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Setting Up Amazon QuickSight

The following section explains how to get setup to use Amazon QuickSight. If you can already sign in to Amazon QuickSight, you should skip this section, and proceed to Signing In to Amazon QuickSight.

To get signed up for Amazon QuickSight, choose one of the following.

Setup a Free Standalone User Account in Amazon QuickSight

This section covers the fastest way to setup a free Amazon QuickSight account. Amazon QuickSight offers a 60 day free trial for 4 users. If you maintain 1 user only, the Amazon QuickSight account remains free.

Do you already have an AWS account? See Set up Amazon QuickSight for an existing AWS user.

Are you a student or educator, new to AWS? See Sign Up for AWS and a Free Amazon QuickSight Account as an Educator or Student.

The automated sign up guides you through the following steps. To begin, choose Sign Up at the top right of the Amazon QuickSight website.

The process works like this:

  • First, you create a free AWS account. This step takes about ten minutes. It asks for your name, email, address, and phone number. You need to have a phone and a credit card to complete the process.

  • Next, you create a free Amazon QuickSight account. In this step, you can choose either Standard or Enterprise edition. You also set up an Amazon QuickSight account name.

  • After that, you open Amazon QuickSight and get some sample data to explore.

If you signed up for Amazon QuickSight using this method, you are ready to explore what you can do with Amazon QuickSight. See Getting Started with Data Analysis in Amazon QuickSight

Sign Up for AWS and a Free Amazon QuickSight Account as an Educator or Student

If you are an educator or a student, you can sign up using AWS Educate instead. You can use an AWS Educate Starter Account, if your institution doesn't have an AWS Account.

Set up Amazon QuickSight for an existing AWS user

This section covers how to setup a free Amazon QuickSight account, when you already have an existing AWS account. Amazon QuickSight offers a 60 day free trial for 4 users. If you maintain 1 user only, the Amazon QuickSight account remains free.

If you don't already have an AWS account, see Setup a Free Standalone User Account in Amazon QuickSight.

If you're a student or educator, new to AWS, see Sign Up for AWS and a Free Amazon QuickSight Account as an Educator or Student instead.

This process guides you through the following steps:

  • Create a free Amazon QuickSight account. You can choose either Standard or Enterprise Edition. You also set up an Amazon QuickSight account name.

  • Open Amazon QuickSight and get some sample data to explore.

To start the signup process, navigate to Amazon QuickSight in the AWS console.

If you successfully completed signup, you are ready to explore what you can do with Amazon QuickSight.