lab challenge

AWS SSM Parameter Store and AWS Lambda Challenge

Up to 50m
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AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store is a service that stores configuration data that systems and applications can access at runtime. Using parameters makes it easy to decouple configuration data from code which in turn makes your systems more robust against changes in the future.

Candidates aiming to get AWS certified should be able to create new parameters, delete old ones, and re-configure code to use a differently named parameter.

This hands-on lab challenge will test your practical ability to make changes to a solution in a production-like AWS environment. You will be presented with a task and a 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 situation, leaving behind multiple choice questions for a dynamic performance-based exam situation.


  • Separating Data and Code with AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store
  • Differences & Similarities between AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store & AWS Secrets Manager

Intended audience

  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers

What will be assessed

  • AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store
  • AWS Lambda

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 SSM Parameter Store and AWS Lambda Challenge