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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Experienced AWS cloud engineers looking to pass the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional certification (DOP-C01)
  • Experienced AWS cloud engineers looking to learn advanced automations and features on the AWS cloud

What you’ll learn: 

  • The introduction to Amazon CloudWatch and its core components
  • How to use the CloudWatch console to monitor performance for different metrics and statistics
  • How to create our own metrics by publishing custom information to CloudWatch for real time monitoring
  • Setting up alarms that we can use to send notifications, trigger actions in auto scaling groups to react to application demand dynamically, and to control and optimize our Amazon Web Services costs
  • How to monitor Application Programming Interface (API) calls with Amazon Web Services (AWS) CloudTrail
  • How to define metrics and create alarms for events that are happening inside of our Amazon Web Services (AWS) account
  • How to monitor log files with CloudWatch, how we can gather and centrally store log file data and crate alarms, and how we can perform analysis based on common text patterns
  • CloudWatch events, which we can use to respond to operational changes in the system to invoke notifications or execute custom code


  • It’s recommended that you have some familiarity with Amazon Web Services operations or development
  • This is the second course in a series. Take Amazon Web Services Certified Development And Operations Engineer Professional – Part One before this.

In this course, we’ll be spending a lot of time with services like Amazon CloudWatch and Amazon CloudTrail. This domain accounts for about 20% of the questions that you’ll see on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Development and Operations Engineer Professional exam.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned Amazon CloudWatch as part of the Amazon Web Services Certified Development and Operations Engineer Professional exam.

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Get started today and learn more about Amazon CloudWatch as part of the Amazon Web Services Certified Development and Operations Engineer

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction 00:00:00
CloudWatch Overview 00:00:00
Basic Vs. Detailed Monitoring 00:00:00
Metrics, Namespaces, And Dimensions 00:00:00
Viewing And Searching For Metrics 00:00:00
Getting Statistics For A Metric 00:00:00
Section 2 - Monitoring With Custom CloudWatch Metrics
Common Use Cases For Custom Metrics 00:00:00
Preparing EC2 Instances For Custom Monitoring 00:00:00
Publishing Custom Metrics From Windows 00:00:00
Publishing Custom Metrics From Linux 00:00:00
Section 3 - Creating CloudWatch Alarms
Understanding CloudWatch Alarms 00:00:00
Sending Alarm Notifications Via SNS 00:00:00
Scaling Based On CloudWatch Alarms 00:00:00
Monitoring Estimated Account Charges 00:00:00
Controlling Instance State With Alarms 00:00:00
AWS CLI Commands For Managing Alarms 00:00:00
Section 4 - Monitoring API Calls With CloudTrail
CloudTrail Overview 00:00:00
Turning On CloudTrail 00:00:00
Monitoring Events With CloudTrail API Activity History 00:00:00
Configuring Permissions For CloudTrail 00:00:00
Section 5 - Monitoring Log Files With CloudWatch
Overview Of CloudWatch Logs 00:00:00
Setting Up The CloudWatch Logs Agent On A Linux EC2 Instance 00:00:00
Configuring A Windows Instance For CloudWatch Logs 00:00:00
Creating Metric Filters For Instance Logs 00:00:00
Integrating CloudTrail With CloudWatch Logs 00:00:00
Section 6 - Working With CloudWatch Events
Overview Of CloudWatch Events 00:00:00
Automating EBS Snapshots 00:00:00
Scheduling An EC2 Instance To Run Only During Business Hours 00:00:00
Receive Notifications For AWS Console Sign-In 00:00:00
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