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AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level (2018)

Training Architect
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Trent Hayes
Trent has been an educator for twenty years and holds two degrees in education. He has taught many levels including high school, college, and adult education. He started his IT career ten years ago as a network engineer and spent several years working in a traditional data center before moving over to learning and teaching cloud infrastructure and technologies.

Course Introduction

Getting Started

Course Introduction

00:01:41

About the Training Architect

00:01:29

Course Features and Tools

00:04:05

SysOps Codex Interactive Diagram and Web Application

00:03:20

AWS Free Tier: Usage Tracking and Billing Widget

00:03:56

Monitoring and Metrics

Demonstrate ability to monitor availability and performance

CloudWatch Essentials

00:11:23

CloudWatch Events

00:07:15

CloudWatch Logs

00:08:43

EC2 Status Checks

00:02:43

EC2 Instance Types and Performance

00:07:54

EC2 Metrics and Custom Metrics

00:13:32

EC2: Dedicating an instance for Monitoring

00:06:35

EBS Essentials

00:03:54

EBS Performance

00:13:02

EBS Metrics

00:06:35

EFS: Monitoring for Performance and Availability

00:05:18

ELB: Monitoring for Performance and Availability

00:11:39

RDS: Monitoring for Performance and Availability

00:08:36

ElastiCache: Monitoring for Performance and Availability

00:05:47

Learning Activity: Using Custom CloudWatch Dashboards for Visual AWS Resource Monitoring

00:30:00

Learning Activity: Automating EBS Snapshot Creation with CloudWatch Events (including SNS notifications)

00:30:00

Demonstrate ability to monitor and manage billing and cost optimization processes

AWS Billing and Organizations

00:12:54

AWS Cost Explorer

00:08:13

Cost Optimization

00:12:05

QUIZ: AWS Monitoring and Metrics Concepts for the SysOps Administrator

00:15:00

High Availability

Implement scalability and elasticity based on scenario

Scalability and Elasticity Essentials

00:11:33

EC2: Scale Out or Scale Up?

00:08:05

EC2 Reserved Instances

00:05:31

ELB: High Availability

00:06:38

SQS and SNS: Scalability

00:07:58

Ensure level of fault tolerance based on business needs

EC2: NAT Gateway and Bastion Hosts

00:13:36

RDS: Understanding Multi-AZ

00:06:08

Overview of Services that Allow Access to the Underlying Operating System

00:04:00

Learning Activity: Deploying a Highly Available Web App and a Bastion Host in AWS

00:45:00

QUIZ: AWS High Availability Concepts for the SysOps Administrator

00:15:00

Analysis

Optimize the environment to ensure maximum performance

EC2: Initializing volumes

00:05:06

RDS: Scaling for Performance

00:06:06

Identify performance bottlenecks and implement remedies

EBS: Resizing or Changing Root Volumes

00:08:14

ELB: SSL Offloading

00:03:39

Network Bottlenecks

00:06:23

Learning Activity: Resizing Root AWS EBS Volumes to Increase Performance

00:30:00

Identify potential issues on a given application deployment

EC2: Troubleshooting AutoScaling Issues

00:06:03

EBS: Ensuring Data Durability

00:07:57

Learning Activity: AWS EC2 Connectivity Troubleshooting Scenario

00:30:00

Learning Activity: AWS ELB Connectivity Troubleshooting Scenario

00:30:00

QUIZ: AWS Analysis Concepts for the SysOps Administrator

00:15:00

Deployment and Provisioning

Demonstrate the ability to build the environment to conform with the architected design

ELB: Deployment and Provisioning

00:12:26

Lambda: Deployment and Provisioning

00:06:36

ECS: Deployment and Provisioning

00:05:46

LightSail and Batch Essentials

00:02:49

RDS: Deployment and Provisioning

00:07:35

DynamoDB: Deployment and Provisioning

00:05:07

S3: Provisioning

00:07:11

EFS: Deployment and Provisioning

00:09:39

Learning Activity: S3 Data Management with Versioning and Lifecycle Rules

00:30:00

Demonstrate the ability to provision cloud resources and manage implementation automation

Elastic Beanstalk: Essentials

00:10:00

CloudFormation: Essentials

00:10:04

OpsWorks: Essentials

00:08:25

Learning Activity: Disaster Recovery Preparedness with AWS CloudFormation

00:30:00

QUIZ: AWS Deployment and Provisioning Concepts for the SysOps Administrator

00:15:00

Data Management

Demonstrate ability to create backups for different services

Overview of Services that Include Backups

00:08:16

EC2: Automating Backups with the Boto3 SDK

00:13:34

S3: Cross-Region Replication

00:09:31

Storage Gateway: Hybrid Environments

00:03:44

Learning Activity: Restore an RDS Instance to a Point in Time using Snapshots

01:00:00

Learning Activity: AWS EC2 AMI and EBS Backup and Restore Methods

00:30:00

Demonstrate ability to enforce compliance requirements

Compliance Overview

00:04:03

Manage backup and disaster recovery processes

RDS: Cross-Region Read Replicas

00:12:52

Storing log files and backups

00:03:25

Disaster Recovery Strategies

00:08:17

Learning Activity: Enabling MultiAZ and Deploying a Read Replica with AWS RDS

00:30:00

QUIZ: AWS Data Management Concepts for the SysOps Administrator

00:15:00

Security

Implement and manage security policies

IAM: Policies

00:06:27

IAM: Users and Groups

00:08:21

IAM: Roles

00:04:52

S3: Bucket policies

00:04:48

VPC: NACLs and Security Groups

00:06:08

Learning Activity: Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

00:30:00

Ensure data integrity and access controls when using the AWS platform

Encryption Essentials

00:09:50

IAM: Multi-Factor Authentication

00:03:29

STS: Federation

00:04:53

S3:Data Integrity

00:09:18

Demonstrate understanding of the shared responsibility model

Shared Responsibility Overview

00:08:11

Demonstrate ability to prepare for security assessment use of AWS

AWS Config: Overview

00:10:48

CloudTrail: Overview

00:05:17

Inspector: Overview

00:07:17

Learning Activity: Auditing Resource Configurations with AWS Config

00:30:00

QUIZ: AWS Security Concepts for the SysOps Administrator

00:15:00

Networking

Demonstrate ability to implement networking features of AWS

VPC Essentials

00:06:31

EC2: Elastic IP and Elastic Network Interfaces

00:12:29

CloudFront Essentials

00:06:41

Route53: Routing Policies

00:09:06

Learning Activity: Building a Three Tier Network VPC From Scratch in AWS

00:30:00

Demonstrate ability to implement connectivity features of AWS

VPC Peering

00:12:49

AWS VPN

00:03:21

Direct Connect

00:03:58

Learning Activity: Creating and Testing a Peering Connection with a Private VPC

00:30:00

QUIZ: AWS Networking Concepts for the SysOps Administrator

00:15:00

Course Conclusion

Final Steps

How to Prepare for the Exam

00:02:45

What's Next After Certification?

00:01:11

Get Recognized!

00:01:01

Practice Exam: AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

01:00:00

Details

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator- Associate is a certification based around administering applications on AWS from an operations viewpoint. Although there are some deployment topics, this certification deals more with decisions we must make in our environments based on information we receive from monitoring, auditing, and any performance feedback we gather.


This course has been developed to provide you with the requisite knowledge to not only pass the AWS SysOps Administrator certification exam but also gain the hands-on experience required to become a qualified AWS Systems Operator working in a real-world environment.

Study Guides

Important Links

Links to the LucidChart Supplement, exam blueprint, and more

Boto3 Backup Scripts

Overview of Security Processes

Overview of Security Processes Whitepaper

Architecting for the Cloud

Architecting for the Cloud Whitepaper

Storage Services Overview

Storage Services Overview Whitepaper

Overview of AWS Services

Overview of AWS Services Whitepaper

AWS Well-Architected Framework

AWS Well-Architected Framework Whitepaper

CloudWatch Agent Install/Config Script

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