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Publishing Amazon Alexa Skills

by Anthony Sequeira

This course will teach you to carefully test, certify and publish your Amazon Alexa Skills. It also teaches you to manage these custom skills once published, including the ability to monitor skills for areas of improvement.

What you'll learn

Building a wonderfully received Amazon Alexa Skill consists of several phases, each full of important steps. In this course, Publishing Amazon Alexa Skills, you’ll learn to test, certify, and publish your custom Alexa Skills with ease. First, you’ll explore the overall process and requirements involved in certifying and publishing Alexa Skills. Next, you’ll discover the power and ease of beta testing your skills. Finally, you’ll learn how to perform analytics against your skills, control user permissions for the Amazon Developer Account, and understand the various Skill statuses you might encounter. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Alexa Skill publishing needed to deliver compelling Alexa applications worldwide.

Course FAQ

What will you learn in this Amazon Alexa Skills Course?

In this course, you will learn how to test your Amazon Alexa skill, certify and publish your skill, track and maintain your skill, and analyze for improvements.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Before taking this course, you should be familiar with Amazon skill development, which you can find the necessary courses here on Pluralsight.

What are Amazon Alexa Skills Used for?

Alexa skills are created by developers from third-parties for an Alexa device. Some skills can operate entirely own their own and others require interaction with an Alexa device. Skills are free to download and aimed to enhance the overall Alexa experience.

What are the benefits of Amazon Alexa?

The Amazon Alexa is used to increase the productivity of the user. Specific capabilities of the Amazon Alexa include: playing music, weather, news, and sports updates, reading text messages, setting timers, make phone calls, and much more.

Where can you find certified Amazon Alexa Skills?

You can find certified Amazon Alexa Skills on the Amazon Skill Finder. You will find the newest, top rated, and many other certified Amazon Alexa Skills.

About the author

Anthony Sequeira (CCIE No. 15626) began his IT career in 1994 with IBM in Tampa, Florida. He quickly formed his own computer consultancy, Computer Solutions, and then discovered his true passion - teaching and writing about Information Technology. Anthony has lectured to massive audiences around the world while working for Mastering Computers. Anthony has never been happier in his career as a freelance author and trainer. Of course, Pluralsight is one of his favorite engagements! He is an avid ... more

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