New AWS Training and Certification Courses for DynamoDB

We’ve developed a free, six-course curriculum to help developers and architects gain a deeper understanding of Amazon DynamoDB.
These new, intermediate-level courses simulate a real application development project. They include scenario-based animations, reading modules, demonstrations, quizzes, and optional self-paced labs (paid) to help you accelerate your application-development skills with DynamoDB.
Start with an interactive knowledge check, and after you've completed the courses, take the post-assessment to see what you've learned.


  1. Explore the DynamoDB API and the AWS SDKs (90 min)
  2. Working with Indexes in DynamoDB (150 min)
  3. Managing Capacity, Consistency, and Performance in DynamoDB (150 min)
  4. Managing DynamoDB Applications at Scale (210 min)
  5. Advanced Monitoring and Optimizing with DynamoDB (210 min)
  6. Architecting Applications and Tables for DynamoDB (90 min) 

Duration: 16 hours, optional self-paced labs: 9 hours.  There are optional (paid) labs associated with each course.


                      Virtual Workshops

                          Learning path: Using DynamoDB and AWS Lambda in your serverless applications

                          Watch this series of videos from Senior Developer Advocate Talia Nassi on how to use Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda in your serverless applications.

                          Learn more about AWS Serverless land resources »

                          Getting Started with Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda (10:00)

                          Watch this video about getting started with Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, and Serverless., with an introduction to each service, as well as key benefits.

                          Amazon DynamoDB 101 (6:55)

                          Watch this video about Amazon DynamoDB basics and terminology and learn what is a DynamoDB table, item, attribute, sort key, partition key, and index.

                          Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda Security (6:39)

                          Watch this video about Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda Security to learn about AWS Lambda function policies and execution roles, monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch, and granting AWS Lambda access to Amazon DynamoDB.

                          Managing Performance and Scale in your Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda Applications (6:09)

                          Watch this video about managing performance and scale in your Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda applications. You will learn about choosing between provisioned mode and on-demand capacity mode, as well as provisioned concurrency and reserved concurrency for your AWS Lambda functions.

                          Create an Application with Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda (3:18)

                          Watch this video about how to create an application with Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda, and how to use the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) and the Serverless Patterns repository.

                          View the AWS Serverless patterns collection for DynamoDB »

                          AWS Free Tier

                          Gain free, hands-on experience with an AWS Free Tier offer that does not expire, available to all AWS customers. 

                          DynamoDB Free Tier offers 25 GB of storage, 25 provisioned Write Capacity Units (WCU), and 25 provisioned Read Capacity Units (RCU), and can handle up to 200 million requests per month.


                          Learn key concepts with expert-led sessions and guidance

                          DynamoDB: Its purpose, main features, and key concepts (44:14)

                          Watch part 1 of Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB session with Specialist Solution Architect Jason Hunter as he provides a detailed introduction to DynamoDB covering its purpose, main features, and key concepts including: tables and items, read and write capacity, auto scaling, data types, secondary indexes, encryption, auditing, backup and restore, export to S3, and NoSQL Workbench.

                          DynamoDB: Under the hood, managing throughput, advanced design patterns (50:59)

                          Watch part 2 of Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB session with Specialist Solution Architect Jason Hunter as he takes a deep dive into DynamoDB showing advanced design patterns including: partition management, multi-AZ durability, read and write limits at the table and partition levels, On-Demand and Provisioned capacity modes, schema designs, and high-scale usage patterns.

                          Fundamentals of Amazon DynamoDB Single Table Design (58:29)

                          Watch this episode of Amazon DynamoDB Office Hours (September 2020) with AWS Senior Practice Manager Rick Houlihan, as he reviews the fundamentals of single table design.

                          Learn more about DynamoDB Office Hours on Twitch »

                          Deliver business impact with feature-packed Amazon DynamoDB (32:18)

                          Watch this re:Invent 2020 session (November 2020) with Sr. DynamoDB Specialist Solutions Architect Pete Naylor as he reviews key features that help drive the most business impact, such as multi-Region, multi-primary replication with global tables, on-demand capacity mode for spiky workloads, backup and restore (including point-in-time recovery that backs up your table data automatically, down to the second, for the past 35 days), and more.

                          Learn more about DynamoDB features »

                          AWS re:Invent 2020: Data modeling with Amazon DynamoDB – Part 1 (25:35)

                          In part 1 of this AWS re:Invent 2020 session (25:35), AWS Data Hero Alex DeBrie reviews how modeling with DynamoDB is different than with a traditional relational database, and some foundational elements of data modeling with DynamoDB.

                          Data modeling with Amazon DynamoDB - Part 2 (29:38) - re:Invent 2020

                          In part 2 of this AWS re:Invent 2020 session (29:38), AWS Data Hero Alex DeBrie reviews more advanced guiding principles, including strategies on how to handle complex, highly relational data models that don’t slow down as your application scales.

                          Additional training

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                          AWS offers free digital training to help you learn the foundations of AWS. Take the Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB course to get an overview, understand use cases, and see a demo from AWS Training and Certification.

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                          Take this free course to learn the basics of DynamoDB and how it differs from traditional relational database management systems. A guided tour and hands-on labs with practical examples lead you through concepts intended for all skill levels, even if you're totally new to database development. This course gives you the necessary skills and knowledge to build scalable, high-performance applications that use DynamoDB.

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                          Designed by AWS experts, this course helps you develop the skills you need for building applications that use Amazon DynamoDB. Through video lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on lab exercises, you’ll dive deeply into DynamoDB topics including backup and restore, partition keys, security and encryption, global tables, and best practices.

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