Professional Certificate in AWS Cloud Development

Master end-to-end cloud development on the world’s leading platform

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June 23, 2024

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6 months, online
15-20 hours per week

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US$3,000 US$2,760 and get US$300 off with a referral

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Unlock the Power of AWS with an Unrivaled Hands-On Learning Journey

In today's data-driven world, organizations must secure, manage, and modernize vast amounts of data to enhance its functionality and value. As a result, enterprises are increasingly seeking cloud-based solutions for their business problems, and developers proficient in Amazon Web Services (AWS)—the leading cloud services provider—are in high demand globally. Hence, gaining fluency in AWS will empower you to succeed by building modern, scalable, and secure cloud applications on a globally used platform.

The Professional Certificate in AWS Cloud Development by Emeritus, an official AWS Training Partner, offers a unique opportunity to understand core AWS services, tools, and architecture best practices and gain unrivaled hands-on learning experience in end-to-end application development using AWS. This cloud development program is a convenient way to equip yourself with job-ready cloud skills and accelerate your career in cloud computing.

US$1,266.4 billion

is the projected value of the global cloud computing market by 2028.

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of businesses globally are facing a cloud skills gap.

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Key Takeaways

  • Identify the key concepts and tools for cloud development
  • Understand full-stack development with AWS integration
  • Use AWS tools for adding functionality to web applications and create a variety of multipurpose frontend frameworks that can support and integrate with AWS cloud
  • Integrate SQL and NoSQL databases to your application using the AWS ecosystem, and integrate AWS IAM to manage authentication, authorization, and access control for web applications
  • Develop and deploy containerized and serverless backend applications within AWS
  • Monitor and optimize applications using AWS monitoring and management services to ensure high performance and availability

Who Is This Program For?

The AWS cloud development program will be especially valuable for:

Early-career cloud computing professionals and beginner-level IT and tech professionals who are looking to:

  • Upskill and broaden their experience with AWS architecture and services to become adept cloud developers
  • Build proficiency on multiple cloud-based platforms and services

Recent computer science graduates and early-career coding and data professionals who aim to:

  • Pursue a career in cloud computing
  • Seek to obtain AWS training and certification to validate their skills further

Participants are required to have:

  • Basic knowledge of full-stack application development, including an understanding of terminal commands
  • Intermediate programming skills using at least one modern programming language, preferably JavaScript
  • Basic knowledge of databases and containers
  • Fundamental knowledge of web development, including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with version control systems, such as Git, for collaborating on code and managing application versions

The Emeritus Advantage

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Positive Career Impact

The percentage of learners who state that an Emeritus program has had a positive impact on their career and professional development, with 9 out of 10 witnessing the impact within 12 months.

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Our Global Learner Base

Emeritus's learner base spread across 80+ countries, is a testament to the wide-reaching impact of our future-focused programs.

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Renowned Partner Institutions

We collaborate with more than 80 top-tier universities across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India, and China to make world-class education globally accessible.

Source: Emeritus Global Career Impact Survey, August 2023

Program Curriculum

    Modules 1–3: Establish foundational-level knowledge of cloud computing and AWS storage solutions. Explore the use of the popular JavaScript programming language with AWS services and resources. Also, learn about version control and CI/CD best practices for building reliable, sustainable, and scalable applications.

    • Cloud Fundamentals
    • JavaScript and AWS CDK
    • Code Management and Testing

    Modules 4–10: Continuing on the learnings of part 1, build a web application frontend that leverages the advantages of the AWS cloud environment. Gain an introduction to Node.js and learn how this versatile framework can significantly improve user experiences. Utilize this framework in combination with other frameworks and AWS tools to create dynamic and engaging user interfaces. Additionally, learn to migrate a relational database to the cloud.

    • Node.js and ES6
    • Creating Interactive Applications with React
    • Exploring AWS Deployment Tools
    • User Authentication with AWS
    • Persistent Storage for Frontend Development
    • Deploying Full-Stack Applications with AWS
    • Relational Databases and AWS RDS

    Modules 11–17: Next, develop a functional backend solution for your web application on AWS by adopting a serverless architecture. Gain an understanding of working with databases and containers, along with essential AWS tools, including CloudFormation for infrastructure management and Lambda for event-driven code execution. Finally, learn to deploy and manage a serverless application.

