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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.

If you have any feedback relating to this learning path, feel free to contact us at support@cloudacademy.com

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to plan for the security of your application on a cloud provider
  • Learn how to monitor your cloud infrastructure
  • Understand how AWS Config allows you to have visibility of your entire AWS infrastructure from a configuration perspective
  • Get an understanding of AWS CloudTrail
  • Use Amazon Macie to ensure compliance and security in your cloud environments

Intended Audience

This learning path is designed for cloud security architects, compliance managers, cloud administrators, or anyone who wants to learn how to introduce governance and compliance practices in their cloud environments.


To get the most out of this learning path, you should have a basic understanding of AWS and its essential services.


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Training Content

Course - Intermediate - 1h 7m
Cloud Governance, Risk, and Compliance
This Course explains how to plan for the security of your application on a cloud provider.
Course - Advanced - 1h 9m
Governance on AWS
This course teaches skills to manage complexity and direction on increasingly large AWS cloud accounts and installations.
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
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.
Quiz - Intermediate - 9m
AWS CloudTrail Intermediate
AWS CloudTrail Intermediate
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h
Governing AWS Accounts with AWS Config and AWS CloudTrail
Learn about the basic techniques and technologies for the governance of enterprise AWS accounts. This Lab covers how to use AWS Config Rules, IAM monitoring techniques, AWS CloudTrails, and core reporting tools.
Course - Intermediate - 1h 9m
Enforcing Compliance & Security Controls with Amazon Macie
This course looks at Amazon Macie and how to customize it to gain the maximum benefit of its capabilities.
Exam - 45m
Final Exam: Governance and Compliance on AWS
Final 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 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.