Creating an Amazon Web Services Student Account

In this course we’ll be working in the cloud, in particular in Amazon’s cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS).  We’ll take advantage of a program that Amazon offers to educators and students.  With their AWS Educate program, Amazon provides free tutorials and free credit for their AWS cloud services.

Join AWS Educate

To Join AWS Educate, navigate to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate and choose Join AWS Educate.

On Step 1/3, choose Student.

On Step 2/3, fill out the form.

Some comments: type Bridgewater College in the School or Institution Name field, then choose Bridgewater College from the drop down menu.  Also, be sure to use your BC email address.  When complete, select Next.  On the next screen, check the box next to I agree, and press Submit.

For Step 3/3, AWS will send you an email.  Click the link in the email to verify your email address.

After your application has been processed and approved (which may take a day or two), you will receive a welcome email from AWS with a promo code in it.  Keep that email as we’ll need the promo code in lab.

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