AWS Developer: Building on AWS

AWS Developer: Building on AWS

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Week 1
Welcome to the Course
  • Welcome to Building on AWS
  • Meet the instructors
  • Discussion:Introduce yourself
  • What are we building this course? Project Intro
  • Intro to Week 1
Getting Started on AWS
  • Why should I (developer) build on the AWS cloud?
  • AWS Free Tier
  • Quiz
  • Exercise 1: Creating an AWS Account
  • Service Oriented Architectures and APIs in AWS
  • Exercise 2: Hello Amazon EC2
  • Quiz
Cloud Infrastructure and Responsibility
  • Understanding AWS Infrastructure
  • Networking: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • AWS vs Developer responsibility in the cloud
  • Quiz
  • EC2 Metadata
  • Exercise 3 - Logs, SSH, instance metadata
  • Quiz
Week 1 Discussion
Weekly Readings/Resources

Week 2
Invoking AWS APIs/ AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Create an AWS IAM user/access key video
  • Exercise 4: AWS IAM user, CLI, Boto, access keys
    AWS APIs
Amazon S3
  • Intro to Amazon S3
  • Amazon S3 Access Control
Working with our Development Environment
  • Developing on AWS Cloud
  • Exercise 5: AWS Cloud 9
  • Quiz
Amazon Rekognition
  • Introduction to Amazon Rekognition
  • Exercise 6: Amazon Rekognition
Week 2 Discussion
Weekly Readings/Resources

Week 3
Storing Structured Data using AWS Managed Databases
  • AWS IAM Roles
  • Amazon Relational Database Service
  • Exercise 7: Amazon RDS
  • Quiz
Availability and Application Failure
  • Availability
  • What could go wrong?
  • Elastic Load Balancer
  • Exercise 8: Deploy an instance add ALB
  • Quiz
Week 3 Discussion
Weekly Readings/Resources

Week 4
Adding Support for Users and Private Data to the Application
  • Amazon Cognito
  • Authorization Flows in Our Application
  • Securing the Connection to the Server with TLS
  • End-to-End and At Rest
  • Using SSH Tunnel to Connect to C9
  • Exercise 9: Adding Amazon Cognito
  • Quiz
Week 4 Discussion
Weekly Readings/Resources
Exercise - Challenge — Adding Polly to your application

Week 5
Debugging and Profiling a Distributed System
  • AWS XRay
  • Exercise 10: Adding X-Ray
  • Quiz
Taking a Task Off the Server Asynchronously
  • Intro to AWS Lambda
  • Exercise 11: AWS Lambda
  • Quiz
Week 5 Discussion
Weekly Readings/Resources

Week 6
Making our System More Distributed
  • Event Driven Architectures
  • How do AWS services do Async?
Queueing and On-Premises Hardware
  • Amazon Simple Queuing Service
  • Exercise 12 - Amazon SQS
Course Wrap up
  • Couse Wrap up and Preview of Next course
  • End of Course Assessment
Weekly Readings/Resources
Week 6 Discussion


1-3 years of software development experience

*You will need a credit card to create an AWS account.


Russell Sayers
Senior Cloud Technologist
Amazon Web Services

Heiwad Osman
Senior Technical Trainer
Amazon Web Services


Amazon Web Services


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