last 10 years where he’s a Senior Solutions Architect and the Cloud Solutions Lead. With a background as a Java developer and architect, he’s been working full time with AWS technologies for over 2 years and holds the AWS Cloud Practitioner, AWS Developer (associate) and AWS Solutions Architect (associate) certifications.

Leading EDJE is a member of the AWS Partner Network.

* Directions *
Event to be held at Franklin Hall, Columbus State Community College. Please print the following parking permit which includes parking information: https://powerpresspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/TPP25047.pdf

Columbus State- Franklin Hall
550 E. Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43216

Franklin Hall may be accessed from the Spring St. exit off I-71 South. Make a right turn onto Jefferson Ave.

Feel free to park in any employee and student lot (3E, 6E, 7E and 8S are the closest lots)