Developing Serverless Solutions on AWS

Duration : 3 Days (24 Hours)

Developing Serverless Solutions on AWS Course Overview:

The Developing Serverless Solutions on AWS course offers developers practical exposure to best practices for building serverless applications using AWS Lambda and other services in the AWS serverless platform. Through a series of hands-on labs, participants will progress from basic to advanced topics, deploying a serverless application using AWS frameworks. The course emphasizes the use of AWS documentation for authentic learning and problem-solving beyond the classroom. By completing the course, developers will gain the skills and knowledge to design, develop, and deploy serverless applications on the AWS platform, leveraging the benefits of serverless architecture for scalability and efficiency.

Course level: Intermediate

Intended audience:

  • Developers who have some familiarity with serverless and experience with development in the AWS Cloud

Module 0: Introduction
  • Introduction to the application you will build
  • Access to course resources (Student Guide, Lab Guide, and Online Course Supplement)
  • Best practices for building modern serverless applications
  • Event-driven design
  • AWS services that support event-driven serverless applications
  • Characteristics of standard request/response API-based web applications
  • How Amazon API Gateway fits into serverless applications
  • Try-it-out exercise: Set up an HTTP API endpoint integrated with a Lambda function
  • High-level comparison of API types (REST/HTTP, WebSocket, GraphQL)
  • Authentication vs. Authorization
  • Options for authenticating to APIs using API Gateway
  • Amazon Cognito in serverless applications
  • Amazon Cognito user pools vs. federated identities
  • Overview of imperative vs. declarative programming for infrastructure as code
  • Comparison of CloudFormation, AWS CDK, Amplify, and AWS SAM frameworks
  • Features of AWS SAM and the AWS SAM CLI for local emulation and testing
  • Development considerations when using asynchronous event sources
  • Features and use cases of Amazon EventBridge
  • Try-it-out exercise: Build a custom EventBridge bus and rule
  • Comparison of use cases for Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) vs.
  • EventBridge
  • Try-it-out exercise: Configure an Amazon SNS topic with filtering
  • Development considerations when using polling event sources to trigger Lambda
  • functions
  • Distinctions between queues and streams as event sources for Lambda
  • Selecting appropriate configurations when using Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon
  • SQS) or Amazon Kinesis Data Streams as an event source for Lambda
  • Try-it-out exercise: Configure an Amazon SQS queue with a dead-letter queue as a
  • Lambda event source
  • Hands-On Labs
  • Hands-On Lab 1: Deploying a Simple Serverless Application
  • Hands-On Lab 2: Message Fan-Out with Amazon EventBridge
  • How the Lambda lifecycle influences your function code
  • Best practices for your Lambda functions
  • Configuring a function
  • Function code, versions and aliases
  • Try-it-out exercise: Configure and test a Lambda function
  • Lambda error handling
  • Handling partial failures with queues and streams
  • AWS Step Functions in serverless architectures
  • Try-it-out exercise: Step Functions states
  • The callback pattern
  • Standard vs. Express Workflows
  • Step Functions direct integrations
  • Try-it-out exercise: Troubleshooting a Standard Step Functions workflow
  • The three pillars of observability
  • Amazon CloudWatch Logs and Logs Insights
  • Writing effective log files
  • Try-it-out exercise: Interpreting logs
  • Using AWS X-Ray for observability
  • Try-it-out exercise: Enable X-Ray and interpret X-Ray traces
  • CloudWatch metrics and embedded metrics format
  • Try-it-out exercise: Metrics and alarms

Try-it-out exercise: ServiceLens
Hands-On Labs

  • Hands-On Lab 3: Workflow Orchestration Using AWS Step Functions
  • Hands-On Lab 4: Observability and Monitoring
  • Security best practices for serverless applications
  • Applying security at all layers
  • API Gateway and application security
  • Lambda and application security
  • Protecting data in your serverless data stores
  • Auditing and traceability
  • Scaling considerations for serverless applications
  • Using API Gateway to manage scale
  • Lambda concurrency scaling
  • How different event sources scale with Lambda
  • The importance of CI/CD in serverless applications
  • Tools in a serverless pipeline
  • AWS SAM features for serverless deployments
  • Best practices for automation
  • Course wrap-up
  • Hands-On Labs
  • Hands-On Lab 5: Securing Serverless Applications
  • Hands-On Lab 6: Serverless CI/CD on AWS

We recommend that attendees of this course have:

  • Familiarity with the basics of AWS Cloud architecture
  • An understanding of developing applications on AWS equivalent to completing the Developing on AWS classroom training
  • Knowledge equivalent to completing the following serverless digital trainings: AWS Lambda
  • Foundations and Amazon API Gateway for Serverless Applications
Q: What is Developing Serverless Solutions on AWS training?

A: Developing Serverless Solutions on AWS training is a comprehensive program designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to build and deploy serverless applications on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. It covers various serverless concepts, AWS Lambda, API Gateway, event-driven architectures, and best practices for developing serverless solutions.

A: This training is suitable for software developers, architects, and IT professionals who want to leverage serverless computing on AWS. It is beneficial for those involved in building scalable, event-driven, and cost-efficient applications using AWS Lambda and related services.

A: The training covers a range of topics, including serverless computing concepts, AWS Lambda function development, API Gateway configuration, event sources and triggers, serverless application architecture, security and identity management, testing and debugging, and deployment and monitoring of serverless applications.

A: While there are no strict prerequisites, having a solid understanding of software development concepts and familiarity with at least one programming language will be helpful in understanding the content effectively. Some prior knowledge of AWS services and cloud computing fundamentals is also beneficial.

A: To prepare for the training, it is recommended to have a good understanding of programming and software development principles. Familiarizing yourself with AWS Lambda, API Gateway, and event-driven architectures will also be advantageous. Exploring AWS documentation and trying hands-on exercises related to serverless development can enhance your preparation.

A: No, there is no exam associated with this training program. It focuses on providing practical knowledge and skills rather than certification preparation.

A: To register for the training, visit the official AWS Training and Certification website or contact authorized AWS training partners. They will provide you with information on available training schedules, formats (in-person or online), and enrollment procedures.

A: Yes, AWS offers online training options for Developing Serverless Solutions on AWS to provide flexibility for learners. You can choose between instructor-led online training or self-paced online learning, depending on your preferences and availability.

A: Yes, upon completing the training, you will receive a course completion certificate from AWS. This certificate recognizes your participation and completion of the Developing Serverless Solutions on AWS training program.

A: While Developing Serverless Solutions on AWS training provides valuable knowledge and skills in serverless application development, it does not directly prepare you for specific AWS certifications. However, it lays a solid foundation for pursuing advanced certifications related to serverless computing or AWS architecture.

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