Auditing & monitoring

In this course, you’ll explore the intricacies of database and server log monitoring for the purpose of database security.


  • Lab 8 – Audit Windows logs File — 00:10:00
  • Lab 9 – Audit SQL File — 00:10:00
  • Lab 10 – Audit logs – MongoDB File — 00:10:00
  • Methods of auditing and monitoring Video — 00:02:54
    • Discuss different methods to audit and monitor databases (server audit log, database audit logs, activity log, change data control, error handling, access and privilege auditing).

  • Error handling Video — 00:02:30
    • Discuss different methods of performing error handling and why it’s important for database security.

  • Auditing logs Video — 00:08:15
    • Discuss auditing logs (traditional and third-party tools).

  • Demo: Windows log auditing (RDMS) Video — 00:04:48
    • Demo Windows log auditing and discuss what the logs mean (Lab 8).

  • Demo: Log auditing (RDMS) Video — 00:08:06
    • Demo log auditing on SQL Server (Lab 9).

  • Demo: Log auditing (NoSQL) Video — 00:08:00
    • Demo log auditing on MongoDB (Lab 10).


Course description

Auditing and monitoring of both database and server logs can be crucial in uncovering malicious intent. Within log files, crucial information can be uncovered regarding failed login attempts and server performance. This lab will cover auditing logs and er

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