Tracking and Recording Activity with AWS CloudTrail

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In this lesson, we introduce you to the AWS CloudTrail service, which allows you to monitor and record activity across your AWS accounts by capturing both API and non-API events.

Learning Objectives

  • What AWS CloudTrail is
  • The benefits that AWS CloudTrail brings
  • Why you should be using AWS CloudTrail

Intended Audience

  • Those who have an active role with management and governance of your AWS account
  • Security architects, auditors, and anyone looking to become certified in AWS


  • Have a basic understanding of the AWS landscape and some of its core services. 
  • To learn more about the fundamentals of AWS, please see our Fundamentals of AWS course
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 250+ courses relating to cloud computing reaching over 1 million+ students.

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.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.

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