Cloud Academy
Duration9h 57m



Maintaining governance and compliance within the cloud is just as important as maintaining it on-premise. Almost all organizations are required to meet specific regulations and specifications from both an internal and external perspective, which affect their IT solutions which must be monitored and implemented effectively. 

This compliance may include certification and regulations such as ISO, HIPPA or PCI DSS which often involve controls against security and data protection.

AWS provides a number of tools and services to help you implement, govern and control your environment to ensure you are able to confidently apply the relevant deployments, policies and procedures to adhere to any requirements needed.  

This AWS Governance & Compliance learning path has been designed to give you an understanding and an overview of Cloud governance and compliance within AWS and the Cloud. It will look at governance, risk and compliance allowing you to understand what those three elements are defined as, before looking deeper into the different AWS services and how these can be utilized to help you maintain your AWS infrastructure based on those elements.

Instructors for this learning path:

Vish Chidambaram

  • Cloud Governance, Risk & Compliance

Andrew Templeton

  • Governance on AWS

Stuart Scott

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


  • April 6, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam
  • September 21 2018 - Course Added 'Enforcing Compliance & Security Control with Amazon Macie'


Your certificate for this learning path

Learning Path Steps

1 courses

This course explains how to plan for the security of your application on a cloud provider.

2 quizzes

Cloud Governance, Risk and Compliance Intermediate

3 courses

This course teaches skills to manage complexity and direction on increasingly large AWS cloud accounts and installations.

4 courses

In this course, you'll learn how AWS Config allows you to have visibility of your entire AWS infrastructure from a configuration perspective.

5 labs

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

6 quizzes

AWS Config Intermediate

7 courses

This course provides an introduction to the AWS CloudTrail service, looking at all its features and components.

8 quizzes

AWS CloudTrail Intermediate

9 labs

Learn about the basic techniques and technologies for governance of enterprise AWS accounts. This Lab covers how to use AWS Config Rules, IAM monitoring techniques, AWS CloudTrails, and core reporting tools.

10 courses

This course looks at Amazon Macie and how to customize it to gain the maximum benefit of its capabilities.

11 exam-filled

Exam: Governance and Compliance 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 centre and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 60++ courses relating to Cloud, most within the AWS category with a heavy focus on security and compliance

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.