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Cloud Academy's AWS Hands on-labs

Cloud Academy's AWS Hands on-labs

How Cloud Academy’s Hands-on Labs Give Students Real-World AWS Experience and Know-How


Alex Casalboni

June 21, 2016


  1. AWS  Hands-­‐on  Labs Jun  20th  &  21st  2016

  2. About  Me @alex_casalboni 6+  years  in  Web  Development Sr.  So;ware

     Engineer  @  Cloud  Academy Master  in  Computer  Science
  3. Hands-­‐on  Labs Sandboxed  AWS  Console Background  knowledge  &  hints Real-­‐World

     AWS  Experience Step-­‐by-­‐step  instrucJons
  4. Hands-­‐on  Labs  &  CerCficates

  5. The  first  week  is  on  us  :)­‐day-­‐free (no

     credit  card  required)
  6. Technical  Clinics AWS  Lamdba AWS  OpsWorks AWS  CloudFormaJon

  7. AWS  Lambda  &  Serverless  compuCng Transparent  scalability,  elasJcity  and  availability

    New  unit  of  scale:  funcJons  (not  monolithic) AWS   Lambda Developer-­‐friendly  operaJons  (versions  +  aliases) Event-­‐driven  approach Never  pay  for  idle
  8. AWS  Lambda  +  API  Gateway + Amazon  API   Gateway

    AWS   Lambda RESTful  layer  (JSON/XML) Auth  layer  (SSL,  API  keys,  IAM  or  custom) Global  CDN  and  caching  (via  CloudFront) Logging,  thro[ling  &  staging  for  free Input/output  params  mapping  (VTL)
  9. AWS  OpsWorks AWS   OpsWorks ApplicaJon  management  service,  based

     on  Chef Layers  design  (Rails,  Python,  PHP,  Java,  Node.js,  MySQL,  etc.) Integrated  with  ECS  (clusters)  and  RDS  (databases) AutomaJc  provisioning  based  on  load,  Jme,  or  manual Monitoring,  resources  &  deployment  management  for  free
  10. AWS  CloudFormaCon AWS   CloudFormaJon DeclaraJve  Infrastructure  as  Code

     (IaC) Build  your  stack:  a  collecJon  of  AWS  resources  &  dependencies Provisioning  should  be  predictable  and  repeatable Drag-­‐n-­‐drop  UI  with  CloudFormaJon  Designer 100%  free  (only  pay  for  resources)
  11. AddiConal  Resources Course:  Understanding  AWS  Lambda Course:  Compute  Fundamentals  for

     AWS Quiz:  AWS  Lambda Blog:  A  Crash  Course  in  AWS  Serverless  Architecture AWS  Lambda Doc:  AWS  Documencon Blog:  AWS  OpsWorks AWS  OpsWorks Doc:  AWS  Documencon Course:  How  to  Use  CloudFormaJon AWS  CloudFormaCon Doc:  AWS  DocumentaJon Course:  Advanced  Use  of  CloudFormaJon Quiz:  AWS  CloudFormaJon Blog:  Lambda  IntroducJon  and  PracJcal  Walkthrough Blog:  Overview  of  the  Serverless  Framework
  12. Thank  you  for  aXending  :)