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AWS CloudFormation Master Class

Write Complete AWS CloudFormation Templates using YAML. Learn all the Recent Cloud Formation Features
Instructor:
Stephane Maarek | AWS Certified Developer
10,979 students enrolled
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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

[March 2019 Update]: Added two sections on Drift and Nested Stacks

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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, CrossStack 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.

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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. 

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Instructor

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!

Section outline:

  • 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!

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AWS CloudFormation Introduction

1
Course Introduction

Course Introduction for CloudFormation

2
About your Instructor

Learn more about Stephane Maarek, your instructor for this class

3
What is CloudFormation?

Learn what is AWS CloudFormation

4
Benefits of CloudFormation

Understand the benefits of using AWS CloudFormation

5
Course Disclaimer and Cost

Understand the costs associated with this course

6
CloudFormation vs Ansible & Terraform

Understand the main differences of CloudFormation vs traditional deployment tools such as Ansible or Terraform

7
Code Download & Tools
8
First AWS CloudFormation Template

Launch your first AWS CloudFormation template using the AWS Console

9
Summary of how CloudFormation works

Summarise all the introduction learning we have done on CloudFormation

10
Section 1 Quiz

CloudFormation First Hands-On

1
YAML Tutorial

Learn about YAML, and why it's so good to write CloudFormation templates

2
JSON to YAML Practice Exercise

Practice your YAML skills by converting this JSON document

3
Creating an S3 Bucket using CloudFormation

Start with a simple CloudFormation template, by creating an AWS S3 bucket

4
Updating an S3 Bucket using CloudFormation

Update the S3 bucket using CloudFormation

5
Deleting an S3 Bucket using CloudFormation

Delete the S3 bucket

6
CloudFormation Template Options

Understand the various options you have when creating a CloudFormation template through the console

7
Using CloudFormation Designer

Learn how to use CloudFormation Designer to create templates

8
CloudFormation Building Blocks

Learn about the various CloudFormation Building blocks

9
Deploying CloudFormation Templates

Learn the various way of Deploying CloudFormation Templates

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Section 2 Quiz

CloudFormation Parameters

1
Parameters Overview

Overview of CloudFormation Parameters

2
Parameters Theory & Hands-On

Understand the Theory behind parameters and proceed with a Hands On section to manipulate them

3
How to Reference a Parameter?

Learn formally how to reference a paratemer

4
Section 3 Quiz

CloudFormation Resources

1
Resources Overview

Overview of CloudFormation Resources

2
Resources Hands On

Hands on to understand how resources work

3
Optional Attributes for Resources

Description of all the optional attributes for resources

4
Resources FAQ

Frequently asked questions for resources in CloudFormation

5
Section 4 Quiz

CloudFormation Mappings

1
Mappings Overview

Overview of how CloudFormation Mappings work

2
Fn::FindInMap (accessing Mapping values)

Learn how to use the FindInMap function to access Mapping values

3
Mappings Hands On

Hands-On on Mappings in CloudFormation. We'll create our own mapping

4
Pseudo Parameters in CloudFormation

Learn about the various values Pseudo Parameters can take

5
Section 5 Quiz

CloudFormation Outputs

1
Outputs Overview

Overview of CloudFormation Outputs

2
Outputs Hands-On

Hands On for Outputs

3
Cross Stack Reference Hands On

CloudFormation Cross Stacks references between two templates

4
Section 6 Quiz

CloudFormation Conditions

1
Conditions Overview

Overview of CloudFormation Conditions

2
Conditions Hands-On

Hands-On for Conditions in CloudFormation

3
Conditions Functions

Understand the various functions you can use for CloudFormation conditions

4
Fn::GetAtt (get attribute function)

Understand the Get Attribute Function and how to read the documentation to refer to attributes

5
Section 7 Quiz

CloudFormation Metadata

1
Metadata Overview

Understand what is CloudFormation Metadata

2
AWS::CloudFormation::Designer Hands On

Understand what is Metadata Designer through a Hands On practice

3
AWS::CloudFormation::Interface Hands On

Understand how to order and group parameters using the Interface Metadata block

4
Section 8 Quiz

CFN Init and EC2 User Data

1
EC2 User Data Overview

Overview of what EC2 User data is. How to use it, etc

2
CloudFormation EC2 User Data

Learn how to use EC2 User Data through CloudFormation

3
CloudFormation Init Overview

Overview of what CloudFormation Init is and does

4
Packages

Understand what are packages and how to use them

5
Groups and Users

Learn how to add Groups and Users to your EC2 Instance

6
Sources

Understand what sources are and how to use them

7
Files

Understand what files are and how to use them

8
Fn::Sub (substitute function)

Learn how to use the Fn::Sub substitute function

9
Commands

Learn about CloudFormation Init Commands

10
Services

Learn about Services and how to use them 

11
CFN Init and Signal

Learn about the two scripts CFN Init and CFN Signal

12
CFN Init Hands-On

Get Hands on with CloudFormation Init

13
User Data vs CloudFormation::Init vs Helper Scripts
14
Section Summary

Summary of this section on CloudFormation Init

CloudFormation Drift

1
CloudFormation Drift

CloudFormation Nested Stacks

1
Nested Stacks Overview
2
Nested Stacks Updates
3
Nested Stacks Deletes
4
Closing Comments on Nested Stacks

Advanced Concepts

1
Knowledge Review

Review all the knowledge we have acquired in one master CloudFormation templates taken from the AWS GitHub

2
Using the AWS CLI

Learn how to use the AWS CLI to start automating the deployment of your AWS CloudFormation templates

3
Troposphere (Python) to generate CloudFormation templates

Learn how to use troposphere to generate CloudFormation files using Python

4
DeletionPolicy

Use DeletionPolicy to prevent your most important CloudFormation resources from being deleted

5
Custom Resources with AWS Lambda

Quick pointer to do a lab in order to use AWS Lambda Custom Resources with CloudFormation

6
Best Practices for CloudFormation

Best Practices indicators for CloudFormation

7
Cost estimate for your templates

Use CloudFormation to estimate the total cost of your infrastructure

8
Next Steps

Next steps and pointers

9
Congratulations!

Congratulations you finished the course!

10
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