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AWS Lambda and the Serverless Framework – Hands On Learning!

Develop and Deploy AWS Lambda Functions with Serverless, Learn Lambda Real World Integrations with Amazon Web Services
Develop and deploy AWS Lambda functions properly with the Serverless Framework
Learn the fundamentals and advanced options of AWS Lambda
Deploy three real world projects that interact with S3, API Gateway, DynamoDB, EC2 & CloudWatch
Learn YAML and manage your entire deployment using code
At the end, you'll be ready to write any AWS Lambda functions you desire

AWS Lambda and the Serverless Framework is the QUICKEST way to get started in the serverless world, to deploy AWS Lambda functions in Amazon Web Services that infinitely scale without managing any servers!

This course, unlike others, has an approach that teaches you how to properly deploy AWS Lambda functions from the very first lectures.

  • no manual work through the AWS UI

  • all your configuration and deployment is coded using YAML and the Serverless framework

  • no headaches packaging your functions as zip files

AWS Lambda is a fantastic tool to master when learned the right away.

  • save in cost – you only pay per usage

  • save in operational burden – no servers to manage!

  • scale automatically from 0 to millions of API calls.

For this course, we’ll deploy several real world functions to AWS Lambda:

  • An automated thumbnail generation service on S3 (Python)

  • A REST API using AWS API Gateway & Lambda (nodeJS)

  • An EC2 automation to start and stop instances on schedule (Python)

After finishing the course, you’ll be able to write any function you want.

6000 students and 900 reviews later, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Try this course, and you have 30 days to be refunded if you don’t like it. You have nothing to lose!



Stephane Maarek is the instructor of this course. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, and the author of the highly-rated AWS CloudFormation, AWS Lambda and AWS EC2 courses 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:   

  • Section 1 – Course Introduction: Get an understand of the course objectives, how the course is structured, download the course code and get ready! 

  • Section 2 – AWS Lambda & Serverless – Getting Started: Get started with AWS Lambda using AWS console, then install NodeJS and Serverless Framework to deploy your first function using the serverless CLI

  • Section 3 – AWS Lambda & Serverless – In Depth: Learn YAML, Serverless Framework configuration, and AWS Lambda settings in depth, including IAM, timeouts, memory and CPU, VPC deployment, and Lambda Pricing

  • Section 4 – Real World Example 1 – S3 Thumbnails: First practical example using Python, deploy a service to generate thumbnails for images that interacts with S3 and use a plugin to properly package your Python dependencies. 

  • Section 5 – Real World Example 2 – REST API: Build a proof of concept REST API in no time using NodeJS. This is the base for you to start implementing a complicated API!   

  • Section 6 – Real World Example 3 – AWS Automation – EC2 Start Stop: Deploy CRON jobs using Lambda and interact with various EC2 components. Practice your IAM skills!

  • Section 7 – Next Steps: Pointers to continue your learning adventures of the AWS Lambda and Serverless framework.     


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 Lambda and Serverless Framework 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 Lambda today!

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Course Introduction

Course Introduction

Introduction of the course about AWS Lambda and Serverless

Course Objectives / Who is this Course For?

Objectives of the course, who is this course for, what are the pre requisites to learn AWS Lambda and Serverless

About your Instructor

Get to know your instructor Stephane Maarek

AWS Lambda Overview

Overview of AWS Lambda, understand what is AWS, and what the Serverless trend is about

Code Download

Code Download

Download the code that will be used throughout this course

AWS Lambda & Serverless - Getting Started

AWS Console Changes
AWS Lambda Console

Get Started with AWS Lambda using the AWS Console

Installing Serverless

Install NodeJS and Serverless Framework to get ready to use AWS Lambda

Deploying our First Function

Deploy our first function using the Serverless framework

Running the function from the CLI

Running our AWS Functions directly from the CLI

Updating the function from the CLI

Updating our function from the CLI without re-deploying the entire stack

Fetching the function logs from the CLI

Fetch the AWS Lambda function logs directly from the Command Line Interface (CLI)

Removing the function

Cleaning up the entire Serverless Stack

Section Summary

Summarizing the section and our learnings

AWS Lambda & Serverless - In Depth

Create AWS Lambda function using any runtime

Learn how to create a serverless AWS Lambda function using any runtime, such as nodejs, python, java, scala, c# (csharp)

YAML Crash Course

Crash course about YAML. Learn how YAML works, how it's used in the Serverless framework, etc

JSON to YAML Practice Exercise!

Practice exercise to make sure you correctly understand YAML

Functions timeout and memory

Learn about AWS Lambda function timeouts and memory settings, and their impacts on your functions

IAM Permissions for Lambda Functions

Learn about IAM permissions for your functions, how to provision them using AWS Lambda Serverless framework and how they impact your functions overall

Environment Variables in AWS Lambda

Learn how to define environment variables in AWS Lambda through the serverless framework, and how they can be leveraged in your functions

VPC for Lambda Functions

Learn how you can configure your AWS Lambda functions with Serverless to be in a VPC so they can access your internal resources such as EC2 servers or RDS databases

AWS Lambda Pricing

Learn and understand the AWS Lambda pricing model

Real World Example 1 - S3 Thumbnails

Overview of S3 Thumbnail Generator Service

Overview of the S3 Thumbnail Generator Service.

Please install Docker

Pre-requisite: Docker installation

Docker needs to be installed if you would like to run this example

Implementation of Thumbnail Service - Part 1

Part one of S3 Thumbnail Generator Service implementation

Implementation of Thumbnail Service - Part 2

Part two of S3 Thumbnail Generator Service implementation

Thumbnail Service - Next Steps Ideas

Next steps and ideas to make the Thumbnail Service better

Real World Example 2 - REST API

Overview of REST API Service

Overview of the REST API Service we will deploy

Building the REST API

Understand how the REST API Service is built using AWS Lambda and Serverless in NodeJS

Deploying the REST API

Understand how the REST API Service is deployed using AWS Lambda and Serverless in NodeJS

Testing the REST API

Understand how the REST API Service is tested using AWS Lambda and Serverless in NodeJS

REST API - Next Steps Ideas

Ideas to improve the REST API AWS Lambda Serverless service

Real World Example 3 - AWS Automation - EC2 Start Stop

Overview of the Lambda Service

Learn about a CRON job AWS Lambda 

Deploying the ec2 start and stop lambda functions

Learn how to build and Deploy the CRON Job to stop and start EC2 Instances

Next steps / Ideas

Next steps and ideas to improve the EC2 automation job

Next Steps

Next Steps

Next steps in your learning adventures of the AWS Lambda and Serverless framework

Bonus Lecture: Coupons for my other courses!

Links to my other courses. Coupons inside!!

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