How to Learn AWS - 31 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

Coding Dojo logo
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
Locations: Online, Arlington, Oakland, Boise, Chicago, Dallas +5 More
Courses: Onsite Full-Time Coding Bootcamp, Online Part-Time Coding Bootcamp (Accelerated), Data Science Online Part-Time, +3 More
Subjects: .NET, AJAX, AngularJS, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC +38 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill

Founded in 2012, Coding Dojo has helped 5000+ 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....
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Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider
Locations: Online, Seattle +-4 More
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
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider

Code Fellows offers beginner, intermediate and advanced courses in software development, and students can enroll in daytime or evening classes. The school helps students to secure several types of financial assistance, and matches graduating student with positions at leading tech companies and startups.
Ubiqum Code Academy logo
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Locations: Online, Barcelona, Geneva, Madrid +-2 More
Courses: Web Development with Java, Data Analytics & Machine Learning, Web Development with JavaScript, +1 More
Subjects: AJAX, Algorithms, AngularJS, AWS, Big Data +24 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes

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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Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider
Locations: Online, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Tampa +-1 More
Courses: Full Stack Flex (Part-Time), Full Stack Immersive (Full Time), Online Full Stack Immersive (Full Time), +2 More
Subjects: Algorithms, AWS, Back-End Web Development, Command Line, CSS +12 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider

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...
CodingNomads logo
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Locations: Online
Courses: Learn Java Programming, Learn Python Programming, Java Professional Career Track, +3 More
Subjects: Agile, Algorithms, Apache, API, App Development +59 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes

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, Santa Ana +-4 More
Courses: Full Stack Developer Immersion, Part Time Full Stack, +-1 More
Subjects: .NET, Agile, AngularJS, API, ASP.NET MVC +9 More

Redwood Code Academy is a full-time, 12-week intensive full-stack software development bootcamp located in Orange County, CA. Technologies taught include HTML, CSS, JavaScript (Including AngularJS and Knockout.js), .NET, C# and SQL. Redwood Code Academy covers full stack software development, with a focus on web application but also includes mobile applications, desktop applications and cloud services. The Academy focuses on real world skills training by helping students learn the fundamentals of full stack development, work in...
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Available Online
Flexible Classes
Locations: Bristol +-4 More
Courses: Coding Fellowship Bootcamp (Full-time or Part-time), +-2 More
Subjects: API, App Development, AWS, CSS, Database Design +14 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes

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...
Pragra logo
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Job Guarantee
Locations: Toronto +-4 More
Courses: AWS Cloud Certification - Solution Architect and Sysops Practitioner, Certified Business Analysis Professional, Mastering Devops Tools and Techniques, +4 More
Subjects: Angular, API, AWS, AWS Lambda, Business +24 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Job Guarantee

Re-Write Your Career Story with Pragra. Pragra is an emerging leader in the delivery of high-quality training programs. We are constantly striving to build on our cornerstone of quality service in pursuit of the company motto “Pragmatic Skills for Job”. Pragra offers 4, 8, 12, 16, and 22-week part-time coding bootcamps in Canada, and USA, India, as well as online. Pragra coding programs include Data Science, Full stack Java, Machine learning, DevOps, Big Data, QA...
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Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider
Locations: Online, Chicago +-4 More
Courses: Web Developer, Web Developer Part-Time, +-1 More
Subjects: AWS, Django, Git, JavaScript, Python +3 More
Available Online
Verified Outcomes
Flexible Classes
Accepts GI Bill
VET TEC Provider

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...
Locations: Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney +-2 More
Courses: Fast Track Bootcamp, GenTech Coding Bootcamp, Cyber Security Bootcamp, +0 More
Subjects: A/B Testing, Agile, AngularJS, AWS, Bash +37 More

Coder Academy offers Australia's only accredited coding & cyber security bootcamps located in the hearts of Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. The Fast Track Bootcamp is a 6-month long program split into four terms, covering computer science fundamentals and two full technology stacks: Ruby on Rails and the Javascript MERN Stack (Mongo.db, Express, React, and Node.js). GenTech covers the same content in a "part-time" format (20 hrs per week for 43 weeks). The Cyber Security Bootcamp...

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