Get Started Building Cloud Solutions

Duration14h 38m
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Learning Path Overview

The Get Started Building Cloud Solutions learning path builds your practical knowledge of the latest AWS tools and services. This learning path assumes a general knowledge of computing and is ideal for students who are looking broaden their practical knowledge of cloud services, serverless computing and container services.

First we learn the fundamental concepts of cloud computing and explore the differences between the various cloud providers.

We then build our knowledge of cloud services, starting with the fundamentals of AWS compute and AWS storage. Next we learn how serverless computing and AWS managed services can be used together to build highly available solutions.

We accelerate your knowledge and ability to use Amazon API gateway, AWS Lambda and Container Services. With a combination of courses and hands on labs we learn to recognize and implement the practical aspects of building serverless solutions. We then progress through to learn to recognize and explain how to select which AWS services could be used in a solution design.

 The learning path comprises 9 hours of courses, hands on labs and quiz and exam sessions, including:

What is Cloud Computing? Before implementing or adopting Cloud technology you will want to have an understanding of what it is exactly and what options you have. 

Shoud your business move to the cloud? A look at Cloud Computing from the business perspective and understand what it can bring to your organization.

Comparing Cloud Computing Platforms - Walks through each provider’s support for aspects of modern IT.

Introduction to Amazon Web Services - A brief overview of the various Services that make up AWS, explaining how they work together.

AWS Compute Fundamentals - Introduction to the compute category of services are key resources that allow you to carry out computational abilities via a series of instructions used by applications and systems.

Storage Fundamentals for AWS - An introduction to Amazon's cloud storage services and is recommended for any one new to cloud computing.

What is Serverless Computing? We explore what serverless computing is and how using the computing resource as a service differs from traditional computing models.

Survey of Serverless Across the Cloud - The similarities and differences between AWS, GCP, and Azure serverless functions.

Using Serverless Functions - We explore some of the common use cases for serverless functions and get started with implementing serverless functions in a simple application

Creating our First Serverless Function - We will delve into implementing a series of AWS Lambda functions to help build our knowledge and familiarity with serverless computing. Learning ObjectivesFollowing this course, we will be able to explain and implement an AWS Lambda code function that meets 3 common AWS Lambda use cases - API Gateway, S3, and DynamoDB. In this course, we will create a simple AWS Lambda function.

Introduction to Containers -Containers can streamline your development and ops processes, save companies money, and make life for developers much easier. In this course we explore what they are and the considerations for using them. 

Basics of using containers in production - extending our understanding in to how containers work and can be used. 

Getting Started with an Amazon Web Services Solution Real World Practices - here we teach what you need to know to build applications on AWS. This includes understanding what AWS has to offer you if those prepackaged services make sense for your use case, and best practices around scaling, monitoring, security, and cost.


  • 20th May 2019 - Compute Fundamentals for AWS updated to include content on Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) & Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS)
  • May 9, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam



Your certificate for this learning path

Learning Path Steps

2 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: What is Cloud Computing?

4 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Should Your Business Move to the Cloud?

7 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: AWS Compute Fundamentals

9 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: AWS Storage Fundamentals

16 labs

Learn how to design, configure, secure and test HTTP endpoints, using AWS Lambda as backend.

20 exam-filled

Exam: Get Started Building Cloud Solutions

About the Author

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Andrew is an AWS certified professional who is passionate about helping others learn how to use and gain benefit from AWS technologies. Andrew has worked for AWS and for AWS technology partners Ooyala and Adobe.  His favorite Amazon leadership principle is "Customer Obsession" as everything AWS starts with the customer. Passions around work are cycling and surfing, and having a laugh about the lessons learnt trying to launch two daughters and a few start ups.