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How many days will it take to learn AWS?

By Samantha Allen 05 Dec 2019


Depending on how much experience you already have, it’s possible to learn AWS in 3 days with our instructor-led courses comprising of 18 hours of training. If you’re looking to gain AWS certification this will take a little longer, as you’ll also need to prepare for the exam. Read more about how to become AWS certified HERE.

Of course, this is the minimum amount of time you could learn AWS in, and the more time you put into your area of learning, the better you will likely become at your chosen skill. Some providers recommend approximately 80 hours over a course of 2 months to prepare for the Solutions Architect Associate exam with prior experience, or 120 hours over 3 months with no prior experience of AWS.

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How do I learn AWS?

The most popular AWS courses we run are the Architecting on AWS course and DevOps Engineering on AWS course, which are both 18 hours of instructor-led training over 3 days. 

Take a look at the full range of AWS training courses at Go.Courses, which you can view HERE. All courses are available at your own office, a training centre, in groups or 1-2-1. When you’re ready, simply get in touch and we’ll arrange your course at a location of your choice, on a date that works for you. This may sound simple, and that’s because it is! We’ve worked very hard to make it as easy as possible for you to book training courses and learn new IT skills such as AWS. 

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How long will it take to gain AWS certification?

To prepare for an exam to gain certification, we recommend attending a training course in your chosen role, such as the Architecting on AWS course for becoming an AWS Certified Solutions Architect. This course is 3 days with a total of 18 hours of training. You can then take the AWS Certification Exam Readiness Workshop which is a 1 day course with 6 hours of training to help prepare you for the final exam.

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What shall I do next?

You might also find it useful to read our blog article about how to get AWS certified, and also our blog article comparing the top 6 cloud computing providers, including AWS.

You can browse all of our AWS courses HERE or contact us to find out more.


At Go.Courses our mission is to bring you the world’s best IT courses. Our aim is to make it easy for you to book training and learn new skills. All our courses are trainer-led by experts in their field and available all over the UK and Europe.


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