AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level

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

Monitoring and Metrics

Demonstrate ability to monitor availability and performance

Demonstrate ability to monitor and manage billing and cost optimization processes

High Availability

Implement scalability and elasticity based on scenario

Ensure level of fault tolerance based on business needs


Optimize the environment to ensure maximum performance

Identify performance bottlenecks and implement remedies

Identify potential issues on a given application deployment

Deployment and Provisioning

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

Demonstrate the ability to provision cloud resources and manage implementation automation

Data Management

Demonstrate ability to create backups for different services

Demonstrate ability to enforce compliance requirements

Manage backup and disaster recovery processes


Implement and manage security policies

Ensure data integrity and access controls when using the AWS platform

Demonstrate understanding of the shared responsibility model

Demonstrate ability to prepare for security assessment use of AWS


Demonstrate ability to implement networking features of AWS

Demonstrate ability to implement connectivity features of AWS

Course Conclusion

Final Steps


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.

Important : This course is valid for the NEW SysOps Exam, the course was recently updated and several Linux Academy Training Architects have taken the new exam and verified the content is still valid.

Access the SysOps Administrator Codex:

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

Instructor Deck


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Earn a Certificate of Completion

When you complete this course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion as proof of your accomplishment.

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