Certified AWS Developer (Voucher Included)

In this online training course, you will learn how to use the AWS SDK to develop secure and scalable cloud applications. You will also explore how to interact with AWS using code and discuss key concepts, best practices, and troubleshooting tips

This course can be used to prepare for the AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam. This course offers enrollment with a voucher. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility.

3 Months / 40 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES3069

What you will learn

  • Set up the AWS SDK and developer credentials for Java, C#/.NET, Python, and JavaScript
  • Interact with AWS services and develop solutions by using the AWS SDK
  • Use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) for service authentication
  • Use Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon DynamoDB as datastores
  • Integrate applications and data by using AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), and AWS Step Functions
  • Use Web Identity Framework and Amazon Cognito for user authentication
  • Use Amazon ElastiCache to improve application scalability
  • Use containers in the development process
  • Leverage the CI/CD pipeline to deploy applications on AWS

How you will benefit

  • You will be prepared to sit for the AWS Certified AWS Developer Associate: Associate Exam
  • Gain valuable career skills that you can apply immediately
  • Increase your earning potential
  • Complete your program in 3 months or less
  • Certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through (upon successfully passing the final exam)

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 3 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 40 course hours
  1. Course Overview and the AWS Global Infrastructure
    1. Introduction to AWS Developer Associate Course and Exam Objectives
    2. Regions, Availability Zones, and Edge Locations
  2. AWS Security
    1. IAM Users, Groups, Permissions
    2. Access Keys and IAM Roles
    3. Identity Federation and Cognito
    4. KMS, HSM, and Secrets Manager
  3. Networking and Compute
    1. VPC Overview and VPC Subnets
    2. VPC Internet Connectivity, Routing, and NAT
    3. VPC Security Groups and ACLs
    4. CloudFront and Global Accelerator
    5. EC2 Overview and Launching a Server
    6. EC2 Storage
    7. EC2 Auto Scaling
    8. EC2 Elastic Loadbalancing
    9. Elastic Container Service Overview
  4. Databases
    1. Database Overview and RDS
    2. RDS Multi-AZ and Read Replicas
    3. Amazon Aurora
    4. Elasticache
    5. DynamoDB Overview, Table Creation, Modes, and Encryption
    6. DynamoDB Access Controls, Scans, Queries, Indexes
    7. DynamoDB DAX, Global Tables, Streams, and Additional Considerations
    8. DocumentDB
  5. Simple Storage Service (S3)
    1. S3 Overview, Bucket Creation, Object Upload, Storage Classes, and Lifecycle Policies
    2. S3 Object Paths, Data Consistency, and Limits
    3. S3 Encryption, Permissions, and Pre-signed URLs
    4. S3 Versioning, MFA Delete, and Object Lock
    5. S3 CORs, Server Access Logging, Event Notifications, Replication
    6. S3 Static Website Hosting
  6. Lambda, API Gateway, Step Functions
    1. Lambda Overview and Examples
    2. Lambda Features, Limits, and Permissions
    3. Step Functions
    4. API Gateway
  7. Messaging
    1. SQS
    2. SNS
    3. SES
  8. Elastic Beanstalk and Kinesis
    1. Elastic Beanstalk Overview
    2. Elastic Beanstalk Versions and Deployment Options
    3. Kinesis
  9. Developer Tools
    1. Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment Overview
    2. Code Commit, Artifact, Build, Deploy, and Pipeline
    3. CloudFormation and Sam
    4. SDKs, CLIs, and Simple Workflow Service
  10. Monitoring
    1. CloudWatch, CloudWatch Logs, and CloudWatch Events
    2. CloudTrail and X-Ray

Raymond Lacoste

Raymond Lacoste is a highly recognized instructor and IT professional who holds the Cisco Sirius Instructor Award. He has authored Cisco Press publications on the Cisco ENARSI and Cisco TSHOOT exams.

Raymond's areas of expertise include Cisco Enterprise networking, Cisco Routing, and Switching, Cisco Datacenter Networking, ITIL, and Amazon AWS. He also holds certifications in Cisco CCSI, Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching, Cisco CCNP Enterprise, ITIL Foundations, ITIL Practitioner, ITIL Intermediate, Amazon AWS System Operations, Amazon AWS Architect, Amazon AWS Developer, and CISSP.

In addition to his certifications and experience, Raymond's engaging instruction style makes even the most obscenely complicated or obtuse concepts relatable and understandable. Outside of class, he enjoys dominating both on the golf course and the basketball court.


There are no prerequisites to complete this course, but it is recommended that you have:

  • Knowledge of a high-level programming language
  • Working knowledge of core AWS services and public cloud implementation


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Virtual Labs included with the course
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and available online.

  • Study guide
  • Virtual labs
  • Practice exams

Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam (DVA-C01).

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

After you register, you will receive 3 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.

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