Amazon Web Services Academy - Authorized AWS Curriculum

AWS Academy is a new programme from Amazon Web Services that is designed to help students acquire and develop in-demand cloud computing skills and credentials needed in this emerging sector

As part of the content of the compulsory subject Cloud PlatformsESADE's MSc in Business Analytics offers you authorized AWS curriculum, Cloud Computing Architecture, that prepares you to obtain the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate.

AWS curriculum is taught by AWS Academy Accredited Instructors who are trained by AWS to help students become proficient in AWS technology, the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform.

Upon successful completion of the Cloud Platforms course, students could take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam with a 50% discount for being an ESADE student.


AWS Certifications recognize IT professionals with the technical skills and expertise to design, deploy, and operate applications and infrastructure on AWS. Exams are offered in multiple languages at testing centers around the world.  There are three key reasons why you should prioritize getting AWS Certified. With cloud skills in such high demand, AWS Certifications can help you:

Validate expertise
AWS Certifications are industry-recognized credentials that validate your knowledge and enhance your credibility
Advance your career
Demonstrate to colleagues, employees, business partners, and customers that you have the skills to use AWS
Join the community
Get access to special events, logos to highlight your accomplishment, and networking opportunities with other certified professionals
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Most Valuable IT Certifications 2016

Source: Global Knowledge Study, 15 Top-Paying Certifications for 2016

Certification Annual Salary
1. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate $125,871
2. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) $122,954
3. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) $122,291
4. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) $121,923
6. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) $113,320
7. Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Routing and Switching $112,858
8. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Data Center $107,045
9. Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) $105,008
10. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) $103,297
11. Six Sigma Green Belt $102,594
12. Citrix Certified Professional - Virtualization (CCP-V) $102,138
13. Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) Security $101,414
14. ITIL® v3 Foundation $99,869
15. VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) $99,334


In addition, students at institutions belonging to AWS Educate can search for tech-related job offers in 36 countries by employment type and skills, and submit an application directly through the job board.

To find out more about the AWS Certificate, you can visit Amazon’s website.