World’s leading cloud innovation and solutions provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched AWS Industry Quest, a gamified cloud skill builder platform for organizations and individuals.
AWS Industry Quest is a world-class gamified cloud skill building platform with an interactive learning experience.
Currently available for the professionals in the Financial Services and Healthcare industries, AWS Industry Quest is similar to a LinkedIn skills badge or a HubSpot certification for Marketing and Sales — only this platform for AWS exemplifies the way AWS is virtualizing the cloud skills building activities with modern engineering and training activities. Learners have to complete 25 assignments to earn a digital badge.
AWS Industry Quest Solves Modern Cloud Skills Gaps Problems with Gamification
Cloud computing is one of the most sought-after skills in the IT industry. Tech-driven companies are focusing on an intense skilling and upskilling program to build a steady pool of talented cloud architects and engineers. Yet, cloud companies are falling short of customer expectations due to an intense shortage of skilled workforce in 2023. Despite significant investments into Cloud and security deployments, organizations are unable to meet the ROI expectations due to constantly shifting technological trends and the widening gap between demand-supply of trained professionals that are acquainted with working in the Cloud environments. According to a survey of the IT industry, cloud skills shortage is one of the biggest hurdles in transforming businesses with technological initiatives. 44% of IT professionals stated the lack of qualified candidates as “new hires” as the top challenge in closing the cloud skills gaps in the industry.
Top Features of the AWS Industry Quest
AWS Industry Quest is part of the AWS Skill Builder learning center. Working professionals can access more than 600 self-paced quotes and AWS Certification training assets to get ahead in their cloud skills building exercise within the Financial Services and Healthcare sectors. You can watch AWS Industry Quest in real time, and validate the outputs based on your organization’s current cloud performance and future needs.
The team handling AWS Training and Certification initiatives built the AWS Industry Quest: Healthcare and AWS Industry Quest: Financial Services. This gamified approach to learning is an extension of the current standards in professional learning experiences, powered by dynamic digital content such as AR VR, and the Metaverse. Th platform particularly focuses on the changing paradigm within the cloud environments, deriving insights using AI and machine learning applications for specific use cases within the two industries. Learners can select from a wide range of cloud building exercises that are developed in partnership with the AWS customers.
All the learning programs can be accessed through the centralized AWS Console, which indicates the points earned for each completed assignment, organization’s KPIs, and other features. For completing 25 assignments, learners receive a digital badge that can be shared on all the professional social networking platforms, including LinkedIn.
Watch AWS Industry Quest: Healthcare in action, here.