AWS Academy Cloud Developing (AWS Certified Developer –Associate Level)

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    40 hours

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AWS Certified Developer course is designed to help students gain technical expertise in development using cloud technologies and prepare them to take the AWS Certified Developer –Associate level AWS Certification exam. The curriculum is delivered through instructor-led classes, knowledge assessments, and hands-on labs. Students will also have access to course manuals, online knowledge assessments, a free practice certification exam, and a discount voucher for the certification exam.

Check out our other AWS Academy courses: Certified Cloud PractitionerSolutions Architect – AssociateSysOps Administrator – Associate, Machine Learning Foundations and Data Analytics.


AWS Academy Cloud Developing requires a strong foundation in IT concepts and skills. To ensure success in this course, students should have:

  • Completed AWS Academy Cloud Foundations course or have equivalent experience
  • A working knowledge of distributed systems
  • Familiarity with general networking concepts
  • A working knowledge of multi-tier architectures
  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Recall cloud computing services and models
  • Describe developing on AWS
  • Configure AWS Identity and Access Management for programmatic access
  • Configure storage with Amazon S3 programmatically
  • Develop with DynamoDB
  • Explain caching
  • Configure containers
  • Develop event-driven solutions with Lambda
  • Configure solutions with API Gateway
  • Develop solutions with SQS and SNS
  • Describe the use of Step Functions
  • Identify best practice for building secure applications
  • Identify best practice for deploying applications

Topics Covered

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Module 1: Welcome to Academy Cloud Developing (ACD)

Module 2: Introduction to Developing on AWS

Module 3: Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Module 4: Developing Storage Solutions with Amazon S3

Module 5: Developing NoSQL Solutions with Amazon DynamoDB

Module 6: Caching Information for Scalability

Module 7: Introduction to Containers

Module 8: Developing Solutions with Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS

Module 9: Developing Event-Driven Solutions with AWS Lambda

Module 10: Developing Solutions with Amazon API Gateway

Module 11: Developing Solutions with AWS Step Functions

Module 12: Developing Secure Applications on AWS

Module 13: Deploying Applications on AWS

Module 14: Optional Sandbox Lab


Subject to change without notice

Richard Spencer

Richard SpencerRichard Spencer has worn many hats during his time in the IT industry over the last 15 years. Starting his career in the telecommunications field, Richard is now a full-time information technology instructor. Richard has successfully attained his Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification, CCNA “Train the Trainer” certification, and three certifications from Amazon Web Services: Solutions Architect Associate, Sysops Administrator, and DevOps associate. His professional expertise and interest align with all things AWS and networking.



Roman Mirakhmedov


Roman Mirakhmedov holds a Master’s in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Lomonosov Moscow State University and is a Ph. D. candidate in Artificial Intelligence. He loves building next-generation cloud-native solutions to help generate maximum value from the cloud. Roman is an AWS Academy Accredited Educator for Cloud Foundations, Cloud Architecture, SysOps, DevOps and Machine Learning. He is one of the very few people to hold all AWS certifications. He teaches cloud, machine learning, artificial intelligence, software development and applied mathematics. He is also a Senior Director, a Cloud Consulting with Prodapt Solutions, and a global system integrator.


Live Online


  • Coming again in 2023
    • Students must devote at least 5 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:00 to 7:30 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities


Registration fee for this course is $995.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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