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Introduction

The course is part of these learning paths

Security - Specialty Certification Preparation for AWS

course-steps 22 certification 1 lab-steps 11

AWS Auditing & Monitoring

course-steps 6 certification 1 lab-steps 3 quiz-steps 2

Contents

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Introduction
1
Introduction3m 34s
Logging
2
The Benefits of Logging3m 14s
AWS Logging Mechanisms
3
CloudWatch Logging Agent16m 17s
4
CloudTrail Logging17m 16s
5
Monitoring CloudTrail with CloudWatch12m
6
S3 Access Logs4m 29s
Summary
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Course Summary7m 20s
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DifficultyAdvanced
Duration1h 4m
Students156

Description

Course Description

This course is part 1 of a 2 part course series which focuses on a number of key AWS services and how they perform logging and monitoring across your environment.  Being able to monitor data provides a number of key benefits to your organization, such as compliance, incident detection and resolution, trend analysis and much more! Collating data and statistics about your solutions running within AWS also provides the ability to optimize it's performance.  This series looks at how to implement, configure and deploy logging and monitoring mechanisms using the following AWS services and features

Part 1: 

  • Amazon CloudWatch - CloudWatch Monitoring Agent
  • AWS CloudTrail Logs
  • Monitoring CloudTrail Logs with CloudWatch Metric Filters
  • Amazon S3 Access Logs

Part 2:

  • Amazon CloudFront Access Logs
  • VPC Flow Logs
  • AWS Config Configuration History 
  • Filtering and searching data using Amazon Athena

The course for Part 2 can be found here

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course series you will be able to:

  • Understand why and when you should enable logging of key services
  • Configure logging to enhance incident resolution and security analysis
  • Understand how to extract specific data from logging data sets

Intended Audience

The content of this course is centered around security and compliance. As a result, this course is beneficial to those who are in the roles or their equivalent of:

  • Cloud Security Engineers
  • Cloud Security Architects
  • Cloud Administrators
  • Cloud Support & Operations
  • Compliance Managers

Prerequisites

This is an advanced level course series and so you should be familiar with the following services and understand their individual use case and feature sets.

  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • Amazon EC2
  • CloudFront
  • Lambda
  • AWS Config
  • Amazon S3
  • IAM
  • EC2 Systems Manager (SSM)

This course includes

7 lectures

6 demonstrations

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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 centre and network infrastructure design, to more recently cloud architecture and implementation.

He is a Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP), with his latest achievements gained within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) field.

He currently holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification as well as accreditations as an AWS Business and Technology Professional and in TCO and Cloud Economics.

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.