Below is a list of training opportunities and AWS Certification resources for students, faculty and staff that would like to build, test and publish Amazon Alexa skills.

Get Alexa Skills Training with AWS

To help prepare for the exam, AWS Training and Certification is releasing new on-demand training courses. These free, self-paced digital courses include:

Getting in the Voice Mindset

Get a quick introduction to voice-based applications. Learn why voice-based applications are the ubiquitous expectation these days and how they can add value to a business.

Introduction to Skill Concepts

In this short interactive course, you’ll learn about different components of an utterance and examples of how one might interact with Alexa to invoke a skill.

Designing for Conversation

Learn about the design methods we recommend you use to develop engaging conversational voice user interfaces (VUI). You will follow the process we used to design “The Foodie” skill for Alexa, imagining and analyzing user interactions through a series of exercises aimed at exposing and designing around the nuances of human conversation.

Alexa for Developers

The Alexa for Developers digital course describes the usage of Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) to build, test, publish and certify Amazon Alexa skills. The course explains the core skill and ASK SDK concepts and covers its integration with other AWS services. Course also discusses the design concepts and how designing a Voice User Interface (VUI) is different from designing web or mobile apps.

Become a Certified Alexa Skill Builder

The AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder — Specialty certification is intended for individuals who perform a role as an Alexa skill builder. It validates a candidate’s ability to build, test, and publish Amazon Alexa skills.

Internships

There are several internship opportunities for developers available through Amazon. Click on the following links to check the available positions: