Our first Informationist Spotlight features our own Alberto Artasanchez, who holds 5 certifications from Amazon Web Services. We sat down with Alberto to learn about these certifications and his journey to receiving them.
What certifications do you hold?
I hold these certifications from Amazon Web Services:
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
- AWS Certified Developer – Associate
- AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
- AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional
How did you achieve these certifications?
It certainly was not easy. The last two professional certifications were obtained back-to-back in one week, but it was the culmination of a full year of study to get them.
Why did you decide to get these certifications?
Cloud in general and AWS will quickly become the de facto computing solution. We are currently experiencing a technological tsunami where the vast majority of all Fortune 500 corporations are migrating their systems to the cloud. I am certain that 2018 will be a huge year for Knowledgent with Cloud and AWS implementations. For this reason, it was important to me to continue to stay current in Cloud.
Why are these certifications important?
By obtaining these certifications, in addition to helping and encouraging 11 other Informationists to take the certification exams, Knowledgent now holds 13 AWS certifications. Because of this, we are now an Advanced Consulting Partner in AWS’ Partner Network. This has many benefits for Knowledgent, including getting referrals and subsidies directly from Amazon to implement POC’s with new and existing clients. Having had the opportunity to talk to some of our Amazon contacts, they are extremely excited to partner with Knowledgent, especially because of our Data Science and Machine Learning expertise.
Congratulations to Alberto for his hard work in receiving these certifications!