Systems Operations on AWS


The Amazon Web Services (AWS) authorized Systems Operations on AWS training course discusses how to install, configure, automate, monitor, secure, maintain, and troubleshoot the services, networks, and systems on AWS that would be required to support business applications. The course also focuses on specific AWS features, tools, and best practices related to these functions.

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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

  • Create and configure automated and repeatable deployments with tools such as AMI and AWS CloudFormation
  • Understand the AWS infrastructure related to system operations, such as global infrastructure, core services, and account security
  • Identity container services and services available for serverless computing
  • Configure and manage storage options utilizing the storage services offered with AWS
  • Monitor the health of your infrastructure with services such as Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS Config
  • Manage resource consumption in an AWS account using tags, Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS Trusted Advisor
  • Use the AWS Command Line Interface and understand additional administration and development tools
  • Build Virtual Private Networks with Amazon VPC
  • Manage, secure, and scale compute instances on AWS


  • Systems Operations in the Cloud
  • AWS global infrastructure
  • Introduction to core services
  • AWS account security
  • AWS Identity Access Management (IAM)
  • Demonstration: Deploying a website
  • AWS Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • AWS System Manager
  • Additional administration and development tools
  • AWS Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • AWS Cloud Formation
  • AWS OpsWorks
  • Lab: Using AWS System Manager
  • Computing on AWS
  • Managing your AWS instances
  • Securing your AWS instances
  • AWS EC2 instance pricing
  • Lab: Creating Amazon EC2 instances
  • Elastic load balancing
  • Amazon EC2 autoscaling
  • Amazon Route 53
  • Lab: Using autoscaling in AWS
  • Containers on AWS
  • AWS Lambda
  • Amazon API Gateway
  • AWS Batch
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • AWS Database Migration Service
  • Networking and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Securing your network
  • Troubleshooting networks in AWS
  • Lab: Configuring a Virtual Private Cloud (Windows and Linux)
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)
  • Amazon Store
  • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS)
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
  • Amazon S3 Glacier
  • AWS Snowball
  • Lab: Managing storage in AWS (Windows & Linux)
  • Amazon CloudWatch – Monitoring, Events, Loggin
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • AWS Configuration
  • Amazon GuardDuty
  • Lab: Monitoring applications and infrastructure with CloudWatch
  • Tagging
  • Cost reduction opportunities in the cloud
  • Cost monitoring and billing alarms
  • AWS Trusted Advisor
  • Lab: Managing resources with tagging
  • Configuration management in the cloud
  • Creating AMIs and building strategies
  • Using configuration software
  • AWS Cloud Formation
  • Troubleshooting AWS Cloud Formation templates
  • Lab: Automating deployments with Cloud Formation
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It is recommended for the participants of this course to have:

  • Completed the AWS Technical Essentials training
  • Background in either software development or systems administration
  • Proficiency in maintaining operating systems at the command line, such as shell scripting in Linux environments or cmd/PowerShell in Windows
  • Basic knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP)

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for:

  • System administrators and operators who are operating in the AWS Cloud
  • IT workers who want to increase their systems operations knowledge

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This course helps participants prepare for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate Certification Examination. This certification validates the individual’s ability to deploy, manage, and operate workloads on AWS. To be eligible for this AWS certification exam, participants need to have a minimum of one year of hands-on experience with AWS technology, experience deploying, managing, and operating workloads on AWS as well as implementing security controls and compliance requirements. They also need to be familiar with using both the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). They would need to have a solid understanding of the AWS Well-Architected Framework as well as AWS networking and security services.

The AWS Certified Sysops Administrator – Associate Certification Examination comprises 65 questions – either multiple choice or multiple responses or exam labs. Participants get 180 minutes to take the exam. The exam is available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.