AWS CloudFormation Master Class v2 
What you'll learn
- SSM Parameter Types
- Advanced Resources (DependsOn, DeletionPolicy, UpdateReplacePolicy, CreationPolicy, UpdatePolicy)
- Pseudo Parameters
- Outputs & Cross Stack References
- CFN Init
- Nested Stacks
- Deployment Options (ChangeSets, StackPolicy, Rollback, Termination, Service Roles)
- Continuous Delivery with CodePipeline
- Custom Resources (Lambda & SNS)
- Dynamic References
- Registry, 3rd-party Resource Types & Modules
- Resource Imports
- SAM (Serverless Application Model) Intro
- CDK (Cloud Development Kit) Intro
- Template Validation
- Best Practices
- Must have some understanding about AWS
- Knowledge of JSON and / or YAML is preferred
- Recent Mac / Linux / Windows machine
- Lots of desire to learn new exciting things!
[June 2021 Update - AWS CloudFormation Master Class v2]: the ENTIRE course has been re-recorded, and new sections and features have been added, to cover every CloudFormation feature.
[March 2019 Update]: Added two sections on Drift and Nested Stacks
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 Master Class, I will teach you about all the CloudFormation features. In just a few hours, you will know everything about CloudFormation and seamlessly deploy your infrastructure in no time.
Take a look at these student reviews...
★★★★★ "An excellent course on AWS CloudFormation. It covers everything, but this is definitely not for AWS Beginners. You need to know the fundamentals of AWS if you want to really get something out of it. It is very worthwhile for AWS System Architects, AWS Developers, and SysOps/DevOps professionals. I hold two AWS associate certifications and enjoyed this course." – Gerry H.
★★★★★ "I really enjoyed the course. I spent a day or two going through the overwhelming sea of official documentation before landing on this video. Like the instructor says in the introduction, you need to have knowledge of most of the popular AWS services like EC2, security groups, key-pair, floating ips, volumes, AWS Billing, etc. before watching this as he doesn't waste any time explaining about those services. A slight knowledge of JSON or YAML is really helpful." – Purmode R.
AWS CloudFormation Master Class is the easiest way to start learning AWS CloudFormation:
> Learn CloudFormation and master all its concepts
> Go through Hands-On examples to practice what we learned
> Learn how to use YAML to write the CloudFormation Templates
> Learn how to write your infrastructure as code
> Keep all the course material as a reference for your future templates!
> Learn each CloudFormation building blocks in-depth: Parameters, Mappings, Resources, Outputs, Conditions, Metadata
> Learn about CloudFormation Init, the most powerful way to bootstrap your EC2 instances
> Advanced CloudFormation features Drift, Nested Stacks...
> So much more!
Note: This course assumes you know how to use the AWS Cloud. It will help you transform your solution architecting skills into CloudFormation templates.
My name is Stephane Maarek, and I'll be your instructor in this course. I teach about AWS certifications with my focus always on helping my students improve their professional proficiencies in AWS. I am also the author of some of the most highly-rated & best-selling courses on AWS Lambda, AWS CloudFormation & AWS EC2.
Throughout my career in designing and delivering these certifications and courses, I have already taught 1,000,000+ students and gotten 350,000+ reviews!
With AWS becoming much more than a buzzword out there, I've decided it's time for students to properly learn how to write complete AWS CloudFormation Templates using YAML. So, let’s kick start the course! You are in good hands!
This course also comes with:
Lifetime access to all future updates
A responsive instructor in the Q&A Section
Udemy Certificate of Completion Ready for Download
A 30 Day "No Questions Asked" Money Back Guarantee!
Join me in this course if you want to learn about all the latest features of Cloud Formation and master the AWS platform!
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
Stephane is a solutions architect, consultant and software developer that has a particular interest in all things related to Big Data, Cloud & API. He's also a many-times best seller instructor on Udemy for his courses in AWS and Apache Kafka.
[See FAQ below to see in which order you can take my courses]
Stéphane is recognized as an AWS Hero and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional & AWS Certified DevOps Professional. He loves to teach people how to use the AWS properly, to get them ready for their AWS certifications, and most importantly for the real world.
He also loves Apache Kafka. He sits on the 2019 Program Committee organizing the Kafka Summit in New York, London and San Francisco. He is also an active member of the Apache Kafka community, authoring blogs on Medium and a guest blog for Confluent.
During his spare time he enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, surfing, watching TV shows, and traveling to awesome destinations!
FAQ: In which order should you learn?...
AWS Cloud: Start with AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate, then move on to AWS Certified Developer Associate and then AWS Certified SysOps Administrator. Afterwards you can either do AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional or AWS Certified DevOps Professional, or a specialty certification of your choosing.
Apache Kafka: Start with Apache Kafka for Beginners, then you can learn Connect, Streams and Schema Registry if you're a developer, and Setup and Monitoring courses if you're an admin. Both tracks are needed to pass the Confluent Kafka certification.