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AWS: Hands-on with AWS: Software Development Practices

Being and excelling as a software engineer means knowing and following software development practices. Working efficiently with teammates through continous integration and continuous delivery will help shorten the time it takes to get applications in the hands of your customers.

Hands-on with AWS: Software Development Practices
2 weeks
2–4 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
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Starts Mar 1

About this course

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Let’s get you working efficiently in a software development team and shorten the time it takes to get high quality applications to your customers. We start with the theory and benefits of building software with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. Continuous Integration starts with source control. We get you working with AWS CodeCommit, a managed source control service that makes it easier for teams to collaborate on code and with Git repository you learn branching strategies and get hands-on committing bug fixes and writing unit tests. Your commits initiate an AWS CodePipeline pipeline where we can run automated tests for fast code quality feedback. We then use AWS CodeBuild to run tests and package code for deployment. Finally, we use AWS CodeDeploy to automate code deployment. Let’s use your coding skills to automate the process of getting quality code to production infrastructure.

This course will provide a combination of video-based lectures, demonstrations and hands-on lab exercises to get you hands-on committing code that flows through a full Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipeline.

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What you'll learn

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--Describe the steps in a DEVOPS lifecycle.
--Describe software engineer tasks in a DEVOPS lifecycle: writing / testing code.
--Describe git version control management tasks: committing, pushing, tagging and branching.
--Describe the steps in continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI-CD).
--Describe AWS services and their uses in a CI-CD environment. AWS CodeCommit for Git source control, AWS CodeBuild for continuous integration, AWS CodePipeline for continuous delivery, CodeDeploy

Week 1: From Code to Application Delivery
Video: Course Introduction
Reading: Welcome to the Course
Video: Providing Feedback
Reading: Customer Feedback

Developing in a Team
Video: Week 1 Introduction
Video: Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery Part 1
Video: Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery Part 2
Reading: Developing in a Team

Source Control:
Video: Source Control Basics
Video: Source Control Branching
Video: Demo: Commit a Bugfix
Lab: Commit a Bugfix
Reading: Source Control
Video: Week 1 Wrap Up
Assessment: Week 1 Quiz

Week 2: Testing and Deployment Practices
Video: Week 2 Introduction
Video: Unit Testing and Mocking
Video: Demo: Write a Unit Test
Lab: Write a Unit Test
Reading: Automated Testing

Building a Pipeline:
Video: AWS Pipeline
Video: AWS CodeBuild
Video: AWS CodeDeploy
Reading: Building a Pipeline
Video: Week 2 Wrap Up
Assessment: Week 2 Quiz

Course Closing:
Video: Course Close
Assessment: Final Assessment

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. Are there any prerequisites for this course?
A. There are no required prerequisites for this course. However, we recommend that leaners have a general understanding of cloud computing and security concepts.
Q. Are there any costs associated with this course?
A. Learners can register for the course in an Audit track or Verified Certificate track. The Audit track is free, but has restrictions. The Verified Certificate track costs $99 and provides full access to course content for the duration. Please visit for more information.
Q. Are there hands-on activities in this course?
A. Yes, this course includes hands-on lab exercises. However, these exercises are restricted to learners in the Verified Certificate Track.
Q. How much time will this course require?
A. If following the weekly schedule, learners should plan to spend 2-4 hours per week on this course. However, learners may complete the course at their own pace.
Q. Will I receive a certificate for this course?
A. Learners enrolled in the Verified Certificate path will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.
Q. What is the grading policy for this course?
A. All learners may take weekly quizzes, which are not graded and allow unlimited retries.
Learners in the Verified Certificate track are able to take the final course assessment in the course. Passing the final assessment is required to obtain the Verified Certificate.
Learners in the Audit track will not have access to the final assessment, and will not be able to earn a certificate.
Q. How are discussions used in this course?
A. This course has discussion groups aligned to each week of the course. We encourage learners to ask questions or offer suggestions and feedback. AWS Instructors will monitor the discussion groups to answer questions specific to the exercises and topics covered in the course.
Q. When will course content be available?
A. All course content will be available when the course opens. Since AWS frequently publishes service updates and new features/functionality, there may be a need to update the course content during its lifetime. If course content is updated, a notice will be placed on the course home page.
Q. Will this course help me prepare for an AWS Certification?
A. Earning an AWS Certification typically requires both knowledge and experience. While this course, if taken in isolation, will provide you with baseline information about cloud security, it will not equip you to earn an AWS Certification. For more information about AWS Certifications, including recommended training and experience requirements, visit

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