Lab Challenge

AWS CDK Toolkit v2 Challenge

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Time Limit

1h 30m



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

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open-source software development framework used to define your cloud application resources using familiar programming languages. The accompanying CLI command, also known as the AWS CDK Toolkit, is the primary tool for interacting with an AWS CDK application. Understanding the various features and use cases of the CDK Toolkit will allow you to develop and share your cloud applications as efficiently as possible.

If you are unfamiliar with any assessed topics below, Cloud Academy recommends completing the courses and labs mentioned in the prerequisites before attempting this lab challenge.

This hands-on lab challenge will test your practical ability to interact with the AWS CDK Toolkit and Python to satisfy a set of requirements 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 1st, 2023 - Removed instruction regarding manually saving ide file changes & enabled autosave in the lab's browser IDE

What will be assessed

  • Initializing a new AWS CDK project
  • Bootstrapping an AWS environment
  • Synthesizing AWS CloudFormation stack templates
  • Utilizing CDK resource constructs
  • Deploying a CDK application

Intended audience

  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers


  • Defining Cloud Infrastructure with the AWS CDK v2 in Python
  • Working with the AWS CDK v2 Toolkit
About the Author
Learning paths3

Jun is a Cloud Labs Developer with previous experience as a Software Engineer and Cloud Developer. He holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer Professional certifications. He also holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator Associate certifications. 

Jun is focused on giving back to the growing cloud community by sharing his knowledge and experience with students and creating engaging content.