By Robert Reeves

We are excited to announce our Kubernetes training and certification is now available through the AWS Marketplace, helping our community and organizations develop in-demand skills. 

As this community knows, Kubernetes is now a de-facto platform for building web applications and AI / LLM workloads and is a vital part of most technology stacks. At the CNCF, we have heard from end-users the need for their engineering workforce to understand Kubernetes. 

“Cloud-native solutions are gaining ever-increasing importance in IT cloud strategies and workplace IT ecosystems” – Max Pepper, IDC, Examining Workload Infrastructure and Architecture Supporting Cloud-Native Applications 

“The key open-source technology, Kubernetes, has been accelerating customers’ adoption and vendors’ product development by acting as a de facto standard foundation for technology ecosystems around containers.” – Gartner ®, Emerging Tech Impact Radar: Enterprise Software, By Balaji Abbabatulla, Shailendra Upadhyay Et. Al. 23 February 2023. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

For organizations that already use AWS Marketplace, they can move faster by leveraging CNCF Kubernetes training and certification, or use AWS budget, to train their workforce on Kubernetes. 

A 2023 CNCF micro-survey focused on training and certification revealed that almost 55% of respondents say that pursuing training and certifications helped them land a new job and 67% say it left them feeling more engaged and fulfilled in their work. A further 86% of respondents said completing new training and certifications or mentorships advanced their technical skills, with 76% also saying it helped their work confidence.

We’re excited to have Kubernetes CKA and CKAD training and certification bundles in the AWS Marketplace, and we look forward to hearing your feedback.