Loyola University Maryland

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AWS Educate Program

Loyola University Maryland is now an AWS Educate institution. AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors. AWS Educate is an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals. This program provides students and educators with the resources needed to help power the entrepreneurs, technologists and researchers of tomorrow. 

As an AWS Educate institution, Loyola has access to countless online courses, labs, data sets, tutorials and training on cloud computing topics and AWS products. Learn more about how the University of Pennsylvania utilizes AWS Educate:

Students start their learning by choosing from one of four cloud career families: 

  • Analytics and Big Data
  • Cloud Architect
  • Operations/Support Engineering
  • Software Development Engineer

AWS Educate’s cloud career pathways include over 30 hours of curated content, mapped to specific cloud job skills. Learners will progress through knowledge checks, a final assessment, and a final project.  Upon completion, they earn an AWS Educate Certificate of Completion

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For Educators

Educators have access to the AWS Educate Educator Portal loaded with tools to help them better integrate AWS Cloud technology into their curriculum. Professors, teaching assistants, and other educators receive access to AWS tec-nology, open source content for their courses, training resources, AWS Promotional Credits, and professional development opportunities. There are also LTI and LMS integration tools for educators. Once you apply and are approved for an AWS Educate account, you are entitled to: 

AWS Credits (annually renewable)

  • $200 in AWS credits per educator – at member institutions

AWS Training

  • Free access to labs
  • Free AWS Technical Essentials eLearning course
  • 50% off instructor-led training provided by AWS in the United States, Brazil or Japan
  • 50% off AWS certification exams

Curated Content

  • Free access to AWS content for classes
  • Free access to content contributed by leading educators

Collaboration Tools

  • Educator Collaboration Portal access
  • Virtual and in-person events
  • Contribute and rate content
  • Private and public discussion forums
  • Provide feedback on AWS Educate

For Students

The Cloud Career Pathway framework enables students to put their cloud knowledge to use with nearly 30 self-paced pathways across four overarching job families (Software Developer, Cloud Architect, Analytics and Big Data, and Operations/Support Engineer).  Each pathway includes instructional content, assessments, and a final project. Upon completion, learners are eligible to receive an AWS Educate Certificate of Completion.

Once you apply and are approved for an AWS Educate account, you are entitled to: 

AWS Credits (annually renewable)

  • AWS Account: $100 in credits at member institutions;
  • AWS Educate Starter Account: $75 in credits at member institutions

AWS Training

  • Access to AWS Technical Essentials Training Course (a $600 value)
  • Free access to labs

Curated Content

  • Ability to select personalized learning pathway with 30+ hours of content per path
  • Earn digital badges that showcase cloud skills
  • Free access to AWS content for homework, labs, or self-study

Collaboration Tools

  • Student Portal access
  • Student portfolio to store projects in one place
  • Access to Job Board and job postings

I'm Interested! Now what?

Apply for an educator or student account. AWS will need to verify that you are affiliated with Loyola and are entitled to access. A credit card is required. Once you submit your request for an account, AWS will review and get back to you in approximately 5 business days.