Hands-on Labs

Hands on Labs

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Practice and build your AWS skills in hands-on labs, which are available with limited seating. You can also attend spotlight labs, which are guided deep dive sessions that are available with reserved seating.

Hands-on Labs

Choose a lab from our catalog of 100+ labs, and learn at your own pace as you walk through scenarios step-by-step. Lab topic levels range from introductory to expert and take approximately 30–60 minutes to complete. Registration is not required. Walk-ins are welcome.

Spotlight Labs

In spotlight labs, an AWS instructor guides you step-by-step through a lab. Spotlight lab sessions are 90 minutes, and due to limited seating, we recommend that you reserve a seat in advance.

Reserve your seat in a spotlight lab!

AWS DeepRacer

Monday, Dec. 2 - 8:00am - 9:30am
Friday, Dec. 6 - 8:00am - 9:30am


Quickly ramp up on the concepts behind reinforcement learning and AWS DeepRacer. Using a virtual track, you will train a module that could be entered into the AWS DeepRacer League.
Build and deploy containers using Amazon Elastic Container Service

Tuesday, Dec. 3 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, Dec. 5 - 11:00am - 12:30pm


In this lab, you use Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) to host a simple multi-component web application composed of a website with two supporting API services.
Build a channel with AWS Elemental MediaLive and AWS Elemental MediaPackage

Monday, Dec. 2 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm


In this hands-on lab, you build a live channel using AWS Media Services.
Introduction to Amazon Elastic Container Service

Monday, Dec. 2 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday, Dec. 4 - 11:00am - 12:30pm


In this lab, you learn how to use Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) to create task definitions from Docker containers, deploy tasks to the cluster, and update task definitions.
Migrate on-premises NFS using AWS DataSync and AWS Storage Gateway

Tuesday, Dec. 3 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Wednesday, Dec. 4 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm


In this lab, you set up AWS DataSync to attach to a simulated on-premises Network File System (NFS) server to migrate data from that server to Amazon S3. After the data is transferred, you remove the DataSync transfer service and install a file gateway configuration of Storage Gateway, which acts as the ongoing conduit between the on-premises NFS server and Amazon S3.
Optimize slow databases with Amazon Aurora

Tuesday, Dec. 3 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday, Dec. 4 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm


In this lab, you learn how to use Amazon Aurora and some of its features to improve database performance without adding costs or rewriting applications to support a NoSQL database.
The policy challenge

Tuesday, Dec. 3 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Wednesday, Dec. 4 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm


Learn how to author your policies so that they support business requirements. In this lab, you’re given a set of business requirements that you need to enforce using policies on resources and roles. At the end of the lab, another attendee will test and validate your policies to make sure they address your requirements.
Troubleshooting serverless applications

Monday, Dec. 2 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Thursday, Dec. 5 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm


Monitor and debug an application using AWS X-Ray, Amazon CloudWatch metrics, Amazon CloudWatch Logs, and CloudWatch Logs Insights. Working in teams, use these tools to troubleshoot issues in a deployed lab.
Using IAM and bucket policies with Amazon S3

Wednesday, Dec. 4 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Thursday, Dec. 5 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm


Explore scenarios that use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and bucket policies to grant access to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and its resources.
Game Tech: Game hosting with Amazon GameLift

Tuesday, Dec. 3 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm


Join us for this combination of hands-on lab experience and presentation that enables you to understand what Amazon GameLift does and how it works. Upload an existing sample game, create a GameLift build, use the build to create a fleet, add a game session placement queue, and exercise the solution using CLI commands to simulate different game scenarios. Results will be visible graphically in the metrics tab of the GameLift dashboard.
Media services: Use AWS AI services to automate captioning & subtitling

Friday, Dec. 6, 10:00am - 11:30am


In this lab, get hands-on experience building a video workflow that uses machine learning (ML) to build multi-language captioning with AWS services.

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