lab playground

AWS Lambda Functions Playground

Up to 4h
Free playExplore without specific objectives or guided instruction.
Real-world experiencePractice in a live, pre-configured sandbox environment.


AWS Lambda is a serverless compute service that allows you to run application code without having to manage or provision your own servers. By using AWS Lambda you are avoiding an entire layer of technical complexity. AWS Lambda allows you to spend more time focussing on your application code and its business logic. At the same time, you are optimizing costs as you only pay for the compute power when your Lambda function is in use.

There are many important AWS Lambda features engineers should be familiar with, these include:

  • How to create, modify, configure, and export an AWS Lambda function
  • How to publish functions and manage versions of functions
  • How to monitor and observe functions

The extended duration of this hands-on playground lab means you will have the time and freedom to really get to know the AWS Lambda service.

Intended Audience

  • Candidates for AWS Certification
  • Cloud Engineers
  • Developers


Some familiarity with AWS Lambda is recommended.

As this is a playground lab with minimal instruction, if you are unfamiliar with AWS Lambda, it's strongly recommended to complete the following courses and labs first:

You can use the following quiz to test your knowledge of AWS Lambda:


24th June, 2021 - Simplified the suggested activities

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.

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AWS Lambda Functions Playground