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Get Cloud Certified this October

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary, and the recent refresh, of the Government Cloud First policy, the Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) is excited to announce UK Public Sector Cloud Certification October! This is the most exciting month for those in the UK Public Sector to learn and achieve a Cloud certification as CDDO has secured free or discounted training, support classes and exam vouchers. If you’ve already achieved a Cloud certification, why not aim for the next level of certification, or learn about services from a different Cloud provider?

As part of the Transforming for a digital future roadmap, we’re aiming for over 90% of digital, data and technology professionals to undertake related training at least once a year and Cloud Certification month will support this. This event is open to anyone with a public sector email address (such as,,,,

We have dedicated listings for each Cloud provider detailing training and events running in October to help you learn and how to access free or discounted exam vouchers. You might also have additional training available through existing learning and development arrangements your organisation already has in place with third party training providers; do search your existing intranet to see if you have access to year-round Cloud training or a Digital Academy in your organisation.

Sam, a Software Engineer in UK Government, said:

Every year I write ‘get certified’ as a development objective, but I’ve struggled to know how to get started as a Civil Servant and what training and discounts are available to me. This gives me a deadline to work towards, support if I get stuck and recognition if I succeed in my goal.

To sign up for this year’s Cloud certification event, follow the registration link from the Cloud provider you’d like to learn more about: Amazon Web Services / Microsoft Azure / Google Cloud Platform / Oracle Cloud.

After you’ve achieved your certification, please report your achievement to CDDO by using the certification achieved form.

Brought to you by the Government Technical Cloud Community. You can read more about CDDO’s Cloud community in an earlier blog.

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  1. Comment by Charles Braimah posted on

    How do I register for the October certification?

    • Replies to Charles Braimah>

      Comment by Edward McCutcheon posted on

      Hi Charles! If you follow the links in the grey box you can see the training and certifications available from each of the cloud providers; they will continue updating their offer based on demand and should have all content online by 1st October.

  2. Comment by Iain Elvin posted on

    Grateful to know if anyone else is having problems accessing the Oracle learning?

    Colleagues and I who already hold Oracle University accounts (using public sector details) are presented with a "You are not authorized" when we try to activate the learning as per step 2 in the process.

    Grateful for any support.

    • Replies to Iain Elvin>

      Comment by Edward McCutcheon posted on

      Agreed! I'll get in touch with Oracle.

  3. Comment by Gordon posted on


    The link to [Amazon Web Services] above does not work, can you advise please as I would like to register for the October certification.


  4. Comment by Rob posted on


    Did Google provide any discounted certificates like the other cloud providers offered please? If so I've not found the appropriate link or page outlining how to acquire them, even after registering with them,



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