Create and Manage Stacks with AWS CloudFormation Using the AWS Management Console

Automating your infrastructure gives you repeatable and reusable templates for a variety of projects. This course will teach you the best practices for creating and managing stacks on the Cloudformation console.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 18, 2020
Duration
1h 2m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 18, 2020
Duration
1h 2m
Description

Manual processes become more and more difficult to perform as your infrastructure grows larger and more complex. In this course, Create and Manage Stacks with AWS CloudFormation Using the AWS Management Console, you’ll learn the basics and best practices of deploying a Cloudformation template in your AWS account through the Cloudformation console. First, you’ll explore what Cloudformation is and what value it brings. Next, you’ll discover an actual Cloudformation template and the purpose of each section. Finally, you’ll learn how to use the console to automatically deploy all the resources written in the template. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Cloudformation needed to automate your infrastructure as code.

About the author
About the author

Miguel Saavedra is an author, solutions architect, and Instructor specializing in AWS, big data, automation, and security. He has worked in several companies in the finance/fintech, education, and medical industries as well as some government projects. He has published and conducted research on both cloud and on-premise solutions for big data focusing on network analytics, and machine learning. He also designs highly available and automated CICD toolchains for high throughput microservices on AWS.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Miguel Saavedra, and welcome to my course, Create and Manage Stacks with AWS CloudFormation using the AWS Management Console. I have worked with the cloud for several years, and I have automated everything from PCI‑compliant infrastructure to multi‑environment CI/CD pipelines. Some people who have started their cloud journey have tried provisioning several resources from the console. You've probably realized the hassle of pointing, clicking, and configuring all of these resources by hand. Now imagine if you have 50 projects with 4 environments per project, how are you now going to provision your infrastructure? In this course, we're going to learn about how to automatically provision your infrastructure using CloudFormation. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include the concept of infrastructure as code, the basics of writing a CloudFormation template, how to create stacks on the console, and how to manage changes to your stack. By the end of this course, you'll know the basics of writing a CloudFormation template and how to deploy it using the console. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basic foundational services on AWS. Background on CloudFormation is suggested, but not necessarily required. If you don't know where to begin, I suggest watching Understanding AWS Core Services by David Lepper and AWS CloudFormation Templates: Getting Started by James Millar. From here, you should feel comfortable diving in to the following CloudFormation courses available here, on Pluralsight. I hope you'll join me in this Pluralsight course to learn more about the wonders of automation with this CloudFormation course here, at Pluralsight.