Practical beginners course to Serverless Applications

Hands on course of all the basics that you need to get started building applications with AWS and Serverless Framework
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (319 ratings)
15,629 students
Practical beginners course to Serverless Applications
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (319 ratings)
15,629 students
Students will be able to get started with AWS Lambda with Serverless Framework
Students will get started with DynamoDB
Students will get started with CloudWatch


  • Javascript knowledge
  • Usage of the terminal

The adoption of serverless computing is increasing over the years. Serverless is a great technology to save costs in the development of new applications. Also it reduces the time to market. 

So why not to get started learning it? Serverless is the future and lots of companies are starting to adopt it now as the technology is becoming more mature. 

In addition, AWS is the most popular cloud provider when it comes to running serverless loads and also for traditional computing. 

So this course is the right course for you if you want to get started with Serverless, if you want to improve in your career and become a more desired hire, if you want to start a new project at work and you want to try the latest technologies, if you want to get started with cloud but you don't want to get started with servers and virtual machines. 


In this course you will learn all the basic concepts that you need in order to get started building serverless application with AWS and Serverless Framework.

  • You will learn how to create an AWS account and secure it
  • You will learn what is Serverless Framework and how to install it
  • You will run your first AWS Lambda 
  • You will learn about API Gateway
  • You will be deploying your whole Serverless application as infrastructure as code
  • You will learn about DynamoDB
  • You will learn the basics of monitoring with CloudWatch


  • In order to take this course you don't need to have any previous knowledge on AWS or Serverless.
  • You just need to know some Javascript and have the basic understanding on how to build backends.
  • You will need access to a phone and a credit card to configure your AWS account (don't worry you wont get charged for any activity done in this course as it all falls in the AWS free tier)
Who this course is for:
  • Junior developers with some knowledge on how a backend works
5 sections • 15 lectures • 1h 11m total length
  • Introduction to the course
  • The instructor
  • Introduction to cloud computing and AWS
  • Create your AWS root account
  • Securing your AWS account
  • Why you should learn serverless?
  • Install and configure Serverless Framework
  • Deploy your first AWS Lambda
  • Getting started with API Gateway
  • Its your turn now!
  • Introduction to monitoring
  • Basics of Cloudwatch
  • What is DynamoDB?
  • Basic operations on DynamoDB tables with AWS Lambda
  • Its your turn now
  • Conclusion and what is next
  • Bonus Lecture: List of resources to follow after you finish this course

AWS Serverless Hero
Marcia Villalba
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 550 Reviews
  • 16,328 Students
  • 2 Courses

Marcia Villalba is the host of FooBar a Youtube channel where she publishes at least one new video every week. In her channel, she focuses on teaching how to use AWS serverless technologies and other cloud related topics.

Marcia is a AWS Serverless Hero and a Serverless Champion, and also hosts the Finland AWS User Group. 

Marcia has published many courses and enjoys teaching a lot. Also she had given lots of talks at different conferences.


Marcia es la anfitriona del canal de Youtube FooBar donde todas las semanas publica videos sobre la nube y sobre desarrollo de aplicaciones sin servidor.

Marcia es una AWS Serverless Hero y una Serverless Champion y también es una de los organizadores del grupo de usuarios de AWS Finlandia.

Marcia ha publicado varios cursos y le encanta enseñar. También ha hablado en diferentes conferencias.