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CloudFormation Essentials

Amazon Web Services

Duration: 2 Days


This course will provide students with a conceptual understanding of CloudFormation that includes multiple short lectures each followed by guided labs. During the lab students will develop practical understanding of syntax and properties that will provide them the knowledge to manage large CloudFormation templates, launch production stacks in CloudFormation and performs updates. The class concludes with each student creating a nested stack producing a VPC with a boot strapped Auto Scaling Group behind an Elastic Load Balancer.

Why you need to attend this course?

CloudFormation gives developers an easy way of creating and managing AWS resources. It also supports creating interconnections between the services.

  • If you are a AWS professional and want to automate provisioning AWS resources in an efficient way
  • If you are already using CloudFormation but want to understand the best practices to be followed
  • If you want to build multiple templates and make them re-usable
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Upon completion of the course students will:

  • Have a CloudFormation template (single instance chef-solo bootstrapped).
  • Have a CloudFormation template for an Auto Scaling Group and Load Balancer.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge on how to create a template that boots resources into a VPC.
  • Understand what’s inside these templates and how to use the templates and their concepts on your own applications.

Who Should Attend

  • IT Professionals who want to learn to develop highly scalable architectures using AWS CloudFormation


This is NOT a beginners AWS class. Prior experience is necessary.

  • Should have attended AWS Level-2 course and AWS Level-3  courses offered by CloudThat Technologies OR
  • Should have hands-on experience in S3,  EC2,  ELB,  RDS,  Auto-Scaling, VPC, IAM

Course Outline


  1. Introduction to CloudFormation
  2. Anatomy of a CloudFormation Template
    Hands-on Lab:Starting an instance with CloudFormationTemplate
  3. Working with Parameters, Mappings & Output
    Hands-on Lab: Working with Parameters, Mappings, Output & Stack update


  1. Bootstrapping, AutoScaling & Networking
    Hands-on Lab: Bootstrapping instance using CFN-Init and starting chef-client
    Hands-on Lab: Create a scalable stack using Auto Scaling Groups
    Hands-on Lab: Create networking resources using template
  2. Nested Stacks
    Hands-on Lab: Working with nested stacks
  3. Working with abstraction layers ( lecture )

About The Trainer

Bhavesh Goswami
Co-Founder & CEO


Bhavesh Goswami the Co-Founder & CEO of CloudThat Technologies, is a leading expert in Cloud Computing space with over a decade of experience. He was in the initial development team of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Seattle. He honed his Cloud Computing skills at Amazon where he helped ship the first version of S3 in 2006. Later he moved to Microsoft after over three years at Amazon to take up the challenge to help manage Cosmos, the Cloud storage and Big Data computational engine that powers all of the Microsoft’s Online Services, including Bing.

After living in the USA for over 10 years, he came to India in search of a challenge and Co-Founded CloudThat Technologies. He has personally trained over thousands of people on various Cloud technologies like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine and more since early 2012.

Bhavesh has spoken at various Cloud and Big Data conferences and events like ‘7th Cloud Computing & Big Data’ and have been the Key Note Speaker at ‘International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics’. He has authored numerous research papers and patents in various fields. He is passionate about technology and keeps the company up to date on latest Cloud technologies & market trends.

He holds following Certifications:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Level
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional Level
  • MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer)
  • MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer)

AWS Solutions Architect Professional AWS DevOps Engineer Professional
Microsft Certified Trainer Microsft Certified Solutions Deveoper

Other Details

Participants will need to purchase the certificate exam voucher separately if they want to get certified by AWS.


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