This course will take a deep dive into AWS CloudFormation, with support from our interactive diagrams to assist in learning. Early on, the course focuses on the basics of CloudFormation, such as templates and scripting languages to write templates: JSON and YAML. After gaining a thorough understanding of CloudFormation basics, the student will shift to deep dives on core concepts of CloudFormation, such as updating stacks and using bootstrapping techniques. Various advanced topics will also be covered in depth, such as drift detection, cross-stack references, nested stacks, intrinsic functions, and condition functions. The course will take an in-depth look at how CloudFormation works with serverless technologies using custom resources, Lambda functions, AWS macros, and the Serverless Application Model (SAM). The sections of the course will start to build upon each other and culminate in the creation of a continuous integration pipeline using AWS Code Pipeline together with CloudFormation to automate the delivery of AWS templates. Finally, the course will wrap up with a look at troubleshooting techniques, best practices, and a focus on how CloudFormation can be a vital part of disaster recovery.
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Craig has over 20 years of experience in IT in areas ranging from Systems and Network Engineering, Software Development, Technical Project Management, and Amazon Web Services. He has been creating content in Amazon Web Services for over 5 years. Areas of expertise include AWS Certified DevOps Professional, CloudFormation, and the AWS Developer Tools Suite. Craig holds 6 AWS Certifications as well as a Project Management Professional certification.