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AWS Service Catalog is a great service for making AWS a little more user-friendly for the non-technical crowd. It gives you the ability to create products only with components that have been predetermined and vetted by your IT and Security teams. This forces your end users to create more robust and safer applications almost by proxy. 

In this course, you will learn how to create portfolios of various services that your users can provision within their own AWS accounts, and understand how AWS Service Catalog can be used as a security service to protect your business from unauthorized expenses and possible security vulnerabilities.

Learning Objectives

  • Get a general understanding of AWS Service Catalog and its components, including products and portfolios
  • Learn how to set constraints on products within portfolios
  • Get a practical understanding of how to use AWS Service Catalog to provision products

Intended Audience

This course is recommended for IT Administrators, business leaders, and engineers who want to have a better handle on securely provisioning their AWS Cloud technology.


To get the most out of this course, having a decent background in computing is fundamental. You should have basic knowledge of AWS and how provisioning works within it. Some familiarity with security and administration within the tech industry would be beneficial but not essential.


AWS Service Catalog is a fantastic answer for those trying to make AWS a little more user-friendly for the non-technical crowd. It also helps to answer the question of how can I manage all of these provisioned resources my teams keep spinning up. 

With the ability to create products that have only the predetermined and vetted components that your IT and Security teams give the OK on, you set yourself up for success. This forces your End Users to create more robust and safer applications almost by proxy. 

Now, this isn't to say that everything will be perfect with this setup, it is still very important to audit and check over any new or existing infrastructure regularly for flaws.

However, through the use of regular updates to your products and portfolios, you can empower your users more than ever before.


Well, that brings us to the end of this course. My name is Will Meadows and I'd like to thank you for spending your time here learning about AWS Service catalog.  If you have any feedback, positive or negative, please contact us at, your feedback is greatly appreciated, thank you! 

About the Author

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.