Lab Challenge

Amazon Elastic Container Service Challenge

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About Lab Challenges

Lab challenges are hands-on labs with the gloves off. You jump into an auto-provisioned cloud environment and are given a goal to accomplish. No instructions, no hints. To pass, you'll have a limited time to demonstrate your problem-solving skills and get the checks that inspect the state of your lab environment.

Challenge Description

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.


March 8th, 2023 - Resolved validation check error

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

What will be assessed

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

Intended audience

  • Candiates for AWS certification
  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers


  • Using Amazon ECS for Blue-Green Deployments (Lab)
  • Working with the Application Load Balancer (Lab)
  • Compute Fundamentals For AWS (Course)
About the Author
Learning paths3

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.