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Amazon Web Services

Exam Prep: AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

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In this intermediate-level course from Amazon Web Services (AWS), you will learn how to assess your preparedness for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam. The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification validates technical expertise in deployment, management, security, and operations on the AWS Cloud. Throughout this course, you will explore the exam’s various topic domains, and learn how they map to both SysOps on AWS and to specific areas of study. You will also review sample certification questions in each domain, that will help identity your strengths and weaknesses in each domain area.

  • Course level: Intermediate
  • Duration: 3 hours


This course includes the following:

  • Videos by expert instructors, who deliver presentations and review sample questions

Course objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify how questions on the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam relate to concepts about SysOps on AWS
  • Interpret the concepts that are being tested by an AWS Certification exam question
  • Apply best practices for allocating your time when you study for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam

Intended audience

This course is intended for systems administrators and systems operators who are preparing to take the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam.


We recommend that attendees of this course have the following knowledge and experience:

  • At least 1 year of hands-on experience provisioning, operating, and maintaining systems that run on AWS
  • Completed the System Operations on AWS course (or have equivalent knowledge)

Course outline

Course Introduction

Module 1: Deployment, Provisioning, and Automation

  • Provision and maintain cloud resources
  • Automate manual or repeatable processes
  • Question walkthrough

Module 2: Monitoring, Logging, and Remediation

  • Implement metrics, alarms, and filters by using AWS monitoring and logging services
  • Remediate issues based on monitoring and availability metrics
  • Question walkthrough

Module 3: Reliability and Business Continuity

  • Implement scalability and elasticity
  • Implement high availability and resilient environments
  • Implement backup and restore strategies
  • Question walkthrough

Module 4: Networking and Content Delivery

  • Implement networking features and connectivity
  • Configure domains, DNS services, and content delivery
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity issues
  • Question walkthrough

Module 5: Security and Compliance

  • Implement and manage security and compliance policies
  • Implement data and infrastructure protection strategies
  • Question walkthrough

Module 6: Cost and Performance Optimization

  • Implement cost optimization strategies
  • Implement performance optimization strategies
  • Question walkthrough


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