    • Databases and Containers in Cloud Development
    • Launching and Managing Containers in the Cloud
    • AWS CloudFormation
    • Serverless Applications and AWS Lambda
    • Serverless Architecture in AWS
    • Security for Databases and Containers
    • AWS Database Services and Capstone Part 1

    Modules 18–25: Complete the program by incorporating best practices for efficient and reliable deployment and operation of your web application in the AWS cloud environment. Delve into a curated collection of AWS services that form the backbone of modern cloud infrastructure and learn how experienced developers architect real-world applications using these services. Also, gain a framework for selecting the optimal AWS services to build a scalable and secure web application.

    • Identity and Access Management
    • S3 (Simple Storage Service)
    • Deploying Instances Using Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
    • Budgets, Elastic File System, Load Balancer, and Monitoring and Audit
    • X-Ray and Elastic Beanstalk
    • SQS/SNS and Kinesis
    • Security and Encryption
    • Route 53 and Capstone Project Part 2

A Comprehensive Learning Experience

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Transformative curriculum

Benefit from an in-depth curriculum that combines expertly curated proprietary AWS content with the latest know-how of cloud practitioners.

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Activities-based learning ecosystem

Engage in 250 learning elements to acquire deep practical skills and experience, including 70 hands-on activities, two mini projects, and one capstone project.

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Focused cohort experience

Get set up for success through an immersive, time-bound learning journey with like-minded, driven professionals.

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Structured practice environment

Gain confidence in developing, deploying, and debugging cloud-based applications by trying, discussing, and reflecting.

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Live office hours

Interact with learning facilitators to ask questions and clarify concepts.

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Career guidance

Receive one-on-one sessions with a career coach to help launch or elevate your career in cloud development.

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Exam Preparation

Enhance your readiness for AWS certification exams by covering tested material. (Please note that additional preparation may be required to clear the exams and the program fee does not include certification exam costs.)

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Capstone project

Demonstrate your proficiency through a comprehensive two-part capstone project, seamlessly integrating insights gained throughout the program into the development and deployment of a full-fledged web application on the cloud platform.

Capstone Project

The capstone project is an important practical aspect of the program and consists of two parts:

  • In the first part, you will create a web application with a purpose-built AWS database, deploy your application using containers, and make it serverless using an appropriate AWS tool.
  • In the second part, you will deploy and configure various AWS services to ensure your application can handle high traffic volumes and is resilient to failures.

Program Faculty

Faculty Member Kaushal Patel

Kaushal Patel

Frontend Developer Consultant, NASA

Kaushal Patel is a frontend developer currently working at NASA. His work focuses on designing and developing responsive web applications using the latest frontend technologies, including Angular and React. Patel’s extensive experience includes leveraging AWS and Azure services to build highly scalable web applications that offer optimized application infrastructures, improved security, and enhanced user experiences.

Faculty Member Jessica Cervi

Jessica Cervi

PhD in Applied Mathematics

Jessica Cervi holds a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Saskatchewan, with a focus on numerical methods, differential equations, and computer simulations. Her professional interests are machine learning, AI, data engineering, and cloud computing. She has led and designed various machine learning and data engineering programs in collaboration with Emeritus and universities.

Faculty Member Mark Pileggi

Mark Pileggi

Senior Software Engineer,

Mark Pileggi is a software engineer who is experienced in extensive data management, mobile application development, web application development, and knowledge of IT solutions. As a senior software engineer, he has built web applications with ReactJS and GraphQL and designed and implemented comprehensive logging for an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) system by using AWS tools.

Career Preparation and Guidance

Achieving success in cloud development requires a combination of technical expertise and essential soft skills. This program provides comprehensive support for navigating your career path, from crafting a compelling elevator pitch to perfecting your interview skills. You will receive personalized one-on-one sessions with a dedicated career coach focused on various aspects of career development, including resume building, applying best practices, effective networking, interviewing strategies, and salary negotiations. In addition, our networking guidance encourages participants to arrange informational interviews with industry practitioners to understand the field, career paths, and the everyday experiences of working in cloud development. These connections also provide access to opportunities that may not be advertised elsewhere.


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The Professional Certificate in AWS Cloud Development offered by Emeritus is a path to new career opportunities and advancement in the field. Participants who successfully complete the program will earn a verified digital certificate of completion from Emeritus, validating their proficiency in using AWS. This program is graded as a pass or fail. Participants must achieve 75 percent to pass and obtain a certificate of completion.

