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AWS Educate is open to any individual, regardless of where they are in their education, technical experience, or career journey.
If you’re overwhelmed by too many choices when it comes to learning about the cloud, AWS Educate is here to help. Cloud beginners like you are invited to check out our free, self-paced online training resources and labs designed to help you learn, practice, and evaluate your cloud skills without having to create an Amazon account.
Learn and practice cloud skills in real time
AWS Educate offers hundreds of hours of self-paced training and resources for new-to-cloud learners—including hands-on labs in the AWS Management Console. Our easy-to-navigate and adaptive user experience guides you to targeted training content based on your knowledge, goals, interests, and age. Check out some of our popular course offerings.
Practice building your own cloud storage solution and hosting a static website in the AWS Cloud. Gain hands-on experience with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and learn to leverage storage technology that has changed the way we live and work by providing secure access to data and applications from any location at any time.
“I am studying to become a Data engineer and due to the wide acceptance of cloud computing in almost all data driven organizations, learning cloud computing under AWS is essential for me, right now and in the future. I want to be ready for the work environment before I find myself in it.”
– Getting Started with Storage Learner, July 2022
Practice building and managing your own cloud computing instance in the AWS Cloud. Gain hands-on experience with Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2) and learn how to to scale resources up and down quickly and easily to ensure that you have exactly the right amount of computing power when you need it.
“Thanks for helping me and the other IT people learn new knowledge about cloud computing.”
– Getting Started with Compute Learner, September 2022
Practice building your own virtual private cloud and deploying resources into it using AWS. Gain hands-on experience with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and learn how to set up secure networks that disguise data traffic, protect it from external access, and keep you safe from hackers and cyber criminals.
“Thank you for creating us a space to practice this free of cost. Appreciate it. Keep up the good work.”
– Getting Started with Networking Learner, November 2022
Practice launching your own database instance and configuring a web application to connect to it in the AWS Cloud. Gain hands-on experience with Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and learn how using relational database technology to collect, store, and analyze data powers many of the apps you use on a daily basis, from online streaming to social media.
Get hands-on experience with Amazon Cloud operations services in this course and the accompanying Getting Started with Cost Estimation lab. Discover the AWS Well-Architected Framework, practice using the AWS Pricing Calculator to manage your AWS account, and gain exposure to Amazon CloudWatch and Amazon CloudTrail to monitor and optimize your usage of the AWS Cloud.
Brand New to the Cloud
New to Building in the Cloud
New to Advanced Cloud Concepts
Brand New to the Cloud
If you’re interested in learning cloud basics or AWS cloud foundations, we recommend our Intro to Cloud 101 and Introduction to the AWS Management Console courses.
Intro to Cloud 101 will help you learn and practice AWS Cloud fundamentals through hands-on labs for six key AWS services: Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). You'll get instant feedback as you complete each lab and have a chance to earn a digital badge that demonstrates your cloud-skills mastery to employers and your network.
Introduction to the AWS Management Console will teach you how to navigate the AWS Management Console. It includes a hands-on lab and covers best practices for managing and billing credits.
“I had a great experience! Especially doing the lab activities. It helped me to understand a lot about the cloud and some services in AWS. I wasn't expecting to answer the final assessment easily and yet I did a great job! Thanks to this course and everyone behind it.”
– Cloud 101 Learner, December 2021
"A great resource to familiarize anyone with the AWS console and its function in a real world business environment."– Introduction to the AWS Management Console Learner, July 2021
New to Building in the Cloud
If you already understand basic cloud concepts and are ready to start building in the cloud, then the Getting Started series is for you.
Accelerate your cloud journey and gain hands-on experience with foundational AWS services in storage, compute, and networking, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). You'll get instant feedback as you complete each lab and be able to earn badges that demonstrate your cloud-skills mastery to employers and your network.
“I am studying to become a Data engineer and due to the wide acceptance of cloud computing in almost all data driven organizations, learning cloud computing under AWS is essential for me, right now and in the future. I want to be ready for the work environment before I find myself in it.”– Getting Started with Storage Learner, July 2022
“Thanks for helping me and the other IT people learn new knowledge about cloud computing.”– Getting Started with Compute Learner, September 2022
New to Advanced Cloud Concepts
If you’ve already built your cloud computing foundation and aren’t sure where to go to learn more advanced concepts, here’s something special: Builder Labs with AWS Cognito, Dynamo DB, and AWS Step Functions covers the fundamental concepts of using AWS services to build a web application and gives you the opportunity to apply what you learn in three hands-on labs.
Or, if you’re looking for something a bit more specialized, enroll in Machine Learning Foundations to learn how to apply the machine learning pipeline to solve a business problem and gain hands-on practice with Jupyter Notebook and Amazon Sagemaker.
Then, get rolling with machine learning through an exciting, autonomous car racing experience. Take the AWS DeepRacer Primer course to get hands-on experience creating, training, and evaluating an AWS DeepRacer model powered by reinforcement learning (RL). You'll be able to submit your model to compete in the AWS DeepRacer League for prizes, glory, and the chance to compete for the championship cup at AWS re:Invent. You'll also earn a digital badge that you can share via social media.
“This platform is a good opportunity to have first-hand knowledge of not just Sagemaker but also Machine learning itself, so kudos for its organization.”– Machine Learning Foundations, Learner, May 2022
“I thoroughly enjoyed this course experience and learning about reinforcement learning.”– AWS DeepRacer Primer Learner, November 2021
What are the benefits of AWS Educate?
Simple, barrier-free access
Learners as young as 13 can register for AWS Educate with just an email address, gaining access to free hands-on labs in the AWS Console to learn, practice, and evaluate cloud skills in real-time. No credit card needed.
Content designed for beginners
AWS Educate offers hundreds of hours of learning resources focused on the new-to-cloud learner. Prefer to learn by video or by tinkering in the AWS Cloud? We’ve got something for everyone.
Connection to employment
Learners can access the AWS Educate Job Board to explore, search for, and apply to thousands of in-demand jobs and internships with organizations of all types all over the world.
Build your network
Complete courses with hands-on labs to earn digital badges and score an invitation to the AWS Emerging Talent Community, your place to connect with other early career talent.
Connect to a diverse pool of entry-level AWS-skilled talent through the AWS Educate Job Board.
Is your company interested in hiring entry-level cloud talent? Learn how AWS can help you fill your open roles.
Get your head in the cloud. Sign up for AWS Educate today.
Please note: AWS Educate provides its members with no cost access to learning content and AWS services designed to build knowledge and skills in cloud computing. It is available globally to learners who meet the minimum age requirements, based on country of residence, in the AWS Learner Terms and Conditions.