This learning path is designed to introduce you to the different AWS Cloud Management Tools available that can help you optimize, control and manage your AWS infrastructure. As your infrastructure grows within AWS and your environment scales over time, it's important to have an understanding of the different AWS Cloud management tools that AWS offers to help you operate your infrastructure efficiently and effectively.
The different services covered within this learning path are as follows:
- Amazon CloudWatch
- AWS CloudFormation
- AWS CloudTrail
- AWS Config
Throughout the different courses, labs, and quizzes, you will understand:
- What each service is designed to provide
- How the service works
- How to configure the service
- How to implement the services within your own AWS environment
Amazon CloudWatch: CloudWatch is a monitoring service for cloud resources in the applications you run on Amazon Web Services. CloudWatch can collect metrics, set and manage alarms, and automatically react to changes in your AWS resources.
AWS CloudFormation: AWS CloudFormation allows you to easily create sets of cloud resources such as Amazon EC2 instances, CloudFront distributions, RDS database instances, and other services by just writing a template file.
AWS CloudTrail: Whenever an API request is made within your environment AWS CloudTrail can track that request with a host of metadata and record it in a Log which is then sent to AWS S3 for storage allowing you to view historical data of your API calls.
AWS Config: AWS Config allows you to have visibility of your entire AWS infrastructure from a configuration perspective. It can act as a resource inventory, compliance checker and manage configuration changes of your resources.
- Amazon Web Services CloudWatch
- How to Use CloudFormation for AWS Automation
- Advanced Use of AWS CloudFormation
- AWS CloudTrail: An Introduction
- AWS Config: An Introduction
- April 6, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam
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 90+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 140,000 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.
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