The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate course is designed to help you achieve in-depth knowledge about AWS services and operational best practices. You will learn how deploy, manage and operate scalable, highly available and fault tolerant systems on AWS. This course enables you to monitor your AWS infrastructure using CloudWatch metrices and implement operational cost control mechanisms. The course will help you learn the terminology, best industry practices and latest trends and become industry-ready to help you qualify for a position as a high-quality AWS professional.

Course Syllabus

  • AWS Overview.

    Understand Cloud Computing and What is AWS?

    Learn basic concepts about regions and availability zones

    Understand how CloudFront and the AWS Content Delivery Network can be used to reduce latency

    Difference between managed and unmanaged services

    Learn about AWS Shared Responsibility Model

  • Security and Compliance: IAM, AWS Config, AWS Inspector

    Understand the basic features of Identity and Access Management (IAM) including multi-factor authentication, usernames and passwords, and permissions.

    Learn how IAM works and how to implement identity-based Vs resource-based security policies

    Assess, and audit the configurations of resources using AWS Config service

    Improve the security and compliance of applications deployed on AWS with the security assessment service offered by AWS Inspector

  • Networking: Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), VPN/Direct Connect, VPC Flow Logs

    Create a logically isolated section of the AWS cloud and define your own virtual network

    Create different network zones for publicly accessible instances and backend systems

    Connect site to the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) over a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) and/or Direct Connect connection

    Configure Network Address Translation (NAT) to translate public IP addresses to a private IP address range

    Create an Access Control List (ACL) to secure a network

    Use VPC Flow Logs to capture information about the IP traffic going to and from network interfaces in VPC

  • Monitoring and Reporting: CloudWatch, CloudTrail, AWS Organizations

    CloudWatch Overview and understand Basic Monitoring Vs Detailed Monitoring

    Monitor AWS resources such as EC2 instances, RDS database instances and DynamoDB tables using CloudWatch.

    Understand policy-based management for multiple AWS accounts using AWS Organizations

    Consolidate multiple AWS accounts under one master account by using the consolidated billing feature of AWS Organizations

  • AWS Compute Services: EC2, EBS, Lambda

    Learn the compute services that allow you to develop, deploy, run, and scale your applications and interact with AWS services via CLI

    Understand how EC2 offers resizable cloud-based compute capacity for various use cases

    Learn the various EC2 instances types, performance metrics and purchasing options

    EBS offer highly available and durable persistent block storage volumes for use with EC2 instances

    Use CloudWatch to perform EC2 status check, monitor EBS volumes and configure custom metrics

    Perform EC2 automated backups with the Boto3 SDK

    Run your code without provisioning or managing servers using AWS Lambda

  • High Availability and Scalability: ELB, AutoScaling

    Understand high availability and difference between vertical scaling & horizontal scaling

    Configure Elastic Load Balancer and use health checks to monitor instances

    Understand CloudW atch and use it to monitor resources and application

    Use Auto Scaling to increase or reduce EC2 capacity based on conditions that configure

  • Cloud DNS: Route 53

    Learn the fundamentals of DNS

    Configure a hosted zone in Route53

    Modify DNS records

    Differentiate and configure Route53 Routing Policies

  • Storage Services: S3, EFS, Storage Gateway, Glacier, Snowmobile

    Learn about S3 simple file storage and identify durability characteristics and use cases

    Understand objects and the components that they include such as keys, values, versions, and metadata

    Define an S3 bucket and learn how to configure them in the AWS Console

    Understand how to secure an S3 bucket with an access list and encryption

    Differentiate between S3 tiers including Infrequent Access, Reduced Reliability, and Glacier

    Understand the CloudFront Content Delivery Network and how it can be used to improve website performance

    Understand the use cases for a Gateway Stored Volumes, Gateway Cached Volumes, and Virtual Tape Libraries

    Differentiate Import/Export, Snowball, and Transfer Acceleration, and how each can be used to move large amounts of data into AWS

    Use EFS as simple, scalable, elastic file storage with AWS Cloud services and on-premises resources

    Use CloudWatch to monitor EFS for performance and availability

  • Database Services: RDS, RedShift, DynamoDB, Elasticache

    Set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud with RDS

    Understand different database types offered by AWS

    Create Cross-Region Read Replicas for read-intensive databases using RDS

    Back-up and take snapshots of RDS database instances

    Understand RedShift, DynamoDB and ElastiCache concepts

    Use CloudWatch to monitor database for performance and availability

  • Automation and Optimization

    Understand the CloudFormation, Elasticstalk and OpsWorks

    Learn briefly about CloudFormation Templates

    Deploy an environment using CloudFormation Template on AWS

    Blue-Green Deployment on AWS

    Analyze your costs and usage with Cost Explorer

    Recommendations and best practices to better manage your AWS cost

  • Backup and Disaster Recovery with AWS

    Overview of services that include backups

    Understand how to store log files and backups

    Disaster Recovery Strategies

    Create CloudFormation template for Disaster Recovery Preparedness