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Amazon CloudWatch Metric Filtering Challenge

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Amazon CloudWatch is a service from AWS that makes monitoring and observing your cloud infrastructure easy. Using Amazon CloudWatch you can:

  • Create dashboards
  • Create custom metrics
  • Create alarms to alert you

Creating and configuring a metric filter and alarm is a task that people aiming to get AWS certified should be able to accomplish.

This lab assumes that you understand the features and concepts of Amazon CloudWatch and Log Groups. If you are unfamiliar with these topics, Cloud Academy recommends completing the materials mentioned in the prerequisites section before attempting this challenge.

This hands-on lab challenge will test your practical ability to build out a solution in a production-like AWS environment. You will be presented with a task and a set of requirements that you must fulfill to pass the challenge.

This is a real environment, which means you can prove your knowledge in an applied situation, leaving behind multiple choice questions for a dynamic performance-based exam situation.


September 13th, 2022 - Resolved validation check issue


  • Monitoring AWS CloudTrail Events with Amazon CloudWatch
  • How to Implement & Enable Logging Across AWS Services (Part 1 of 2)
  • Filtering Amazon CloudWatch Log Events

Intended audience

  • Candidates for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate certification
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Architects

What will be assessed

  • Amazon CloudWatch Logs
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)

About the author

Learning paths

Andrew is a Labs Developer with previous experience in the Internet Service Provider, Audio Streaming, and CryptoCurrency industries. He has also been a DevOps Engineer and enjoys working with CI/CD and Kubernetes.

He holds multiple AWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate and Professional.

Covered topics


Amazon CloudWatch Metric Filtering Challenge