AWS Academy FAQ

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  • How do institutions benefit from participation in the AWS Academy program?

    Institutions are provided with AWS-authorized learning content, giving them the ability to offer their students an up-to-date AWS cloud computing curriculum. The curriculum is developed and maintained by AWS subject matter experts, which means it reflects new AWS releases and best practices. The curriculum is designed to be readily integrated into an institution’s existing course programs.

  • What are the program benefits for educators?

    Educators who complete the AWS Academy instructor accreditation process receive complimentary access to AWS developed and maintained curriculum for delivery to their students. AWS Academy Accredited Instructors are able to confidently and expertly deliver classes to students and also gain recognition through both AWS Certification and AWS Academy instructor accreditation status.

  • What educational programs can the AWS Academy curriculum be applied to?

    The curriculum is developed for degree programs as well as continuing education, professional development, extension, and vocational education courses. AWS maintains the curriculum, whereas the institution can determine how the curriculum fits into their course catalogue and requirements.

  • What is the difference between AWS Academy and AWS Educate?

    AWS Educate is a membership-based program for post-secondary students, educators, and institutions. It offers AWS Promotional Credits, cloud career pathways with curated learning content, collaboration tools, and access to selected AWS Training and the AWS Educate Job Board. It offers membership at Student, Educator, and Institution levels.

    AWS Academy targets post-secondary institutions exclusively and offers an end-to-end curriculum, developed and maintained by AWS, and is designed to be delivered over a semester by AWS Academy Accredited Instructors.

    Institutions, educators, and students benefit from both programs.

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