AWS Educate

Build your cloud skills at your own pace, on your own time, and completely for free

Start your cloud journey with AWS Educate today

AWS Educate is now 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.

  • Introduction to the AWS Management Console
  • This introductory course 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.
  • Introduction to Cloud 101
  • This introductory course 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 Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). You'll get instant feedback as you complete each lab and have a chance to earn an Introduction to Cloud 101 badge that demonstrates your cloud-skills mastery to employers and your network.
  • Machine Learning Foundation
  • This introductory course will teach you the fundamentals of Amazon Machine Learning. You'll learn how to use a machine learning pipeline to solve a business problem and gain hands-on practice with Jupyter Notebook.
  • AWS DeepRacer Primer
  • Get rolling with machine learning through an exciting, autonomous car racing experience. Take this 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 change to compete in the championship cup at AWS re:Invent.

What are the benefits of AWS Educate?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Build your network

Complete the Introduction to Cloud 101, Getting Started with Storage, Getting Started with Compute, or AWS DeepRacer Primer course to earn badges and score an invitation to the AWS Emerging Talent Community, your place to connect with other early career talent.

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For employers

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Is your company interested in hiring entry-level cloud talent? Learn how AWS Educate can help you fill your open roles »

Get your head in the cloud. Sign up for AWS Educate today.

Questions? Read the AWS Educate FAQs or Contact us » 

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.