CloudFormation Deep Dive

By Craig

An in-depth look at how AWS CloudFormation works with other AWS serverless technologies.

15 hours
  • 82 Lessons
  • 9 Hands-On Labs

About the course

This course will take a deep dive into AWS CloudFormation, with support from our interactive diagrams to assist in learning. Early on, the course focuses on the basics of CloudFormation, such as templates and scripting languages to write templates: JSON and YAML. After gaining a thorough understanding of CloudFormation basics, the student will shift to deep dives on core concepts of CloudFormation, such as updating stacks and using bootstrapping techniques. Various advanced topics will also be covered in depth, such as drift detection, cross-stack references, nested stacks, intrinsic functions, and condition functions. The course will take an in-depth look at how CloudFormation works with serverless technologies using custom resources, Lambda functions, AWS macros, and the Serverless Application Model (SAM). The sections of the course will start to build upon each other and culminate in the creation of a continuous integration pipeline using AWS Code Pipeline together with CloudFormation to automate the delivery of AWS templates. Finally, the course will wrap up with a look at troubleshooting techniques, best practices, and a focus on how CloudFormation can be a vital part of disaster recovery.

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What you will need

  • While it would be helpful to have some experience writing code in any language, it is not a requirement. The course will build an understanding of writing CloudFormation Templates from the ground up. An AWS certification is not required, but the course will touch on many different AWS services and will not take the time to introduce each service in-depth. Therefore, it will be helpful to have a basic knowledge of some of the more common AWS services such as EC2, S3, IAM, and VPCs.

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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