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AWS X-Ray Getting Started

Course description

In this course, you will learn the benefits and technical concepts of AWS X-Ray. Using X-Ray, developers and operators can analyze the behavior of their distributed production applications with end-to-end tracing capabilities. X-Ray helps to identify performance bottlenecks, edge case errors, and other hard-to-detect issues.

In this course, you will also review the basics of X-Ray and the business and technical challenges it can solve. 

  • Course level: Fundamental
  • Duration: 60 minutes



This course includes presentations, demonstrations, and knowledge checks.


Course objectives

In this course, you will learn to do the following:

  • Understand the basic technical concepts of X-Ray. 
  • Understand both the business and technical challenges of X-Ray. 
  • Learn how to use X-Ray with AWS Lambda to trace performance.

Intended audience

This course is intended for the following job roles:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers, partners, and internal resources who wish to better understand how X-Ray can help them operate AWS solutions at scale. 



We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • A basic understanding of AWS offerings and the challenges that organizations face when operating.


Course outline

Section 1: Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to AWS X-Ray
  • Lesson 2: Architecture and Use Cases

Section 2: Using AWS X-Ray

  • Lesson 3: How Do I Generate Error Trace Data?
  • Lesson 4: How Do I View AWS X-Ray Metrics in the AWS Management Console?
  • Lesson 5: How Do I Query AWS X-Ray Metrics Using the AWS CLI?
  • Lesson 6: How Do I Remove the Resources Provisioned for This Course?

Section 3: Resources

  • Lesson 7: Learn More
  • Lesson 8: Contact Us


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