AWS Cloud Institute

The virtual cloud-skills training program that will help you launch your career as a cloud developer in as little as one year - regardless of your technical background. Come build the in-demand skills that put YOU in demand.

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No tech background? No problem

Want to break into tech? We removed the guesswork with a structured pathway built by AWS experts with input from companies who need cloud talent. Come solve real-world business problems, learn from the pros, and launch your cloud career.

Applications are open!

The next cohort begins April 8, 2024. Your first monthly payment is not due until April 11, 2024.

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Take the AWS Cloud Institute Intro Course

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Once accepted, enroll to save your spot

We will review your application for completeness. Once accepted, you'll receive an email with enrollment instructions. Applicants will be invited to enroll on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for classes starting January 8th close January 5th.

Why AWS Cloud Institute?

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Fast track your future

We can help you go from non-technical to a hands-on cloud developer in as little as one year. You’ll get the right training, hands-on experience, and professional-skill development to become a Cloud Application Developer.

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Remove the guesswork

Launch your career with a structured program built by the pros. Plus, we’ve worked with companies to validate our skills map so you can build the right skills for the role you want.

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Learn from the pros

Learn to develop on the AWS cloud straight from the source. Built by AWS and delivered by AWS-accredited instructors, you’ll learn from experts with extensive cloud and instruction experience.

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Launch your cloud career

You’ll learn by doing with 100+ labs, capstone projects, career services, and more. Further validate your skills with exam prep and vouchers for AWS Cloud Practitioner and AWS Developer - Associate Certifications.

Join a webinar and explore resources

Hear from instructors, explore a day in the life of a cloud developer, and more! Check out our webinar series and learner resources to learn more!

Explore our resource hub

Learn more about our courses, learner grants, pacing options, and more! 

Explore our resource hub

Learn more about our courses, learner grants, pacing options, and more! 

Explore the curriculum

With 12 digital training courses supported by live or on-demand instructor-led sessions, over 100 interactive labs, two capstone projects, and prep for the two AWS certifications you'll build the skills you need to land a cloud application developer role. You'll also create assets that can be put into a portfolio to show your technical knowledge and skills to a potential employers.

Here’s what a full-time learner pace looks like. Check out the course descriptions and part-time pacing options.

Quarter 1

AWS Business Foundations
Introduction to Cloud Foundations
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam prep
Developer Fundamentals I

Quarter 2

AWS Cloud Fundamentals I
Developer Fundamentals II
AWS Cloud Operations I

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam (optional)

Quarter 3

AWS Cloud Fundamentals II
Developer Fundamentals III, Cloud Capstone I
AWS Cloud Operations II

Quarter 4

AWS Cloud Fundamentals III
Developer Fundamentals IV, Cloud Capstone II
Getting Hired Essentials
AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam prep

AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam (optional)

Pick your pace and pay as you go

You’ll pay monthly installments based on your pace. AWS Cloud Institute costs $7,560 + tax for all 12 courses.

3 course pace

$630/month

Plus tax

Full-time
30-40 hours/week
Finish in 1 year*

2 course pace

$420/month

Plus tax

Part-time
20-30 hours/week
Finish in 18 months*

1 course pace

$210/month

Plus tax

Part-time
10-12 hours/week
Finish in 3 years*

*You can change your pace as needed. The above program completion dates are projected based on continuing the same course load for the duration of the program. The cost per course is $630 USD.

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FAQs

  • AWS Cloud Institute is designed to take you from a non-tech role to a role where you’re developing in the AWS Cloud in as little as one year. Anyone who can successfully complete the AWS Cloud Institute Intro Course (which is part of the application process) could successfully complete the program.

    The curriculum includes 12 courses of digital training supported by instructor-led courses that can be taken live or on-demand, 100+ interactive labs, two capstone projects, and the creation of assets that can be put into a portfolio illustrating the learner’s technical knowledge and capabilities for potential employers. If you’re interested in launching your career in cloud, AWS Cloud Institute may be for you – regardless of your technical background.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or equivalency such as a GED, HiSET, associate’s degree, or international secondary education equivalents but there are no higher education (e.g., BA or BS) or work experience requirements. To be invited to enroll, all applicants must complete the application form and the intro course.

  • Applying to AWS Cloud Institute is easy! Simply confirm you are eligible for the program by completing the application form (less than 5 min) and the intro course. Once complete, our team will review your application for completeness and you will be invited to enroll on a first-come, first-served basis.

    If accepted, you'll receive an email with instructions to enroll. Applicant's will be invited to enroll on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, so if capacity fills before you enroll, you will be invited to enroll again when availability allows. Start your application or check out the application step-by-step guide. Application will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete.

    If you have additional questions please contact us.

  • It depends on the pace you choose! All AWS Cloud Institute graduates will complete 12 courses and can opt-in to full-time or part-time pacing to complete them. Full-time learners can complete the program in 1 year by taking 3 courses per quarter (for 4 quarters). Part-time learners taking 2 courses per quarter can complete the program in 18 months and a 1 course per quarter commitment will take 3 years. If you choose to increase or decrease your course load it will impact the time it takes for you to complete the program.

    The weekly time commitment is approximated as follows: 

    • 3 courses: 30+ hours / week
    • 2 courses: 20 hours / week
    • 1 course: 10 hours / week
  • Yes. You are able to withdraw from any course, at any time. When you withdraw from a course, you will retain access to that course until the end of the current monthly billing period. After the billing period expires, access will end and you will no longer be charged for any further months for that course. Refunds for months already completed or billed will not be issued.

  • While we love to see that you’re already building your cloud skills, AWS Cloud Institute is designed to help you gain invaluable hands-on experience through all 12 of our courses. Any AWS Certifications you have won’t be applied towards your program completion.

  • You will need access to a modern desktop or laptop computer with broadband internet connection. AWS Cloud Institute cannot be completed using a mobile device such as a tablet or mobile phone.

    Supported web browsers include Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. Your browser settings must enable JavaScript, third-party cookies, and localStorage, and TLS Version 1.2. Your computer must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Operating system: Windows 10 and later with up-to-date drivers or macOS10.13 and later
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core CPU 2.XX GHz or AMD processor equivalent, M1 chip or Intel CPU-based Dual-Core
    • Memory: At least 4GB of RAM
       
  • All AWS Cloud Institute graduates will receive a digital badge that certifies your completion of the program. AWS Cloud Institute will also prepare you to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and AWS Certified Developer - Associate exams during the program. You will receive vouchers for these exams upon successful completion of the prerequisite courses (Introduction to Cloud Foundations and Developer Fundamentals IV).

  • Yes. Some companies may have reimbursement programs that you may qualify for. We recommend checking with your employer to determine if these benefits exist and how you might be able to leverage them. 

  • AWS Cloud Institute is excited to offer Learner Grants to remove cost as a barrier for a select number of learners with financial constraints. Learner Grants cover either full or partial AWS Cloud Institute course fees, and are available for full-time and part-time learners. To learn more about Learner Grants and the grant application timeline, please visit the AWS Cloud Institute Resource Hub.

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