Be job-ready in 6 months

Cloud Computing

  • Gain a certificate of completion
  • 100% remote, online learning
  • Hands-on, practice-based training
  • No pre-requisite skills required
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6 Months 20-30 hrs/week, Online
Application Deadline: 21 May 2024
Start date: 3 June 2024
Cost: Admin Fee Applies

Gain a Cloud Computing Certification

The ALX Cloud Computing Programme is developed in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), a market leader in cloud technologies used by organisations across the world.

Each week of this programme 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.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive globally-recognised AWS Cloud Practitioner and Solutions Architect certifications issued by Amazon Web Services.

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.

Source: State of Cloud Report, Finsense Africa


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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 training programme that will work 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.around your existing schedule and you can dedicate 25-30 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,

Prepare for jobs such as

  • Cloud DevOps Engineer
  • Full Stack Web Developer
  • Cloud Developer/Engineer
  • Cloud Architect
  • Cloud Consultant
  • Project Manager – AWS Cloud
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Our Learner’s Journey

"ALX got me to step out of the norm into a totally different industry. I could never have imagined that I would be studying Software Engineering."

Busisiwe Duma

South Africa

"The program is challenging, but the hard things in life are the things that lead you further."


South Africa

"Don't let your gender define what you do. There are always unlimited opportunities - so with this ALX course I just took it."

Rufaro Razuwika

South Africa


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

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Tools you will learn

Course Duration

6 months
15% Live Learning
10% Peer Learning
70% Doing Projects
5% Taking Quizzes

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 sponsored world-class training with programme costs waived.

For all successfully accepted learners, ALX charges a one-time administration fee, payable upfront or in monthly instalments to confirm your enrollment in your programme.

2024 Administration Fee: $150

Pay in Full (discount 20%): $120

2x Instalment Plan: $75

Pay as you Learn (monthly): $25


2024 Administration Fee: *R2873

Pay in Full (discount 20%): *R2298

2x Instalment Plan: *R1436

Pay as you Learn (monthly): *R487

*Please note administration fees are subject to currency exchange rates based on the country IE (South Africa) currency when making payments and that the cost indicated above may change based on this premise.  Participants acknowledge that the course fee in their local currency may change based on fluctuations in the exchange rate. The rand fees are guideline on costs and students should refer to the dollar amount.


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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
  • Application fee applies



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 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.

What happens after I complete my programme?

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.

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.

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.