Lab Challenge

AWS CloudFormation Template Update Challenge

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AWS CloudFormation Template Update 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

AWS CloudFormation is an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tool that is widely used to deploy resources in the AWS cloud. Using IaC makes your infrastructure and application deployments easy to define and to repeat.

Being able to update an existing AWS CloudFormation template to meet new requirements is a skill that any professional that works with the AWS cloud should aim to have.

In this hands-on challenge lab, you will be given a scenario and a set of tasks to complete to meet the scenario's requirements.

Completing this challenge requires a knowledge of AWS CloudFormation, AWS Networking, and JSON. Cloud Academy strongly recommends completing the prerequisites before attempting this challenge.

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

What will be assessed

  • AWS CloudFormation
  • Amazon EC2
  • Networking in AWS
  • JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)

Intended audience

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


  • AWS CloudFormation: Introduction to Infrastructure as Code
  • Hands-On CloudFormation for Deploy Scalability
  • Working with AWS Networking and Amazon VPC
  • Serializing and Transmitting Data in Javascript Object Notation
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.