Depending on the Nanodegree program you're enrolled in, you will no longer need an AWS regular account and AWS credits. The following Nanodegree programs will be able to launch AWS directly from the classroom without the need of an AWS regular account and AWS credit.
- AWS Cloud Architect - effective February 18, 2021
- Cloud Developer - effective December 18, 2020
- Cloud DevOps Engineer - effective January 27, 2021
- Data Engineering Nanodegree - effective January 27, 2021
- Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree - effective February 25, 2021
- Java Developer Nanodegree - effective February 25, 2021
- Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree - effective October 14, 2020
- Deep Learning Nanodegree - effective April 20, 2021
- Data Architect - effective December 12, 2020
- Machine Learning DevOps Engineer - effective - July 1, 2021
- Security Architect - effective - September 21, 2021
Note: this only applies to students who enroll on or after the effective date. If you are enrolled in one of the programs above before the effective date, you will need to create an AWS regular account and AWS credit to pass your projects, see the following article for more information What are the Nanodegree programs which require AWS Regular account and credits.
How to launch the AWS Console in your Udacity Classroom
If you are enrolled in an eligible Nanodegree program follow the steps below to launch AWS from the classroom:
- Sign in to your Udacity account
- Click into the classroom of your Nanodegree program
- Click the Launch AWS Console on the left navigation menu
- This will open the AWS console in a new browser tab
- Please note: This may take a few moments to load. You can see brief video below for a walkthrough of the experience. If you have a pop-up blocker installed, it may prevent the new tab from launching. Please be sure to allow pop-ups from Udacity.
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