AWS CloudFormation Master Class
[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!
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AWS CloudFormation Introduction
Course Introduction for CloudFormation
Learn more about Stephane Maarek, your instructor for this class
Learn what is AWS CloudFormation
Understand the benefits of using AWS CloudFormation
Understand the costs associated with this course
Understand the main differences of CloudFormation vs traditional deployment tools such as Ansible or Terraform
Launch your first AWS CloudFormation template using the AWS Console
Summarise all the introduction learning we have done on CloudFormation
CloudFormation First Hands-On
Learn about YAML, and why it's so good to write CloudFormation templates
Practice your YAML skills by converting this JSON document
Start with a simple CloudFormation template, by creating an AWS S3 bucket
Update the S3 bucket using CloudFormation
Delete the S3 bucket
Understand the various options you have when creating a CloudFormation template through the console
Learn how to use CloudFormation Designer to create templates
Learn about the various CloudFormation Building blocks
Learn the various way of Deploying CloudFormation Templates
Overview of CloudFormation Parameters
Understand the Theory behind parameters and proceed with a Hands On section to manipulate them
Learn formally how to reference a paratemer
Overview of CloudFormation Resources
Hands on to understand how resources work
Description of all the optional attributes for resources
Frequently asked questions for resources in CloudFormation
Overview of how CloudFormation Mappings work
Learn how to use the FindInMap function to access Mapping values
Hands-On on Mappings in CloudFormation. We'll create our own mapping
Learn about the various values Pseudo Parameters can take
Overview of CloudFormation Outputs
Hands On for Outputs
CloudFormation Cross Stacks references between two templates
Overview of CloudFormation Conditions
Hands-On for Conditions in CloudFormation
Understand the various functions you can use for CloudFormation conditions
Understand the Get Attribute Function and how to read the documentation to refer to attributes
Understand what is CloudFormation Metadata
Understand what is Metadata Designer through a Hands On practice
Understand how to order and group parameters using the Interface Metadata block
CFN Init and EC2 User Data
Overview of what EC2 User data is. How to use it, etc
Learn how to use EC2 User Data through CloudFormation
Overview of what CloudFormation Init is and does
Understand what are packages and how to use them
Learn how to add Groups and Users to your EC2 Instance
Understand what sources are and how to use them
Understand what files are and how to use them
Learn how to use the Fn::Sub substitute function
Learn about CloudFormation Init Commands
Learn about Services and how to use them
Learn about the two scripts CFN Init and CFN Signal
Get Hands on with CloudFormation Init
Summary of this section on CloudFormation Init
CloudFormation Nested Stacks
Review all the knowledge we have acquired in one master CloudFormation templates taken from the AWS GitHub
Learn how to use the AWS CLI to start automating the deployment of your AWS CloudFormation templates
Learn how to use troposphere to generate CloudFormation files using Python
Use DeletionPolicy to prevent your most important CloudFormation resources from being deleted
Quick pointer to do a lab in order to use AWS Lambda Custom Resources with CloudFormation
Best Practices indicators for CloudFormation
Use CloudFormation to estimate the total cost of your infrastructure
Next steps and pointers
Congratulations you finished the course!