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Configuring and Monitoring Governance of AWS Deployments

Course

Intro Video

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Craig Arcuri

AWS Training Architect II in Content

Length

02:00:00

Difficulty

Advanced

Videos

29

Hands-on Labs

6

Course Details

This AWS DevOps Pro course is part of a learning path in preparation for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam. The sections in this course include using AWS services for monitoring and logging, which focuses heavily on AWS CloudWatch, as well as Kinesis, CloudTrail, AWS Config, AWS X-Ray, and various logs throughout AWS. The next section covers policies and standards with a heavy focus on AWS Systems Manager. The course wraps up with a section on incident and event response, highlighted by lessons on Amazon Inspector and GuardDuty.

Syllabus

Using AWS Services for Monitoring and Logging

CloudWatch for DevOps

00:11:15

Lesson Description:

This lesson details how CloudWatch can be used to help automate deployments. CloudWatch Events, metrics, and alarms can be key components of any deployment process and help facilitate automation.

CloudWatch Concepts and Terminology

00:09:03

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we discuss the key concepts, features, and terminology of Amazon CloudWatch. The lesson concludes with a walkthrough in the CloudWatch console.

CloudWatch Metrics

00:09:52

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we take a look at CloudWatch metrics with a focus on CloudWatch metrics for load balancers. The lesson concludes with a walkthrough of using an Application Load Balancer and CloudWatch. Recommended ReadingCloudWatch Metrics for Your Application Load Balancer

CloudWatch with EC2 and Auto Scaling

00:13:34

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we focus on using CloudWatch metrics and alarms to help manage the scaling in an Auto Scaling group. We then walk through configuring these metrics for Auto Scaling groups.

CloudWatch Custom Metrics

00:11:04

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we explore how custom metrics can be used in CloudWatch to provide metrics that are not available as standard metrics. For example, memory usage metrics are not available "out of the box" but can be captured as custom metrics. We then walk through the configuration and use of custom metrics.

CloudWatch Events

00:08:29

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we focus on CloudWatch Events and creating events to help perform automations in our deployments. We then walk through using CloudWatch Events and Lambda to perform an automation.

CloudWatch with SNS

00:06:24

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we detail how Simple Notification Service can be used with CloudWatch Events to notify personnel when an event occurs in the system. We then use whiteboarding and walk through configuration.

AWS CloudTrail Overview

00:13:43

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we take an in-depth look at AWS CloudTrail. We then work with CloudTrail from the AWS Management Console.

Kinesis Overview

00:11:10

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we provide an overview of Amazon Kinesis. We then incorporate whiteboard learning to cover the key concepts of Kinesis in preparation for the DevOps Pro certification exam.

Kinesis Data Streams with Lambda

00:08:33

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we walk through using Kinesis Data Streams. Application data is written to Kinesis Data Streams, which then triggers a Lambda function that stores the data in CloudWatch.

AWS Config: Part 1

00:12:02

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we go into detail on AWS Config and work with it from the AWS Management Console. This is the first in a two-part lesson on AWS Config.

AWS Config: Part 2

00:06:04

Lesson Description:

This is the second part of our lesson on AWS Config. In this lesson, we complete the walkthrough on AWS Config from the AWS Management Console.

What Is X-Ray?

00:03:37

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we take an introductory look at AWS X-Ray and set the stage for an upcoming walkthrough on X-Ray.

X-Ray Sample App and Demo

00:10:44

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we walk through a detailed sample application that pairs AWS X-Ray with Elastic Beanstalk. The following link for Elastic Beanstalk is used in the lesson:Elastic Beanstalk link for demo

X-Ray Concepts

00:05:38

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we wrap up our discussion of AWS X-Ray with this look at its concepts.

AWS Logs

00:12:23

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we focus on the various logs available throughout AWS. Using walkthroughs and whiteboarding, we detail how to access and consume log files.

Amazon Elasticsearch

00:11:42

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we take an in-depth look at Amazon Elasticsearch as well as the supporting services Kibana and Logstash. We also walk through sending logs to Elasticsearch.

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

00:30:00

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

00:30:00

Using AWS Services for Policies and Standards Automation

Policies and Standards Automation Overview

00:05:07

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we provide an overview of the Policies and Standards Automation domain. This domain is part of the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional exam.

AWS Organizations

00:08:13

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we focus on AWS Organizations and detail how multiple AWS accounts can be grouped in AWS Organizations. We then walk through setting up multiple accounts in Organizations.

Service Catalog

00:08:19

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we discuss Service Catalog and how it can be used to provide an organizational structure to the AWS services made available to employees. We also go through a whiteboarding session to further describe Service Catalog.

Trusted Advisor

00:06:53

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we dive into AWS Trusted Advisor and explore how it can be used to assist in monitoring potential trouble with usage, security, and cost. We also walk through the features of Trusted Advisor in the AWS Management Console.

Systems Manager: Part 1

00:09:49

Lesson Description:

In part one of our lesson on AWS Systems Manager, we provide an introduction on how it can be used to manage all the EC2 instances deployed in an organization.

Systems Manager: Part 2

00:08:02

Lesson Description:

In part two of our lesson on AWS Systems Manager, we conclude the discussion by walking through how to work with Systems Manager in the AWS Management Console.

Service Health Dashboard

00:07:35

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we provide an overview of AWS Service Health Dashboard. We then walk through the Service Health Dashboard and Personal Health Dashboard in the AWS Management Console.

Amazon Macie

00:06:40

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we take a detailed look at Amazon Macie. We also walk through Macie from the AWS Management Console.

License Manager

00:04:41

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we provide an overview of AWS License Manager.

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

00:30:00

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

00:45:00

Incident and Event Response

Incident and Event Response Overview

00:06:34

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we provide an overview of the Incident and Event Response domain.

Amazon Inspector

00:07:56

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we take a look at Amazon Inspector and provide a walkthrough of it in the AWS Management Console.

Amazon GuardDuty

00:04:04

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, we explore Amazon GuardDuty and provide a walkthrough in the AWS Management Console.

S3 Deployments and Security
Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

00:30:00

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

00:30:00

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