hands-on lab

Analyzing Logs With Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights

Up to 1h
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Lab description

Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights allows developers to interactively search and analyze log data. CloudWatch Logs Insights can be used to query logs from AWS resources such as AWS Lambda functions, AWS CloudTrail, and more. These queries can help developers more effectively troubleshoot issues and discover insights into their systems and applications.

In this lab, you will be introduced to the Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights service and learn how to run and save queries in the CloudWatch Logs Insights console.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights
  • Explore the CloudWatch Logs Insights query syntax
  • Run queries with CloudWatch Logs Insights

Intended audience

  • Candidates for AWS Certified Data Engineer Associate certification
  • Cloud Architects
  • Cloud Developers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Amazon CloudWatch Logs

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:

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About the author
Jun Fritz, opens in a new tab
Cloud Labs Developer
Learning paths

Jun is a Cloud Labs Developer with previous experience as a Software Engineer and Cloud Developer. He holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer Professional certifications. He also holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator Associate certifications. 

Jun is focused on giving back to the growing cloud community by sharing his knowledge and experience with students and creating engaging content. 

Covered topics
Lab steps
Logging In to the Amazon Web Services Console
Introduction to Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights
Running Queries With CloudWatch Logs Insights