[March 2019 Update]: Added two sections on Drift and Nested Stacks
AWS CloudFormation is the best way to write, deploy and maintain your AWS Infrastructure. It helps you create efficient solution architectures, all self contained in one file. It supports most of the AWS Services, and is the safest way to make your AWS Infrastructure evolve over time.
Thanks to YAML, writing AWS CloudFormation Templates has become extremely easy and natural. AWS CloudFormation is powerful and supports Parameters, Mappings, Resources, References, Cross-Stack References, Conditions, Outputs, Metadata, and so much more!
In this course AWS CloudFormation Master Class, I will teach you about all the CloudFormation features. In just a few hours, you will know everything about CloudFormation and seamlessly deploy your infrastructure in no-time.
Take a look at these student reviews
"An excellent course on AWS CloudFormation. It covers everything, but this is definitely not for AWS Beginners. You need to know the fundamentals of AWS if you want to really get something out of it. It is very worth while for AWS System Architects, AWS Developers and SysOps/DevOps professionals. I hold two AWS associate certifications and enjoyed of this course." – Gerry H.
"I really enjoyed the course. I spent a day or two going through the overwhelming sea of official documentation before landing on this video. Like the instructor says in the introduction, you need to have knowledge of most of the popular AWS services like EC2, security groups, key-pair, floating ips, volumes, AWS Billing, etc. before watching this as he doesn't waste any time explaining about those services. A slight knowledge of JSON or YAML is really helpful." – Purmode R.
AWS CloudFormation Master Class is the easiest way to start learning AWS CloudFormation:
> Learn CloudFormation and master all its concepts
> Go through Hands On examples to practice what we learned
> Learn how to use YAML to write the CloudFormation Templates
> Learn how to write your infrastructure as code
> Keep all the course material as a reference for your future templates!
> Learn each CloudFormation building blocks in-depth: Parameters, Mappings, Resources, Outputs, Conditions, Metadata
> Learn about CloudFormation Init, the most powerful way to bootstrap your EC2 instances
> Advanced CloudFormation features: Drift, Nested Stacks
> So much more!
Note: This course assumes you know how to use the AWS Cloud. It will help you transform your solution architecting skills into CloudFormation templates.
Stephane Maarek is the instructor of this course. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, and the author of the highly-rated AWS Lambda and Serverless Framework course on Udemy. He has already taught to 40000+ students and received 12000+ reviews.
He shares all his AWS knowledge on the platform, taking the time to explain every concept and provide students with both theoretical and practical dimensions. You are in good hands!
- AWS CloudFormation Introduction: Learn about high level concepts on CloudFormation. Learn why AWS CloudFormation is a great choice when it comes to deploying your AWS Infrastructure.
- CloudFormation First Hands: Write your first AWS CloudFormation template to simply create an AWS S3 bucket. You will learn about YAML through a practical exercise.
- CloudFormation Parameters: Learn about Parameters. You will encounter all the possible options for this must-know building block of CloudFormation.
- CloudFormation Resources: Learn the core of CloudFormation, resources. Understanding how to read the AWS CloudFormation documentation to start using any resource.
- CloudFormation Mappings: Learn about Mappings. This section will show you how to use mappings to infer pre-defined values based on the AWS Region or the Environment Type (dev, test, prod).
- CloudFormation Outputs: Learn how to use Outputs to efficiently display important information about the result of your CloudFormation templates. Learn how to reference Outputs to start performing some Cross Stack templates.
- CloudFormation Conditions: Learn how to use Conditions to control which resources are created from within your CloudFormation templates. This is very useful when differentiating between AWS Environments
- CloudFormation Metadata: Learn how Metadata can be used to enhance the usability of your CloudFormation template
- CloudFormation Init and EC2 User Data: Learn about the extremely powerful EC2 User Data and CloudFormation Init scripts, in order to leverage Metadata to bootstrap your EC2 instances in a perfect way.
- CloudFormation Drift: Learn how to ensure your resources are configured just like your CloudFormation template
- CloudFormation Nested Stacks: Create re-usable pieces of code across your CloudFormation stacks
- Advanced Concepts: Push the boundaries of CloudFormation with these advanced concepts. Learn about Troposphere, Deletion Policy, and more!
This Course Also Comes With:
✔ Lifetime Access to All Future Updates
✔ A responsive instructor in the Q&A Section
✔ Links to interesting articles, and lots of good code to base your next template onto
✔ Udemy Certificate of Completion Ready for Download
✔ A 30 Day "No Questions Asked" Money Back Guarantee!
This is the course that could change your AWS skills.
Learning and getting hands-on on AWS CloudFormation helps you to enhance your career opportunities and helps to boost your income. An investment in your career is an investment in yourself. Don’t procrastinate. There is no time like the present to take charge of your career. Take your career to the next level by learning AWS CloudFormation today!
Take the course now, completely risk free !
- Must have some understanding about AWS
- Knowledge of JSON and / or YAML is preferred
- Recent Mac / Linux / Windows machine
- Lots of desire to learn new exciting things!
- Master all CloudFormation concepts
- Practice learnings with Hands On examples
- Learn how to use YAML to write the CloudFormation templates
- Write your infrastructure as code
- Launch several templates
- Complete Walkthrough of CloudFormation Init Metadata
- Advanced Concepts Overview
Stephane is a solutions architect, consultant and software developer that has a particular interest in all things related to Big Data, Cloud & API. He's also a many-times best seller instructor on Udemy for his courses in Apache Kafka and AWS.
[See FAQ below to see in which order you can take my courses]
Stéphane is recognized as an AWS Hero and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional & AWS Certified DevOps Professional. He loves to teach people how to use the AWS properly, to get them ready for their AWS certifications, and most importantly for the real world.
He also loves Apache Kafka. He sits on the 2019 Program Committee organizing the Kafka Summit in New York, London and San Francisco. He is also an active member of the Apache Kafka community, authoring blogs on Medium and a guest blog for Confluent.
During his spare time he enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, surfing, watching TV shows, and traveling to awesome destinations!
FAQ: In which order should you learn?
AWS Cloud: Start with AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate, then move on to AWS Certified Developer Associate and then AWS Certified SysOps Administrator. Afterwards you can either do AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional or AWS Certified DevOps Professional, or a specialty certification of your choosing. Once ready, you can learn AWS Lambda and AWS CloudFormation in depth, or do the AWS Big Data certification.
Apache Kafka: Start with Apache Kafka for Beginners, then you can learn Connect, Streams and Schema Registry if you're a developer, and Setup and Monitoring courses if you're an admin. Both tracks are needed to pass the Confluent Kafka certification.
gRPC: First do the protocol buffers course, then move on to gRPC Java or gRPC Golang course.
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