Training provider Auldhouse is now an accredited Amazon Web Services (AWS) Authorised Training Delivery Partner.
The agreement - announced by AWS New Zealand country manager Tim Dacombe-Bird at the AWS Transformation Day in Auckland - will see Auldhouse offer AWS classes from August at training centres in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Auldhouse is also the only authorised AWS testing centre in New Zealand where trainees can sit their exams for AWS certification regardless of where and when they completed their training.
The accreditation further establishes Auldhouse as a premier AWS Cloud training provider in the country, said managing director Melanie Hobcraft.
"From their first introduction to AWS all the way through to their certification, customers can complete their AWS training and certification at Auldhouse," she said.
Meanwhile, Dacombe-Bird said there is "unprecedented demand" from AWS customers and partners in New Zealand for employees with AWS Cloud skills.
"In that context, the AWS training and certification programs which Auldhouse will deliver is a critically important development," he said.
Auldhouse is also the authorised local training provider for Microsoft's Azure and Office 365, Google Cloud, Red Hat and VMware, among others.
"Being an Authorised Training Delivery Partner for AWS, as well as its vendor partners Red Hat and VMware, is of great benefit to our customers," Hobcraft added.
"They can obtain their training in all of these platforms from a single trusted provider and rest assured we have full knowledge of how these services work together."
AWS courses will also be provided through Auldhouse's live online training service, Auldhouse Anywhere, making it accessible to IT professionals and organisations anywhere in the country, while providing a cost-effective and flexible training option.
Auldhouse will offer the following AWS Cloud Practitioner and Associate Level Certification courses: AWS Technical Essentials; Architecting on AWS; and, System Operations on AWS.