Who should join CloudU?

This program is best suited to people with a technical background (development/infra). If you are non-tech and work in other roles in the IT industry (PM/BA/UX etc.) then we recommend you complete the AWS Cloud Practitioner training first - join a Cloud Practitioner course instead.

CloudU was created for people who don’t have time to study full time due to work commitments or would prefer to digest the content for a deeper technical cert like this over a longer period of time or find it hard to study alone outside of work and would like to study as part of a motivating fun group! If any of these sound like you then keep reading!

"I would not have been able to achieve my SA Associate cert without AWS CloudU!  Being part of the group kept me engaged and committed - and the access to the experts was invaluable"

Tania Broome Miller-Jones
Enterprise DevOps and Transformation Lead, Mechanical Rock

"Having been the first qualification I’ve looked at in almost 7 years, I found it daunting thinking “what’s going to be involved in this?”. With the guidance from AWS in a community based setting, I was able to learn a new technology from the ground up, seek support from peers and directly from AWS providing practical experience and expertise.
Highly recommend AWS CloudU!
Will Forward
Solution Architect, Optus

What is the time commitment?

All CloudU events are optional – however to get the depth required to pass the exam realistically you would need to set aside approximately 2-3 hours per week. This would be composed of the self-based online modules and the online Q&A session.

The workshops and networking events are additional and optional and after the modules finish in week 10 you would want to continue the 3-4 hours per week of practice exams and exam prep for the final couple of weeks!

Are there costs / prerequisites to joining CloudU?

There are just two prerequisites for participating in the CloudU program.
  1. Participants need to be located in Western Australia or South Australia to participate in this intake.
  2. Participants need to purchase an exam voucher ($150 USD plus taxes) prior to registering. You can order your voucher here: https://market.xvoucher.com/aws/Associate
    * Select Pearson Vue which gives you the option for face to face or online proctored exams. Ensure you select the Solution Architect – Associate exam. The exam voucher is available to use for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Once you have completed number #2 keep your order number you'll need to provide it when you register to join CloudU.

Intake for Spring 2020 has closed, please contact donnaed@amazon.com for any queries.

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