Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a bundled remote computing service that provides cloud computing infrastructure over the Internet with storage, bandwidth and customized support for application programming interfaces (API). Students may sign up to access and learn about Amazon Web Services for free through the AWS Educate program. AWS Educate offers hundreds of hours of self-paced training and resources for new-to-cloud learners—including hands-on labs in the AWS Management Console. Graduate students may also apply for AWS Cloud Credit for Research.

Getting Started

Students can register for an account on the main AWS Educate home page.

Faculty interested in providing AWS services to their students can also sign up for the AWS Academy Learner Lab at U-M.

Student Services

Below is a list of just some of the free services offered by AWS Educate:

  • Access to the AWS management console
  • Labs, tutorials and training on AWS products, including:
    • Introduction to AWS management console
    • Cloud Computing 101
    • Networking fundamentals
    • Machine learning
    • Algorithms
    • Data Science
    • And much more!
  • Follow along with instructors live via Twitch

Sensitive Data Compliance

Consult the U-M Sensitive Data Guide for information on the permitted data use with AWS. Note that personal AWS accounts may not necessarily comply even if the data type is listed as permitted. Students should consult with ITS Information Assurance (IA) if there are any questions about compliance.

Further Help

For further information including a link to create an account, refer to the main AWS Educate page. Below is a list of additional U-M AWS resources: