Powernet’s Brent Baker, manager of network services, is officially Amazon Web Services (AWS)-certified, after having completed the Associate Certification for Solutions Architect exam.
The certification represents an expert level of knowledge and experience when designing distributed cloud-based applications and systems on the AWS web-hosting platform.
As more organizations begin their migration to cloud-based services the need for skilled professionals that can develop efficient and cost-effective solutions is higher than ever before. AWS certifications allow professionals to gain technical knowledge of the AWS platform across several roles and specialties, including solutions architect, developer and advanced networking.
“Being AWS-certified is valuable in today’s market,” said Baker. “The need for AWS professionals is through the roof; however, the number of people who are AWS-certified does not come close to matching the current need. This certification will allow Powernet and myself to bring more businesses to the cloud in order to help them scale and grow with AWS.”
In order to qualify for the Associate Certification for Solutions Architect, candidates must be able to identify and define requirements for an AWS application, while having an in-depth knowledge of a high-level programming language. Candidates must also have at least one year’s experience in designing and deploying successful systems on AWS.
“Having team members with industry-recognized certifications such as AWS is a win for Powernet and its customers,” says Jill Warren, director of network services for Powernet. “AWS certifications provide a great opportunity for technology professionals to demonstrate their knowledge and be rewarded while proving to customers that they are receiving expert support from a qualified source.”