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Amazon Relaunches AWS Educate

Author avatar - Michael Otey

Michael Otey

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Earlier this month, Amazon relaunched its AWS Educate offering, which is a set of learning courses that are designed specifically for pre-professional learners. As a part of the relaunch, AWS Educate is now open to all individuals no matter what level of education or technical experience they may have.

Previously, AWS Educate was restricted to educators, students with a .edu email address, and US Military veterans. Now, it’s available for all learners who are 13 years old and older, and Amazon is also leveraging its Twitch platform to offer cloud training content with no additional account or login required.

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AWS Educate courses are designed to build knowledge and skills about Amazon Web Services cloud computing, with hundreds of hours of free, self-paced training and labs. All of the content on AWS Educate is specifically designed for learners who are new to cloud computing.

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The main content changes on AWS Educate

The new courses are organized into six content groups and are tagged by proficiency level. All 59 available courses can now be viewed on a single page. There are ten labs in English, with plans to offer additional languages later this year.

Some of the main new features that have been added to Amazon’s education platform include:

  • Four new courses—Cloud Computing 101, AWS DeepRacer Primer, Machine Learning Foundation, and Builder Labs.
  • A redesigned website to guide learners to training content based on their knowledge, goals, interests, and age.
  • Learners can explore recommended courses organized in six content groups, such as Cloud Skill Basics and Cloud Skill Advanced.
  • Learners only need an email address to begin using the AWS Management Console
  • A new Explore option on the homepage features supplementary content, such as new courses, Twitch videos, blogs, and white papers.

Available in more than 200 countries and territories around the world, individuals can learn, practice, and evaluate cloud skills with AWS Educate without creating an Amazon account. Their progress is saved along the way so they can pick up where they left off at any time.

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You can learn more details about Amazon’s on-demand education platform at AWS Educate.

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