Youdao’s NetEase Cloud Classroom, which offers online courses mostly to adults in China, has announced the addition of roughly 100 free-to-use digital training courses from Amazon Web Services, an Amazon.com, Inc. firm. The AWS training courses, prepared by AWS specialists, are aimed to assist learners to learn best cloud practices about hundreds of AWS services and solutions, adding to NetEase Cloud Classroom’s broad portfolio.

Dr. Feng Zhou, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Youdao said, “Nowadays, the next generation of information technology is developing aggressively. Cloud skills have changed how people live and work hence creating significant learning requirements for market participants. Now, they can access the training content created by the world’s leading cloud providers with the ease of NetEase Cloud Classroom. We hope to help people in China improve their skills and propel the overall development of cloud computing talent in China.”

Along with the rapid progress of cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and the Internet of Things, the IT industry has been in the spotlight (IoT). Despite this, there is still a large disparity between supply and demand for high-quality IT personnel. The AWS courses on NetEase Cloud Classroom are available in Simplified Chinese and range in length from 10 minutes to several hours, covering topics such as AWS cloud concepts, core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support systems, among others.

Maureen Lonergan, Vice President of AWS Training and Certification, added, “AWS is committed to cultivating local cloud talent with world-leading cloud technology and experiences while accelerating the sustainable development of the digital economy. We’re excited our learners in the Chinese mainland could enjoy the content they want on a platform they’re familiar with so they can begin or continue their learning journey in the AWS Cloud.”