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AWS SSM Parameter Store and AWS Lambda Challenge

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AWS SSM Parameter Store and AWS Lambda 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 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.

What will be assessed

  • AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store
  • AWS Lambda

Intended audience

  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers


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