AVG Duration10h



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.  


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 Learning Path Exam



Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

Course - Intermediate - 16m
An Overview of Amazon CloudWatch
This course takes a high-level look at Amazon CloudWatch and some of its features and components.
Course - Intermediate - 12m
Building CloudWatch Dashboards
This course is geared towards helping you understand the value of building your own dashboards within CloudWatch, to give you unparalleled visibility into your architecture and dedicated systems.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Introduction to CloudWatch
CloudWatch is a monitoring service that AWS provides. You can use it to monitor AWS resources or custom resources, inside or outside AWS.
Course - Advanced - 2h 2m
Advanced Use of AWS CloudFormation
In this course, you'll learn advanced AWS CloudFormation skills, including nested stacks, custom resources, continuous integration, and event automation.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Deploy Wordpress using CloudFormation
CloudFormation is an infrastructure as code tool for AWS. In this lab, you will use CloudFormation to launch an EC2 with a full WordPress installation.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Hands-On CloudFormation for Deploy Scalability
Scalable DevOps: Using CloudFormation for Whole VPC Stacks.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 9m
AWS CloudTrail: An Introduction
This course provides an introduction to the AWS CloudTrail service, looking at all its features and components.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 2h 15m
Monitoring AWS CloudTrail Events with Amazon CloudWatch
In this lab, you'll learn how to configure and use AWS CloudTrail and CloudWatch in cooperation with each other to monitor AWS infrastructure and services.
Quiz - Intermediate - 9m
AWS CloudTrail Intermediate
AWS CloudTrail Intermediate
Course - Intermediate - 1h 12m
AWS Config: An Introduction
In this course, you'll learn how AWS Config allows you to have visibility of your entire AWS infrastructure from a configuration perspective.
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Compliance Check Using AWS Config Rules (Managed & Custom)
Compliance check using AWS Config Rules: See how AWS Config can enhance your security and compliance with AWS managed rules and custom rules with AWS Lambda
Quiz - Intermediate - 9m
AWS Config Intermediate
AWS Config Intermediate
Exam - 50m
Final Exam: Cloud Management Tools on AWS
Final Exam: Cloud Management Tools on AWS
About the Author
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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 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 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.

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