08/22/2022 - 08/24/2022
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Online Virtual Class
USD $1,995.00
09/06/2022 - 09/08/2022
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Online Virtual Class
USD $1,995.00
09/26/2022 - 09/28/2022
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Online Virtual Class
USD $1,995.00

You will use AWS documentation throughout the course to develop authentic methods for learning and problem-solving beyond the classroom.


In this course, you will learn to:

Apply event-driven best practices to a serverless application design using appropriate AWS services

Identify the challenges and trade-offs of transitioning to serverless development, and make recommendations that suit your development organization and environment

Build serverless applications using patterns that connect AWS managed services together, and account for service characteristics, including service quotas, available integrations, invocation model, error handling, and event source payload

Compare and contrast available options for writing infrastructure as code, including AWS CloudFormation, AWS Amplify, AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM), and AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK)

Apply best practices to writing Lambda functions inclusive of error handling, logging, environment re-use, using layers, statelessness, idempotency, and configuring concurrency and memory

Apply best practices for building observability and monitoring into your serverless application

Apply security best practices to serverless applications

Identify key scaling considerations in a serverless application, and match each consideration to the methods, tools, or best practices to manage it

Use AWS SAM, AWS CDK, and AWS developer tools to configure a CI/CD workflow, and automate deployment of a serverless application

Create and actively maintain a list of serverless resources that will assist in your ongoing serverless development and engagement with the serverless community


This course is intended for:

Developers who have some familiarity with serverless and experience with development in the AWS Cloud


We recommend that attendees of this course have:

Familiarity with the basics of AWS Cloud architecture

An understanding of developing applications on AWS equivalent to completing the Developing on AWS classroom training

Knowledge equivalent to completing the following serverless digital trainings: AWS Lambda Foundations and Amazon API Gateway for Serverless Applications


Three days


Outline for Developing Serverless Solutions on AWS Training

Module 0: Introduction

Introduction to the application we will build

Access to course resources (Student Guide, Lab Guide, and Online Course Supplement)

Module 1: Thinking Serverless

Best practices for building modern serverless applications

Event-driven design

AWS services that support event-driven serverless applications

Module 2: API-Driven Development and Synchronous Event Sources

Characteristics of standard request/response API-based web applications

How Amazon API Gateway fits into serverless applications

Try-it-out exercise: Set up an HTTP API endpoint integrated with a Lambda function

High-level comparison of API types (REST/HTTP, WebSocket, GraphQL)

Module 3: Introduction to Authentication, Authorization, and Access Control

Authentication vs. Authorization

Options for authenticating to APIs using API Gateway

Amazon Cognito in serverless applications

Amazon Cognito user pools vs. federated identities

Module 4: Serverless Deployment Frameworks

Overview of imperative vs. declarative programming for infrastructure as code

Comparison of CloudFormation, AWS CDK, Amplify, and AWS SAM frameworks

Features of AWS SAM and the AWS SAM CLI for local emulation and testing

Module 5: Using Amazon EventBridge and Amazon SNS to Decouple Components

Development considerations when using asynchronous event sources

Features and use cases of Amazon EventBridge

Try-it-out exercise: Build a custom EventBridge bus and rule

Comparison of use cases for Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) vs. EventBridge

Try-it-out exercise: Configure an Amazon SNS topic with filtering

Module 6: Event-Driven Development Using Queues and Streams

Development considerations when using polling event sources to trigger Lambda functions

Distinctions between queues and streams as event sources for Lambda

Selecting appropriate configurations when using Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) or Amazon Kinesis Data Streams as an event source for Lambda

Try-it-out exercise: Configure an Amazon SQS queue with a dead-letter queue as a Lambda event source

Hands-On Labs

Hands-On Lab 1: Deploying a Simple Serverless Application

Hands-On Lab 2: Message Fan-Out with Amazon EventBridge

Module 7: Writing Good Lambda Functions

How the Lambda lifecycle influences your function code

Best practices for your Lambda functions

Configuring a function

Function code, versions and aliases

Try-it-out exercise: Configure and test a Lambda function

Lambda error handling

Handling partial failures with queues and streams

Module 8: Step Functions for Orchestration

AWS Step Functions in serverless architectures

Try-it-out exercise: Step Functions states

The callback pattern

Standard vs. Express Workflows

Step Functions direct integrations

Try-it-out exercise: Troubleshooting a Standard Step Functions workflow

Module 9: Observability and Monitoring

The three pillars of observability

Amazon CloudWatch Logs and Logs Insights

Writing effective log files

Try-it-out exercise: Interpreting logs

Using AWS X-Ray for observability

Try-it-out exercise: Enable X-Ray and interpret X-Ray traces

CloudWatch metrics and embedded metrics format

Try-it-out exercise: Metrics and alarms

Try-it-out exercise: ServiceLens

Hands-On Labs

Hands-On Lab 3: Workflow Orchestration Using AWS Step Functions

Hands-On Lab 4: Observability and Monitoring

Module 10: Serverless Application Security

Security best practices for serverless applications

Applying security at all layers

API Gateway and application security

Lambda and application security

Protecting data in your serverless data stores

Auditing and traceability

Module 11: Handling Scale in Serverless Applications

Scaling considerations for serverless applications

Using API Gateway to manage scale

Lambda concurrency scaling

How different event sources scale with Lambda

Module 12: Automating the Deployment Pipeline

The importance of CI/CD in serverless applications

Tools in a serverless pipeline

AWS SAM features for serverless deployments

Best practices for automation

Course wrap-up

Hands-On Labs

Hands-On Lab 5: Securing Serverless Applications

Hands-On Lab 6: Serverless CI/CD on AWS