Follow Best Practices with AWS Trusted Advisor

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Total available time: 1h:10m

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Lab Overview

AWS Trusted Advisor provides a suite of features for you to help proactively monitor your AWS resources and make customized recommendations. The Trusted Advisor service advises you on best practices in four categories: cost optimization, performance, security, and fault tolerance. In this Lab, you will use some of the security and performance checks to implement best practices in AWS.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Audit your AWS environment using AWS Trusted Advisor
  • Correct security group, IAM, and EBS snapshot security issues
  • Mitigate performance issues identified by AWS Trusted Advisor

Lab Prerequisites

You should be familiar with the following:

  • EC2 basics including volumes and snapshots
  • VPC basics including security groups and internet gateways

Lab Environment

Before completing the lab instructions the environment will look as follows:

After completing the lab instructions the environment will look as follows:

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Log In to the Amazon Web Services Console

Your first step to start the Lab experience

Understanding AWS Trusted Advisor

Understand AWS Trusted Advisor dashboard and recommendations

Following Security Group Best Practices

Investigate Trusted Advisor's recommendations for security groups

Following Identity and Access Management Best Practices

Observe the IAM checks provided by Trusted Advisor

Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication on Your AWS Account

Take steps to enable MFA on your AWS account

Following Snapshot Best Practices

Limit availability to your sensitive EBS snapshots

Following Performance Best Practices

Ensure your services perform when you need them most