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This 15-week skills development training prepares individuals for positions in the cloud through real-world, scenario-based learning, labs, and coursework. Currently offered online. Previous tech work experience or education required.

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  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner ?

Schedule

  • Remote 8:30AM - 3:30PM PT
    Monday through Friday
    15 Weeks

Upcoming course dates

  • October 16th, 2023
    Application Due October 2nd, 2023
  • November 2023
  • Please note, this application process is very competitive and not all applicants will be accepted for our limited slots. Seats are offered on first come, first served basis.

While these courses may include either intermediate or advanced material, technical knowledge specified in these listings will be required as a prerequisite for applicants to be considered for admission.

While anyone may apply for this course, some technical background may be helpful.

Applicants with all levels of experience in tech are encouraged to apply.

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In-person learning takes place at one of our facilities across the US.

Remote learners must live within commutable distance of a Per Scholas campus to best facilitate our professional development and post-training employment support. For individuals who live outside of a commutable distance, you may be eligible for our National training courses.

Hybrid courses allow flexibility for learners to participate in the course remotely or in-person based on several factors. Learn more about the course you're interested in by reaching out to your admissions lead or attending an admissions overview after applying.

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Launch Your Career in the AWS Cloud with a Cloud Computing Certification

Through live instructor-led training, learn the fundamentals of Cloud Computing and gain the skills you need for cloud roles.


Gain Experience in IT Fundamentals and AWS Cloud Computing

Learners acquire AWS Cloud computing and AWS core services skills, from introductory level to more in depth hands-on operational procedures, and cover IT Fundamentals topics for support, operations, and automation, including Linux, networking, security, programming, Python and databases.


Industry Recognized Cloud Computing Certification at No Cost

Receive complimentary access to practice and full exams for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification, unlocking your career potential to showcase your job readiness to employers.


Launch Your Tech Career

In addition to job-specific training on building effective front-line support, troubleshooting, escalation, and task automation techniques, Learners receive resume support, interview coaching and direct connections to jobs at our employer partners.

About the Curriculum

The AWS re/Start Curriculum focuses on two key technical areas, IT Fundamentals and AWS Cloud, to help learners succeed in entry-level cloud computing jobs.  The technical portion of the curriculum is predominantly hands-on through real-world, scenario-based exercises, labs, and coursework, and includes the end-to-end completion of a project from ideation to reporting, in order to exercise real life processes. In addition to technical skills, AWS re/Start teaches soft skills to prepare learners to succeed in a professional environment by preparing them to think critically, build multi-level projects, team dynamics, project planning, communication, and collaboration.

Career Support


Direct Connections to Jobs at Employer Partners

We match AWS re/Start graduates to jobs at employer partners with a local career coach dedicated to your success during and after the training.

Per Scholas Graduate, Tara Jacobs, headshot
I never really knew how to communicate professionally or sell myself in an interview, but with the management and development team at Per Scholas, I was able to build on my mindset, my character, and my technical skills. I am grateful for Per Scholas in many ways.

Meet Tara Jacobs


Job Search Prep

Construct a tech professional resume and practice your interviewing skills with employees from some of our employer partners.

Monique Little
If someone had told me that this was where I would be now, I would never have believed them. I have a completely different outlook on life. My future is something that I never thought it could be.

Meet Monique Little


JUMP START YOUR TECH CAREER AS A SOFTWARE ENGINEER WHEREVER YOU ARE IN YOUR CAREER

Per Scholas will train you if you are new to tech or looking to advance your existing skills. As an alumni, you also gain access to tuition-free continuous upskilling to support your career growth once you're employed.

Zobaria at podium
Within a few months, I changed from a person with the least-desired skills to one of the most sought-after employees. I have become someone my kids can look up to.

Meet Zobaria Ashraf

More Than A Technical Training


A Community of Support

Learners and Alums have access to a Learner Support Team with Financial Coaches and Support Managers working with them to gain financial control, achieve financial goals, and design success plans.


Learn to Think like a Cloud Professional

Prepare to handle real workplace demands by challenging your understanding of course material and setting you up for professional success.


Career Advancement for Alumni

Complimentary upskilling opportunities extended to alumni up to two years post graduation to help them match in demand employer hiring profiles and continue their career growth.

Per Scholas Graduate, Andre Yates, who is now a software developer

Meet Our Graduates

As I was applying and going through interviews, there was a gap between where my college education brought me and where companies expected me to know things about the technology industry. Per Scholas taught me so much that I wasn’t able to learn in school.

Meet Andre Yates

How to Be Considered

Meet the Learner Profile Requirements

You may qualify to become a Per Scholas AWS re/Start Learner if you:

  • Live within commutable distance of the Per Scholas Site
  • Have 1 year tech working experience or have previously taken tech courses and trainings
  • Meet the pre-training income policy guidelines
  • Can attend classes full-time for the entire duration of the course
  • Are aged 18 or older
  • Have a High School diploma, equivalent, or higher
  • Are authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Can read, write and speak in English
  • Are able to start a full-time job after course completion
  • Ready to make an important commitment to building your future
Complete the Multi-Step Admissions Process

1. Submit an Eligibility Form.

2. Admissions Overview: Once you submit an Eligibility Form, you’ll be directed to our Admissions Overview registration page. During this virtual webinar, you’ll learn more about our admissions process and next steps.

3. Assessments: Each training requires either an academic assessment, tech assessment or both. Information will be provided in detail at the Admissions Overview.

4. Interview: Individuals who meet the assessment score requirements will be invited to attend a behavioral interview.

5. Offer Letter and Onboarding: The Admissions team will review assessment scores and interview results and offer seats to eligible candidates. The learner onboarding process mirrors Employment Onboarding.

Please note, this application process is very competitive and not all applicants will be accepted for our limited slots.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of jobs can I get after completing this training

Upon completion of the program, AWS re/Start graduates are suitable candidates for entry-level cloud computing jobs in areas such as cloud operations, site reliability, tier 1 infrastructure support, or devops.

How can the AWS re/Start program be free? Are there hidden fees?

Most people who learn about us think: “Too good to be true.” We know it seems that way, but it’s true. Our services are provided at no cost to you, using funds we raise from foundations, corporations, government and generous individuals.

The costs you can prepare for include transportation or childcare—expenses that take care of you so you can focus on your studies.

Is there a learner pre-training income policy?

Yes, Per Scholas learners must meet the pre-training income policy requirements. View our Learner Pre-Training Income Policy here.

What if I don’t have a laptop? What are the computer requirements?

Computer requirements are determined by each specific curriculum track. During the onboarding process, we will review each learner’s needs on a case-by-case basis. If you have any concerns about your situation, please elevate to the admissions team during the admissions process.

I receive unemployment insurance benefits or other benefits that require me to spend time working or looking for work. Can I still enroll?

Depending on the campus and course, Per Scholas training is approved for people receiving unemployment, as well as other benefits that would ordinarily require them to spend time working or looking for work. If you have questions or concerns about your situation, please contact admissions.

Do you offer weekend or night classes?

This course, AWS re/Start, is a full-time course and requires you to make arrangements to make a full-time commitment and attend class every weekday.

I meet other requirements, but am not a U.S. citizen and haven't received my work authorization yet. Can I still apply?

Unfortunately, we cannot process your application until you have received clearance to work in the U.S. However, if you are experiencing problems, we may be able to refer you to other organizations that may be able to help.

I have a disability. Can you accommodate me?

We comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other relevant laws and regulations. Please contact an Admissions team member to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Does Per Scholas have a non-discrimination policy?

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. See our full non-discrimination statement here.