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AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students comprehensive resources for building skills in cloud technology. With a focus on real-world, applied learning experiences, AWS Educate offers young learners access to self-paced content designed to introduce cloud computing technologies that drive innovation in fields such as AI, voice and facial recognition, gaming, medical advancements, and more.

If you are 14 or older, join AWS Educate at no cost to start your cloud learning journey and also receive up to $50 in AWS Promotional Credits.

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No matter your skill level, AWS Educate will help you learn the essentials you need in today’s cloud enabled world.

If you are a beginning user, you will be presented with a series of short journeys to learn about cloud technology and how you can use AWS at home and at school. As you successfully complete journeys, you will earn your first AWS Educate badge in Cloud Literacy to showcase your skills.

If you are a student with an advanced computer science background, then give the Cloud Career Pathways a try. This will provide you with in-depth information about the knowledge and skills necessary to help you land a cloud-based career.

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AWS Credits
(renews annually)
  • AWS Educate Starter Account with $50 in AWS Promotional Credits if your school is an AWS Educate member institution
  • AWS Educate Starter Account with $30 in AWS Promotional Credits if your school is not an AWS Educate member institution
Beginning Cloud Curriculum 
  • Self-paced learning curriculum designed to introduce students to cloud computing basics
  • Earn new Cloud Literacy badge with short learning journeys containing fun interactive content and knowledge checks
  • Obtain additional badges as you complete more learning opportunities
  • Free access to labs
Advanced Cloud Curriculum and Tools
  • Access to personalized cloud learning pathways with 30+ hours of content per path
  • Earn advanced digital badges that showcase cloud skills
  • Access to AWS Technical Essentials Training Course
  • Free access to labs
Collaboration Tools
  • Student Portal access
  • Student portfolio to store digital badges and projects in one place
  • Access to Job Board and postings (for students 18 or older)                         
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There are two ways that students can be granted access to AWS Educate:

  1. Students can request membership here with their .edu email address or with an email address provided by an AWS Educate member institution.
  2. Teachers who are members of AWS Educate can help students sign up without a .edu email address or one provided by an AWS Educate member school by simply requesting a special promo link in the “Tools and Credits” section of the AWS Educate Educator Portal. Teachers who are not members can register here.
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Skill up on the cloud by joining AWS Educate today at no cost.

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*AWS Educate provides its members with free access to learning content and AWS services designed to build knowledge and skills in cloud computing. It is available globally to students who are 14 or older, with the exceptions of China, Switzerland, and EU countries (16 or older); and Algeria, Lebanon, and Portugal (18 or older).

The AWS Educate Terms & Conditions govern participation in the AWS Educate Program. Use of AWS Promotional Credits are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions.