DevOps on AWS: Operate and Monitor (Course 3 of 3)

Track, identify, understand key metrics and resolve application or infrastructure issues in real time
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1hr 4min of on-demand video

Describe the benefits of monitoring CI/CD pipelines
How to use Amazon CloudWatch for monitoring
Understanding Amazon EventBridge and AWS Config for compliance
How to use Machine Learning for monitoring operations
Differentiate between environment, application, and network metrics
Explore the benefits of Amazon CloudWatch
Explore ways to monitor your application and network
Explain how you can mitigate risks in the DevOps journey
Explain how you can mitigate risks in the DevOps journey
Explore the benefits of AWS Systems Manager
Explore common third-party services and tool for DevOps operations


  • This is the third course of the 3-part DevOps on AWS course series. Complete the first two courses of the series before enrolling in this course.


The third and the final course in the DevOps series will teach how to use AWS Services to control the architecture in order to reach a better operational state.

Monitoring and Operation are key aspects for both the release pipeline and production environments, because they provide instruments that help discover what's happening, as well as do modifications and enhancements on infrastructure that is currently running. This course teaches how to use Amazon CloudWatch for monitoring, as well as Amazon EventBridge and AWS Config for continuous compliance. It also covers Amazon CloudTrail and a little bit of Machine Learning for Monitoring operations!

You will start by reviewing topics covered in the first and second courses of the DevOps on AWS series. You will then learn about the importance of monitoring and why instrumenting your environment is helpful. You will explore how Amazon CloudWatch provides you with data and actionable insights to monitor your applications, respond to system-wide performance changes, optimize resource utilization, and get a unified view of operational health.

Next, you will start by learning about the importance of operation in continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines and discover how to detect unmanaged configuration changes to your cloud resources. Though this course focused on AWS solutions for DevOps operations and monitoring, you will also learn about third-party, open-source tooling that are well-known and widely used by the DevOps community. Lastly, you will get hands-on and run commands using AWS Systems Manager, and output logs to Amazon CloudWatch.

Note: This series is made up of three courses based on the steps of DevOps process. The first three steps "Code, Build, Test" are covered in the first course. The next two steps, "Release and Deploy" are covered in the second course. And then finally, our third course of the series covers the final steps "Operate and Monitor". We recommend taking all three DevOps on AWS courses in the prescribed order for a logical and thorough learning experience.

Who this course is for:

  • Developers, Architects, Cloud Engineers, Operations Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers, System Administrators


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In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now commonly known as cloud computing. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world.

AWS offers Training and Certification programs to help you develop skills to design, deploy, and operate your infrastructure and applications on the AWS Cloud. We deliver training classes across the globe. We also offer training, bootcamps, and labs at many AWS events.

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