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Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose and Amazon CloudWatch Challenge

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Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose and Amazon CloudWatch 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 Kinesis Data Firehose is a streaming Extract Transform Load (ETL) service that makes it easy to stream data at scale in the AWS cloud. It is fully-managed, supports data transformation, and enables near real-time data-focussed applications such as analytics and dashboards.

Amazon CloudWatch Logs is a logging service that enables you to store, centralize, and search the logs of your applications and cloud infrastructure. It's natively supported by many AWS services.

Candidates aiming for AWS certification should be comfortable understanding how to combine these services to create sophisticated logging cloud infrastructure.

This hands-on lab challenge will test your practical ability to configure a solution in a production-like AWS environment. You will be presented with a task and set of requirements that 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.

What will be assessed

  • Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose
  • Amazon CloudWatch Logs
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)

Intended audience

  • Candidates for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional certifcation
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Architects


  • Fundamentals of Streaming with Amazon Kinesis
  • An Overview of Amazon CloudWatch
  • Exporting Amazon CloudWatch Logs to Amazon S3 Using Kinesis
About the Author
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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.