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AWS CloudFormation Template Update Challenge

Up to 1h
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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


March 28th, 2024 - Resolved validation check issue


  • 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

Intended audience

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

What will be assessed

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

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


AWS CloudFormation Template Update Challenge