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.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.

** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **