lab challenge

Amazon Elastic Container Service Challenge

Up to 1h
Get challenged in a real environmentProve your skills in a real-world, provisioned environment.
Push your limitsComplete an unguided mission within the time limit.
See resultsTest your problem-solving skills and track your progress.


Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) is an offering from AWS that allows you to orchestrate the deployment of docker-based applications. It's fully managed, can integrate with deployment automation tools, and features advanced scaling options.

By learning how to use Amazon ECS, you will become more effective at deploying docker-based applications in the public AWS cloud.

This hands-on lab challenge will test your practical ability to deploy a solution in a production-like AWS environment. You will be presented with a task and set of requirements you must fulfill to pass the challenge.

This is a real environment, which means you can prove your knowledge in an applied way, substituting multiple choice questions for a dynamic performance-based exam situation.


September 1st, 2023 - Resolved ECS cluster issue

August 21st, 2023 - Resolved intermittent deployment issue

August 7th, 2023 - Resolved task deployment issue

May 23rd, 2023 - Addressed an issue with the load balancer

March 3rd, 2023 - Updated deployment check to account for request timeouts

February 24th, 2023 - Addressed environment issue

January 26th, 2023 - Updated the instructions for the new Amazon ECS console

December 29th, 2022 - Updated the skills


  • Using Amazon ECS for Blue-Green Deployments (Lab)
  • Working with the Application Load Balancer (Lab)
  • Compute Fundamentals For AWS (Course)

Intended audience

  • Candiates for AWS certification
  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers

What will be assessed

  • Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)
  • Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

About the author

Learning paths

Andrew is a Labs Developer with previous experience in the Internet Service Provider, Audio Streaming, and CryptoCurrency industries. He has also been a DevOps Engineer and enjoys working with CI/CD and Kubernetes.

He holds multiple AWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate and Professional.

Covered topics


Amazon Elastic Container Service Challenge