ACG Career Learning Paths

Go from novice to guru in specialized career tracks

Way beyond a simple check-the-box feature

Anyone can bundle a few courses and call it a learning path. But that’s just not our style. When we set out to build our Career Learning Paths, we knew they needed to provide a clear path for individual advancement, and a clear strategic value to businesses focused on organizational talent development and resource planning.

Tapping into our expertise from helping more than a million engineers learn new skills, we spent hours determining the optimum paths to take students from beginners to gurus, and how to tie them into our larger platform. 17 whiteboards and at least 300 coffees later, we knew we had something truly special…

…the most comprehensive, intelligent, and strategically oriented learning paths out there.

Build role-specific expertise

5 skill levels to master

Average of 5 certifications per path

Flexible and self-paced

FOR INDIVIDUALS

Go from novice to guru

Know exactly where to go next

Our Career Learning Paths guide you to the exact skills you need to master to progress from novice to expert to guru in multiple specialized domains.

Gain multiple certifications quickly

By focusing on a specialized career track, you can build on your knowledge and carry momentum from one certification to the next.

Level up and prove your skills

Use our levels as a gauge for your cloud skills, and advance levels as you advance your skills. Think of it like an RPG for your cloud career.

For Business

Accelerate business transformation through strategic talent development

Take your team beyond the basics

Getting your team to the cloud is super important, but once they’re there, you can start developing career-specific expertise in a structured, predictable manner.

Level up for a new project

Launching a new deployment? Expanding a successful initiative? Beefing up your security or DevOps teams? Career Learning Paths provide a quick route to hitting your resourcing goals.

Reach professional certification

Help your best talent get even better. Professional-level certifications don’t just validate the pinnacle of cloud knowledge, they can also be requirements for certain accreditations.

Paths to cloud enlightenment

The cloud is a really big place. So big that it can be tough to know where to start or where to go next. That’s why we created our Career Learning Paths, to provide a map to mastery in six distinct career tracks. Each path starts at the Novice level and advances through Apprentice, Practitioner, and Professional levels before culminating in the Guru level.

While each path contains certification courses, they are not certification-based. They are skills and knowledge-based, and draw on multiple non-certification courses and labs to build more well-rounded, domain-specific expertise.

AWS Architect

The cloud is not a thing. It's a vast, interconnected web of things. An ecosystem of things. The Architect Path will help you understand this ecosystem, how different services interact with one another, and how to make the best use of them, while also going deep on services considered foundational for day-to-day cloud architects.

Certifications (6): AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate, AWS Certified Developer Associate, AWS Certified SysOps Associate, AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, AWS Certified Big Data - Specialty

AWS Data

Like the rising sea, the growing flood of data can drown those who aren't prepared. When you walk the Data Path, you will learn the shamanic ways of mastering the data tides. On this path of discovery, we cover everything from databases and data lakes to tooling, migration, and data management best practices.

Certifications (5): AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Developer Associate, AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate, AWS Certified Security - Big Data, AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional

AWS Developer

The public cloud. A mysterious place to many, but a force of great power for those who master its mysteries. The Developer Path guides you through all you know you need to know. From Managed Services and traditional monolithic stacks to Serverless, we’ll show you the way.

Certifications (4): AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Developer Associate, AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate, AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional

AWS DevOps

The world as you know it is an illusion. The barrier between development and operations is a construct of limited minds. Learn to open the barrier and tap into the time- and effort-warping abilities of DevOps. On this path, you’ll learn how to merge development and operations and work more efficiently.

Certifications (6): AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate, AWS Certified SysOps Associate, AWS Certified Security - Specialty, AWS Certified DevOps Professional, AWS Certified Network - Specialty

AWS Security

The public cloud is very secure, but even the most impregnable fortress can be infiltrated. Any unseen backdoor can lead to a data breach. Those brave enough to follow the Security Path will learn to defend their clouds and navigate between cost, security, and complexity.

Certifications (4): AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate, AWS Certified Security - Specialty, AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional

AWS Executive and Business

Not involved in actual cloud implementation, but still need to understand what's going on? Then set off on the Executive Path and gain a broad knowledge of cloud concepts. Once you complete the path, you'll be able to appreciate the challenges and opportunities your businesses will face in adopting the cloud.

Certifications (1): AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification

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