Become a modern web developer. Accelerate your career by learning to build cloud-native applications on AWS
This specialization is designed to help you master the skills of designing and building cloud-native applications on AWS. We begin with the foundational technical and cloud knowledge that you need to have to build in the AWS Cloud. In the first course, you will be introduced to several AWS compute services, different storage and database offerings that AWS provides, AWS’ networking capabilities, monitoring capabilities and the AWS IAM service.
The second course of the specialization explores how to build an API driven application using Amazon API Gateway for serverless API hosting, AWS Lambda for serverless computing and Amazon Cognito for serverless authentication.
Modern applications require a modern database. Hence, the third course introduces you to NoSQL databases and the challenges they solve. We will dive deep into Amazon DynamoDB topics such as recovery, SDKs, partition keys, security and encryption, global tables, stateless applications, streams, and best practices. DynamoDB is a key-value and document database that delivers single-digit millisecond performance at any scale.
Finally, you’ll learn how to use Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer to detect issues and identify recommendations to improve the quality and security of your code.
Note: There are 4 versions of this specialization. We recommend you choose the Specialization based on your programming language or platform of choice: Java, .NET, Node.js & Python.
Applied Learning Project
Labs in this specialization follow a storyline where you are tasked with building out a website hosted on AWS using all serverless services. Each lab will walk you through building out the website and backend API step by step. The labs focus on the use of the AWS SDK and AWS CLI. You will start by creating the front-end website, then the backend API, add authentication to that API, create the backend compute functions, create an asynchronous reporting workflow, and then implement distributed tracing, use monitoring features, and improving performance for the distributed application.
You will also learn how to develop with Amazon DynamoDB by using the AWS Software Development Kit (AWS SDK) via multiple exercises.