Serverless Computing on AWS for Developers

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This learning path includes everything you need to know to get started developing serverless applications using AWS services. 

We start with an introduction to AWS CLI, Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda, and using serverless functions. We then get into more advanced API Gateway functionality, as well as databases and containers. Throughout, we provide a lot of labs to give you the hands-on experience you need to develop serverless applications on AWS.

Labs are the best way to understand the benefits of Lambda. The best way to learn how to use it is to get your hands dirty trying it out for yourself! The labs extend your knowledge and understanding and show you how to get the most benefit from Lambda functions in processing day to day tasks


  • May 9, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam
  • September 21st 2018 - Added Course 'Serverless Security: Comparing FaaS to IaaS'


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Learning Path Steps


In this course, you will learn about the tools that AWS provides for developers.


The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is a unified tool to manage your AWS services. With just one tool to download and configure, you can control multiple AWS services from the command line and automate them through scripts.During this lab, you will learn h...


This course explores what serverless computing is and how using the computing resource as a service differs from traditional computing models.


In this lab, you will understand the core components of the Serverless framework, and you will use them to deploy a simple microservice with a single function on AWS.


This course on AWS Lambda shows you how to implement solutions and applications using a serverless architecture.


This course explores some of the common use cases for serverless functions and shows how to implement serverless functions in a simple application.


Learn how to create and run your first AWS Lambda function.


In this course, you'll learn how to create and deploy REST APIs via API Gateway to expose HTTP endpoints, AWS Lambda functions, and other AWS services.


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


This course delves into implementing a series of AWS Lambda functions to help build your knowledge and familiarity with serverless computing.


Learn how to implement a Custom Authorizer with AWS Lambda to define ad-hoc authorization logics for your API Gateway resources.


In this course, you'll learn how to build a Python-based serverless web application with Lambda, API Gateway, S3, DynamoDB, and Cognito.


Practice serverless web development with Python for AWS by deploying an app that uses the Serverless Application Model (SAM), Cognito user pools, and DynamoDB.


In this course, you'll learn how to create a multi-tier serverless architecture on AWS using Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions and Amazon Polly text to speech.


In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of Amazon DynamoDB, including table design, reading, writing, and working with large tables.


Learn how to deploy a highly available website using AWS, with a scenario based on challenges, like time restrictions, and cost limitations many websites face.


This course will take you through what containers are, the benefits of using them, and how to containerize an app.


This course demonstrates how to implement a locally hosted Microservices based Node.js application using Docker containers.


Kickstart your individual and team code projects with AWS CodeStar. Learn to develop and deploy an application with AWS CodeStar.


An introduction to the highly scalable and fully-managed AWS CodeCommit source control service. This lab covers creating, accessing, and adding files to repositories hosted in CodeCommit.


Follow the application lifecycle from dev to prod: continuous integration, rollbacks and blue/green deployments with AWS Code Services. 


This course explores the pros and cons of serverless security and where to focus additional security controls in a FaaS solution.


Practice your Serverless Framework skills in a free-rein, bootstrapped environment by creating and managing all the components and parts the Serverless Framework offers.


Demonstrate your Serverless framework skills by performing tasks required to create, start and handle a Serverless application.


Final Exam: Serverless Computing on AWS for Developers

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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.