AWS CloudFormation Workshop

In this 4 hour workshop, you get introduced to a few services and start building and deploying your first stack with CloudFormation.

This workshop constists of only a few slides, and a lot of hands-on instructor guided labs. We start easy, with a simple template and deployment, but quickly move to larger stacks that are difficult to manage. We will briefly touch some advanced topics and finish the workshop with a showdown of alternative tools like CDK and Terraform.

Single day

4 hours

2 hours preparation

Instructor guided labs


Virtual / Classroom

10-20 participants

Learning Objectives

This workshop teaches you how to:

  • Deploy a template
  • Manage stacks
  • Debug deployment issues
  • Automate deployments
  • Write templates in YAML/JSON
  • Lint/test your templates
  • Manage large stacks with Sceptre
  • Create a custom resource
  • Use some advanced features
  • Familarize with CloudFormation alternatives
  • Wrap-up: the good, the bad, and the ugly


I recommend that attendees of this course have one of the following prerequisites:

  • Achieved AWS Fundamentals or are on a similar level
  • Basic knowledge of YAML/JSON and Python


Virtual classroom dates will be announced soon.

Martijn van Dongen
Free Agent / AWS Tribe Lead

KVK / VAT on request