System Operations on AWS

Course Code: 3007


This course is designed for professionals working in a system administrator or DevOps role, to help them understand how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. The course focuses on AWS tools and features which are used throughout the industry for configuring and deploying systems.

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 3 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 3 days

What You'll learn

  • Use standard AWS infrastructure features such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto Scaling from the command line
  • Use AWS CloudFormation and other automation technologies to produce stacks of AWS resources that can be deployed in an automated, repeatable fashion
  • Build functioning virtual private networks with Amazon VPC from the ground up using the AWS Management Console
  • Deploy Amazon EC2 instances using command line calls and troubleshoot the most common problems with instances
  • Monitor the health of Amazon EC2 instances and other AWS services
  • Manage user identity, AWS permissions, and security in the cloud
  • Manage resource consumption in an AWS account using tools such as Amazon CloudWatch, tagging, and Trusted Advisor
  • Select and implement the best strategy for creating reusable Amazon EC2 instances
  • Configure a set of Amazon EC2 instances that launch behind a load balancer, with the system scaling up and down in response to demand
  • Edit and troubleshoot a basic AWS CloudFormation stack definition


  • Understanding Systems Operations on AWS
  • Tooling and Automation
  • Computing (Servers)
  • Computing (Scaling and Name Resolution)
  • Computing (Containers and Serverless)
  • Computing (Database Services)
  • Networking
  • Storage and Archiving
  • Monitoring and Security
  • Managing Resource Consumption
  • Creating Automated and Repeatable Deployments
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To attend this course, participants must have attended the AWS Technical Essentials course. They must have a background in either software development or systems administration. They need to have some experience with maintaining operating systems at the command line (shell scripting in Linux environments, cmd or PowerShell in Windows). Additionally, they require basic knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP).

Who Should Attend

This course is highly recommended for:

  • System administrators
  • Cloud operation engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Operations integration consultants

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This course helps participants prepare for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate examination. This exam validates the participant’s technical expertise in deployment, management and operations on the AWS platform.

The exam comprises of multiple choice and multiple answer questions. Participants get 80 minutes to take the examination. The examination is available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese.