The AWS Learning Accelerator

The AWS Learning Accelerator is perfect for beginner to intermediate AWS users (think the person who has familiarity with AWS concepts, but struggles to apply them in real projects). By the end of this course, you'll be confident using AWS services like Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, SNS, API Gateway, IAM, and more. You'll also learn how to pick the right services when designing a system architecture on AWS.

Do you ever feel like...

  • You would be more confident for a job if you had more hands-on practical experience building on AWS?

  • You waste time in the AWS console trying to figure things out and spend hours reading documentation or Googling?

  • You wrote "AWS Certified" on your resume but hope nobody asks you to prove it?

  • You struggle deciding when to use what AWS service?

  • You would rather spend less time fumbling through the console and spending more time actually building what you love?

Then this is the course for you!

Learn about fundamental AWS services like:

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM), and Amazon CloudWatch.

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Course curriculum

    1. A message from the instructor

    2. One quick ask before we begin...

    1. Problem Introduction - Cloudtopia Passport Office

    2. Design Components

    3. Core Technology Choices

    4. End Design

    1. 1.1 - Creating a S3 Bucket with a Lambda Trigger

    2. 1.1 - (Hands On) - Creating a S3 Bucket with a Lambda Function

    3. 1.2 - Integrating with Amazon Rekognition

    4. 1.2 - (Hands On) - Integrating with Amazon Rekognition

    5. 1.3 - Adding a Data Store using DynamoDB

    6. 1.3 - (Hands On) - Adding a Data Store using DynamoDB

    1. 2.0 - Using Lambda Destinations to Send SNS Notifications

    2. 2.1 - (Hands On) - Creating the SNS Topic

    3. 2.2 - (Hands On) - Creating and Configuring Lambda Destinations

    1. 3.1 - Creating an API Gateway Endpoint

    2. 3.1 - (Hands On) - Creating an API Gateway Endpoint

    3. 3.2 - Creating a Lambda API Request Handler and Integrating with DynamoDB

    4. 3.2 - (Hands On) - Creating a Lambda API Request Handler and Integrating with DynamoDB

    1. One More Thing Before You Go

AWS Learning Accelerator

  • $65.00
  • 20 lessons

Extra Material

Also included with the course:

  • A downloadable (PDF) version of the slide deck to use as a reference

  • Summary documents for each presentation highlighting the key ideas

  • All code (Python) files

Daniel Galati

Your Instructor

Daniel passionately teaches AWS to individuals and businesses. Since initially creating his AWS focused YouTube channel (Be a Better Dev) in 2019, Daniel has grown a community of over 150,000 subscribers with over 10,000,000 video views. Daniel is a Senior Software Engineer that works for Amazon designing and implementing mission critical systems. He has a decade of experience building software in a professional environment.

Student Testimonials

“Daniel has an incredible ability to explain complex topics in a way that is easy to digest. His passion and enthusiasm for AWS is evident in every lesson.”

Adriano Nicolucci

“I recently completed Daniel's online course, AWS Learning Accelerator, and I have to say, it was one of the best courses I've ever taken. The course content was well-structured, easy to follow, and incredibly informative. Daniel's teaching style is clear and concise, and he explains complex concepts in a way that is easy to understand.”

Rahman Mankettikkara

“A+ -- Great course to quickly get up to speed on how to build in AWS”

M. Anderson

“Great content! Perfect course to have some hands-on experience on AWS. I wish there are more like this, usually they are too basic.”

David Fernández

“It is an amazing course to learn hands on AWS services. ”

Antony Kelvin

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of AWS services will I learn and use?

    You will learn about and use S3, Lambda, Rekognition, DynamoDB, Simple Notification Service (SNS), API Gateway, IAM, and Cloudwatch.

  • What kind of project does the course focus on?

    In this course, you work for a Passport office that is looking to automate the detection and validation of human faces in user submitted photographs. After evaluating an image, you will store its results, notify clients, and provide APIs for other microservices to access the results. The entire project is built using Serverless AWS components.

  • What programming language will I be using?

    You will be using Python for the coding portion of the course. Some Python experience is recommended but not necessary - any programming experience should do.

  • How long will the course take me?

    The course has approximately 20 lessons and approximately 3.5 hours worth of content.

  • How much will I get charged by AWS when following along with this course?

    If your AWS account is less than 12 months old, you will not be charged a single cent. Otherwise, you can expect a very small charge (guaranteed less than $0.10). You can always sign up for a brand new account to avoid the charge.

  • Will I get to use Infrastructure as Code?

    No. I firmly believe the best way to learn AWS is to get hands on in the AWS console. Infrastructure as Code is better suited once you have a solid grasp on the fundamentals and is beyond the scope of this course.

  • Will I have lifetime access?

    Yes! Each course comes with lifetime access for all course contents including supplemental materials.

  • Do you offer discounts for organizations?

    Please email Daniel directly at [email protected] to learn more about bulk discounts for organizations.

  • What is your refund policy?

    If you're not happy, I'm not happy. If you're unsatisfied with the content, please email me at [email protected] within 14 days of your purchase and I will gladly issue you a full refund.

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