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Funding Now Available for Singapore IT Pros and Organisations to Gain Sought After AWS Skills & Certification

Demand for AWS Skills on the Rise; Singapore Market Straining to Fulfill Demand

Singapore – 6 February 2017 – As the only authorised Amazon Web Services (AWS) training partner for Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, Bespoke Training Services is excited to announce the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate CITREP+ Endorsed Training Program.


The Program provides self-sponsored students and/or organisations supporting their employees, the opportunity to apply for CITREP+ funding - up to 70% for professionals and up to 100% for students and / or full time national service (NSF), subject to funding eligibility.


“Bespoke is thrilled to be working with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to support IT professionals building specialised ICT skills in cloud computing through AWS training and certification,” said Trent Rosenthal, CEO, Bespoke Training Services. “We recognise the growing need for AWS skills in Singapore and are working with IMDA to help individuals and organisations through funding support for professional development efforts.”


According to Hays Singapore, AWS certification is among the IT competencies commonly found in job descriptions in the Singapore market, and demand for AWS skills is growing. 


“As more businesses look towards cloud computing to maximise operational and cost efficiency, we have seen more roles requiring cloud computing competencies,” said Nabil Farrag, Team Manager, Hays Singapore. “As a result, the Singapore IT labour market has been strained to fulfill this demand. Over the last 12 months, we have noticed a rise in the number of roles where AWS skills are listed as a job requirement. This trend is likely to persist in the near future.”


The Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+) supports professionals in keeping pace with technology shifts through continuous and proactive training. Through training, they will acquire technical skills sets that will enable them to remain relevant and productive. Applicants must first determine eligibility, then complete the program through to certification as per the CITREP+ claim procedure and conditions (info here).


“The AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification is recognised around the world and was listed by Forbes as America’s top paying IT certification in 2016. With the demand for AWS skills on the rise in Singapore we are pleased to offer a program to help Singaporeans achieve this valuable certification,” said Gilbert Cheo, Business Development Manager, Bespoke Training Services, Singapore.


“Our 5-day, AWS instructor-led, authorised AWS training program takes IT professionals through Solutions Architect skills development, then an exam readiness workshop to prepare to sit for the certification exam. Also included is the cost of sitting for the actual exam,” said Cheo. 


The next available AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate program training dates are:


27 Feb – 3 March

13 – 17 March

27 – 31 March


To Register your interest and determine your eligibility, visit the Bespoke Training Services website at www.bespoketraining.com/citrep/.



What funding support is available?


Training Course & certification/Assessment


Up to 70% of the nett payable course & certification fees, capped at $2,500 per student

Students &/or Full Time National Service (NSF)

Up to 100% of the nett payable course & certification fees, capped at $2,000 per student

Am I eligible?

You must be a Singapore Citizen and meet general eligibility criteria prior to beginning the training program, to qualify for CITREP+ funding support. For full eligibility criteria please visit the IMDA website.

Who is this CITREP+ programme for? 

Professionals working towards AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Certification. 

The CITREP+ Endorsed Training Includes: (full Course Overview)

AWS Technical Essentials - Introductory course introducing AWS products, services, and common solutions. 


Architecting on AWS - Covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. Designed to teach Solutions Architects how to optimise the use of the AWS cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions.

AWS Exam Readiness Workshop - Solutions Architect - Associate Level - Designed to complement Architecting on AWS, this workshop is intended for individuals who are preparing for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam.