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Amazon’s Cloud arm preparing India to lead next tech revolution

Washington, June 22: Known for dispatching the best software talent across the world for years, India has now embarked upon a Cloud-driven journey to prepare the Next-Gen of skilled workers — data scientists, Artificial Intelligence (AI) mavericks and mobile developers. The task is humongous and online retail giant Amazon’s Cloud business arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) has now fast-tracked skilling the young — providing them early access to its core Cloud platform that has already transformed millions of enterprises and start-ups globally. For tens of thousands of students in India, it is a win-win situation.

As they get busy acquiring skills in Cloud computing using the “AWS Educate” programme, they know that once their careers begin, the entry barrier to innovate will not be that tough as they will not have to worry about setting up huge IT infrastructure and lose sleep over frequent server crashes and data privacy issues. India today has a fertile start-up landscape that needs constant supply of data scientists. According to a new NITI Aayog “National Strategy for AI” report, India is going to face a demand-supply gap of 200,000 data analytics professionals by 2020. The beauty of “AWS Educate” is that students, while receiving hands-on training and access to content prepared by some of the top computer science institutions from across the world, also get free Cloud credits into their accounts.

Each pathway has close to between 30-50 hours of content. Students get regular knowledge check, undertake mini projects and after completing the programme, receive proper certification and digital badges. Earlier this week, the Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) and AISPL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help students develop Cloud-ready job skills by providing them access to “AWS Educate”. Globally, over 1,500 institutions have joined “AWS Educate” to accelerate their journey towards helping the young generation acquire Cloud skills. (IANS)

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