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It’s critical that anyone involved with AWS Cloud understands AWS Security best practice. See, just as cloud changes the way organisations run workloads, it also changes how they need to approach security. This also impacts how they approach AWS Security Training.

Werner Vogels, AWS CTO, put it best when he spoke about AWS Security at re:Invent in 2017:

“Security is everyone’s job now, not just the security team’s. With continuous integration and continuous deployment, all developers have to be security engineers … we move too fast for there to be time for reviews by the security team beforehand.”

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Cloud ROI is about more than just getting value for money on your cloud spend.

Cloud is becoming the new normal. Consequently, it’s critical organisations accelerate their adoption to remain competitive in their markets.

Here’s three tips to help you maximise your cloud ROI.

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Welcome to our monthly Cloud and IT News round-up. Every month we’ll take a look at some of the biggest stories in IT, updates to AWS Cloud and cloud computing in general.

Below is a list of all the topics we will cover in this blog post. Click on any of these links and you’ll be taken to the corresponding section:

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There are countless benefits of Live Virtual Training (VILT).

According to research carried out by Global Knowledge, comprehensively trained organisations are 80% more likely to meet their cloud ROI objectives.

For individuals, equipping yourself with technical cloud skills and experience makes you more valuable to your organisation.

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As you might already know, all of our AWS Cloud courses have shifted to a Live Virtual Training delivery method (VILT).

This is because, due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), in-person courses are currently not an option.

The content in our Live Virtual course is exactly the same as our instructor led classroom cloud training. The only difference is that it is delivered digitally.

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All of our AWS courses are now delivered through Live Virtual Cloud Training (VILT).

This shift is in response to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation which has meant in-person classes are no longer an option.

The content in our VILT course is exactly the same as our classroom courses. The only difference is that it is delivered digitally.

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Virtual instructor led cloud training is the perfect solution when cloud skills are important to an organisation.

In response to the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, many cities around the world are in a state of shutdown. Consequently, organisations are implementing remote working for their staff. As a result, traditional in-person classroom training currently isn’t an option.

However, this doesn’t change the fact that cloud training is still mission critical to many organisations. They are dependent on individuals with cloud skills to manage day to day tasks and continue digital transformation.

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COVID-19 Update Bespoke Training 16th March 2020

Following is a quick update on Bespoke Training’s schedule in light of the rapidly changing circumstances related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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Cloud training is essential if your organisation is one of the many considering a Cloud-First strategy. According to IDC’s Cloud View Survey, 70% of CIOs identified themselves as having this kind of strategy.

Over the next couple of years, even more organisations will move toward working completely in the cloud. Companies like Netflix and Time Inc. already do, having adopted aggressive Cloud-First strategies.

Moving to cloud is about more than technology though. Organisations need employees with a deep technical understanding of cloud.

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It should be no secret that having technical AWS skills leads to career advancement.

We are in the middle of a cloud skills shortage and good cloud skills are in short supply. According to research carried out by Global Knowledge, 70% of IT decision makers reported that their teams have skills gaps.

By investing in AWS training and certification you can position yourself as part of the solution and reap the rewards that come with it.

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