lab challenge

Amazon Elastic Container Service End-To-End Challenge

Up to 1h 30m
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.

Learning to set up and deploy a container from beginning to end will benefit anyone looking to confirm their skills with Amazon ECS.

This hands-on lab challenge will test your practical ability to modify 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.


December 13th, 2023 - Addressed user ban issue and added warning

August 3rd, 2023 - Added a task related to integrating with Amazon RDS.


  • Introduction to Microservices, Containers, and ECS (Course)
  • Compute Fundamentals For AWS (Course)
  • Using IAM Policies to Define and Manage Permissions (Course)

Intended audience

  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers

What will be assessed

  • Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)
  • Amazon Elastic Container Repository (ECR)
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

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 ECS End-To-End Challenge