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Using AWS CloudFormation to Deploy an AWS Config for Monitoring Amazon EC2 Instances

Hands-On Lab


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AWS Config is a service that enables you to assess, audit, and evaluate the configurations of your AWS resources. Config continuously monitors and records your AWS resource configurations and allows you to automate the evaluation of recorded configurations against desired configurations. With Config, you can review changes in configurations and relationships between AWS resources, dive into detailed resource configuration histories, and determine your overall compliance against the configurations specified in your internal guidelines. This enables you to simplify compliance auditing, security analysis, change management, and operational troubleshooting.

In this Learning Activity, the student will learn about AWS Config and how to create an AWS Config stack in CloudFormation to monitor an account.

<span style="color:red">**Attention: The lab startup page has changed and is different from what you see in the video. Please use the AWS Login credentials from the new lab environment to login into the AWS console. </span>

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