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This learning path contains all of our content relating to the services listed within the AWS Database category of the AWS Management Console. It contains our courses, labs, and assessments allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge in this specific area.

Topics and services covered in this learning path include:

  • Differences between AWS Database types
  • Fundamentals of all the AWS Database services
  • How to rotate DB credentials using Secrets Manager
  • Understanding authentication access controls across AWS databases
  • High availability for DynamoDB and Aurora
  • How the DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) can enhance performance
  • RDS Multi-AZ and Read Replicas
  • Database scaling and elasticity
  • Database Monitoring
  • Costs associated with RDS
  • Backup and Restore capabilities
  • AWS Database Migration Service

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Intended Audience

This learning path has been designed for those who are responsible for maintaining and managing databases infrastructure within AWS.  


You should have a basic understanding of AWS core services and VPC infrastructure 


Your certificate for this learning path

Learning Path Steps


This course covers AWS databases at a very high level and will include how they work, their strengths, and what workloads are best suited for them.


This course (part of a two-part series on AWS database fundamentals) introduces you to Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon Neptune.


Knowledge Check: Database Fundamentals for AWS Part 1


You will learn the steps to create and use the MySQL Relational Database using Amazon RDS.


Put your Amazon RDS skills to the test in this hands-on challenge lab as you are tasked with creating a database.


In this course, you'll learn about RDS multi-AZ and will come away knowing when to implement and use this feature within your own environment.


This course explores how to scale your RDS databases based on reads or writes, horizontally or vertically.


This introductory course provides a foundational awareness of the tools AWS available to monitor Amazon RDS databases


This course explores Amazon RDS Performance Insights, a performance monitoring and tuning feature that can quickly assess the database load on an Amazon RDS database instance.


This course explores the cost metrics associated with the Amazon Relational Database Service, known as RDS.


Learn how to use AWS SecretsManager and Amazon Relational Database Service to generate, store, and rotate a password in Secrets Manager. Use Secrets Manager with a Python application.


ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache in the cloud. This lab experience will guide you during the creation of an Elasticache cluster and its the first usage.


In this lab, you will create a DB subnet group, a Neptune Database, and you will perform some SPARQL commands.


This course (part of a two-part series on AWS database fundamentals) introduces you to Amazon Redshift, Amazon QLDB, Amazon DocumentDB, and Amazon Keyspaces.


Knowledge Check: Database Fundamentals for AWS Part 2


This course covers the different options available to you to enable you to authenticate to your Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB Databases.


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


This course explores Amazon Web Service's DynamoDB and teaches you how to architect DynamoDB setups.


Move your first steps using DynamoDB. Create tables with and withoud secondary indexes, learn how to add new rows and query your data by using the AWS Management Console.


This short course focuses on the DynamoDB Accelerator, more commonly referred to as DAX.


This course explores the different strategies that are available to back up and restore your AWS databases across Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB.


This course explores the security best practices when working with AWS databases, specifically looking at RDS and DynamoDB with some extra content related to Aurora.


This course explores the various configuration options and techniques that you can use to create highly available Amazon Aurora databases.


A hands-on lab introducing you to the high performance and high availability Amazon Aurora database engine.


Learn how to rewind a MySQL Aurora RDS database using Backtrack. Backtrack can seamlessly restore your database in minutes and lets you move back and forth to examine data changes in detail.


This course looks at the different encryption mechanisms that can be utilized across different AWS Database services, thereby enhancing the security posture and protection of your data.


This course explores how to use automation when creating Amazon RDS databases. It includes using AWS Secrets Manager for increasing the security of provisioned resources by limiting human intervention.


Learn how to listen to DynamoDB update streams and process batches of records with AWS Lambda to augment your database behavior.


In this course, you'll learn about the AWS Database Migration Service and the AWS Database Schema Conversion Tool and how they can be used to migrate data.


In this lab challenge, your database skills are tested as you are tasked to migrate data between two real RDS instances using AWS Database Migration Service.


Final Exam: Working with AWS Databases

About the Author
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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 90+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 100,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.