AWS CloudFormation Basics

Run your first AWS CloudFormation Template - Infrastructure Is Code
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (52 ratings)
5,371 students
AWS CloudFormation Basics
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (52 ratings)
5,371 students
Learn CloudFormation Template Structure
Write your infrastructure as code
Practice learnings with Hands On examples
CloudFormation Practice Templates


  • Must have understanding of AWS
  • Knowledge of JSON and / or YAML
  • Recent Mac / Windows machine
  • An AWS account to practice hands-on activities and labs


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 Basics, You will learn about all the CloudFormation features. In just an hour, you will be able to deploy your web server using CloudFormation.

Who this course is for:

  • Developers who want to learn about AWS CloudFormation and how to write templates
  • DevOps who want to learn how to deploy and orchestrate CloudFormation templates
  • Solutions Architect who want to understand the benefit of using CloudFormation to manage infrastructure and steer their team to use CloudFormation

Course content

4 sections • 15 lectures • 56m total length
  • Why do we need CloudFormation & What is AWS CloudFormation
  • CloudFormation Template Structure
  • CloudFormation Sample Template Walkthrough
  • CloudFormation Stack Updates & Change Sets
  • CloudFormation Nested Stacks
  • CloudFormation Stack Sets
  • How to plan your CloudFormation Stacks
  • CloudFormation Best Practices
  • Knowledge Check
    10 questions


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