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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
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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

Himanshu Sachdeva
Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect

Himanshu has been architecting and developing IT applications for over 11 years and has been working in Cloud Computing domain for about 7 years. He is an expert working on various Cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services,, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine, etc. and has designed large & complex applications for some of the major international companies. He was involved in algorithmic research during earlier part of his career.

Himanshu is currently working on architecting Cloud strategy for enterprises which includes (but not limited to) latest trends in Cloud technology such as DevOps, Chef, Docker, Micro-Services, Serverless, etc. Owing to his passion for technology, he keeps himself abreast of latest technological trends.

Himanshu has conducted trainings for organizations such as Intuit, Philips, Samsung R&D, TCS, Infosys, Yahoo and many more.

He holds following Certifications:

  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer and Solutions Architect – Professional Level
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect, SysOps Administrator and Developer – Associate Level
  • Microsoft Solutions Architect
  • Google Cloud Architect
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials
  • Chef Basic Fluency
AWS DevOps Engineer AWS Solutions Architect Professional AWS Solutions Architect Associate
AWS SysOps Administrator AWS Deveoper Associte Microsoft Solutions Architect
Google Cloud Architect Chef Basic Fluency


Sankeerth Reddy G
Head – IT & Operations

Sankeerth is an Amazon Certified Solutions Architect with extensive experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS). He specializes in running MongoDB cluster on AWS. He has experience in architecting and managing MongoDB cluster with Multiple Shards on AWS, which does more than 1000 requests per second at peak.

He currently heads Consulting Operations at CloudThat and has also been involved in various large and complex projects for global clients, some of them being in the top 100 most visited sites in USA. He has worked with clients to understand infrastructure needs and architected various solutions on AWS and managed deployments using AWS.

He has conducted training for organizations such as TCS, Infosys, HPE, L&T and many more. Along with this, he has also conducted cloud training workshops for faculties and students in Engineering Colleges.

He holds following Certifications:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and Professional Levels
  • Microsoft Specialist: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (70-535)
  • MongoDB Certified DBA
AWS Solutions Architect Associate AWS Solutions Architect Professional
Microsoft Azure Certification MongoDB Certified DBA

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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