AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

40 Hours / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate certification validates your skills in provisioning, operating and maintaining systems running on AWS. It confirms your ability to identify and gather requirements to create a solution built and operated on AWS. This certification also validates your ability to provide AWS operations, deployment guidance and recommend best practices throughout the lifecycle of a project. No programming knowledge or prior AWS experience is required to take the exam.

This course prepares a student to take the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate certification exam.

Course Outline:

Chapter 1: Getting Started with AWS
  • AWS
  • Leverage AWS in Your Business Strategy
  • Work with the AWS Management Console
  • Summary
Chapter 2: Implementing AWS Storage and Database Services
  • Configure AWS Storage
  • Deploy Amazon Database Services
  • Summary
Chapter 3: Implementing Compute and Network Services
  • Implement Elastic Cloud Compute Services
  • Implement Virtual Networks
  • Summary
Chapter 4: Using AWS Management Tools
  • Automate AWS Resource Provisioning
  • Manage AWS Resources
  • Summary
Chapter 5: Securing an AWS Deployment
  • Enforce AWS Security
  • Optimize AWS Security
  • Summary
Chapter 6: Configuring Virtual Servers
  • Create an EC2 Instance
  • Configure an EC2 Instance
  • Summary
Chapter 7: Configuring Virtual Networks
  • Create an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
  • Configure VPCs
  • Implement Domain Name Services in VPC
  • Implement VPC Peering
  • Summary
Chapter 8: Managing Data Storage
  • Manage Elastic Block Store
  • Manage Elastic File System Storage
  • Manage Simple Storage Service
  • Distribute Stored Content with CloudFront
  • Summary
Chapter 9: Managing Databases
  • Manage Relational Database Service
  • Manage DynamoDB
  • Implement Database Caching with ElastiCache
  • Summary
Chapter 10: Securing AWS Resources
  • Incorporate Security Policies in AWS
  • Secure Data
  • Secure Operating Systems and Applications
  • Secure Network Infrastructure
  • Prepare for Security Assessments
  • Summary
Chapter 11: Managing Identity and Access
  • Manage AWS Accounts and IAM Users
  • Control Access through Security Groups
  • Implement Network ACLs
  • Summary
Chapter 12: Deploying AWS Resources
  • Plan Application Deployments
  • Deploy Infrastructure with CloudFormation
  • Deploy and Manage Applications with Elastic Beanstalk
  • Manage the Stack with OpsWorks
  • Summary
Chapter 13: Monitoring AWS Resources
  • Monitor Resources with CloudWatch
  • Configure Alarms for CPU, Disk, and Network Usage
  • Configure Alarms for Memory Usage
  • Monitor Additional AWS Resources
  • Summary
Chapter 14: Monitoring and Managing Billing
  • Monitor Billing
  • Optimize Cost
  • Summary
Chapter 15: Optimizing Performance
  • Select Remedies for Performance Issues
  • Implement ELB
  • Implement Trusted Advisor
  • Summary
Chapter 16: Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to AWS Certified SysOps Administrator—Associate Level


This course prepares a student to take the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate certification exam.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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