Overview

This exam readiness course is designed to prepare learners for the AWS SysOps Administrator Exam. Covering key topics such as deploying, managing, and operating workloads on AWS; Implementing security controls and compliance requirements; Using both the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) as well as AWS networking and security services. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge, topic reviews, knowledge check questions and hands-on practice in a dedicated AWS sandbox playground, participants will gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in the certification exam.

Additionally, learners will have one month of access to the Cloud Academy platform, providing a wealth of supplementary resources and practice exams.

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Prerequisites

Learners should be preparing to write the SysOps Administrator Exam and have attended the official 'Cloud Operations on AWS' course or have gained equivalent knowledge.

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Outline

Day 1:

Compute

  • EC2
  • EC2 Image Builder
  • Auto Scaling
  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • AWS Lambda
  • Question Review

Storage

  • S3
  • EC2 Instance Storage
  • EBS
  • EFS
  • FSx
  • AWS Storage Gateway
  • AWS Backup
  • AWS DataSync
  • AWS Transfer Family
  • Question Review

Networking

  • AWS Global Infrastructure
  • VPC
  • EC2 Enhanced Networking
  • VPN and Direct Connect
  • VPC Endpoints
  • AWS Global Accelerator
  • Amazon Route 53
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Question Review

Databases

  • RDS
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Amazon ElastiCache
  • Question Review

Automation & Optimization

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • AWS Tools and SDKs
  • AWS CLI
  • Question Review

Day 1 Review and Day 2 Preview

Day 2:

Lab Challenge

  • Hands-on Lab Challenge: ELB Application Load Balancer Challenge

Monitoring & Reporting

  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • EventBridge
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • AWS Config
  • AWS Logging
  • AWS Service Catalog
  • AWS License Manager
  • Health Dashboard
  • Cost Management
  • AWS Systems Manager
  • Amazon OpenSearch Service
  • Question Review

Lab Challenge

  • Hands-on Lab Challenge: Amazon CloudWatch Metric Filtering Challenge

Security & Compliance

  • IAM
  • IAM Identity Center
  • Amazon Cognito
  • Identity Federation
  • KMS
  • CloudHSM
  • AWS Secrets Manager
  • AWS Organizations
  • AWS Control Tower
  • AWS WAF
  • AWS Firewall Manager
  • AWS Shield
  • AWS Certificate Manager
  • Amazon GuardDuty
  • Amazon Detective
  • AWS Security Hub
  • Amazon Inspector
  • Question Review

Exam Question Techniques

  • Discuss the different techniques on how to breakdown and tackle exam questions
  • Review a number of different example question types
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