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The Alexa Badge for AWS Educate is Now Available

An Amazon Alexa badge with 10-15 hours of dedicated Alexa skills training is now available through AWS Educate.

Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices like Echo Show and Echo Spot. Alexa provides capabilities, known as “skills,” that enable developers to create a more personalized experience for their products and build natural voice experiences that offer consumers a more intuitive way to interact with the technology they use every day. There are now tens of thousands of skills from companies like Starbucks, Uber, and Capital One, as well as other innovative designers and developers.

The new content focuses on introducing students to the technology behind Alexa and teaching them how to build and publish new skills. The content is grouped into four learning modules where students begin with introductory AWS services and then lead into the Alexa Skills Kit, a collection of tools, APIs, reference solutions, and documentation that make it easy for anyone to build with Alexa.

Students will hear from professionals in the field and learn how Alexa is used today. A set of labs, hands-on activities, and assessments are provided for students to exercise their new learnings. From interactive games to smart-home integrations and even drone control, the opportunities for students are limitless to enable voice-first experiences with Alexa.

AWS Educate is committed to training the next generation of IT professionals by providing the resources and tools needed to accelerate cloud related learning. AWS Educate Pathways provide students with access to credits, training, and the option to choose their desired cloud careers. In each pathway, participants will complete knowledge checks, lab exercises, and projects to practice and test their knowledge and earn an AWS Educate Certificate of Completion. Pathways include access to AWS services and over 30 hours of engaging resources.

Access cloud content, training, collaboration tools, the job board and AWS technology at no cost by joining AWS Educate today.