Preface: SpaceNet LLC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating open source, artificial intelligence applied research for geospatial applications, specifically foundational mapping (i.e., building footprint & road network detection). SpaceNet is run in collaboration by co-founder and managing partner CosmiQ Works, co-founder and co-chair Maxar Technologies, and our partners Amazon Web Services (AWS), Capella Space, Topcoder, IEEE GRSS, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Planet.
I decided it was about time. I’ve worked with AWS services such as EC2, SageMaker, and Lambda before, but never underwent any formal certifications for the services.
Two Sundays ago, 7/26, I decided it was about time to upskill: time to just dive in and conquer the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification. Five evenings later, I had achieved my certification. And you can do it too.
The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner examination is intended for individuals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles addressed by other AWS Certifications. …