CITREP endorsed AWS Cloud training renewed until 2021

We are pleased to announce that Bespoke Training has renewed endorsements for CITREP funded AWS Cloud training. The previous endorsements expired on 31st March 2019.

Bespoke Training has lead the renewal of CITREP-endorsed AWS Cloud training with IMDA, which have now been extended for 2 years, to 31st March 2021. The endorsed programs are based on the AWS role-based learning paths, and have been designed to achieve certification by bundling relevant training and certification together.

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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019 Gartner

Each year Gartner produces one of the most comprehensive lists of strategic technology trends that CIOs and other senior executives should be considering.

Following is an overview of the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019, as presented by David Cearley, Gartner Distinguished Vice President Analyst, at Gartner 2018 Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida. The list highlights changing, or not yet widely recognised trends, that will impact and transform industries through 2023.

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Whats New with AWS January 2019

A summary of What’s New with AWS for the month of January 2019, as shared by Jeff Barr, VP, AWS Evangelist.

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According to an article on NZ Reseller News, New Zealand IT spending will grow 2.6 percent in 2019, to reach $13.5 billion.

The article references Gartner’s quarterly forecast, noting spending on communication services equate to approx. 36% ($4.9 billion), followed by IT services at approx. 33% ($4.5 billion).

Spending on software (10%), and data centres (3.2%) is also expected to increase in 2019.

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Gartner IT Spending & Growth for 2019

Spending on Cloud services and applications, and enterprise software is expected to grow faster than any other IT category in 2019 according to a report from market research and consultancy firm Gartner, and an article in U.S. CIO magazine.

The basic driver for the increased spending is suggested to be digital transformation.

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AWS is Protected Certified

In an article published on AWS’s blog on 23rd January 2019, Mathew Graham advised AWS were approved to hold PROTECTED Australian Government data. Graham, Head of Security Assurance for Australia and New Zealand at AWS, said

“The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has awarded PROTECTED certification to AWS for 42 of our cloud services. This is the highest data security certification available in Australia for cloud service providers, and AWS offers the most PROTECTED services of any public cloud service provider.”

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Save up to 40 percent on AWS Tech Essentials

Start 2019 right by ensuring your team have a common understanding of cloud, with AWS Technical Essentials.

AWS Technical Essentials provides students with the fundamentals to becoming more proficient in identifying AWS services and understanding how they work. Through a combination of theory, practical hands-on labs and case studies this training enables students to make informed decisions about IT solutions based on your business requirements, and get started working on the AWS solutions and services.

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AWS reInvent 2018 Yuri Misnik National Australia Bank Training and Certification

Yuri Misnik, Executive General Manager, Business Enabling Technology, National Australia Bank did a keynote presentation at AWS re:Invent 2018 where he shares the importance of AWS training and certification.

In the 9 minute presentation, Yuri shared an overview of NAB’s AWS Migration and how it was core to achieving the bank’s ambition of maintaining their status as Australia’s number one Business Bank. To do this they are investing $4.5BN over 3-years as part of their cloud-first technology strategy, which they are 1 year into.

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CITREP funding update

Further to our update on CITREP+ approved AWS Training & Certification in October 2018, we’ve had 2 additional programs approved for CITREP+ funding in December 2018:

  • AWS Certified Developer – Associate
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional

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2018 Annual AWS Training Survey

Each year we survey our customers to get a better understanding of their requirements, to help us improve our course programming and communications.

We have 2 surveys – one for Executives, Managers and Team Leaders responsible for team training, and a separate one for IT Professionals interested in training for themselves.

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