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AWS (Amazon Web Services) SysOps Associate

Course number: CGIAWSSO40

Course Objectives:
The AWS SysOps Associate certification training program is designed to give you hands-on exposure to the highly scalable Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform, giving you technical expertise in deploying, managing and operating fault-tolerant system on AWS. This course will empower you to choose the most appropriate and cost-effective cloud services and deploy and manage full-scale production operations on AWS. The course is designed by AWS experts to help you pass the AWS SysOps Associate Exam on your first attempt.
You will learn how to analyze various CloudWatch metrics, the major monitoring solution in AWS and learn to build scalable fault-tolerant architecture using ELB, AS and Route 53. You’ll gain a deep understanding of cost-reduction opportunities, tagging in analysis, cloud deployment and provisioning with CloudFormation. You will also learn data management and storage using EC2, EBS, S3, Glacier and data lifecycle and get an overview of AWS networking and security.

What skills will you learn?

By the end of the course you’ll be able to:

• Deploy, manage and operate scalable, highly available and fault-tolerant systems on AWS
• Migrate an existing on-premises application to AWS
• Ensure data integrity and data security on AWS technology
• Select the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data or security requirements
• Identify appropriate use of AWS operational best practices
• Understand operational cost control mechanisms and estimate AWS usage costs


To apply for the AWS SysOps Administrator Associate certification, you must fulfill the following prerequisites:

• Complete AWS Technical Essentials course or significant hands-on professional experience in operating AWS-based applications
• Experience provisioning, operating and maintaining systems running on AWS
• Ability to define a solution to be built and operated on AWS
• Capabilities to provide AWS operations and deployment guidance and best practices throughout the lifecycle of a project

Target Audience

The AWS SysOps Associate certification training program is recommended for systems administrators who have at least one-year experience in managing or building applications in the cloud. However, anyone who is interested to learn the AWS domain and System Admin are welcome to take this class.


AWS SysOps Administrator Associate


AWS SysOps Administrator Associate certification exam


Post class completion, students can appear for the AWS SysOps Administrator Associate certification exam.

Course Content
Lesson 1: Monitoring and Metrics

• Overview of Cloud Monitoring
• CloudWatch: key concepts
• CloudWatch: Logs
• AWS CloudTrail overview
• Third-party Monitoring apps
• Cloudwatch metrics
• CloudWatch Log analysis
• Cloudtrail logs
• Monitoring and Security
• Troubleshooting
• Quick quiz
• Lab

Lesson 2: High Availability

• Scaling: overview
• Elastic Load Balancing overview
• Auto Scaling overview
• Route 53 overview
• Scaling Examples
• ELB: Creating
• ELB: How it Works
• ELB: Cross Zone load balancing
• ELB: Connection Draining
• ELB: Sticky Sessions
• ELB and databases
• AS: Main parts
• AS: Instance Health
• AS Termination policies
• AS: Steady Group
• AS: Typical lifecycle
• AS: Alarm sustain and cooldown
• AS: Event hooks
• Route53: Concepts
• Route53: Record types
• Route53: Features
• Route53: Latency Based Routing
• Route53 and ELB
• Troubleshooting Scalability
• Quiz
• Lab

Lesson 3: Analysis

• Cost reduction opportunities
• Tagging: overview: What tags are
• Tagging: CLI commands
• Tagging: Parameters and Restrictions
• Tagging: Examples of tags
• Tagging: Cost management
• Tagging: Billing (Demo included)
• Cloudwatch: Billing alarms
• Cost Explorer (Demo included)
• AWS Trusted Advisor
• Lab

Lesson 4: Deployment and Provisioning

• Cloud Deployments Overview
• Deployment with Auto Scaling
• Blue / Green Deployment
• Version Updates with Auto Scaling
• Overview of the technologies for automated deploy
• CloudFormation: Terminology
• CloudFormation: Structure of the template
• CloudFormation: Maintaining Templates
• CloudFormation: Working with Stacks
• CloudFormation: Ref functions
• CloudFormation: Parameters
• CloudFormation: Mappings
• CloudFormation: Resources
• CloudFormation: Init
• CloudFormation:Init and User Data
• CloudFormation: WaitCondition
• CloudFormation: Outputs
• CloudFormation: Errors
• CloudFormation: Demo
• CloudFormation: Creating Base templates
• CloudFormation: Troubleshooting templates
• Lab

Lesson 5: Data Management

• Introduction to the section
• EC2 volume/storage types
• EC2 EBS snapshots overview
• S3 overview
• Glacier overview
• Concepts of Data lifecycle on AWS
• Some storage limits important to know
• How to work with EBS volumes
• EBS Snapshots in details
• Using Amazon S3 in details
• S3 access (with console demo)
• Demo #2: create IAM group policy with Policy Generator
• S3 versioning
• S3 Reduced Redundancy storage
• Using Amazon Glacier (with demo #3)
• Storage Security
• EBS and encryption
• S3 and encryption
• Storage troubleshooting
• Storage Pricing
• Quiz
• Lab

Lesson 6: Security

• IAM Overview
• IAM User Administration
• IAM Groups
• IAM User Permissions
• Securing AWS Master Account

Lesson 7: Networking

• Section overview
• Cloud Networking Basics
• CIDR Notation
• Private IP Ranges and Limits for VPC
• VPC and Subnets
• VPC Custom Route Tables
• Default VPC
• VPC peering
• Connecting VPC and on-premises datacenter
• VPC hard and soft Limits
• Public and Private Subnets
• Configuring Subnets
• Bastion Host and security groups for it
• NAT: basic principles
• NAT: route tables
• NAT: NAT server and NAT Gateway
• NAT: High Availability design
• NAT: Port forwarding
• Security Groups limits
• VPC and DNS
• Demo
• Security: overview
• Security: Security Groups and network ACL’s
• Placement groups
• Troubleshooting
• Quiz
• Lab

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