ROCHESTER, N.Y. — August 31, 2020 — CloudCheckr™, the total visibility cloud governance platform, announced today their employees collectively hold more than 150 AWS Certifications after completing an “80 in 80” professional development program. CloudCheckr staff across all functions earned a total of 86 Amazon Web Services (AWS) certifications within an 80-day testing window. The professional development effort with AWS builds on an existing relationship. Together, the companies deliver a complete cloud services and cloud management portfolio that provide enterprise customers fast, flexible access to the cloud.
CloudCheckr exceeded its own expectations with a final tally of 86 individual certifications, from a goal of 80, including every individual certification offered by AWS. The company’s commitment to industry skills development and a 9-year partnership with AWS underscore its reputation as a leading solution for securing, managing, and governing the most sensitive environments in the world.
“The ‘80 in 80’ program allows employees of all levels to become familiar with AWS offerings, ensuring CloudCheckr is always at the forefront of innovation and understands new services on the market,” said Alana Fitts, director of sales strategy at CloudCheckr. “We constantly provide employees with new development opportunities, and this program is just one example of how we strengthen our commitment to employees, partners, and clients.”
CloudCheckr first introduced a ‘60 in 60’ program back in 2018 and achieved more than 80 certifications in the 60 days. The company then held an AWS Game Day event in their Rochester, NY headquarters in February 2020 for additional hands-on experience debugging and operating AWS infrastructure. The Game Day experience allowed ’80 in 80′ participants to test their knowledge in preparation for the certification initiative. This summer, the team decided to expand the skills development program and encouraged employees in every department, from DevOps to Information Security to Sales and Marketing, to become certified with AWS. As a long-standing AWS partner, CloudCheckr’s customers expect development teams to stay up-to-date on new services. However, the company extended this commitment company-wide, and now over 65% of CloudCheckr employees have at least one certification.
CloudCheckr is also working to achieve two new AWS competencies, DevOps and Data & Analytics, adding to their existing Security, Government, Cloud Management Tools, and Microsoft Workloads competencies. To keep up with the current pace of innovation, CloudCheckr continues to ensure its teams are equipped with the right skills to improve its CMx platform and offer the best solution for large enterprise, public sector, and managed services.
“CloudCheckr’s competency and certification achievements are evidence of our competitive edge in the AWS partner ecosystem, and we can say that all employees are thoroughly knowledgeable about the platform and industry,” Fitts said. “We look forward to growing our AWS partnership and continuing to provide opportunities for employees to expand their professional development at CloudCheckr.”
Broadening their commitment to professional development, the company recently hosted a free virtual event on closing the skills gap in enterprise information technology departments. Higher Learning: Preparing Your People for the Public Cloud included AWS Director of Learning Products, Scott Barneson, as well as A Cloud Guru SVP of Cloud Transformation, Drew Firment. They shared their experiences in building workforce learning and development programs that place IT pros on the learning path to cloud adoption success. The event is now available to watch on-demand on CloudCheckr.com.