Developing Generative AI Applications on AWS with Hands-On Labs Training

This Generative AI on AWS course introduces GenAI to software developers interested in using large language models (LLMs) without fine-tuning. After an overview of AI, attendees learn how to plan an AI project, work with Amazon Bedrock, and apply prompt engineering best practices.  In addition, students understand the architecture patterns used to build AI applications with Amazon Bedrock and LangChain.

This course includes hands-on labs to reinforce the concepts taught in the training. We also offer the 2-day version of this course without labs.

Course Details


3 days


Target Audience

Software developers interested in leveraging large language models without fine-tuning.

Skills Gained

  • Describe generative AI and how it aligns to machine learning
  • Define the importance of generative AI and explain its potential risks and benefits
  • Identify business value from generative AI use cases
  • Discuss the technical foundations and key terminology for generative AI
  • Explain the steps for planning a generative AI project
  • Identify some of the risks and mitigations when using generative AI
  • Understand how Amazon Bedrock works
  • Familiarize yourself with basic concepts of Amazon Bedrock
  • Recognize the benefits of Amazon Bedrock
  • List typical use cases for Amazon Bedrock
  • Describe the typical architecture associated with an Amazon Bedrock solution
  • Understand the cost structure of Amazon Bedrock
  • Implement a demonstration of Amazon Bedrock in the AWS Management Console
  • Define prompt engineering and apply general best practices when interacting with FMs
  • Identify the basic types of prompt techniques, including zero-shot and few-shot learning
  • Apply advanced prompt techniques when necessary for your use case
  • Identify which prompt techniques are best-suited for specific models
  • Identify potential prompt misuses
  • Analyze potential bias in FM responses and design prompts that mitigate that bias
  • Identify the components of a generative AI application and how to customize a foundation model (FM)
  • Describe Amazon Bedrock foundation models, inference parameters, and key Amazon Bedrock APIs
  • Identify Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings that help with monitoring, securing, and governing your Amazon Bedrock applications
  • Describe how to integrate LangChain with large language models (LLMs), prompt templates, chains, chat models, text embeddings models, document loaders, retrievers, and Agents for Amazon Bedrock
  • Describe architecture patterns that can be implemented with Amazon Bedrock for building generative AI applications
  • Apply the concepts to build and test sample use cases that leverage the various Amazon Bedrock models, LangChain, and the Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) approach
Course Outline
  • Introduction to Generative AI - Art of the Possible
    • Overview of ML
    • Basics of generative AI
    • Generative AI use cases
    • Generative AI in practice
    • Risks and benefits
  • Planning a Generative AI Project
    • Generative AI fundamentals
    • Generative AI in practice
    • Generative AI context
    • Steps in planning a generative AI project
    • Risks and mitigation
  • Getting Started with Amazon Bedrock
    • Introduction to Amazon Bedrock
    • Architecture and use cases
    • How to use Amazon Bedrock
    • Setting Up Bedrock Access and Using Playgrounds
    • Lab - Set up Amazon Bedrock
  • Foundations of Prompt Engineering
    • Basics of foundation models
    • Fundamentals of Prompt Engineering
    • Basic prompt techniques
    • Advanced prompt techniques
    • Demonstration: Fine-Tuning a Basic Text Prompt
    • Model-specific prompt techniques
    • Addressing prompt misuses
    • Mitigating bias
    • Image Bias-Mitigation
    • Lab - Use foundation models with Amazon Bedrock
    • Lab - Prompt Engineering with Amazon Bedrock playgrounds and API
  • Amazon Bedrock Application Components
    • Applications and use cases
    • Overview of generative AI application components
    • Foundation models and the FM interface
    • Working with datasets and embeddings
    • Word Embeddings
    • Additional application components
    • RAG
    • Model fine-tuning
    • Securing generative AI applications
    • Generative AI application architecture
    • Lab - Retrieval Augmented Generation with Langchain and Amazon Bedrock
  • Amazon Bedrock Foundation Models
    • Introduction to Amazon Bedrock foundation models
    • Using Amazon Bedrock FMs for inference
    • Amazon Bedrock methods
    • Data protection and auditability
    • Invoke Bedrock Model for Text Generation Using Zero-Shot
    • Lab - Evaluate models using Amazon Bedrock
    • Lab – Create, manage, and deploy a knowledge base with Amazon Bedrock
  • LangChain
    • Optimizing LLM performance
    • Integrating AWS and LangChain
    • Using models with LangChain
    • Constructing prompts
    • Structuring documents with indexes
    • Storing and retrieving data with memory
    • Using chains to sequence components
    • Managing external resources with LangChain agents
    • Bedrock with LangChain Using a Prompt that Includes
    • Lab - Build a question-answering bot using generative AI
    • Lab - Create a custom agent for Amazon Bedrock
  • Architecture Patterns
    • Introduction to architecture patterns
    • Text summarization
    • Demonstration: Text Summarization of Small Files with Anthropic Claude
    • Demonstration: Abstractive Text Summarization with Amazon Titan Using LangChain
    • Question answering
    • Using Amazon Bedrock for Question Answering
    • Chatbots
    • Conversational Interface – Chatbot with AI21 LLM
    • Code generation
    • Using Amazon Bedrock Models for Code Generation
    • LangChain and agents for Amazon Bedrock
    • Integrating Amazon Bedrock Models with LangChain Agents
Upcoming Course Dates
USD $2,045
Online Virtual Class
Date: Jun 17 - 19, 2024
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM ET
USD $2,045
Online Virtual Class
Date: Jul 22 - 24, 2024
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM ET
USD $2,045
Online Virtual Class
Date: Sep 9 - 11, 2024
Time: 10 AM - 6 PM ET