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FAQ’s for First Distribution

Is it more expensive to buy AWS through FD?

Not at all, as an AWS partner you will not only get your partner discount you will also get extra benefits by buying your AWS consumption through FD.

How can I get an estimate of my expected costs for AWS? 

By visiting the AWS Simple Monthly Calculator you can input the services you are expecting to use and the tool will in turn give you an estimate of your expected costs.

Who do I speak to regarding a query I have?

Best would be to route your query through the First Distribution AWS team, we will where possible assist with the query.

Will AWS still support my services if I buy through distribution?

Most definitely, your support on infrastructure will still be handled by AWS, you also have access to an additional layer of support through the First Distribution AWS team.

Is there a fee to join APN?

Yes, there is an annual membership fee of $2500 for APN partners wishing to upgrade to either standard, advanced or premier tiers.

Can I retake partner Accreditation Courses?

Yes, you can retake the assessments as many times as you like.

How do I access partner training?

Partner training can be accessed from the APN portal under the training tab.

FAQ’s for AWS

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Adding Certification Information to Your Partner Scorecard

Steps to sync your Certification Account to your APN Partner Central for Certification credit within your Partner Scorecard.
AWS Partner Central Link

APN Partner Accreditations

Learn about APN Partner Accreditations.
AWS Partner Central Link

Why Do I Get An Error When Accessing My Partner Training Profile?

Explanation and Instructions for Partners when they see an error when registering for a Partner Training account.
AWS Partner Central Link

How Do I Access Partner Training?

Learn about how to access Partner Training.
AWS Partner Central Link

How Do I Move My AWS Certifications When I Switch Firms

Learn how to have your certifications transferred to another APN Partner Central Account.
AWS Partner Central Link

Moving to a New Partner Firm in APN

Instructions on transferring from a former APN company to a new APN company.
AWS Partner Central Link

Reset Your Partner Central Password

Learn about resetting your APN Portal password.
AWS Partner Central Link

Your APN Partner Central Login

Information on how to self register and login troubleshooting steps.
AWS Partner Central Link

Moving Your Certifications to a Personal CertMetrics Account

If you choose to separate your CertMetrics account from APN, these directions will show you how to update your CertMetrics account to a personal account.
AWS Partner Central Link

How do I get my Case Studies Validated and Published to the Partner Solutions Finder?

Provides Partners information on how to get their Case Studies reviewed and published to the PSF.
AWS Partner Central Link

How to I enter Public References?

Provides partners information on how to enter public references for tier compliance.
AWS Partner Central Link

Managing Your Partner Profile Information

Learn how to change your personal information on your Partner Central profile.
AWS Partner Central Link

Recording Partner Accreditations in the Partner Scorecard

Learn why you may not see your APN Partner Accreditations in the Partner Scorecard.
AWS Partner Central Link

How Do I Add my Logo to my Partner Solutions Finder Listing

Upload your logo to the AWS Partner Solutions Finder Listing.
AWS Partner Central Link

How Do I Share My Certification Details With My Alliance Lead?

Steps to provide consent for AWS to share your passed Certification details with your employer.
AWS Partner Central Link

How to Update Your Firm’s AWS Partner Solutions Finder Listing

Learn how to edit your firm’s AWS Partner Solutions Finder Listing.
AWS Partner Central Link

What Counts as an AWS Customer Reference, and How Do I Add References to My Partner Scorecard?

Learn about AWS Customer Reference requirements for Select, Advanced and Premier Partners.
AWS Partner Central Link

What Are the AWS Professional Accreditation Requirements for APN Consulting Partners?

Learn about Consulting Partner AWS Professional Accreditation Requirements.
AWS Partner Central Link

How do I access APN Marketing Central?

Learn where to find APN Marketing Central.
AWS Partner Central Link

I Am Unable to Access or Edit my Firm's Partner Solutions Finder Listing

Read more about why you may be unable to access your Partner Solutions Finder listing.
AWS Partner Central Link
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