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After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you at no additional cost in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of Emeritus.


  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    After reviewing the information on the program landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the program brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions on whether this program is a good fit for you, please email, and a dedicated program advisor will follow up with you very shortly.

    Are there any prerequisites for this program?

    Some programs do have prerequisites, particularly the more technical ones. This information will be noted on the program landing page, as well as in the program brochure. If you are uncertain about program prerequisites and your capabilities, please email us at for assistance.

    What are the requirements to earn a certificate?

    This is a graded program. You will be required to complete a combination of individual assignments, quizzes, and a final project. Each component carries a certain number of points and a cumulative score of 75% is required to pass and obtain your professional certificate.

    Will I be guaranteed a job upon completion of the program?

    The primary objective of this program is to give you the skills you need to be prepared for a job in this field. While eligible participants will receive career coaching and support and may receive introductions to our hiring partners, job placement is not guaranteed.

  • How much time will I be expected to devote to this program?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.

    How will I spend my time in this program?

    You will divide your learning time between viewing recorded coding demos, and video lectures, contributing to class discussions, completing assignments, projects, and knowledge checks, and attending optional live sessions with industry experts and program leaders.

    How is the program administered? Can the program be accessed anytime?

    The program is accessed through the custom learning portal. This portal will give you access to all program-related content such as video lectures, assignments, and discussions. Live office hours will be conducted using a webinar tool.

    The video lectures and assignments are accessible weekly throughout the program. In the event you miss a live session, a recording will be made available.

    Do I need to attend live sessions every week?

    Faculty video lectures are recorded, allowing you to watch these on your own schedule. However, participation in optional live sessions and discussion boards is highly encouraged. Live sessions will give you the opportunity to draw on the coding experience of our industry-experienced course leaders to answer your questions and help reach your learning goals. The discussion boards are also an integral part of the learning experience, giving you and your peers the opportunity to learn together, along with guidance from the moderators.

    Can I download the program videos?

    You can download video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. However, the video lectures are only available for streaming and require an internet connection.

    How do I interact with other program participants?

    You can communicate with other participants through our learning platform. You will be able to form groups based on your interests and location. A direct messaging feature is also available through the platform.

    What is it like to learn online with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

    More than 300,000 learners across 200 countries have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.

    All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner the cost of which is already included in the overall course fee of the course.

    A dedicated program support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

  • What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enrol. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programs are designed to fit into your working life.

    This program is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programs include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the program brochure. Please contact us at if you need further clarification on any specific program requirements.

    What type of certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile.
    The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the program, once grading is complete.

    Can I get the hard copy of the certificate?

    No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

    Do I receive alumni status after completing this program?

    No, there is no alumni status granted for this program. In some cases, there are credits that count toward a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the program brochure.

    How long will I have access to the learning materials?

    You will have access to the learning platform and all program materials (videos excluded) for one full year following the program end date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • What equipment is needed or the technical requirements for this program?

    To successfully complete this program online, you must have access to a device meeting the minimum requirements, found here. In addition, Microsoft Office or similar product and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts in all programs. Technical programs might have additional tech requirements. Please check the learning platform on the first day of class.

    Do I need to be online to access the program content?

    Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet and video content is not available for download. You can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. Video lectures must be streamed via the internet and webinars and small group sessions will require an internet connection.

  • What is the program fee for the program and what forms of payment do you accept?

    • The program fee is shown at the top of this page and payment is accepted only in US dollars.
    • Flexible payment options, group enrolment benefits and referral bonus are available.
    • Tuition assistance may be available for participants who qualify. Please contact your program advisor to discuss.

    What if I don’t have a credit card – is there another mode of payment accepted?

    Yes, you can do the bank remittance in USD via wire transfer. Please contact your program advisor for more details.

    Is there an option to make flexible payments for this program?

    Yes. Flexible payment options are available for this program. We partner with loan partners to offer you flexible and transparent loan options. More information about loan financing is available here. Installment payments are also available—you can find the options here.

    Does the program fee include taxes? Are there any additional fees?

    Yes, the program fee is inclusive of any taxes with the exception of GST for Singapore residents.

    Who will be collecting the payment for the program?

    Emeritus collects all program payments, provides learner enrollment and program support, and manages learning platform services.

  • What is the program refund and deferral policy?

    For the program refund and deferral policy, please click the link here.

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