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Too many workers, upon losing employment, remain unemployed for months at a time, even as thousands of high-growth jobs in the Information Technology (IT) industry are available. With the demand for IT professionals in an upswing, companies are  finding it difficult to locate appropriately trained professionals. That’s where you come in! 

The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle will continue to offer free digital web training classes via our Urban Tech program on a regular basis! Urban Tech is a set of courses designed to help eligible participants learn and become certified in the use of Amazon Web Services (AWS)!

Register below!


Registration & Student Information

Here you’ll find important Urban Tech enrollment instructions and student information!

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The program is designed for one full day of training.

  • Time: TBD
  • Date: TBD
  • Location: Virtual (details provided upon registration)

A short morning break, a lunch break, and a short afternoon break will be included.

To register for Urban Tech, click the ‘Join the Next Cohort Button’ or click here.

  1. On the left-hand side of the screen, make sure “All regions” is selected and click. ‘Sign In’
  2. Enter your existing Amazon account information or create a new Amazon account to sign in
  3. You will see confirmation in the ‘My Transcript’ page that shows you have successfully registered for the course.

Once you have successfully registered, check your email for a registration confirmation email from noreply@amazon.com

This email will have your WebEx launch link. You will receive the email notification once you register, in addition to 1 & 7 days prior to the scheduled training.

On the first day of class, be sure to: 

  1. Go to your registration confirmation email and click ‘Join Classroom Here’.
  2. You will be prompted to download an application. Follow the prompts.
  3. Use the same name and email address you used for your Amazon account to join.

*There are (3) three mandatory pre-work steps for students:

1. Register for the class on the AWS Training and Certification website (see ‘How to Register’ above).

2. Click the link below to complete your Gilmore account set up (your ebook code will be provided by your trainer on the first day of class).


3. Click the link below to complete your Qwiklabs account set-up (lab access will be provided by your trainer on the first day of class).*


Each attendee will require a laptop or PC, with wired or wireless internet access.

Windows laptop/desktop users may need the ability to install a SSH client such as “Putty” onto their devices.

Once you are registered, you can check/confirm your enrollment in one of the following ways:

  1. Sign in to your AWS training account (you can get to the page by clicking here.) Click the dashboard button on the top left. You should see the class on your dashboard tab.
  2. Sign in to your AWS training account (you can get to the page by clicking here.) On the top right side of the screen you should see “My Account”. Clicck the dropdown arrow next to “My Account” and click “Transcripts”. You will see the class listed on your Transcripts page. 

Urban Tech Overview

The Urban Tech Jobs Program is an accelerated training program that recruits long-term unemployed adults from the greater metropolitan Seattle area and provides them with workshops, access to job readiness tools and the opportunity to build solid adaptability skills in order to respond to a fast paced, high demand environment.

The goal for students who participate in an InfoTech cohort is to get each participant certified in Cloud Computing via the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. Core objectives of the course include:

  • Recognizing terminology and concepts as they relate to AWS
  • Comprehension of the AWS Management Console
  • Understanding of AWS foundational services including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), and Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • Understanding of security measures and key concepts of AWS identity and Access Management 
  • Comprehension of AWS management tools, including Auto Scaling, Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and AWS Trusted Advisor

Cohorts will be offered virtually. Each cohort will cover the following outline: 

  • Introduction & History of AWS
  • AWS Foundation Service: EC2, VPC, S3, EBS
  • AWS Security, Identity, & Access Management: IAM
  • AWS Management Tools: Auto Scaling, CloudWatch, ELB, Trusted Advisor

By the conclusion of the Urban Tech program, students will have the opportunity to have earned 2 certifications: 


  1. Cloud Practitioner Essentials ( total training length — 8 hours with an Amazon Instructor)
  2. After training–students will have up to 3 weeks to study including 2 Jam sessions offered by Amazon to prepare for test.
  3. Students will receive a $250 stipend upon completion. 

Outcome: Certification in Cloud Practitioner Essentials.


(Only offered to those who complete Cloud Practitioner Essentials)

  1. Total training length — 5 hours with an Amazon Instructor
  2. After training–ULMS will purchase Quicklabs to help student prepare for exams. Students will have up to 60 days to study for this cert.
  3. Students will receive a $350 stipend and a free computer upon completion. 

Outcome: Certification in Solutions Architecting 

Students must register for a cohort before the official first day of class. All upcoming InfoTech cohorts are open to any  student participant who meets the following requirements: 

  • 17 – 30
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent

All cohorts are open to any individual with a diverse background, including but not limited to:

  • Those with criminal histories
  • Those experiencing homelessness
  • Veterans
tech advantage

Professional training without student loan debt.

ULMS targets unemployed, formerly justice involved, and other individuals with diverse backgrounds and trains them for middle-skill occupations in the Information Technology (IT) industry – at no cost to the individual.

By placing unemployed participants into entry-level IT positions and coupling the work with training, participants in ULMS tech programs can progress to higher-wage occupations, become certified professionals and improve their economic stability without generating thousands of dollars in student loan debt.

Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than using a local hard drive or personal computer.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most user-friendly and broadly adapted cloud computing platform. AWS offers over 165 fully featured services from data centers around the world.

Millions of customers and businesses – including some of the largest tech companies, startups, and some leading government agencies – trust AWS to power their infrastructures, become more agile, and lower business costs.

Examples of large companies who currently use AWS services include, but are not limited to: Adobe, Air BnB, Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, ESPN, Samsung, NASA, Yelp, and more.

AWS skills are sitting high on the list of most in-demand skills for employers. Those who become AWS certified are more attractive candidates to companies who seek the best experts to maintain, update, and manage their AWS data and provide the best services to their customers.

In fact, 60% of cloud computing job postings on Indeed ask for skills related to Amazon Web Services.

Additional benefits to learning AWS include:

  • Authenticated tech expertise
  • Career advancement
  • Improve your tech skills
  • Increased pay scale
  • Top level tech training without student loan debt

The average entry level salary for a Cloud Administrator is $75,000 per year. AWS Certified Solutions Architects -Associate professionals earn an average salary of $121,292, over $13,000 higher than the average salary of top 15 IT certified professionals. The salaries for AWS skills in premium areas like Austin, San Francisco, Washington, or Boston are 25% higher than usual.

Other common jobs with AWS certification include:

  • Systems Administrator/Operator
  • Operational Engineer
  • Cloud Software Engineer 
  • System Integrator
  • Cloud Developer
  • Business Intelligence Engineer
  • Data Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

Your instructor will distribute course materials at the beginning of class.

Please check your email for a registration confirmation email from noreply@amazon.com. 

If you are unable to find the email, please be sure to check your spam or junk folder. 

In the confirmation email, there will be a launch link entitled ‘Join Classroom Here’. 

Please contact us at awstrainingcoordamer@amazon.com with details about the class. Sometimes classes are capped at a certain number in order to preserve customer experience or because only a specific number of spots were purchased.

If the class is full, you can join our ULMS waiting interest list here

You can update your notification email address by navigating to the Profile Page of your account, but please note that this will not update your account login credentials.

Log into your AWS training account using the email address you used to initially create your AWS training account. Please try your other email address and associated password. If the issue persists, please contact us at aws-trainingcoordamer@amazon.com with details.

You can update the name associated with your account by navigating to your Profile Page. If you need more assistance or want to have your name updated on a certificate, please contact the Training and Certification Customer Service team using the following link: Training and Certification Customer Support.

Fill out the contact information form at the bottom of the page and select: • Inquiry Type: Account Assistance •

Additional Details: Name Change •

Explain what you need help with in the “How can we help you?” box