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Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) offers fast, reliable and scalable queues for storing messages. By using Amazon SQS, you can move data between distributed components of your applications that perform different tasks without losing messages or requiring each component to be always available. A queue is a temporary repository for messages that are awaiting processing.
During this introductory Lab, you will learn how to create an SQS queue, send queue messages and retrieve and delete them.
Upon completion of this Lab you will be able to:
- Create SQS queues
- Send SQS messages
- Retrieve and delete SQS messages using the AWS Management Console
- Work with SQS messages using the AWS CLI
You should be familiar with:
- AWS Management Console and AWS CLI familiarity are helpful but not required
You can complete the Introduction to the AWS CLI Lab to learn more using the AWS CLI in Linux.
October 30th, 2022 - Updated instructions and screenshots to improve clarity
August 3rd, 2022 - Resolved deployment issue
July 11th, 2022 - Resolved deployment issue
January 14th, 2022 - Updated instructions and screenshots to reflect the latest UI
September 6th, 2021 - Updated screenshot for Sending Messages to an SQS Queue lab step
June 4th, 2019 - Included a Lab Step showing how to use the AWS CLI with an SQS queue, reformatted the Lab, upgraded to a custom validation Lab Step
January 10th, 2019 - Added a validation Lab Step to check the work you perform in the Lab
Stefano studies Computer Science and is passionate about technology. He loves working with Cloud services and learning all the best practices for them. Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services are the cloud providers he prefers. He is a Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer. Node.js is the programming language he always uses to code. When he's not involved in studying or working, Stefano loves riding his motorbike and exploring new places.