Advanced Developing on AWS

The Advanced Developing on AWS course uses the real-world scenario of taking a legacy, on-premisesmonolithic application and refactoring it into a serverless microservices architecture. This three-dayadvanced course covers advanced development topics such as architecting for a cloud-native environment;deconstructing on-premises, legacy applications and repackaging them into cloud-based, cloud nativearchitectures; and applying the tenets of the Twelve-Factor Application methodology.

Course objectives:

  • Analyze a monolithic application architecture to determine logical or programmatic break points
    where the application can be broken up across different AWS services
  • Apply Twelve-Factor Application manifesto concepts and steps while migrating from a monolithic
  • Recommend the appropriate AWS services to develop a microservices based cloud-native
  • Use the AWS API, CLI, and SDKs to monitor and manage AWS services
  • Migrate a monolithic application to a microservices application using the 6 Rs of migration
  • Explain the SysOps and DevOps interdependencies necessary to deploy a microservices application
    in AWS


  • This course is intended for experienced software developers who are already familiar with AWS services.


We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language
  • Working knowledge of core AWS services and public cloud implementation
  • Completion of the Developing on AWS classroom training, and then a minimum of 6 months of
    application of those concepts in a real world environment

Course outline:

Module 1: The cloud journey
• Common off-cloud architecture
• Introduction to Cloud Air
• Monolithic architecture
• Migration to the cloud
• Guardrails
• The six R’s of migration
• The Twelve-Factor Application Methodology
• Architectural styles and patterns
• Overview of AWS Services
• Interfacing with AWS Services
• Authentication
• Infrastructure as code and Elastic Beanstalk
• Demonstration: Walk through creating base infrastructure with AWS CloudFormation in the
AWS console
• Hands-on lab 1: Deploy your monolith application using AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Module 2: Gaining Agility
• DevOps
• Application configuration
• Secrets management
• CI/CD Services in AWS
• Demonstration: Demo AWS Secrets Manager

Module 3: Monolith to MicroServices
• Microservices
• Serverless
• A look at Cloud Air
• Microservices using Lambda and API Gateway
• Strangling the Monolith
• Hands-on lab: Using AWS Lambda to develop microservices

Module 4: Polyglot Persistence & Distributed Complexity
• Polyglot persistence
• DynamoDB best practices
• Distributed complexity
• Step functions

Module 5: Resilience and Scale
• Decentralized data stores
• Amazon SQS
• Amazon SNS
• Amazon Kinesis Streams
• AWS IoT Message Broker
• Serverless event bus
• Event sourcing and CQRS
• Designing for resilience in the cloud
• Hands-on lab: Exploring the AWS messaging options

Module 6: Security and Observability
• Serverless Compute with AWS Lambda
• Authentication with Amazon Cognito
• Debugging and traceability
• Hands-on lab: Developing microservices on AWS
• Hands-on lab 8: Automating deployments with Cloud Formation

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