AMA24 – Developing Serverless Solutions on AWS


AMA24 - Developing Serverless Solutions on AWS

Course description

This course gives developers exposure to and practice with best practices for building serverless
applications using AWS Lambda and other services in the AWS serverless platform. You will use AWS
frameworks to deploy a serverless application in hands-on labs that progress from simpler to more
complex topics. You will use AWS documentation throughout the course to develop authentic methods for
learning and problem-solving beyond the classroom.


This course includes presentations, hands-on labs, demonstrations, videos, knowledge checks, and group

Course objectives

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

Intended audience

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

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Course outline
Day 1

Module 0: Introduction

Introduction to the application you 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

Day 2
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

Day 3
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

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Длительность: 3 дня (24 часа)
Код курса: АМА24

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