AWS Application Deployment

This course covers an array of AWS application and deployment services, from Lambda to Trusted Advisor.

21 videos  //  144 minutes of training

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Course description

Explore many different application and deployment services offered by AWS. Learn how you can run code in the cloud without a server infrastructure with Lambda, analyze data on the fly with Kinesis, secure web applications with AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) and much more.

Course syllabus

Application and Deployment ServicesDuration: 4:29

AWS includes many different application services and deployment services. In this episode you will understand what these services are and why they are important to you. In the remaining episodes of this chapter, you will explore specific AWS application and deployment services.

LambdaDuration: 6:29

What if you need some code to run in the cloud but you don't want to build an entire instance-based platform to support the code? Lambda comes to the rescue. This episode explains how Lambda can be used to execute code in the cloud without building a server infrastructure.

API GatewayDuration: 8:59

An Application Programming Interface (API) is a wrapper for code that allows for easy access to and execution of it. The AWS API Gateway is a service that allows you to have APIs in the cloud. Learn more in this episode.

KinesisDuration: 5:41

What can you use to analyze data on-the-fly in AWS? The answer is Kinesis and its several implementation methods. In this episode you are introduced to the Kinesis solution in AWS and what it has to offer.

Kinesis Data Streams and FirehoseDuration: 5:37

In this episode, you will explore Kinesis Data Streams and Kinesis Firehose to understand what they offer and how they differ. As an AWS architect, it is important to know the options so you can select the best one for your needs.

Kinesis Data AnalyticsDuration: 5:38

You've create a way to get the data with Kinesis Data Streams or Kinesis Firehose, now you must analyze the data. One possible solution is Kinesis Data Analytics, covered in this episode.

Reference ArchitecturesDuration: 5:36

Wouldn't it be nice if, as a solutions architect, you didn't have to start from scratch everytime? The good news is that you don't have to. You can start with reference architectures provided by AWS and this episode explains the details.

CloudFrontDuration: 9:41

Do you have an application that needs to be available on the Web and perform as well as possible for the end users? Of course you do. CloudFront is the AWS solution that helps you accomplish this and you will learn about it here.

Web Application Firewall (WAF)Duration: 9:17

When implementing Web applications, it is important to ensure proper security. Sometimes you need to allow or disallow access based on source IP addresses or the request type. The AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) is your solution.

Simple Queue Service (SQS)Duration: 9:39

Some application are not sequential and consistent in the flow of processing. Rather, they allow for non-sequential processing or delayed processing. To implement such solutions, you need a method to queue requests and the AWS Simple Queue Service (SQS) helps with this.

Simple Notification Service (SNS)Duration: 7:48

What if you need one application to notify another application of an activity or a workload that needs to be executed? You need the Simple Notification Service (SNS) that AWS offers and it is introduced here.

Simple Workflow (SWF)Duration: 6:56

Workflow management allows you to have logic in a processing flow. For example, you may want to do one thing if A is true and another thing if B is true. AWS Simple Workflow (SWF) allows you to implement such workflows.

Step FunctionsDuration: 5:02

The forthcoming replacement for SWF is Step Functions in AWS. SWF is still supported and likely to be on an exam, but Step Functions will be replacing SWF in the coming years and be more heavily focused on the exams as well.

OpsWorksDuration: 7:44

For years, we've had operations management software solutions in internal enterprise networks. AWS offers the same using OpsWorks and this episode explores the features and capabilities of this solution.

CognitoDuration: 3:43

What can you do if you want to integrate local Active Directory or another identity management system with AWS? The answer is found in Cognito, an AWS solution for user identity and data synchronization or single sign-on (SSO).

Elastic MapReduce (EMR)Duration: 5:27

Do you need to process massive amounts of data for business analytics? Do you want to upload data to S3 buckets and have it processed automatically? If the answer is yes, you should explore the capabilities of Elastic MapReduce (EMR).

CloudFormationDuration: 10:22

When you need an AWS solution that includes multiple instances, databases, or services, it would be nice to have a way to implement it quickly. CloudFormation helps you accomplish this. In this episode you will see how CloudFormation can help you launch solutions fast based on templates.

CloudFormation PropertiesDuration: 2:54

AWS periodically updates properties that can be configured in CloudFormation. This episode reviews the latest updates.

CloudWatchDuration: 6:11

In earlier episodes of this course, CloudWatch has been referenced. In this episode, you will see what CloudWatch has to offer so that you can design for it well.

Trusted AdvisorDuration: 6:56

Wouldn't it be amazing if you have someone you could turn to and ask them to evaluate your AWS implementation for problems in security, performance and cost management? The good news is that you do. It's the Trusted Advisor within AWS and this episode shows how it is used.

OrganizationsDuration: 9:23

Over time, you may find that you have multiple AWS accounts. The IAM solution will be managed separately for each account by default. However, you can use AWS organizations to bring them all together and this episode shows you how.

Meet the author

Tom Carpenter


Tom Carpenter is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry. He started in entry-level systems support and quickly moved into the role of a systems analyst and network engineer. He founded the technical content development and training company SysEdCo in 1997, which he continues to operate. Having written more than 20 books for the IT industry, he brings a wealth of experience to any topic and holds many certifications from both vendors and vendor-neutral certification organizations. He is also the head of certification development for the CWNP program and heavily involved in objectives development and exam creation within the certification industry. Tom uses AWS to run several business websites as well as test labs used for content creation and management. According to Tom, "AWS is everything I did in the 90s, and more, in the cloud!” Tom lives in Ohio with his lovely wife Julie and enjoys anything related to technology, learning and human potential.

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