VPC Flow Logs


This lesson provides an insight into some of the different logging capabilities and techniques that different AWS services have.  Logging is a fundamental element of being able to optimize, identify and isolate issues and incidents, in addition to being a core component to some auditing and governance controls.  As a result, it's essential to have an understanding of how AWS is able to implement some of these logging features.

Learning Objectives

The objectives of this lesson are to introduce you to the benefits of logging, followed by an understanding of the logging mechanisms used by the following services and features

  1. The Amazon CloudWatch Logging Agent
  2. AWS CloudTrail Logging
  3. Monitoring AWS CloudTrail with Amazon CloudWatch
  4. Amazon CloudFront Access Logs
  5. Amazon VPC Flow Logs


Intended Audience

This lesson is designed for those who are in roles such as:

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


As a prerequisite to this lesson, you should have a basic understanding of AWS, including Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon CloudFront and Amazon VPCs.

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