AWS Offers Free Online Cloud Computing Course for Students in India

ByMike V. Cooper

Jun 9, 2022

AWS will offer a free online course on cloud computing and machine learning to students across India studying at AICTE affiliated colleges

AWS will offer a free online cloud computing course to students in India, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that was signed recently. The Government of India’s Ministry of Education is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to impart skills in cloud computing and machine learning (ML) to higher education students in India. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a statutory body under the ministry, and Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL), which is responsible for the resale and marketing of AWS in India.

In addition to the free cloud computing online course, AWS will support the goal of educating students in cloud computing and machine learning through the AWS DeepRacer Student League. The AWS DeepRacer Student League aims to introduce higher education students to machine learning and inspire them to explore the technology. The competition offers participants an interesting and fun way to learn about machine learning and experiment with it by creating self-driving applications. This is the second student-focused AWS DeepRacer initiative in India, and is organized with the support of the Ministry of Education, AICTE and Intel. The competition is open to students over the age of 18 currently enrolled in tertiary institutions in India.

What will the AWS Free Cloud Computing Online Course cover?

Through the MoU, AWS will provide students with access to AWS Educate, a program that offers self-paced online cloud learning resources and workshops designed to help users learn, practice, and assess their cloud skills. The program’s easy-to-navigate and adaptive user experience guides learners to targeted training content based on their knowledge, goals and interests. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

  • Introduction to the AWS Management Console.
  • Introduction to cloud 101.
  • Machine learning basis.
  • Introduction to AWS DeepRacer.

Sunil PP, Head of Education, Space and Nonprofits, Amazon Internet Services Private Limited, AWS India and South Asia, said, “During the pandemic, we have seen organizations from all sizes accelerate their multi-year digital transformation plans, driving an increased need for employers and their employees to advance professional training for cloud computing, cybersecurity, and machine learning. AWS recognizes this as a national priority, and announcing the MoU with the Ministry of Education is part of our continued commitment to support the government in developing Indian tech talent and strengthening the country’s digital economy. Interested participants can register for the AWS Free Online Course using their email address.