AWS-BDLK - Building Data Lakes on AWS

In this course, you will learn how to build an operational data lake that supports analysis of both structured and unstructured data. You will learn the components and functionality of the services involved in creating a data lake. You will use AWS Lake Formation to build a data lake, AWS Glue to build a data catalog, and Amazon Athena to analyze data. The course lectures and labs further your learning with the exploration of several common data lake architectures.

Duration: 3.0 days

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Virtual ILT | 08 Feb 2023 - 10 Feb 2023 India
Virtual ILT | 08 Feb 2023 - 10 Feb 2023 Sri Lanka
Virtual ILT | 27 Mar 2023 - 27 Mar 2023 | GTR Philippines
Singapore | 27 Mar 2023 - 27 Mar 2023 Singapore
Virtual ILT | 27 Mar 2023 - 27 Mar 2023 Singapore
Virtual ILT | 30 Mar 2023 - 30 Mar 2023 Thailand

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In this course, you will learn to:
  • Apply data lake methodologies in planning and designing a data lake 
  • Articulate the components and services required for building an AWS data lake 
  • Secure a data lake with appropriate permission 
  • Ingest, store, and transform data in a data lake 
  • Query, analyze, and visualize data within a data lake


Module 1: Introduction to data lakes

  • Describe the value of data lakes
  • Compare data lakes and data warehouses
  • Describe the components of a data lake
  • Recognize common architectures built on data lakes

Module 2: Data ingestion, cataloging, and preparation

  • Describe the relationship between data lake storage and data ingestion
  • Describe AWS Glue crawlers and how they are used to create a data catalog
  • Identify data formatting, partitioning, and compression for efficient storage and query
  • Lab 1: Set up a simple data lake

Module 3: Data processing and analytics

  • Recognize how data processing applies to a data lake
  • Use AWS Glue to process data within a data lake
  • Describe how to use Amazon Athena to analyze data in a data lake

Module 4: Building a data lake with AWS Lake Formation

  • Describe the features and benefits of AWS Lake Formation
  • Use AWS Lake Formation to create a data lake
  • Understand the AWS Lake Formation security model
  • Lab 2: Build a data lake using AWS Lake Formation

Module 5: Additional Lake Formation configurations

  • Automate AWS Lake Formation using blueprints and workflows
  • Apply security and access controls to AWS Lake Formation
  • Match records with AWS Lake Formation FindMatches
  • Visualize data with Amazon QuickSight
  • Lab 3: Automate data lake creation using AWS Lake Formation blueprints
  • Lab 4: Data visualization using Amazon QuickSight

Module 6: Architecture and course review

  • Post-course knowledge check
  • Architecture review
  • Course review


This course is intended for:
  • Data platform engineers 
  • Solutions architects 
  • IT professionals


We recommend that attendees of this course have:



Course Benefits

  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges

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