Course 773:
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator: Associate

(2 days) 


Course Description

This workshop is designed to help IT professionals prepare for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator—Associate exam.

In the workshop, we prepare the students through lectures, labs, and practice questions for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator—Associate exam. We examine concepts related to deploying, managing, and operating scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS.

Learning Objectives

  • Prepare for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator—Associate exam
  • Explore methods on deploying, managing, and operating highly available, scalable systems 
  • Analyze ways to control the flow of data to and from AWS
  • Identify appropriate use of AWS best practices
  • Select the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
  • Explore methods to migrate workloads to AWS

Who Should Attend

IT professionals interested in obtaining the AWS SysOps Administrator—Associate certification. Cloud Administrators and consultants who want to learn more about deploying systems that leverage the different services provided by the AWS platform will also benefit from this course.


Students must have experience working with AWS equivalent to ROI Course 799: Deploying Infrastructure on Amazon Web Services. The exam tests a student’s understanding of implementing, operating, and managing secure, reliable business solutions in the cloud.

Course Outline

Module 1: AWS Solutions Architect Certification Overview

  • Overview of the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator—Associate Exam Blueprint
  • Topics of the Exam
  • Format of the Exam
  • Signing Up for the Exam
  • Exercise: Signing Up for a Free Account

Module 2: AWS Cloud Infrastructure Overview

  • Deploying Applications in AWS Regions
  • Building HA Infrastructures Using Availability Zones
  • Leveraging Edge Locations
  • Creating a Bastion Host
  • Using the AWS CLI
  • Exercise: Configuring and Using the AWS CLI

Module 3: Networking

  • Applying AWS Networking Services
  • Implementing AWS Networking Connectivity Services
  • Troubleshooting AWS Networks
  • Exercise: Creating a Custom VPC Network
  • Exercise: Configuring AWS Security Groups and ACLs

Module 4: Storage and Data Management

  • Creating and Managing Data Retention Policies
  • Leveraging Managed Database Services
  • Implementing Data Protection, Encryption, and Capacity
  • Exercise: Leveraging S3 for Backup Storage
  • Exercise: Automating the Backup of Virtual Disks

Module 5: Security and Compliance

  • Implementing and Managing Security Policies
  • Configuring Access Controls
  • Understanding the Differences Between the Roles and Responsibilities Within the Shared Responsibility Model
  • Exercise: Configuring Access Control with IAM

Module 6: Monitoring and Reporting

  • Creating and Maintaining Metrics and Alarms Using AWS CloudWatch
  • Recognizing and Differentiating Performance and Availability Metrics
  • Configuring and Managing Log Files Using CloudWatch Logs
  • Remediating Performance and Availability Issues Using Metrics and Logs
  • Exercise: Configuring Log-Based Metrics with CloudWatch Logs

Module 7: High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • Understanding and Differentiating Different Disaster Recovery and High-Availability Options on AWS
  • Implementing Scalable and Elastic Systems with Autoscaling
  • Exercise: Building a Load-Balanced, Elastic Environment

Module 8: Automation and Optimization

  • Using CloudFormation for Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Automating Application Update Using OpsWorks
  • Leveraging Elastic Beanstalk to Build Managed Applications
  • Exercise: Updating Virtual Machines with OpsWorks

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