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Education and Training Opportunities

In-Person Training Events

There are no in-person training events scheduled at Northwestern at this time.

Self-Paced Learning Platforms

Northwestern students, faculty, and staff have access to two excellent online learning platforms, O’Reilly (formerly Safari Books Online) and LinkedIn Learning (formerly

To access O’Reilly, visit and sign up with your email address. Once you have access, there are hundreds of books and videos to choose from. The Cloud Resource Center is a great place to get started, with videos selected by O’Reilly staff.

LinkedIn Learning
Sign in to LinkedIn Learning with your email and link your LinkedIn profile when asked, and you will be able to access hundreds of courses across a variety of topics, including over 200 related to cloud services. Two excellent courses to start with are Amazon Web Services for Architects Essential Training and Azure Administration Essential Training.

AWS Resources

AWS Documentation
The AWS Getting Started Resource Center offers quick overviews of services, short training modules, and links to more in depth training and documentation.

Open Guide for AWS
There are multiple community-maintained resources for AWS, but this Open Guide is particularly in-depth and covers dozens of services.

Re:Invent Videos
The recordings of sessions from Amazon’s annual Re:Invent conference offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced discussions of the services AWS offers.

Azure Resources

Azure Documentation

Cloud Immersion Sessions
Live, online, hands-on learning environments that allow you to explore Azure services under the guidance of a trainer.