Course Summary
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This brief course covers the fundamentals of Amazon MSK, including what the service is, how it works, and how to provision an Amazon MSK cluster. You will also be guided through how Amazon MSK fits into a functional architecture.

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the Amazon MSK service and how it works
  • Learn how to provision an MSK cluster
  • Understand how Amazon MSK fits into a functional architecture

Intended Audience

This lecture is perfect for anyone with no previous knowledge of Amazon MSK, who wants to learn more about the service, as well as those who are interested in taking the AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty (DAS-C01) Certification.


To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic general understanding of cloud computing, preferably with Amazon Web Services experience. It would also be beneficial to have some basic knowledge of streaming data services such as Amazon Kinesis and Apache Kafka.


In the end, Amazon MSK is simply Kafka for the AWS Cloud. It provides all of the functionality that the standard version of Kafka enjoys, without the headache of having to manage the underlying infrastructure yourself. Probably the biggest benefit of Amazon MSK overall, is the ability to use Kafka with easy attachment points to the rest of the AWS ecosystem. This gives you the leverage to create powerful, robust, and fully serverless architecture for streaming database analytics and much, much more.

Well, that brings us to the end of this course. My name is Will Meadows, and I'd like to thank you for spending your time here, learning about Amazon MSK, managed streaming for Apache Kafka. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, please contact us at Your feedback is greatly appreciated, thank you.

About the Author

William Meadows is a passionately curious human currently living in the Bay Area in California. His career has included working with lasers, teaching teenagers how to code, and creating classes about cloud technology that are taught all over the world. His dedication to completing goals and helping others is what brings meaning to his life. In his free time, he enjoys reading Reddit, playing video games, and writing books.