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Configuring CloudTrail Logs for EC2 Events

Configuring CloudTrail Logs for EC2 Events

Difficulty Level
Lab Duration
45 Min
About Lab


This lab walks you through the steps to configure CloudTrail to be able to access your log files.

What Will You Learn?

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Create an AWS CloudTrail trail using AWS Console.
  • Create an Amazon S3 Bucket.
  • Format the new Log file and confirm the events inside the JSON blob.
  • Launch an EC2 Instance and connect to it via browser.
  • Test the log file from the EC2 creation and the log file from connecting to the instance via SSH.


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 shown on the screen.
  • Click on the “Open Co