New Sources for Enterprise Architecture Frameworks Emerge

Today´s content forms the third of six parts of the series called “Who is still interested in Enterprise Architecture in 2021?”. In this series, I provide my view on the footprint of today´s Enterprise Architecture, the potential death of the role of an Enterprise Architect, the big players, such as TOGAF from The Open Group, …

The Most Valuable IT Certifications in 2019 Come From Amazon AWS

It is amazing to see how Amazon’s certification programs for its AWS cloud have established themselves within the IT certification landscape. In 2019, AWS certifications have gained such a global popularity that exams can be taken now in four different languages (English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese Mandarin), the number of searches for keywords such as “AWS certification” or “certified cloud practitioner” have never been higher, and AWS certifications have become resume highlights for employers.

Understanding the AWS Training Paths to Become Certified

The cloud architected framework helps developers to create stable, secure, and efficient pieces of software (applications) for cloud environments. The framework has five main pillars, which are operational excellence, security, reliability, performance, and efficiency. For every pillar, AWS has defined principles that each and every developer should consider during his or her work. In order to tailor the relevant content for the right people, AWS has developed a rather complex trainings and certifications structure, which includes four major roles, several additional training paths, and a couple of certification levels. In the following, I provide a comprehensive overview of the trainings, certifications, and roles in order to help you understand what could be the next step for you.  

AWS Well-Architected Framework Provides Principles for Modern Cloud Architectures

When it comes to cloud, infrastructures, and application development environments, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the leading companies (besides Microsoft Azure and Alibaba). In order to provide a better guidance for modern architects and developers, AWS has published its own architecture framework with its latest release in November 2017. This post summarizes its key points.