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Configure and explore SQS Visibility Timeout and Delay Queue

Configure and explore SQS Visibility Timeout and Delay Queue

Difficulty Level
Lab Duration
30 Min
About Lab


This lab will walk you through the steps to create a SQS Queue, set visibility and delivery delay time. Send a message from the queue and receive the message in the lambda function.

What Will You Learn?

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Create an IAM Role.
  • Create an SQS queue.
  • Create a Lambda function.
  • Send a message with Visibility Timeout.
  • Purge the Queue.
  • Send a message with Delivery Delay.
  • Purge the Queue.


No prior experience is required for performing this lab.

Lab Steps:

1. Starting a lab

  • Every AWS lab on the QwikSkills platform has a uniform user interface. You will see the below screen whenever you open up any lab.
  • The blue-colored “Start Lab” button will set up the temporary username and password and assign the required cloud permissions in the background. Click on the button to start the lab.  

2. Opening AWS Portal

  • After you have clicked the start button, the cloud environment is created for the lab and you can use your temporary AWS cloud interface using the provided username and password shown on the screen.
  • Click o