AWS Cloud Computing - ALX

Cloud Computing

Cloud technologies are enabling organisations to transform rapidly, creating a high demand for cloud-savvy employees. As more and more companies adopt cloud services, there’s an immense drive to hire people with cloud computing skills, which LinkedIn recognised as the most in-demand hard skills in the tech market.

The ALX Cloud Practitioner Programme will provide you with a solid understanding of AWS Cloud concepts and services – without any prior IT experience needed. Prepare for in-demand cloud jobs with this globally-recognised certification and become an expert in a rapidly growing industry, making sure you stay ahead of the curve in Cloud innovation.

In partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the market leader among the world’s biggest cloud services, the AWS Cloud Practitioner programme will prepare you for a career with top international companies that use cloud-based technologies, such as Samsung, BMW, Sony, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Airbnb, Siemens, Adobe, Netflix, Pfizer, and many more. Our Cloud Practitioner Programme is inclusive of the highly rated 3-month ALX Foundations module, preparing learners with the sought-after professional skills for today’s digital workforce.

If you want to start a successful career in IT, now is the time to gain expertise and training in cloud computing, with ALX and AWS.

What career will this programme prepare me for?

  • Cloud DevOps Engineer
  • Full Stack Web Developer
  • Cloud Developer/Engineer
  • Cloud Architect
  • Cloud Consultant
  • Project Manager – AWS Cloud

World-Class Quality, ALX Sponsored.

Our partnerships allow us to offer eligible candidates access to world-class training with all programme costs waived. For all successfully accepted sponsored learners, ALX will charge a one-time administration fee to confirm enrolment into the programme. Sponsored and self-funded placements available now.

US / Europe

USD $14,500
(Admin Fee Incl.)

Africa

USD $7,500
(Admin Fee Incl.)

Sponsored

USD $300
(Admin/Commitment Fee.)

*Flexible payment options available. For more information, click here.

What You’ll Learn

Knowledge of core AWS and cloud computing services, including use cases, data security, billing and pricing models.

  • Understanding of how software and hardware systems bring business visions to life.
  • Navigating the architecting and deployment of applications within AWS platforms.
  • Developing plans for the adoption of cloud solutions.
  • Management and monitoring of cloud platforms.

 

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The ALX Journey

There are plenty of programmes that teach tech skills. At ALX, our “secret sauce” comes from our career-focused approach to learning. We aim to develop well-rounded tech professionals who are equipped with both the professional and technical skills that enable them to thrive in the most in-demand, high-growth industries.

Our Hubs

Co-working, Connecting and Climbing

Unlock the key to success and join a community of like-minded individuals in a state-of-the-art co-working environment. High-speed internet, peer support, and an environment built to help you thrive will take your productivity and success to new heights.

 

The VIP Career Accelerator

Unlock your access to the Gold Fellowship

The Gold Fellowship is an exceptional talent experience designed to take your tech career to new heights. The aim of the Gold Fellowship is to turbocharge your career growth, empowering you to take on the world as one of our top tech talents.

Click here to begin your journey towards becoming a Gold Fellow

Programme Details

Requirements 

  • 7 months, 25-30 hours/week
  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer
  • Access to a stable internet connection
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Between 18-34 years of age
  • Of African origin

Experience 

  • Prepare yourself with the sought-after professional skills for today’s digital workforce in the highly rated 3-month ALX Foundations module. 
  • Take advantage of a flexible learning experience with both in-person and online elements to help you succeed.
  • Gain access to The ROOM Fellowship, our prestigious talent community where you can gain access to world-class events, perks and rewards, and lifelong learning.

What’s Next? 

  • Receive an AWS Cloud Essentials Certification. 
  • Receive an AWS Solutions Architect Certification.
  • Join our global tech talent community and continue your career journey. 

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— Zacharia Njiraini, Cloud DevOps Engineer, Kenya
“The training I received at ALX and the community that it provided me with have been a lifeblood in my career. Honestly, a year ago I was unsure about the direction of my career in tech, but now I am confident in the direction I am headed in.”
— Ogiji Simon Adanu, Nigeria
“Twelve years ago, when I had just finished my college degree, all I wanted to do was become a Software Engineer. One day, I found this amazing programme, and I am having the best time of my life studying Software Engineering. I can’t begin to imagine what joy I will have when I start using my knowledge to solve real life problems.”
— Grace Kamau, Kenya
“ALX provided powerful lessons in self-awareness, which helped me to understand who I am as a person as well as my passions and interests. It helped me become clear about my purpose in life and my vision. As a problem-solver, I got to understand what ails Africa and see myself as a leader who has potential solutions for these problems. The whole experience was amazing.”

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FAQs

What is ALX?

ALX offers job-ready training in the tech fields employers need most. ALX, in partnership with The ROOM, is brought to you by the organisation that leads African Leadership Academy, African Leadership University, and Anzisha Prize Foundation.

What is your selection process like?

The ALX Selection Process is a two-step online process. First applicants will be required to complete a registration form which will take a few minutes to complete. Once this has been submitted, applicants will be directed to our online application platform. The application will take approximately 90 mins to complete and consists of three sections; including an English proficiency test. Applicants will also receive access to the online application via email. Your link to the application is personal and therefore cannot be shared. 

What are the payment terms and options?

Please click on the following link to see our payment terms and options.

Am I able to go to the Hubs?

Attending the in-person hubs is a benefit of the ALX learning experience. The in-person co-working spaces are designed to provide accountability, peer support, and the opportunity for face-to-face interaction and networking. This is intended to boost productivity and help individuals achieve their goals.

Does cloud computing require coding knowledge?

To work within the cloud, coding isn’t necessarily required. For jobs that will pay less, you don’t need to know how to code. If, however, you want to become a Cloud Architect, Developer, or work in DevOps, you will have to learn how to code. Luckily, it isn’t hard to learn on the job if you want to.

What can I do with a certificate in cloud computing?

With a certificate from the ALX Cloud Computing Programme, you can become a certified IT professional. This credential will help you get your dream cloud computing job as a cloud developer, cloud architect, or cloud project manager, to name a few.

How do I join The ROOM?

Upon successfully completing your programme, you will be invited to join The ROOM Fellowship community where you will have access to a global network of resources, job opportunities, and ongoing career support.

How can I get in touch with ALX Africa to answer the questions I have?

Please ask  LEA  our Learning Experience Assistant for more information and answers to any additional questions.

 

 

 

If I don’t meet the age and origin requirements, can I still apply for a sponsored place?

Learners who do not meet the country of origin or age requirements for sponsored placements have the option to pay for the programme, or apply for our ALX Global programmes. ALX Global programmes are offered at reduced time and rate, however will not include the foundation modules or offer access to any of our in-person, community or hub activations.

Can I register for multiple programmes at the same time?

You can only register for the one programme at a time due to training requirements rigour. If you have already applied to or are currently enrolled in a programme, you will not be eligible to apply to another programme.

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