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Becoming an AWS Consulting Partner: A Guide


  • AWS Consulting Services (Amazon Web Services) is a leading cloud computing platform, offering a wide range of services for businesses of all sizes.
  • As a consulting partner, you can leverage your expertise in AWS to help other organizations migrate to, and optimize their use of, the platform.

Step 1: Understand the AWS Partner Network (APN)

  • The APN is the global partner program for AWS. It provides a framework for partners to build, market, and sell solutions on top of the AWS platform.
  • There are several levels of partnership within the APN, each with its own requirements and benefits.

Step 2: Meet the basic requirements

  • To become an AWS Consulting Partner, you must meet certain basic requirements:
    • Have at least one AWS Certified professional on staff
    • Have a demonstrated track record of successful AWS projects
    • Have a company website and online presence
    • Agree to the AWS Partner Agreement

Step 3: Choose a Specialization

  • Once you have met the basic requirements, you can choose to specialize in one or more areas of the AWS platform.
  • Specializations are designed to help partners differentiate themselves and demonstrate their expertise in specific areas of AWS.
  • Specializations include:
    • Migration
    • DevOps
    • Big Data
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Security

Step 4: Pass the AWS Technical Professional Exam

  • After choosing your specialization, you must pass the AWS Technical Professional Exam.
  • This exam tests your knowledge of the specific areas of AWS that you have chosen to specialize in.

Step 5: Complete the AWS Partner Application

  • Once you have passed the exam, you can complete the AWS Partner Application.
  • This application includes information about your company, your team, and your portfolio of AWS projects.

Step 6: Get Approved

  • After submitting your application, it will be reviewed by AWS.
  • If approved, you will become an AWS Consulting Partner and gain access to a range of benefits, including:
    • Access to AWS training and resources
    • Marketing and sales support
    • Access to the APN Partner Community

Step 7: Maintain your partnership

  • To maintain your partnership, you must meet certain requirements each year, such as:
    • Keeping at least one AWS Certified professional on staff
    • Completing continuing education courses
    • Demonstrating customer success with AWS


  • Becoming an AWS Consulting Partner is a great way to leverage your expertise in the platform and help other organizations succeed with AWS.
  • By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can navigate the process and become an AWS Consulting Partner.

Note: This is general information on the process to become an AWS Consulting Partner, please refer to the official AWS website for the most up-to-date information and requirements as they can change over time.

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