AWS Developer: Optimizing on AWS

AWS Developer: Optimizing on AWS

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Week 1
Welcome to Optimizing on AWS
  • Meet the instructors
  • Discussion: Introduce yourself
  • Exercise 1.0 Set up an AWS Account (if needed)
Optimizing Containers
  • Introduction to Containers
  • Docker
  • Elastic Container Service (ECS)/Elastic Container Registry (ECR)
  • Exercise 1.1: Your first Docker Container
  • Exercise 1.2 Elastic Container Registry
Weekly Quiz
Weekly Discussion

Week 2
Static Websites using S3
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Exercise 2.1: Building a static website
  • Amazon Elasticache
  • Exercise 2.2: Amazon Elasticache
Weekly Quiz
Weekly Discussion

Week 3
What is Serverless?
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Exercise 3.1 Create and populate and table in Amazon DynamoDB
Serverless Applications
  • API Gateway
  • Exercise 3.2 – Your first serverless application
Weekly Quiz
Weekly Discussion

Week 4
Scaling Compute
  • Amazon EC2/Amazon ECS Autoscaling
Scaling Storage
  • Scaling Databases
  • Exercise 4.1- Scaling our serverless application
  • Exercise 4.2 – Using metrics to scale
Weekly Quiz
Weekly Discussion

Week 5
Identity and Access Management
  • IAM Policies
  • IAM Roles
AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI)
  • Introduction to the AWS CLI
  • Exercise 5.1 – IAM and CLI
  • AWS Key Management Service (KMS)
  • Exercise 5.2 – KMS
Weekly Quiz
Weekly Discussion

Week 6
Optimizing Infrastructure as Code
  • Revisiting AWS CloudFormation
  • • Exercise 6.1-- CloudFormation Template
Course Wrap up
  • Exercise 6.2 – The Recap Challenge
End of Course Assessment
Couse Wrap up
Weekly Discussion


  • 1-3 years of software development experience.
  • Completion of the first class in this series; “AWS Developer: Building on AWS”.

  • Completion of  the second course in this series, "AWS Developer: Deploying on AWS", is strongly recommended


Sean Rinn
Technical Architect
Amazon Web Services

Scott Jones
Senior Technical Trainer
Amazon Web Services

Seph Robinson
Cloud Technologist
Amazon Web Services

Ian Falconer
Senior Technical Trainer
Amazon Web Services

Russell Sayers
Senior Cloud Technologist
Amazon Web Services


Amazon Web Services


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