AWS ML training courses to be made free to access

Amazon Web Services has announced that it is now offering its in-house machine learning courses to all web developers


Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that its machine learning (ML) training courses, which are used by the company to educate staff engineers, have been made available to all web developers.

The program was originally only offered to Amazon developers but has now been offered at no cost to anyone who signs up to AWS's training plans.

With the new digital offerings made publicly available, the company has launched a new certification within its AWS platform, AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty. However, while some courses are free, some certifications will require payment. Its new AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty certification has been priced at $300.

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"There are more than 30 self-service, self-paced digital courses with more than 45 hours of courses, videos and labs," said Dr. Matt Wood, general manager of AI at AWS. "Each course starts with the fundamentals, building on those through real-world examples and labs, allowing developers to explore ML through some fun problems we have had to solve at Amazon."

The courses will cater to both beginners and advanced developers. Furthermore, the courses, according to Amazon, will be segmented into four groups: Developers, data scientists, data platform engineers and business professionals.

According to Wood, AWS will aim to "take machine learning from something which had previously been only available to the largest, most well-funded technology companies and put it in the hands of every developer".

The news follows yesterday's announcement that AWS RoboMaker would be made available for use to all developers.

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