AWS self-paced labs enable you to test products, acquire new skills, and gain practical experience working with AWS. Designed by AWS subject matter experts, these hands-on training labs provide you step-by-step instructions to help you gain confidence working with AWS technologies. Available through APN Technology Partner Cloud vLab on the platform, you have freedom to take self-paced labs on-demand and learn at your own pace.

AWS self-paced labs provide an opportunity to use the AWS console in a variety of pre-designed scenarios and common use cases, giving you hands-on practice in a live AWS environment to help you gain confidence working with AWS. You have flexibility to choose from topics and products about which you want to learn more. Available to anyone, self-paced labs enables you to:

  • Gain hands-on experience working with technology in a practice environment
  • Explore and experiment with new products
  • Acquire new and practical skills in a convenient, flexible, and consumable format

More than 30 AWS self-paced labs are available. Visit to see a full selection topics and get started.  

This series of labs is allows you to easily try using an AWS services for free. We recommend you watch our free instructional videos first, and then start practicing with these labs.

  • Introduction to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Introduction to Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • Introduction to Amazon Elastic Load Balancing
  • Introduction to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
  • Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Introduction to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

This series of labs is designed to help you understand fundamental AWS services. These labs are recommended for those who are new to working with AWS services or need a refresher.

  • Creating Amazon EC2 Instances for Linux
  • Creating Amazon EC2 Instances for Windows
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • Auto Scaling for Linux
  • Building Your First Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Caching Static Files with Amazon CloudFront
  • Introduction to AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Launching Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

This series of labs is designed to provide you with experience working with advanced AWS services. These labs are recommended for those who have taken the Basic AWS lab series or have familiarity working with AWS services.

  • Auditing Changes to Amazon EC2 Security Groups
  • Automating Web Application Deployments with PowerShell
  • Bundling EBS-Backed AMIs
  • Creating an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) with CloudFormation
  • Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB
  • Introduction to Amazon Redshift
  • Introduction to AWS OpsWorks
  • Leverage the AWS Tools for PowerShell to Refactor Your Windows Website
  • Spot Instances with Auto Scaling and Amazon CloudWatch
  • Using Amazon RDS for Applications
  • Using Dynamic Registration and Dashboards for Amazon EC2 Instances
  • Working with Amazon CloudFront for Dynamic Content Acceleration
  • Working with CloudFormation

This series of labs is designed to enhance your level of experience with implementing solutions with AWS services. These labs are recommended for those who have an advanced level of experience working with AWS services.

  • Ad Analytics with Hive and Amazon Elastic Map Reduce
  • Configuring GlusterFS on AWS
  • Exploring Google Ngrams with Amazon EMR
  • Hosting WordPress Using Amazon S3
  • Launching and Managing a Web Application With CloudFormation
  • Media Sharing Website - Part 1 Media Upload
  • Media Sharing Website - Part 2 Transcoding