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Now Available: Improved Training Course for AWS Developers

by Jeff Barr | on | in Training and Certification | | Comments

My colleague Mike Stroh is part of our sales training team. He wrote the guest post below to introduce you to our newest AWS training courses.


We routinely tweak our 3-day AWS technical training courses to keep pace with AWS platform updates, incorporate learner feedback, and the latest best practices.

Today I want to tell you about some exciting enhancements to Developing on AWS. Whether you’re moving applications to AWS or developing specifically for the cloud, this course can show you how to use the AWS SDK to create secure, scalable cloud applications that tap the full power of the platform.

What’s New
We’ve made a number of updates to the course—most stem directly from the experiences and suggestions of developers who took previous versions of the course. Here are some highlights of what’s new:

  • Additional Programming Language Support – The course’s 8 practice labs now support Java, .Net, Python, JavaScript (for Node.js and browser)—plus the Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Balance of Concepts and Code – The updated course expands coverage of key concepts, best practices, and troubleshooting tips for AWS services to help students build a mental model before diving into code. Students then use an AWS SDK to develop apps that apply these concepts in hands-on labs.
  • AWS SDK Labs – Practice labs are designed to emphasize the AWS SDK, reflecting how developers actually work and create solutions. Lab environments now include EC2 instances preloaded with all required programming language SDKs, developer tools, and IDEs. Students can simply log in and start learning!
  • Relevant to More Developers – The additional programming language support helps make the course more useful to both startup and enterprise developers.
  • Expanded Coverage of Developer-Oriented AWS Services – The updated course put more focus on the AWS services relevant to application development. So there’s expanded coverage of Amazon DynamoDB, plus new content on AWS Lambda, Amazon Cognito, Amazon Kinesis Streams, Amazon ElastiCache, AWS CloudFormation, and others.

Here’s a map that will help you to understand how the course flows from topic to topic:

How to Enroll
For full course details, look over the Developing on AWS syllabus, then find a class near you. To see more AWS technical courses, visit AWS Training & Certification.

Mike Stroh, Content & Community Manager