AWS Certified Developer - Associate Level

Training Architect
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Fernando Medina Corey
I’m Fernando Medina Corey - a data engineer and technical course author. I love prototyping applications with new datasets and explaining new technical concepts and tools to developers, data engineers and software architects. I also try to stay involved in my local tech scene and frequently speak and teach at meetups and events.

Course Introduction

Getting Started

AWS Fundamentals

The Basics of AWS

Identity & Access Management for your AWS Account

AWS Identity and Access Management

Server Based Compute Services

Elastic Compute Cloud

AWS VPC Networking

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Fundamentals

AWS Load Balancing

AWS Serverless Based Compute Services

AWS Lambda

Additional Server Based Compute Services

AWS Elastic Container Service

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Storage Services

Amazon S3

AWS CloudFront

AWS Database Services


Other AWS Database Services

AWS Application Services

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)

Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)

Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF)

AWS Step Functions

API Gateway

AWS Management Tools


Amazon CloudFormation

Systems Manager Parameter Store

AWS Developer Tools

Developer Associate - Core Concepts Review

Repos, Deployment, Builds, and CI/CD Pipelines

Course Conclusion

Final Steps


Welcome to Linux Academy's AWS Certified Developer Associate course. This course was developed to provide you with the requisite knowledge to not only pass the AWS CDA certification exam but also gain the hands-on experience required to become a qualified AWS Developer working in real-world AWS environments.

As part of this course, we are happy to provide "The Sigma Scripts", which is a visually interactive guide filled with live diagrams and AWS knowledge that you can use as your own personal study resource.

Access the Sigma Scripts:
Join the Linux Academy community Slack to chat with other students and instructors here: and join the #aws channel.

Study Guides

AWS Whitepaper: Architecting for the Cloud Best Practices

AWS CDA Exam Blueprint

AWS Whitepaper: Backup, Archive and Restore Approaches Using AWS

AWS Whitepaper: Security Best Practices

AWS Whitepaper: AWS Overview

AWS Whitepaper: AWS Development and Test on Amazon Web Services

AWS Whitepaper: AWS Well-Architected Framework

AWS Whitepaper: Overview of Security Processes

AWS Whitepaper: How AWS Pricing Works

AWS Whitepaper: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Connectivity Options

AWS Whitepaper: Serverless Architectures with AWS Lambda

AWS Whitepaper: Running Containerized Microservices on AWS

AWS Whitepaper: Practicing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery on AWS

AWS Whitepaper: Optimizing Enterprise Economics with Serverless Architectures

AWS Whitepaper: Microservices on AWS

AWS Whitepaper: Blue/Green Deployments on AWS


Instructor Deck


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Earn a Certificate of Completion

When you complete this course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion as proof of your accomplishment.

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