Introduction to Governance and Compliance on AWS

By Brian Dones

This course is a high-level overview designed to give students exposure to the tools and services AWS offers for compliance and governance.

2 hours
  • 13 Lessons
  • 1 Hands-On Lab
  • 1 Course Quiz

About the course

As more and more businesses transition and adopt the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud in their day-to-day operations, compliance and governance have become increasingly important. But what exactly are compliance and governance? What tools and services does AWS provide to ease the implementation and management of both compliance and governance?

This course is a high-level overview designed to journey through the AWS cloud platform while exposing students to compliance and governance tools and services. Upon completion, students gain knowledge of various compliance types, services such as Audit Manager and Security Hub, and administering AWS accounts and service controls with AWS Organizations and Control Tower.

  • Chapter 1 1 Lesson Introduction 1:31

    Course Introduction

  • Chapter 2 5 Lessons Security and Compliance 54:53

    Exploring the Different Types of Compliance


    Understanding and Utilizing AWS Artifact


    Leveraging AWS Audit Manager for Compliance Checks


    Monitoring with AWS Inspector


    Monitoring Security and Compliance with AWS Security Hub

  • Chapter 3 6 Lessons Management and Governance Services 1:05:47

    Understanding AWS Organizations, Organizational Units, and Service Control Policies


    Introduction to AWS Control Tower, Landing Zones, and Guardrails


    Monitoring Environment Changes with AWS Config and AWS CloudTrail


    Securing AWS accounts and adhering to compliance with Security Hub

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Understanding AWS Trusted Advisor and the 5 Categories


    Managing Cost with AWS Budgets

  • Chapter 4 2 Lessons Conclusion 31:22

    AWS Compliance and Governance Quiz

    30:00 Quiz

    Conclusion and What’s Next


What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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