Building a Full-Stack Serverless Application on AWS

By Moosa Khalid

Building on serverless fundamentals, we'll explore how to leverage various AWS services for a basic full-stack application.

7 hours
  • 27 Lessons
  • 6 Hands-On Labs

About the course

In this course, we’ll be building on serverless fundamentals and explore how we can leverage various AWS services to build a basic full-stack (front end, business logic, and back end) application without any virtual machines or servers to maintain. Knowledge of serverless fundamentals is expected prior to this course, as we’ll be more hands-on and see it work firsthand. Some of the AWS services we’ll work on during this course are:

  • S3
  • CloudFront
  • Lambda
  • RDS Aurora Serverless

Interactive Diagram:

  • Chapter 1 5 Lessons Course Introduction 8:31

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses


    Course Introduction


    About the Training Architect


    AWS Free Tier: Usage tracking and Billing Widget


    What You Should Know Beforehand: Prerequisites

  • Chapter 2 3 Lessons Serverless Defined 11:03

    Why Use Serverless?


    Serverless Architectures


    Limitations of Serverless

  • Chapter 3 5 Lessons Front-End Serverless Layer: S3 and CloudFront 21:45



    Setting Up AWS S3 as a Standalone Website via Console


    AWS CloudFront as an HTTPS Endpoint Provider


    Setting Up an S3 Static Website Using AWS CLI

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Setting Up AWS CloudFront as an HTTPS Endpoint for S3

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 6 Lessons Application Layer: AWS Lambda Functions 33:11



    Creating a Lambda Function and Lambda IAM Execution Role


    Event Triggers for AWS Lambda


    Testing and Debugging Lambda Functions


    Setting Up Lambda Functions with S3 Event Triggers

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Testing and Debugging Lambda Functions

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 6 Lessons Back-End Data Persistence Layer: AWS Aurora Serverless 26:31



    What Is Amazon Aurora Serverless?


    Aurora Serverless Concepts


    Integrating Aurora Serverless with Lambda Functions


    Creating and Connecting to an Aurora Serverless Database via CLI

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Integrating Aurora Serverless with Lambda Functions Using Python and PyMySQL

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 6 1 Lesson Monitoring Serverless Application Metrics 16:19

    Metrics and CloudWatch Dashboard for Serverless

  • Chapter 7 1 Lesson Conclusion 1:29

    What's Next?


What you will need

  • - Installation, setup/configuration of AWS CLI, and some experience with the AWS API and console - Familiarity with Linux command line

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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  • $499 USD per seat per year
  • Billed Annually
  • Renews in 12 months

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