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Amazon Web Services

AWS Managed Services (AMS): Account Modes

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AWS Managed Services (AMS) operates Amazon Web Services (AWS) on behalf of customers. With AMS, interactions with AWS services are fully managed and tracked as part of the AMS platform itself. However, you can also choose to interact with AWS services outside of the AMS management layer through different account modes. This course will discuss the three types of account modes and how to enable each type.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Partners
  • Customers

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Identify differences among the three account modes
  • Request access to different account modes
  • Understand AMS operational limitations of the account modes


We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • A basic understanding of AMS services
  • A basic understand of requests for change (RFCs) and service requests (SRs) in AMS

Delivery Method

This course is delivered through:

  • Video with closed captions
  • Digital training


  • 20 minutes

Course Outline

  • Account modes overview
  • Developer mode
  • Self-service provisioned services


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