What you will learn

This course will teach you how to monitor infrastructure and applications with Amazon CloudWatch.

  • The basic features of Amazon CloudWatch

  • How to create monitoring dashboards

  • How to aggregate and analyse logs

  • How to set Alarms and respond to Events

  • How to integrate CloudWatch with ECS and EKS for container metrics and logs

  • How to build autoscaling with CloudWatch

Course Outline

  • 26 lessons

    Easy to follow lessons and labs covering how to use CloudWatch with hands-on exercises.

  • 1.5 hours

    This course includes 1.5 hours of video content. Watch on-demand, anytime, anywhere.

  • Quizzes and Exercises

    Put your learning to use with quizzes and hands-on exercises.


Lesson 1: What you will learn on this course

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to Amazon CloudWatch Fundamentals

    • What you will learn on this course

  • 2

    Getting Started

    • Using the terminal

    • Optional: How to install the Linux terminal on Windows 10 with WSL

    • Where to find the code examples

    • What is AWS CloudWatch

    • CloudWatch components

    • CloudWatch Architecture

    • Test Your Knowledge: CloudWatch Basics Quiz

  • 3

    Diving In

    • CloudWatch Dashboards

    • CloudWatch Alarms

    • CloudWatch Logs

    • CloudWatch Metrics

    • CloudWatch Events

    • CloudWatch ServiceLens

    • CloudWatch Synthetics

    • Metric vs Logs

    • Test Your Knowledge: CloudWatch Internals Quiz

  • 4

    Hands On with CloudWatch

    • Lab: Create a CloudWatch Dashboard

    • Lab: Create an alarm

    • Lab: Metrics

    • Lab: Create a rule in Events

    • Lab: ServiceLens

    • Lab: Synthetics

    • Lab: Read Data from CloudWatch using Python and Boto3

    • Lab: Insert custom metrics using Python and Boto3

  • 5

    Afterword & Next Steps

    • Alerting best practices

    • Test Your Knowledge: The Final Quiz

    • Five takeaways

    • Further reading

    • Recommended courses

    • Congratulations

    • Help us improve: What can we do better?