Advanced CloudFormation Skills
AWS Systems Manager
AWS Secrets Manager
Parameter Store vs. Secrets Manager
AWS Service Catalog
AWS Control Tower
Managing Product Licenses
Amazon Managed Grafana
Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus
AWS Resilience Hub
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This course provides detail on the AWS Management & Governance services relevant to the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional exam.
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- Learn how AWS AppConfig can reduce errors in configuration changes and prevent application downtime
- Understand how the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) can be used to model and provision application resources using common programming languages
- Get a high-level understanding of Amazon CloudWatch
- Learn about the features and use cases of the service
- 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
- Review how monitored metrics go into an ALARM state
- Learn about the challenges of creating CloudWatch Alarms and the benefits of using machine learning in alarm management
- Know how to create a CloudWatch Alarm using Anomaly Detection
- Learn what types of metrics are suitable for use with Anomaly Detection
- Create your own CloudWatch log subscription
- Learn how AWS CloudTrail enables auditing and governance of your AWS account
- Understand how Amazon CloudWatch Logs enables you to monitor and store your system, application, and custom log files
- Explain what AWS CloudFormation is and what it’s used for
- Determine the benefits of AWS CloudFormation
- Understand what the core components are and what they are used for
- Create a CloudFormation Stack using an existing AWS template
- Learn what VPC flow logs are and what they are used for
- Determine options for operating programmatically with AWS, including the AWS CLI, APIs, and SDKs
- Learn about the capabilities of AWS Systems Manager for managing applications and infrastructure
- Understand how AWS Secrets Manager can be used to securely encrypt application secrets
Hello, and welcome to this quick lecture, where I will introduce you to AWS OpsWorks. This service is newly in scope for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional exam, so I wanted to give you a quick overview of this service and what it does.
AWS OpsWorks is a configuration management service that allows you to use managed instances of the popular Puppet or Chef open source tools to manage your infrastructure in AWS. OpsWorks offers 3 different solutions depending on your specific needs:
AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise provides fully-managed Puppet servers. Puppet provides a set of automation tools that support infrastructure and application management.
If your enterprise already uses Chef Automate, AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate supports the creation of AWS-managed Chef Automate servers. Chef Automate allows you to perform automated workflows for configuration management, compliance, security, and continuous deployment.
And finally, AWS OpsWorks Stacks allow you to model your application’s infrastructure as stacks. Each stack consists of a series of layers, which are groups of instances or resources that can represent your application servers or your RDS instances that are managed together as a single cohesive unit. OpsWorks Stacks will monitor the health of your instances and can automatically replace unhealthy instances. OpsWorks Stacks also supports the use of Chef cookbooks, which are collections of Chef recipes that allow you to automate software installation and configuration tasks.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick introduction to AWS OpsWorks. Thanks for joining me, and best of luck on your certification journey!
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