AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

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Welcome to AWS Certified SysOps Administrator exam (SOA-C02) course. This course has been designed for anyone interested in learning to deploy, manage, and operate scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems on Amazon Web Services.The main technologies covered in this course include: CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancer, EC2, RDS, VPC, Network ACLs, Security Groups, DDOS, S3, KMS, IAM, Systems Manager, Route 53, Direct Connect, and CloudFormation.

This is not an introductory course: We recommend taking this course only after clearing the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam  .We walk you through each of the major operational areas of Amazon Web Services, using lots of real-life examples and practical labs to help you prepare for not only certification exam but also to make you confident and job ready.The average salary for AWS-certified IT staff is 27.5 percent higher than the norm.The average salary for those holding the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification is $111,966.

01 — ABOUT THE COURSE

Hello, Cloud Gurus!

We designed this cloud certification training for anyone interested in learning to deploy, manage, and operate scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems on Amazon Web Services. By the end of the course, you’ll be prepared to pass the newly-released, associate-level AWS Certified SysOps Administrator exam (SOA-C02).

The course begins with an overview of deployment and provisioning and moves on to monitoring and logging in AWS. Afterward, we cover storage and data management, reliability and business continuity, security and compliance, and networking. Then, we’ll finish the course with a look at cost and performance optimization on AWS.

The main technologies covered in this course include: CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancer, EC2, RDS, VPC, Network ACLs, Security Groups, DDOS, S3, KMS, IAM, Systems Manager, Route 53, Direct Connect, and CloudFormation.

This is not an introductory course: We recommend taking this course only after clearing the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate exam or having worked as an AWS SysOps Administrator for at least one year.

We know that you’re busy, so our training course is made up of 5-15 minute videos that can be viewed at your convenience. Our video lessons keep it simple and explain things clearly and succinctly. Together, we walk you through each of the major operational areas of Amazon Web Services, step-by-step. Using real-life examples, we will practice how to operate and maintain systems running on AWS. At the end of each section, we’ll test your knowledge with short quizzes to ensure you are ready for the exam.

The ideal student for this course is ready to quickly break into cloud computing. You don’t want hours to spend on training and we will get you up to speed quickly and efficiently. This course prepares you for a position as a qualified AWS SysOps Administrator.

Our course includes a brand new exam simulator and practical exam labs to help you prepare with hands-on experience.

At the end of this course, you will confidently take the associate-level AWS SysOps Administrator exam, and earn one of the highest paying certifications in the industry.

The average salary for AWS-certified IT staff is 27.5 percent higher than the norm.

The average salary for those holding the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification is $111,966.

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Introduction

  • Introduction
  • The Exam Guide

Deployment, Provisioning, and Automation

  • Section Introduction
  • Demo: Deploying an Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Instance
  • HANDS-ON LAB Creating and Working with an EC2 Instance in AWS
  • Understanding EBS Volumes
  • What Is a Bastion Host?
  • Exploring Elastic Load Balancer
  • Understanding Elastic Load Balancer Error Messages
  • Demo: Deploying an Elastic Load Balancer
  • Demo: Understanding Elastic Load Balancer CloudWatch Metrics
  • Demo: Working with Elastic Load Balancer Access Logs
  • Understanding Sticky Sessions
  • Discovering EC2 Image Builder
  • Demo: Creating an AMI Using EC2 Image Builder
  • Introducing CloudFormation
  • Demo: Provisioning AWS Resources Using CloudFormation
  • HANDS-ON LAB Deploying a Basic Infrastructure Using CloudFormation Templates
  • Troubleshooting CloudFormation
  • Demo: CloudFormation Errors
  • Introducing CloudFormation StackSets
  • CloudFormation Best Practices
  • Exploring Blue/Green Deployments
  • Understanding Rolling Deployments
  • When to Use Canary Deployments
  • Automating Tasks Using AWS Systems Manager
  • Demo: Implementing Automated Patching Using AWS Systems Manager
  • Demo: Using AWS Systems Manager EC2 Run Command
  • Understanding OpsWorks
  • Section Review: Deployment, Provisioning, and Automation Summary – Part 1
  • Section Review: Deployment, Provisioning, and Automation Summary – Part 2
  • QUIZ Deployment, Provisioning, and Automation Quiz

Monitoring, Logging, and Remediation

  • Section Introduction
  • Introduction to CloudWatch
  • Demo: Creating Cloudwatch Dashboards
  • Exploring CloudWatch Logs
  • Demo: Collecting Metrics and Logs Using the CloudWatch Agent
  • Demo: Creating CloudWatch Metric Filters
  • Demo: Exploring CloudWatch Logs Insights
  • HANDS-ON LAB Using CloudWatch for Resource Monitoring
  • Receiving Notifications with CloudWatch
  • Demo: Creating CloudWatch Alarms
  • Introduction to CloudTrail
  • Demo: Working with CloudTrail
  • AWS Config 101
  • Demo: Using AWS Config
  • HANDS-ON LABAuditing Resource Compliance with AWS Config
  • Remediation Using AWS Systems Manager and AWS Config
  • Demo: Configuring Automatic Remediation Using AWS Systems Manager and AWS Config
  • What Is EventBridge?
  • Demo: Using Amazon EventBridge
  • Demo: Scheduling Automated Tasks Using EventBridge and AWS Config
  • Demo: Exploring Health Dashboards
  • Section Review: Monitoring, Logging, and Remediation Summary – Part 1
  • Section Review: Monitoring, Logging, and Remediation Summary – Part 2
  • QUIZ Monitoring, Logging, and Remediation Quiz

