Working with the AWS CDK Toolkit

Lab Steps

Initializing a Project and Listing Stacks Using the CDK Toolkit
Bootstrapping an AWS Environment Using the AWS CDK Toolkit
Understanding Synthesizing and Deploying with the AWS CDK Toolkit
Adding to an AWS CDK Application with the CDK Toolkit
Deleting a Stack from an AWS Environment Using the CDK Toolkit

The hands-on lab is part of these learning paths

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Time Limit1h 30m


The AWS CDK (Cloud Development Kit) is a software development framework for provisioning and managing AWS cloud infrastructure resources using code.

The AWS CDK Toolkit is the primary tool for interacting with an application built using the AWS Cloud Development Kit. The CDK Toolkit is essentially the CLI command cdk accompanied by various subcommands, which allow you to initiate, synthesize, and deploy cloud resources to your AWS account.

In this lab, you will walk through the development process of a sample AWS CDK application in an integrated development environment (IDE) to utilize the AWS CDK Toolkit and discover the usage and benefits of the subcommands.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this beginner level lab, you will be able to:

  • Utilize the AWS CDK Toolkit to manage cloud infrastructure
  • Identify use cases for the various CDK Toolkit subcommands

Intended Audience

  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers


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

  • Python Programming

The following courses and labs can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:

About the Author
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Jun is a Cloud Labs Developer with previous experience as a Software Engineer and Cloud Developer. He holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer Professional certifications. He also holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator Associate certifications. 

Jun is focused on giving back to the growing cloud community by sharing his knowledge and experience with students and creating engaging content.