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Unofficial list of free resources to learn AWS for absolute beginners




This post includes resources from Sara Gerion's document "Unofficial list of free resources to learn AWS for absolute beginners". You can read the document here.


This list is focused on Netherlands-based resources but may also be applicable for those in other regions.


AWS re/Start - FREE


IT Skills 4U - FREE for all Ukrainians

  • Program directed to people from Ukraine who want to start a new career or upgrade their current professional position in the modern IT industry

  • AWS volunteers will help you study, prepare for exams, and practice your English and Polish

  • Free voucher for AWS cert exam

  • Free Polish and English classes

  • Interview readiness, coaching, and soft skills training


AWS CloudUp for Her - Solution Architect Associate - FREE

  • Supportive, fun community that will set you up for success on your cloud learning journey and gain the global recognition of achieving your AWS Solution Architect Associate certification


AWS Cloud Women Mentoring Program EMEA - FREE

  • Free 12-week initiative designed to create an inclusive and supportive environment for career development 

  • Connects mentees across EMEA with a diverse group of AWS Mentors who will provide guidance, encouragement, and support in their professional and personal development 


Learn to Cloud - FREE

  • A free, open-source guide to the fundamentals of Cloud

  • Packed with resources, tasks, projects, and advice

  • Built from first-hand experience


Free cloud project bootcamp - FREE


Serverless Land - FREE


FooBar Serverless - FREE

  • YouTube channel focused on teaching how to use AWS serverless technologies and other cloud-related topics


AWS Educate - FREE

  • Access to free hands-on labs in the AWS Console

  • Free, self-paced online resources

  • Access the AWS Educate Job Board to explore, search for, and apply to thousands of in-demand jobs and internships with organizations of all types all over the world


AWS Trainings - FREE

  • 500+ free on-demand courses

  • Learning Plans





The trainings below are not free, but they could be sponsored (potentially through SheSharp's various scholarships. Our new scholarships will open in Spring 2024).



A Cloud Guru - Potentially SPONSORED by SheSharp Grow in Tech Scholarship

  • Step 1: apply to SheSharp’s Grow In Tech scholarship

  • Step 2 (if selected): sign up for A Cloud Guru subscription

  • Learn by doing with Cloud Playground. Try out new cloud skills in live AWS sandbox environments — without racking up a surprise bill. Cloud along with courses, test an idea at work or prepare for exams

  • Important: A Cloud Guru Subscription plan must be one of Personal Plus / Business Basic / Business Plus plan to have AWS sandbox accounts and being able to build and practice hands-on



AWS Trainings subscription - Potentially SPONSORED by SheSharp Grow in Tech Scholarship

  • Step 1: apply to SheSharp’s Grow In Tech scholarship

  • Step 2 (if selected): sign up for an annual subscription at the AWS Training portal

  • 100+ AWS Builder Labs

  • Practice AWS Cloud skills in a live sandbox environment with AWS Builder Labs. Self-paced guided labs are interactive exercises with step-by-step instructions to help you learn cloud skills.



💡Tip: To open an AWS account, if you don’t own a credit card you can also use a prepaid debit card issued by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.





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