How do you learn new skills? Do you read manuals? Watch videos? Listen to experts? Do you learn best by spending time in a “sandbox”? Or do you prefer getting tossed into the deep end with no floats?
At Qwiklabs, we are passionate about hands-on learning. And we have something new for those of you who learn best jumping into the deep water of AWS environment setup and troubleshooting: the Challenge Lab.
The Challenge Lab had its debut at re:Invent 2016. Unlike every other lab in the AWS catalog, there are no step-by-step instructions. It’s simply an environment with a problem. Your challenge? Fix it!
The lab presents you with a typical scenario: a systems engineer started a project, then left the company without completing it.
Your job is to see the project through to completion. You have the business requirements, the current status of the project (partially built via CloudFormation), and one hour to finish building and configuring the AWS environment.
To finish the challenge, you should be familiar with:
Don’t be intimidated. If you get stuck, there are resources to help you figure out what to do next. And don’t forget to write a qwik review when you’re done! Click here to check it out.