hands-on lab

Using the Well-Architected Tool to Define Your AWS Workloads

Up to 1h
Get guided in a real environmentPractice with a step-by-step scenario in a real, provisioned environment.
Learn and validateUse validations to check your solutions every step of the way.
See resultsTrack your knowledge and monitor your progress.


The AWS Well-Architected Tool helps you review your application state to understand how to follow best practices when working with the public AWS cloud. It ensures that you consider all the elements that can affect cloud deployments and supports tracking your progress as you work towards implementing and improving your cloud strategies.

Learning how to use the AWS Well-Architected Tool will give you an invaluable resource that you can use when planning cloud deployments.

In this hands-on laboratory, you will learn how to use the AWS Well-Architected Tool to generate questions for a workload.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to do the following in the AWS Well-Architected Tool:

  • Create a profile
  • Define a workload
  • Save a milestone
  • Generate a report

Intended audience

  • Candidates for AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification
  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • AWS Well-Architected Tool

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:

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Environment after

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

Lab steps

Logging In to the Amazon Web Services Console
Creating a Profile
Defining a Workload
Using the AWS Well-Architected Tool