Application Integration (DVA-C02)
Application Integration (DVA-C02) - Introduction

This course provides detail on the AWS Application Integration services relevant to the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam. These services are used to help you build a decoupled environment allowing you to build, maintain and manage your applications with ease and efficiency.

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Learning Objectives

  • Create Eventbridge rules and targets that can react to events created by multiple AWS sources as well as SaaS providers
  • Understand how EventBridge could become a new way to architect your solutions with event-driven patterns in mind
  • Explain the difference between SQS and SNS
  • Understand when you would use SNS and SQS within a solution
  • Identify and explain the key components within SNS and SQS
  • Learn how to create your own simple state machines using AWS Step Functions
  • Understand the workflow associated with creating simple state machines using Step Functions
  • Understand the main benefits and limitations of AWS Step Functions
  • Learn how AWS AppSync is used to create serverless GraphQL and Pub/Sub APIs

Hello, and welcome to this course on application integration in AWS, where we’re here to help you on your journey to prepare for the AWS Certified Developer - Associate certification.

Before we get started, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Danny Jessee, and I am one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy, specializing in AWS – Amazon Web Services – and AWS certifications.

In this course, the AWS team will be presenting a series of lectures that introduce the various application integration services currently available in AWS that may be covered on the exam.

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This course has been specifically curated to help you pass the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam and is ideal for anyone who is looking to learn more about the various application integration services in AWS in preparation for the exam.

The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to application integration services in AWS for developers, including:

  • AWS AppSync,

  • Amazon EventBridge (Amazon CloudWatch Events),

  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS),

  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), and

  • AWS Step Functions.

Together with the other courses in this learning path, we’ll cover all of the key tools, technologies, and concepts from the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam guide and ensure that you are fully prepared to sit this exam.

The AWS Certified Developer - Associate certification has been designed for anyone in a developer role who has knowledge and experience using AWS services to develop, test, deploy, and debug applications. All of the AWS Cloud concepts introduced in this course will be explained and reinforced from the ground up.

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About the Author
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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.