AWS Cloud Computing - ALX

Duration 11 Months, 30-40 hrs/week, Online

Start Date TBA

Registration Deadline TBA

Duration6 Months, 30-40 hrs/week, Online

Applications Open January 2024

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Gain a Cloud Computing Certification

As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy member institution, ALX has access to the AWS Academy cloud computing curriculum. The ALX Cloud Computing programme is developed and maintained by AWS, a market leader in cloud technologies used by organisations across the world.

The programme kicks off with ALX Foundations, a 2-month module that prepares you to thrive in the digital workforce. You will learn critical communication, leadership, and career-building skills that will help you develop into a well-rounded professional.

Each week after is dedicated to a different offering of AWS, focusing on Solutions Architecture, Storage & Databases, Cloud Architecture, and Security. These modules translate to a different potential career paths AWS Cloud Practitioners can follow upon receiving their certifications.

After successfully completing this programme, you will receive globally-recognised AWS Cloud Practitioner and Solutions Architect certifications issued by Amazon Web Services.


You’ll learn about

  • Core AWS and cloud computing services, including: use cases, data security, and pricing models
  • Holistic understanding of how AWS software systems bring business visions to life
  • How to navigate the creation and deployment of applications within AWS platforms
  • How to develop plans for the adoption of cloud solutions
  • How to manage and monitor cloud platforms

Tools you will learn

  • AWS Console
  • Linux Terminal

Course Duration & Learning Modalities

Course Duration



Learning Modalities

  • 15%

    Live Learning

  • 10%

    Peer Learning

  • 70%

    Doing Projects

  • 5%

    Taking Quizzes

Qualify for In-Demand Jobs in Cloud Computing

82% of hiring managers say cloud certifications make a candidate more attractive.


Of tech leaders are building all new products and features in the cloud moving forward.


Skilled developers need in Africa by 2025.

  • State of Cloud Report, Finsense Africa

Top Employers Who Are Hiring in Cloud Computing

Who Will Benefit

You are new to Amazon Web Services or want to enhance your knowledge by adding cloud computing skills to your repertoire.

You are looking for a programme that will work around your schedule and you are able to dedicate 30-40 hours per week to learning.

You are interested in IT and cloud technologies and want to start a career in a future-facing industry.

Get a job in Cloud Computing

An AWS Cloud Computing certification will prepare you for a career with top international companies that use cloud-based technologies, including Samsung, BMW, Sony, Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, Adobe, Netflix, Pfizer, and many more.

Prepare for careers as

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

How You’ll Learn

Work through downloadable content and online instructional material at your own pace.

Interact with your peers and mentors online or in-person at our Tech Hubs.

Supplement your learning with interactive content including video lectures and walk-throughs.

Test your knowledge with weekly quizzes and projects based on the latest in tech.

Investigate real-world case studies and learn to apply your skills practically.

Fees & Financing

Our partnerships allow us to offer eligible candidates access to world-class training with programme costs waived. For all successfully accepted learners, ALX charges a one-time administration fee of $90 or instalments of $15 per month to confirm your enrolment in your programme. Sponsored and self-funded placements are available now for early registration.

Programme Requirements

  • 18-34 years old
  • Of African origin
  • Ability to write and speak English proficiently
  • A laptop or desktop computer with access to a stable internet connection


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.

With a certificate from the AWS 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.

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

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

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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