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Learn Amazon Web Services with online courses and programs

Amazon Web Services (AWS) enables organizations and professionals to access a suite of cloud-based tools and capabilities. Interested in learning how to leverage AWS for your own business? edX has you covered.

What is Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

Operating a business often means investing in costly IT infrastructure, hardware, and other technical resources. Amazon Web Services (AWS) removes the need for physical infrastructure by providing users with access to virtual servers, storage, databases, and other cloud computing capabilities.

The AWS Solutions Library includes over 200 a la carte options, such as automated data analytics, demand forecasting and planning, asset management, application development, database migration, and more.Footnote 1 The comprehensive suite of tools allows businesses to customize products in alignment with organizational goals.

AWS’s flexibility and scalability make it a viable solution for businesses of all sizes and in any industry to run applications, store data, and manage resources. By understanding its capabilities, you can increase efficiency and reduce costs for your organization.

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Amazon Web Services course curriculum

With so many offerings to choose from, you may be wondering where to get started with Amazon Web Services. edX courses can provide you with the knowledge you need to begin exploring various AWS solutions, covering fundamental topics such as:

  • How to design your migration to AWS

  • AWS’s three-phase migration process

  • How to analyze applications and infrastructure

  • Core AWS services, including compute, network, databases, and storage

From there, you can explore courses that meet your business objectives or professional goals. For instance, AWS data analytics tools make it easy for organizations to draw meaningful insights. Professionals in a variety of roles, and nearly every industry, can benefit from learning how to conduct different types of analytics and building powerful visualizations. Additionally, individuals interested in cybersecurity can learn about AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and how to troubleshoot permission issues. 

Learning about how to use AWS can supplement your professional skills, regardless of your role or field. A boot camp can provide flexible, hands-on learning for those who want to upskill quickly, while executive education courses are designed for busy professionals. You can also pursue a more comprehensive curriculum in a bachelor’s degree program or, for more advanced learners, a master’s degree program. Find the right learning path for you.

Explore jobs that use Amazon Web Services

Because Amazon Web Services caters to professionals across many industries, you can find ways to use it to enhance your work and achieve your goals. Some of the roles that can benefit from AWS tools include:

  • Software developer: Can use AWS development tools to build and deploy applications.Footnote 2

  • Data scientist: Can use AWS data processing tools to uncover valuable business insights.Footnote 3

  • IT manager: Can use AWS to automate, manage, and troubleshoot IT infrastructure.Footnote 4

  • Marketing manager: Can use AWS marketing tools to customize and track campaigns.Footnote 5

  • Video producer: Can use AWS to store, manage, process, and deliver digital content.Footnote 6

Each of these roles will have different education and skills requirements. For example, you may be able to build relevant skills in a coding boot camp. However, some employers may seek candidates with a degree, depending on the role. Before deciding on a specific learning path, research the positions you hope to pursue and align your coursework with your career goals.