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Deploying Your First Alexa Skill

In this lab, you will learn how to use ASK to create a new skill from templates. You will learn how to set up your lab environment for Alexa skill building, and then you will deploy a simple skill and test it. By the end of the lab, you will have deployed your first Alexa skill and proven it functions successfully. Objectives for this lab include learning to initialize the `ask-cli`, deploying a templated skill and making a slight modification to it, and deploying the skill and testing it works as expected. **Note:** You must have your own Amazon Developer account, which you can [sign up]( for if you do not already have one.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Dec 05, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Configure Amazon Skills Kit to Use Your AWS Developer Account

    Upgrade and initialize the ASK CLI. Then, connect to the AWS account on the VM.

  2. Challenge

    Clone Skill and Check Out Branch

    Clone and configure the skill template.

  3. Challenge

    Update Skill Code

    Update the skill.json file. Then, apply changes to the ../models/en-US.json and ../lambda/custom/index.js code.

  4. Challenge

    Deploy and Test

    Deploy and test the skill.

  5. Challenge

    Clean Up Amazon Developer Account Alexa Console

    At this point, the skill you just created should be deleted from your Alexa Developer Console.

    Please do so at this link: Alexa Developer Console.

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