How to Learn AWS - 49 Bootcamps to Get You Started

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By: The SwitchUp Team
Last Updated: August 23, 2019

What You Need to Know about AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) was launched in 2006 to provide IT infrastructure services to businesses. These web services are now known as cloud computing, and they allow companies to access servers almost immediately and more affordably. AWS offers multiple services beyond servers, such as networking, remote computing, storage, mobile development, email, and security. The platform serves thousands of businesses worldwide, allowing them to scale up immediately and launch applications.

With the number of businesses that use Amazon Web Services, there is a demand for AWS engineers. Those who are interested in learning more about the platform and how to use it can take a course or a program, and to find a bootcamp curriculum that includes AWS, take a look at our comprehensive list below.

What is AWS?

AWS is a comprehensive cloud platform that offers over 175 featured services. It is both flexible and secure, making it a great choice for businesses to create or extend their IT infrastructure. The platform can do everything from backing up and restoring business data to developing and growing applications. It is scalable and adaptable, so companies can fine-tune which potential solutions will work for them based on their size, needs, and industry.

What is AWS Used For?

AWS serves several purposes, including:

  • Data storage and management, web hosting, analytics, networking, monitoring, and security
  • Content delivery
  • Application development
  • Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), packaged software as a service (SaaS), or platform as a service (PaaS)

AWS offers a wide range of tools and has a Solutions Library that offers a collection of vetted solutions for technical and business problems.

How do I use AWS?

The first step to using AWS is to create an account. It's helpful to read through AWS materials to identify which services you're interested in and to learn how to implement them. After you've created an account you can manage your services from the AWS Management Console. A resource center is also available and features sample applications, developer tools, and technical documentation.

Who uses AWS?

Companies of all sizes use AWS as well as developers and engineers. Notable large companies that use AWS1 include Expedia, Verizon, Coursera, Volkswagen, and the FDA.

How much does AWS cost to use?

The cost is modified based on use and will depend on selected services and what payment structure you choose. Amazon makes it easy to explore pricing with both a resource page and a calculator.

Learn AWS at a bootcamp

Due to the increasing demand for AWS expertise, many bootcamps are incorporating it into their curriculum. For example, Coding Nomad's Java Engineering bootcamp teaches students to deploy production-ready applications on AWS. You can find more bootcamps on our list below. If you prefer to start with shorter courses before enrolling in a full-time coding bootcamp, Udemy has AWS certification courses and Udacity offers a Cloud Developer Nanodegree program.

Comprehensive List of AWS Bootcamps

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Locations: Online, Boise, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Jose
Courses: Software Development Onsite Full-Time Bootcamp, Software Development Online Part-Time Accelerated Bootcamp, Data Science Online Part-Time Bootcamp, +5 More
Subjects: .NET, AJAX, AngularJS, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC +44 More
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Founded in 2012, Coding Dojo has helped 6000+ students advance their career in tech. One of the only bootcamps in the world to teach 3 full-stack technologies in a single 14-week program, graduates go on to be hired by companies like Amazon, Expedia, Microsoft, and more. An industry-leading curriculum that's matched to regional job demand, students choose to learn 3 full-stack languages, choosing from Java, JavaScript, Python, C#, and Ruby depending on location and program....
Locations: Online
Courses: Post Graduate Program in DevOps in collaboration with Caltech CTME, Post Graduate Program in Cloud Computing in collaboration with the Caltech CTME, Post Graduate Program in Data Science in partnership with Purdue University, +9 More
Subjects: Agile, Angular, Artificial Intelligence (AI), AWS, Azure +22 More
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Simplilearn is the world's #1 online Bootcamp for digital economy skills training on emerging technologies and processes that are transforming the digital world today. Our efforts as an organization are focused on helping people acquire the skills they need to thrive in the digital economy. We provide rigorous online training in disciplines such as Data Science and Analytics, AI and Machine Learning, Big Data Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Project Management, Digital Marketing, among others. Our...
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Locations: Online, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Tampa
Courses: Web Development Bootcamp (Part Time), Web Development Bootcamp (Full Time), UX Design Bootcamp (Full Time), +1 More
Subjects: Algorithms, AWS, Command Line, CSS, Cyber Security +14 More
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DigitalCrafts is the top-reviewed coding bootcamp in Atlanta and Houston, and is among the best-reviewed programming schools in the country. We offer full- and part-time web development training, transforming beginners into full-stack software developers trained in JavaScript, React, Node.js, Python and much more. Our instructors are software engineers with years of real-world experience and a passion for teaching. You’ll learn from industry experts and be supported by staff who care about your success, in small...
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Accepts GI Bill
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Locations: Online, Seattle
Courses: Code 101: Explore Software Development, Code 102: Intro to Software Development - Daytime, Code 201: Foundations of Software Development - Daytime, +20 More
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, Android, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC +24 More
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Code Fellows is the Pacific Northwest’s premier technical skills training academy, delivering high-quality live instruction both online and in-person to people from all backgrounds. Learners are guided toward vocational change and life transformation through software development, technical operations, cybersecurity and career training. They guide people from all backgrounds to change their lives through fast-paced, career-focused education. They shape passionate learners with immersive training to meet industry needs and improve diversity. Code Fellows has taught over...
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Locations: Online, Barcelona, Geneva, Madrid
Courses: Web Development with Java, Data Analytics & Machine Learning, Web Development with JavaScript, +1 More
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, AngularJS, AWS, Big Data +24 More
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Ubiqum Code Academy's highly immersive bootcamps equip students from all backgrounds with the technical skills and experience they need to be 100% employable in the IT and technology sector.

