AVG Duration20h


Maintaining management and governance 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. 

AWS provides a number of tools and services to help you enable, provision, and operate your AWS environment, and this learning path contains all of our content relating to the services listed within the AWS Management & Governance category of the AWS Management Console. It's packed full of courses and labs allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge in a specific area.

The AWS services and topics covered in this learning path include:

  • AWS CloudTrail
  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • AWS Logging mechanisms
  • AWS Trusted Advisor
  • AWS Config
  • AWS Service Catalog
  • AWS Control Tower

If you have a specific request for content in this area, please send an e-mail to support@cloudacademy.com

Intended Audience

This learning path is intended for IT professionals or anyone looking to understand more about the various security services available to them in AWS and how they can be implemented.


To get the most out of this course, you should already have a solid understanding of the AWS platform


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Training Content

Course - Beginner - 2m
LP Introduction: AWS Management & Governance
An introduction to the AWS Management & Governance learning path
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.
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 - 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.
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.
Course - Intermediate - 10m
Access Real-Time Log Events using CloudWatch Log Subscriptions
This course, covering Amazon Cloudwatch subscriptions covers a hidden feature within Cloudwatch, that will allow you to dive into your log files and analyze them for specific keywords.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Monitor Amazon CloudWatch Security Logs for failed SSH attempts
Learn how to use CloudWatch to monitor EC2 instance logs for failed SSH attempts
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Filtering Amazon CloudWatch Log Events
Learn how to use the Amazon CloudWatch Logs console to filter textual and JSON log events in this hands-on lab.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 50m
Amazon CloudWatch Metric Filtering Challenge
Put your Amazon CloudWatch skills to the test in this hands-on challenge lab as you are tasked with creating a metric filter and an alarm.
Course - Intermediate - 38m
Amazon CloudWatch with Anomaly Detection
This course covers Amazon CloudWatch and CloudWatch Alarms using Anomaly Detection.
Course - Beginner - 22m
AWS CloudFormation: Introduction to Infrastructure as Code
In this course, you'll learn about AWS CloudFormation and it provides you with the ability to provision your infrastructure as code.
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 - Intermediate - 2h
Hands-On CloudFormation for Deploy Scalability
Scalable DevOps: Using CloudFormation for Whole VPC Stacks.
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 Challenge - Beginner - 1h
AWS CloudFormation Stack Update Challenge
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 4h
AWS CloudFormation Playground
Learn at your own pace as you explore the AWS CloudFormation service in this extended hands-on playground lab.
Course - Advanced - 1h 4m
How to Implement & Enable Logging Across AWS Services (Part 1 of 2)
In this course, you'll learn how to implement logging and monitoring across AWS Services including Amazon CloudWatch, CloudWatch Monitoring Agent, AWS CloudTrail Logs, and Amazon S3 Access Logs.
Course - Advanced - 1h 4m
How to Implement & Enable Logging Across AWS Services (Part 2 of 2)
In this course, you'll learn how to implement logging and monitoring across AWS Services including Amazon CloudWatch, CloudWatch Monitoring Agent, AWS CloudTrail Logs, and Amazon S3 Access Logs.
Course - Intermediate - 29m
Using AWS Trusted Advisor to Follow and Implement Best Practices
This course looks at how to use AWS Trusted Advisor to implement some best practices and recommendations across your AWS environment with your organization.
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 10m
Follow Best Practices with AWS Trusted Advisor
Follow best practices with AWS Trusted Advisor auditing your AWS environment and advising you on performance, and security improvements.
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
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.
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 30m
AWS Config Compliance Challenge
Put your AWS Config compliance skills to the test in this hands-on challenge lab.
Course - Intermediate - 20m
Helping Your Teams Provision Applications with AWS Service Catalog
This course explores AWS Service Catalog and how to use it to create portfolios of services that users can provision within their own AWS accounts.
Course - Intermediate - 24m
Building Multi-Account AWS Infrastructure with Control Tower
This course explores the AWS Control Tower service, the newest and best way to orchestrate your organizations around best practices, security, auditing, and overall account management.
Course - Intermediate - 18m
An Introduction to AWS Systems Manager to Gain Operational Insights
In this course, you will be introduced to AWS Systems Manager and learn how the Systems Manager service helps you automatically implement complex workflows.
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.