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Monitoring AWS CloudFormation with CloudTrail

by Craig Golightly

As you move more of your infrastructure to the cloud, keeping track of everything can be a challenge. This course will teach you how to monitor your CloudFormation stacks using CloudTrail events and available options to view those events.

What you'll learn

As you automate more of your infrastructure management, it is important to remember to log and monitor changes. This can help with security events, demonstrating compliance, and troubleshooting unexpected issues. In this course, Monitoring AWS CloudFormation with CloudTrail, you’ll learn how to leverage CloudTrail for your monitoring needs. First, you’ll explore the AWS CloudTrail service. Next, you’ll discover how to configure a Trail to capture events. Finally, you’ll learn how to view and take action on CloudTrail events. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of CloudTrail monitoring needed to track updates and changes to your CloudFormation stacks.

About the author

Craig is passionate about solving problems with the right tools. He has over 20 years of software development experience with large enterprises and small startups on everything from search engines to fighter jets. He has a bachelor's and master's degree in computer science with extensive experience in AWS, microservices, and artificial intelligence. Craig enjoys teaching and mentoring others so they can save time and accomplish their goals faster.

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