Building CloudWatch Dashboards

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Learn how to build cool dashboards that let you know at a glance when something is desperately on fire within your AWS architecture. This lesson is geared towards helping you understand the value of building your own dashboards within CloudWatch, to give you unparalleled visibility into your architecture and dedicated systems.

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Learning Objectives

  • Create your own CloudWatch dashboard to monitor the items that are important to you
  • Understand how CloudWatch dashboards can be shared across accounts
  • Understand the cost structure of CloudWatch dashboards and the limitations of the service

Intended Audience

This lecture is perfect for someone who is looking to gain insight into how their infrastructure is performing through the use of easy to understand graphics, metrics, and tables.


To get the most out of this lesson, you should have a basic understanding of AWS. It would also be beneficial to have moderate experience using Amazon CloudWatch.

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William Meadows is a passionately curious human currently living in the Bay Area in California. His career has included working with lasers, teaching teenagers how to code, and creating classes about cloud technology that are taught all over the world. His dedication to completing goals and helping others is what brings meaning to his life. In his free time, he enjoys reading Reddit, playing video games, and writing books.

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