Amazon is committed to providing free cloud computing skills training to 29 million people around the world by 2025. Use the following free AWS-designed cloud skills training programs and information to get started.
AWS Skill Builder
AWS Skill Builder provides access to more than 600 free, on-demand courses. AWS Skill Builder offers engaging content—including Cloud Quest, an interactive role-playing game—to meet different learning goals and styles in 16 languages. Individuals can also get course recommendations for learning plans aligned to job roles and technology areas. Content is designed for everyone from individuals looking to build foundational cloud computing skills to seasoned IT professionals who want to stay up to date on the latest technologies.
Register to create a free training account and take courses at your own pace.
AWS Educate provides students and educators with online, self-paced cloud learning resources at no cost. Learners can complete any of our 12 cloud career pathways, explore hundreds of hours of content, and earn credentials at their own pace.
Educators and students, create a free account and access AWS Educate content.
AWS re/Start is a free, cohort-based program that provides more than 400 hours of instructional learning to participants and connects participants with employment opportunities at local employers. We have two tracks:
- AWS re/Start Foundation helps unemployed or underemployed individuals with little or no tech experience get the skills they need to launch new careers in cloud computing.
- AWS re/Start Associate helps individuals with non-cloud information technology (IT) experience augment their skills to pivot into midlevel cloud roles.
The program connects more than 98% of graduates with interview opportunities.
AWS Skills Centers
AWS Skills Centers are Amazon’s dedicated in-person cloud learning space designed for anyone who is curious about cloud computing, career possibilities in the industry, and the skills needed to achieve their cloud career goals. The centers in Seattle, Arlington, Virginia, and Cape Town, South Africa feature interactive exhibits on robotics, space, gaming, sports, and other real-world applications of cloud computing. The centers also offer free, in-person classes for adults with little or no background in technology.
The centers are open five days a week, including Saturdays. Visit our AWS Skills Centers site for more information, class schedules, and hours.
Machine Learning University (MLU)
Amazon’s Machine Learning University offers anyone, anywhere the opportunity to access to the same machine learning courses used to train Amazon’s own developers on machine learning. MLU provides a free, comprehensive self-service pathway to understand the foundations of machine learning.
AWS Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing Certificate Program
The AWS Fiber Optic Fusion Splicing Certificate Program is a two-day training course on fiber optic installation and repair hosted in collaboration with Sumitomo Electric Lightwave. Fusion splicing is the joining of two optical fibers to create a continuous light path that carries data to technologies including phones, internet, and television.
Visit our website for upcoming courses.