Equipping Your Workforce For a Successful Cloud Transformation

Instructor led training equips your employees with the skills to ensure your cloud transformation a success.

According to the 2019 Gartner report cloud computing infrastructure and applications will total $214 billion in 2019. Within the next three years, more than two-thirds of IT software and infrastructure will be cloud based. Whether you are ready or not, cloud migration will be increasingly vital to the growth of your business in the coming years.

As with the adoption and integration of any new technology, the most significant friction often comes from within. A successful cloud transformation requires your workforce to upskill and pivot in order to fully reap the benefits of cloud.

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CITREP endorsed AWS Cloud training

The latest CITREP approvals means there are now seven (7) AWS Training programs eligible for CITREP funding, allowing you to receive up to 70-90%* funding support.

CITREP+ Government Funding

CITREP+ Government funding has been designed to help Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents stay up to date with technology by providing funding support for eligible training.

Funding is designed to support specific roles so that existing ICT professionals can upgrade their skills and domain knowledge to meet the challenges of a fast-moving digital landscape.


CITREP-Endorsed AWS Cloud Training: August 2019

The endorsed programs are based on the AWS learning paths, and have been designed to achieve certification by bundling relevant training and certification together.

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Big Data and Security Engineering now CITREP endorsed

Further to our recent post, CITREP Funded AWS Cloud Training renewed until 2021, Bespoke Training has received approval for 2 additional CITREP-endorsed training programs.

  1. AWS Certified Big Data Specialist
  2. AWS Certified Security Specialist


The endorsed programs are based on the AWS learning paths, and have been designed to achieve certification by bundling relevant training and certification together.

Following is further information on the newly-endorsed Big Data and Security programs.

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CITREP funded AWS Cloud training Frequently Asked Questions

CITREP funding support provides up to 70-90% rebate* for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents on eligible training. It’s designed to assist both entry-level and mid-career professionals by helping them acquire or enhance their technical skills.

You can’t apply for CITREP directly. You need to register via an authorised training provider like Bespoke Training.

The first step is to complete a simple screening interview, as required by IMDA. Here’s what we cover in the call:

  • Your preferred course, and what’s included
  • Criteria for funding support
  • Funding options and the relevant rebate
  • Student Pack and next steps

There are a number of questions we often get asked in the screening call, so we’ve created a list of CITREP Frequently Asked Questions for easy reference.

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The dust is starting to settle after AWS Summit 2019 Sydney. This year’s Summit was the largest AWS conference outside of AWS Re:Invent in Las Vegas, with an estimated 17,000 attendees.
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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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