Offering courses in full-stack Java development, full-stack JavaScript development, and Data Analytics & Machine Learning, Ubiqum is one of the few coding bootcamps that offers a guarantee of employment.

The Ubiqum experience is unique for the learning methodology. They use a "story-centered curriculum", which was...

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Locations: Online
Courses: AWS Solutions Architect/DevOps Engineer with IT Fundamentals, AWS Solutions Architect with IT Fundamentals, Full Stack Development with IT Fundamentals, +13 More
Subjects: Agile, API, AWS, Back-End Web Development, Cloud Computing +24 More
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We’re a Virginia-based IT training school specializing in Cloud Engineering, DevOps Engineering, Data Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Full Stack Development, Front End Development, and Back End Development. We are committed to helping individuals attain practical knowledge through affordable and effective IT training programs. At Clarusway, we deploy innovative approaches — mentorship programs, peer-learning, and project-based group study methods. Our unique methodology enhances the abilities of learners by providing a fast track to...
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Locations: Online
Courses: Learn Java Programming, Learn Python Programming, Java Professional Career Track, +3 More
Subjects: Agile, Algorithms, Apache, API, App Development +59 More
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Ranked #7 on SwitchUp’s Best Coding Bootcamps worldwide, and #3 for Data Science, CodingNomads is a small family-run code school that provides a more personal human experience to help you master in-demand coding skills, and have fun doing it! With a mission to help students of all backgrounds improve their skills to improve their lives, CodingNomads’ affordable tuition, scholarships and various course format options make it the highest quality education at the best value. One...
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Locations: Online, Chicago
Courses: Web Developer, Web Developer Part-Time
Subjects: AWS, Django, Git, JavaScript, Python +3 More
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Code Platoon is a 501(c)3 non-profit that helps veterans and military spouses transition into the civilian workforce by providing technical training and career placement. Students can participate in the training program through a 14 week full time, immersive bootcamp or through a 28 week evening and weekend option. The curriculum at Code Platoon is designed to immerse the students in learning the full web development stack, including Python, Django, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. The Python...
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Locations: Online, Denver
Courses: Full Stack Development with Java, Web Development with Java
Subjects: Angular, AWS, CSS, Git, HTML +7 More
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Skill Distillery offers 16-week, full-time Java bootcamps in Denver, Colorado and online. Skill Distillery’s coding bootcamp is an immersive, hands-on program where you will learn the most critical coding skills to build a lasting career not only as a web developer but as a full-stack Java application developer. Our goal is to create an environment where you can focus on building the skills you need to transition into a career you love. Successful Skill Distillery...
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Locations: Bristol
Courses: Coding Fellowship Bootcamp (Full-time or Part-time)
Subjects: API, App Development, AWS, CSS, Database Design +14 More
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Develop Me has a comprehensive, project-driven, software development bootcamp with a focus on the web stack (JavaScript, React, Redux, PHP, Laravel, HTML, CSS, TDD, Git, AWS...). Students learn the technologies, tools, processes and skills they need to embark on a career as a Software Engineer – whilst putting together a portfolio of real world project work and making some great connections along the way. The Coding Fellowship can be undertaken in an intensive full-time programme...

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