Management Fundamentals of AWS for Solution Architect Associate

The services within the AWS Management Fundamentals course focus on maintaining and monitoring AWS applications and systems, to ensure they are compliant, properly configured, operating at required utilization thresholds, and protected from any potential outside threats.

This course covers a range of different services, including:

AWS CloudTrail
AWS Config
AWS Trusted Advisor
AWS CloudWatch
AWS Personal Health Dashboard

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the basic functions that each service in this course performs within a cloud solution
  • Recognize the basic components and features of each AWS management service in this course
  • Understand the role each service plays to maintain a properly operating application on AWS

Intended Audience

This course is has been designed for:

  • Anyone preparing for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.
  • Managers, sales professionals and other roles within the cloud where a relatively non-technical understanding of AWS compute services is desired.


Before reading this example, you should have a general understanding of the basic concepts of cloud computing. If you are familiar with common compliance requirements for IT systems, this will also help.


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Hello, and welcome to this course, where I am going to be focusing on a number of different AWS services at an introductory level, which can be used to help you control, monitor, and manage your AWS environment and resources effectively and with ease.

Before we start, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Stuart Scott. I am one of the trainers here at CloudAcademy, specializing in AWS, Amazon Web Services. Feel free to connect with me with any questions using the details shown on the screen. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at CloudAcademy by sending an email to, where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question.

As a pre-requisite of this course, you should have a basic knowledge and awareness of AWS and Cloud Computing.

The content within this course would be beneficial to anyone who is looking to sit the AWS certified Practitioner exam, systems engineers and administrators, security professionals, and Cloud architects.

This course is comprised of the following lectures, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, Trusted Advisor, Amazon CloudWatch, and the AWS Health Dashboards. Within each of these lectures, I will be explaining what the services is and what it does to give you an understanding of how these services can help you manage your AWS account, giving you the knowledge to be able to successfully select the most appropriate service for your requirements.  At the end of this course I will provide a summary highlighting the key points from the previous lectures.

By the end of this course, you will have a greater understanding of how to monitor, manage, and control your AWS resources. You'll understand the main function and purpose of AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, AWS Trusted Advisor, Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS Health Dashboards. And you'll be able to correctly select the required service for your management needs.

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That brings me to the end of this lecture. Coming up next I will be introducing you to the AWS CloudTrail service.

About the Author
Learning Paths

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 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 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.