AWS resources to learn and work with Amazon Web Services.

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I come across a lot of resources, programs, and scholarships related to learning about and working with Amazon Web Services (AWS). I’ll be periodically updating this page as I find more. Have a recommendation? Leave me a comment!

AWS resources to learn and work with Amazon Web Services.

AWS Career Training Programs

AWS re/Start

AWS re/Start is a free cohort-based career development training program that prepares under/unemployed individuals for careers in the cloud and connects them to potential employers.

AWS re/Start provides:

  • Coursework and hands-on labs to help students gain technical skills for mid-level cloud roles
  • Professional skills training like resume/interview coaching to prepare for job interviews
  • Access to AWS Emergent Talent Community upon graduation
  • Connections with potential employers
  • Complimentary AWS Certification exams

As of December 2022, they are providing this training program in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, and North America. Some are in-person, and others remote.

AWS Skills Centers

AWS Skills Centers are physical locations for anyone in the local community curious about cloud computing, providing cloud skills training, interactive exhibits, and free career networking and job placement events with local employers and organizations. They provide in-person classroom training and virtual classroom trainings for free.

Currently, there are locations in Seattle, WA and Arlington, VA, with more in the plans!

AWS Training Resources

AWS Cloud Quest

AWS Cloud Quest is a game that provides AWS training to help you earn verifiable AWS digital badges for learning and demonstrating role-specific skills.

AWS Cloud Quest gamifies learning and demonstrating in-demand cloud skills. You can play the Cloud Practitioner role game for free. Currently available role-specific tracks are:

  • Cloud Practitioner
  • Solutions Architect
  • Serverless Developer
  • Machine Learning
  • Security
  • Data Analytics

AWS Educate

AWS Educate provides hundreds of hours of free self-paced training and hands-on labs for complete beginners and advanced learners. Learners also have access the AWS Educate Job Board to search for an apply to thousands of jobs and internships with organizations all around the world partnering with AWS Educate to hire entry-level cloud talent. You can also earn digital badges you can share with your network!

AWS Skill Builder

AWS Skill Builder is a one-stop-shop for AWS's official Training and Certification resources including courses, exam preparation courses and official practice exams, game-based learning modules, hands-on labs, and learning paths. Many resources are free, but some require a paid subscription.

AWS Skill Builder is a one-stop-shop for AWS’s official Training and Certification resources including courses, exam preparation courses and official practice exams, game-based learning modules, hands-on labs, and learning paths. Many resources are free, but some require a paid subscription.

Learning plans are curated to provide a path to achieve certain learning goals. Many of the resources are available in multiple languages for learners all across the globe.

AWS Scholarships

AWS re:Invent All Builders Welcome Grant

Attend AWS re:Invent on a scholarship with AWS re:Invent All Builders Welcome grant for underrepresented technologists in first 5 years of their careers.

As we all know, attending AWS re:Invent in person is expensive. You may have an opportunity to attend AWS re:Invent on a scholarship with AWS re:Invent All Builders Welcome Grant, which provides registration for re:Invent, airfare to Las Vegas, and hotel accommodations for the duration of the conference for underrepresented technologists in first 5 years of their careers.

Recipients of the grant have access to a welcome orientation, reserved seating in the keynotes, meetups, closing remarks with AWS leadership, and other events. All Builders Welcome is an effort to connect global network of builders and allies cognizant of inclusion, diversity, and equity.

Applications generally open around end of June, and close mid-August, so keep your eyes peeled for that year’s applications around then!

AWS Community Programs

AWS Community Builder

AWS Community Builders program selects AWS builders from around the globe to provide technical resources, education, and networking opportunities to help share AWS knowledge to fellow AWS enthusiasts. You can receive swag and AWS promotional credits as an active AWS Community Builder. You’ll have opportunities to learn about cutting edge and new services and features directly from AWS subject matter experts, and network with fellow AWS Builders as excited as you are about working with AWS!

The program is application-based, and opens up applications 2 times a year. Be sure to reference their FAQ to increase your chance of being accepted: AWS Community Builders Program FAQ.

AWS Cloud Club

AWS Cloud Clubs are peer-to-peer student user groups. You could start one up in your region as a Cloud Club Captain! Being a part of an AWS Cloud Club allows you to attend career building events, host hackathons, and earn AWS credits and exam vouchers.

AWS Student Hub

AWS Student Hub is a portal of resources for students interested in cloud computing, introducing resources, community events, ways to learn, internships, and more.

AWS Technical Resources

AWS Collective on Stack Overflow

AWS Collective on Stack Overflow is a “Collectives” for questions and answers regarding Amazon Web Services, hosted by Stack Overflow.

  • Collectives: “dedicated tag-defined spaces on Stack Overflow where you can find relevant information from subject matter experts on specific platforms, ecosystems, or topics”

Through the establishment of AWS Collective, AWS wants to engage and support AWS developers by helping to simplify learning, enable interactions among community members, and providing responses written by AWS subject matter experts.

There are 230,000+ questions with 130+ tags, working as a curated, centralized community resource to find the most up-to-date and relevant solutions to AWS questions.

AWS re:Post

AWS re:Post is an AWS-run community to ask and find technical questions from experts.

AWS re:Post is an AWS-run community forum that provides expert advice and answers for AWS-related questions from AWS employees, AWS experts, and fellow AWS technologists. You also have access to resources written by AWS employees and experts.

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