AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty 2020

By Kesha Williams

Learn the major components of building, testing, certifying, and publishing Amazon Alexa Skills, and prepare for the AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty exam.

6 hours
  • 84 Lessons
  • 4 Hands-On Labs
  • 5 Course Quizzes
  • 1 Practice Exam

About the course

There are reported to be over 100,000 Alexa Skills, and the number is growing at a rapid rate. By making it seamless and frictionless, voice-first technology is revolutionizing the way individuals interact with technology. Many companies are starting to invest in voice-first technology, and are now looking for machine learning professionals who understand how to build, test, certify, and publish Amazon Alexa Skills.

This course uses real-world case studies to teach you how to design and build engaging voice experiences, while preparing you for the AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty exam. Get prepared to take this exam with your instructor Kesha Williams (and co-instructor Alexa!), and become an AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder.

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • The process to design a voice experience using voice-first design patterns and capabilities.
  • The steps to architect an Alexa Skill using Amazon Web Services.
  • The tasks required to create Alexa Skills that are both voice-only and multimodal.
  • Several advanced Alexa Skill building features like visual elements, sounds effects, audio, and video.
  • The techniques used for dialog and state management.
  • Easy ways to personalize your Alexa Skill to improve customer experiences.
  • Quick steps for testing your Alexa Skill using the Alexa Simulator, an Echo device, and beta testers.
  • The steps required to certify and publish Alexa Skills to the Alexa Skills Store or using an Alexa for Business account.

No prior experience building Alexa Skills is required – this course is suitable for anyone wanting to prepare for the AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty exam.

What you will need

  • At a minimum: Certified Cloud Practitioner

  • Recommended: Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

What you can expect

  • Knowledge of how AI technologies power Alexa

  • Ability to have intelligent conversations about voice user interface design and common voice-first design patterns

  • Knowledge of how to create advanced Alexa Skills backed by Lambda or your own HTTPS endpoint using the AWS CLI and the Alexa Developer Console

  • Familiarity with Alexa Skill architecture using Amazon Web Services: IAM, CloudFront, CloudWatch, S3, DynamoDB, and Lambda

  • An understanding of testing and troubleshooting steps that quickly resolve issues

  • Things to look out for when certifying your Alexa Skills and publishing them to the Alexa Skills Store

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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  • Billed Annually
  • Renews in 12 months

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