The program was a flexible, self guided opportunity to learn a new skillset and gain a new set of certifications and accreditations. By combining the independence of a self-study course with the accountability of weekly meetings, I got the best of both worlds and was able to complete the program in a compressed timeframe with minimal disruption to my other commitments. Being an apprentice, besides the opportunities within the curriculum, opened other doors for me- I had the chance to attend a training at Google DC that I never would have outside of the apprenticeship. Upon completing the program, I passed all three of the AWS Associate Exams. Because of this expertise, I can now be considered for a new tier of roles that were beyond my reach a few months ago.
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