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Audit, Monitor & Evaluate with AWS CloudTrail & AWS Config

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Description

This course provides an introductory look to two AWS services that are used to help you audit, monitor and evaluate your AWS infrastructure and resources, these being AWS CloudTrail and AWS Config.  

Learning Objectives

This course has been designed to help you understand how AWS CloudTrail can be used to track, audit, and monitor all API requests made in your AWS account, making it an effective security analysis tool. Also, you will gain an understanding of how AWS Config can help you to:

  • Understand what resources you have
  • Identify the status of resource configurations
  • Review  resource relationships 
  • Log a resource history, including all previous changes against that resource 
  • Understand if your resources are compliant with specific governance controls
  • Provide up to date and accurate auditing information 

Once you have completed this course, you will be able to determine when and why you would implement AWS CloudTrail and/or AWS Config within your environment.

Intended Audience

This course has been created for:

  • Security Architects
  • Operations Analysts
  • Compliance Managers
  • Those looking to take the AWS Associate level certifications

Prerequisites:

To get the most from this course, you should be familiar with the basic concepts of AWS as well as with some of its core components, such as EC2.

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Hello and welcome to this course where I shall be looking at introducing you to two different AWS services that are used to help you audit, monitor, and evaluate your AWS infrastructure and resources. These being AWS CloudTrail and AWS Config.

My name is Stuart Scott. I'm one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy specializing in AWS. Feel free to contact me with any questions using the detail shown on the screen. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to support@cloudacademy.com where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question.

This course has been designed to help you understand how AWS CloudTrail can be used to track, audit, and monitor all API requests made in your account making it an effective security analysis tool. Also, you will gain an understanding of how AWS Config can help you to understand what resources you have, identify the status of resource configurations, review resource relationships, logging resource history including all previous changes against that resource, understand if your resources are compliant with specific governance controls and provide up to date and accurate auditing information.

Once you have completed this course, you'll be able to determine when and why you would implement AWS CloudTrail and/or AWS Config within your environment.

Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy are valuable to both us as trainers and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you can send an email to support@cloudacademy.com.

About the Author
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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 90+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 100,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.