AWS IQ launched in 2019 and has been helping customers worldwide engage thousands of AWS Certified third-party experts and consulting firms for on-demand project work. Whether you need to learn about AWS, plan your project, setup new services, migrate existing applications, or optimize your spend, AWS IQ connects you with experts and consulting firms who can help. You can share your project objectives with a description, receive responses within the AWS IQ application, approve permissions and budget, and will be charged directly through AWS billing.
Until yesterday, experts had to reside in the United States to offer their hands-on help on AWS IQ. Today, I’m happy to announce that AWS Certified experts and consulting firms based in the UK and France can participate in AWS IQ.
If you are an AWS customer based in the UK or France and need to connect with local AWS experts, now you can reach out to a wider pool of experts and consulting firms during European business hours. When creating a new project, you can now indicate a preferred expert location.
As an AWS Certified expert you can now view the buyer’s preferred expert location to ensure the right fit. AWS IQ simplifies finding relevant opportunities and it helps you access a customer’s AWS environment securely. It also takes care of billing so more time is spent on solving customer problems, instead of administrative tasks. Your payments will be disbursed by AWS Marketplace in USD towards a US bank account. If you don’t already have a US bank account, you may be able to obtain one through third-party services such as Hyperwallet.
AWS IQ User Interface Update
When you create a new project request, you can select a Preferred expert or firm location: Anywhere, France, UK, or US.
Check out Jeff Barr’s launch article to learn more about the full request creation process.
You can also work on the same project with multiple experts from different locations.
When browsing experts and firms, you will find their location under the company name and reviews.
AWS IQ is available for customers anywhere in the world (except China) for all sorts of project work, delivered by AWS experts in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. Get started by creating your project request on iq.aws.amazon.com. Here you can discover featured experts or browse experts for a specific service such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) or DynamoDB.
If you’re interested in getting started as an expert, check out AWS IQ for Experts. Your profile will showcase your AWS Certifications as well as the ratings and reviews from completed projects.
I’m excited about the expansion of AWS IQ for experts based in the UK and France, and I’m looking forward to further expansions in the future.