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AWS Cloud Management Tools

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This course 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 course 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.  


Michael Bryant:

  • Amazon Web Services CloudWatch

Antonio Angelino:

  • How to Use CloudFormation for AWS Automation

Andrew Templeton: 

  • Advanced Use of AWS CloudFormation

Stuart Scott:

  • AWS CloudTrail: An Introduction
  • AWS Config: An Introduction



  • April 6, 2018 - Added Course Exam


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