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AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level

Course Instructor
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Christophe Limpalair
Christophe is an Amazon Web Services instructor and developer at the Linux Academy who is passionate about constantly learning and helping others learn. Whenever he's not working on AWS courses, he's usually co-hosting Cloud Cadet or hosting the ScaleYourCode podcast.

Overview of Certification and Required Services

About the Certification and Course Overview

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Tools to Help You Succeed

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Monitoring and Metrics

Demonstrate Ability to Monitor Availability and Performance

Understanding AWS Instance Types, Utilization, and Performance

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Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Instance and System Status Checks

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Creating CloudWatch Alarms

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Installing and Configuring Monitoring Scripts for Amazon EC2 Instances

00:16:50

Dedicating an Instance to Monitoring

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Monitoring EBS for Performance and Availability

00:18:32

Monitoring RDS for Performance and Availability

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Monitoring ElastiCache for Performance and Availability

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Monitoring the Elastic Load Balancer for Performance and Availability

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Quiz: Demonstrate your understanding of monitoring for availability and performance

Demonstrate Ability to Monitor and Manage Billing and Cost Optimization Processes

AWS Billing and Linking AWS Accounts

00:10:06

AWS Billing Dimensions and Metrics for CloudWatch

00:11:43

Cost Optimizing

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Using the AWS Price List API and Cost Explorer

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Quiz: Monitoring and Metrics

High Availability

Implement Scalability and Elasticity Based on Scenario

Scalability and Elasticity Essentials

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Determining Reserved Instance Purchases Based on Business Needs

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AutoScaling vs. Resizing

00:11:31

Elastic Load Balancer Sticky Sessions

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Quiz: Demonstrate your ability to implement scalability and elasticity based on scenarios

Ensure Level of Fault Tolerance Based on Business Needs

High Availability with Single Instance Applications that Require Elastic IP Addresses

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Understanding RDS Multi-AZ Failover

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Applying High Availability Bastion Host Instance

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Overview of Services that Allow Access to the Underlying Operating System

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Elastic Load Balancer Configurations

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Quiz: Demonstrate your ability to ensure levels of fault tolerance based on business needs

Analysis

Optimize the Environment to Ensure Maximum Performance

Offloading Database Workload

00:19:06

Initializing (Pre-warming) EBS Volumes

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Pre-warming The Elastic Load Balancer

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Quiz: Demonstrate your ability to optimize the environment to ensure maximum performance

Identify Performance Bottlenecks and Implement Remedies

Resizing or Changing EBS Root Volume

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SSL on Elastic Load Balancer

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Network Bottlenecks

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Identify Potential Issues on a Given Application Deployment

EBS Root Devices on Terminated Instances - Ensuring Data Durability

00:11:55

Troubleshooting Auto Scaling Issues

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Deployment and Provisioning

Demonstrate the Ability to Provision Cloud Resources and Manage Implementation Automation

OpsWorks: Overview

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OpsWorks: Creating our First Stack

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CloudFormation: Essentials

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Data Management

Demonstrate Ability to Create Backups for Different Services

Overview of Backup Services on AWS and Services that Include Backups

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Creating and Scripting Automation for EC2 Snapshots

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Managing Backup and Disaster Recovery Processes

Read Replicas with MySQL RDS Across Regions

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Quickly Recovering from Disasters

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Storing Log Files and Backups

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Security

Implement and Manage Security Policies

S3 IAM and Bucket Policies Concepts

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S3 Bucket Policies

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Building IAM Policies

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Network Access Control Lists (NACLs) and Security Groups

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Using IAM Roles with EC2

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Ensure Data Integrity and Access Controls when Using the AWS Platform

MFA on Amazon Web Services (Multifactor Authentication)

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Security Token Service

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Demonstrate Understanding of the Shared Responsibility Model

Understanding the Shared Responsibility Model

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Demonstrate Ability to Prepare for Security Assessment Use of AWS

AWS and IT Audits

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Networking

Demonstrate Ability to Implement Networking Features of AWS

Route53 and DNS Failover

00:11:57

Weighted Routing Policies in Route53

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Latency Based Routing

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VPC Essentials

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Building a Non-Default VPC

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VPC Networking

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VPC Security

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Configuring a NAT Instance

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DB Subnet Groups

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Elastic IP Addresses and Elastic Network Interfaces

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Configuring a Web Application in a Non-Default VPC

00:45:18

Demonstrate Ability to Implement Connectivity Features of AWS

AWS Direct Connect and On-premises to VPC Redundancy

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Practice Exam

Quiz: Practice Exam

What to Do Next

Taking the Exam

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Details

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level certification is geared towards system administrators who are tasked with managing or building applications on the cloud. After taking this course, you will gain experience in provisioning and building full scale production environments. The focus will be on technical details associated with environments such as backup strategies and best practices, EBS performance and best practices, and more. Not only does this course teach you the concepts needed for the certification, but it also prepares you for real-world scenarios on topics like scalability and high availability, cost optimization, performance optimization, failover strategies and implementations, as well as migrating or extending your on-premises data center to the AWS cloud in a secure, scalable, and fault-tolerant way. We do this through video lessons, hands-on labs, quizzes, and more. Even if you are not looking to get certified but are looking to learn how to run and monitor infrastructure on AWS, this course is perfect for you.

Study Guides

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate Level Exam Blueprint

This is the AWS provided exam blueprint. It outlines the services and topics covered as part of the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate Level Exam.

Storage Options In The Cloud

Storage Options In The Cloud

Defining Fault Tolerant Applications in the AWS Cloud

Defining Fault Tolerant Applications in the AWS Cloud

Backup & Recovery

Backup & Recovery

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery

Cloud Architectures

Cloud Architectures

AWS Auditing And Security Check List

This is an Amazon white paper which details the requirements for AWS audits as well as the security checklist.

Power Point Slides - AWS Certified SysOps Administrator

Power Point slides

EC2 EBS Backup Scripts

This archive contains the Python scripts demonstrated in the lesson that creates EBS snapshots.

Introduction to CloudFormation - Your First Stack

Example CloudFormation template used in the Live! Lab.

Instructor Deck

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