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AWS Access control alerts with CloudWatch and CloudTrail

AWS Access control alerts with CloudWatch and CloudTrail

Difficulty Level
Lab Duration
45 Min
About Lab


This lab walks you through the steps to create a Cloudtrail and CloudWatch log group , while also creating a metric filter to receive an alarm from CloudWatch via SNS topic.

What Will You Learn?

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Create a CloudTrail and an S3 bucket to store logs.
  • Create CloudWatch log groups and a metric filter for stopped EC2 instances.
  • Create SNS topic to receive the alert from CloudWatch.
  • Launch an EC2 instance.
  • Stop the instance a few times to check the working of the alarm.


No prior experience is required for performing this lab.

Lab Steps:

1. Starting a lab

  • Every AWS lab on the QwikSkills platform has a uniform user interface. You will see the below screen whenever you open up any lab.
  • The blue colored “Start Lab” button will set up the temporary username and password and assign the required cloud permissions in the background. Click on the button to start the lab.  

2. Opening AWS Portal

  • After you have clicked the start button, the cloud environment is created for the lab and you can use your temporary AWS cloud interface using the provided username and password s