DevOps on AWS: Release and Deploy (Course 2 of 3)

Eliminate the all-hands-on-deck manual process at the end of the development cycle
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Describe the benefits of infrastructure as code (IaC)
Explore AWS infrastructure as a code offerings
Automate the creation of the pipeline
Build a Pipeline with AWS CloudFormation
Differentiate between continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment
Explore deployment strategies for serverless applications
How to deploy updates to AWS Lambda with AWS SAM and AWS CodeDeploy
Troubleshoot deployment details and errors


  • This is the second course of the 3-part DevOps on AWS course series. Complete the first course of the series before enrolling in this course.


The second course in the DevOps on AWS series explains how to improve the deployment process with DevOps methodology, and also some tools that might make deployments easier, such as Infrastructure as Code, or IaC, and AWS CodeDeploy.

The course begins with reviewing topics covered in the first course of the DevOps on AWS series. You will learn about the differences between continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment. In Exercises 1 and 2, you will set up AWS CodeDeploy and make revisions that will then be deployed. If you use AWS Lambda, you will explore ways to address additional considerations when you deploy updates to your Lambda functions. Lastly, you will end the week by discovering ways to troubleshoot deployment errors.

Next, you will explore how infrastructure as code (IaC) helps organizations achieve automation, and which AWS solutions provide a DevOps-focused way of creating and maintaining infrastructure. In Exercise 3, you will be provided with an AWS CloudFormation template that will set up backend services, such as AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeDeploy, and AWS CodeBuild. You will then upload new revisions to the pipeline.

Note: This series is made up of three courses based on the steps of DevOps process. The first three steps "Code, Build, Test" are covered in the first course. The next two steps, "Release and Deploy" are covered in the second course. And then finally, our third course of the series covers the final steps "Operate and Monitor". We recommend taking all three DevOps on AWS courses in the prescribed order for a logical and thorough learning experience.

Who this course is for:

  • Developers, Architects, Cloud Engineers, Operations Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers, System Administrators


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In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now commonly known as cloud computing. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world.

AWS offers Training and Certification programs to help you develop skills to design, deploy, and operate your infrastructure and applications on the AWS Cloud. We deliver training classes across the globe. We also offer training, bootcamps, and labs at many AWS events.

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Russ has been in the tech industry since the very early days of the web. After many years in software, Russ made the switch to education and has found the area to be very rewarding.

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Rafael "Raf" Lopes is a Brazilian Senior Cloud Technologist based out of New York, and has been determined to share as much knowledge as possible around the world to everyone with Internet access! Outside of AWS, you can find him taking street photographies around big cities, playing Pink Floyd solos on the guitar, cooking for his family, or enjoying videogames with his friends. He also loves to connect with customers and students on his Twitter at @DeployToProd.

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Allen Goldberg, is the Curriculum Development Manager, leading development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for AWS Training & Certification. Previously he was a Technical Trainer with AWS, teaching classes worldwide on Architecting, Systems Operations, Data Warehousing, and Big Data and Analytics. Prior to joining AWS, Allen worked in academia and as a technologist and trainer. He has a broad background working with commercial clients and in manufacturing technology. Allen is a graduate of New York University.

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