Storage and Data Management

  • Section Introduction
  • S3 101
  • Reviewing S3 Storage Classes
  • Demo: Creating an S3 Bucket
  • Working with S3 Lifecycle Policies
  • Protecting Data from Accidental Deletion Using S3 Versioning
  • Protecting Data from Accidental Deletion with MFA Delete
  • S3 Encryption
  • Demo: Configuring Encryption on an S3 Bucket
  • Introduction to Elastic File System (EFS)
  • Demo: Working with EFS
  • Advanced EFS
  • EFS and Multi-AZ Applications
  • Introducing Athena
  • Demo: Working with Athena
  • Introducing Amazon OpenSearch Service (Formerly Amazon Elasticsearch Service)
  • OpenSearch Deployment Best Practices
  • Demo: Creating an Amazon OpenSearch Service Domain
  • Demo: Configuring Static Website Hosting Using S3
  • HANDS-ON LABCreating a Static Website Using Amazon S3
  • Demo: Leveraging Pre-Signed URLs with S3
  • Restricting S3 Accessibility with IP Addresses
  • Demo: Using AWS Config with S3
  • Overview of Storage Gateway
  • Section Review: Storage and Data Management Summary – Part 1
  • Section Review: Storage and Data Management Summary – Part 2
  • QUIZ Storage and Data Management Overview Quiz

Reliability and Business Continuity

  • Section Introduction
  • Elasticity and Scalability 101
  • Introducing AWS Auto Scaling
  • Demo: Creating Auto Scaling Plans
  • Troubleshooting Auto Scaling Issues
  • Vertical Scaling vs. Horizontal Scaling
  • Using AWS ElastiCache
  • Aurora 101
  • HANDS-ON LAB Creating an Amazon Aurora RDS Database (MySQL Compatible)
  • RDS and Multi-AZ Failover
  • RDS and Read Replicas
  • HANDS-ON LAB Deploy an Amazon RDS Multi-AZ and Read Replica in AWS
  • Demo: Creating and Encrypting RDS Snapshots
  • Differentiating Single Availability Zones vs. Multi-AZ Deployments
  • Implementing Fault Tolerant Workloads Using Amazon Elastic File System (EFS)
  • Building Fault Tolerance Using Elastic IPs
  • Readying for Disaster Recovery
  • AWS Service Maintenance Windows
  • Configuring S3 Cross-Region Replication
  • Implementing Loosely Coupled Architectures with SQS
  • Demo: Automating EBS Snapshots Using Data Lifecycle Manager
  • Using DynamoDB Streams for Backing Up Your Table to Another Region
  • Section Review: Reliability and Business Continuity Summary – Part 1
  • Section Review: Reliability and Business Continuity Summary – Part 2
  • QUIZ Reliability and Business Continuity Quiz

Security and Compliance

  • Section Introduction
  • Compliance on AWS
  • Understanding Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
  • AWS Marketplace Security Products
  • IAM Refresh
  • HANDS-ON LAB Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Demo: Creating Custom IAM Policies and Roles
  • Demo: Enabling MFA and Reporting with IAM
  • Introducing AWS Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Auditing and Troubleshooting Access Issues
  • AWS Inspector vs. Trusted Advisor
  • Introducing AWS Organizations
  • Service Control Policies
  • Securing Multiple Accounts with AWS Control Tower and Organizations
  • Security Token Service (STS)
  • AWS Key Management Service (KMS)
  • AWS Certificate Manager
  • AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • Demo: Configuring AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • Differentiating Dedicated Instances vs. Dedicated Hosts
  • Using AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store
  • Understanding AWS Service Quotas
  • Reviewing the AWS Shared Responsibility Model
  • Protecting Logs within CloudTrail
  • Demo: Introducing AWS Security Hub
  • Exploring Amazon GuardDuty
  • Demo: Working with Amazon GuardDuty
  • Securely Storing Secrets Using AWS Secrets Manager
  • Section Review: Security and Compliance Summary – Part 1
  • Section Review: Security and Compliance Summary – Part 2
  • QUIZ Security and Compliance Quiz

Networking and Content Delivery

  • Section Introduction
  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Overview
  • Demo: Building Your Own Custom VPC – Part 1
  • Demo: Building Your Own Custom VPC – Part 2
  • Demo: Building Your Own Custom VPC – Part 3
  • HANDS-ON LAB Creating a Basic VPC and Associated Components in AWS
  • Demo: Configuring Network ACLs – Part 1
  • Demo: Configuring Network ACLs – Part 2
  • Demo: Connecting to an EC2 Instance Using Systems Manager Session Manager
  • Demo: Introducing VPC Endpoints
  • HANDS-ON LAB Create a VPC Endpoint and S3 bucket in AWS
  • Understanding VPC Peering
  • Securely Connecting to a VPC Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • What Is Direct Connect?
  • Understanding VPC Flow Logs
  • Demo: Using VPC Flow Logs
  • HANDS-ON LAB Working with AWS VPC Flow Logs for Network Monitoring – 2020
  • Introducing Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Introducing Route 53
  • Exploring Route 53 Resolver
  • Understanding Route 53 Routing Policies
  • Demo: Route 53 Simple Routing Policy
  • Demo: Route 53 and Weighted Routing Policy
  • Demo: Route 53 Latency Routing Policy
  • Demo: Route 53 Failover Routing Policy
  • Demo: Route 53 Geolocation Routing Policy
  • Demo: Configuring Route 53 Alias
  • Overview of CloudFront
  • Demo: Configuring Amazon CloudFront
  • Demo: Configuring Amazon CloudFront with Origin Access Identity
  • Demo: Interpreting CloudFront Logs
  • Identifying CloudFront Caching Errors
  • CloudFront Cache Hit Ratio
  • Advanced CloudFront
  • Improving CloudFront Cache Hit Ratio When Forwarding Request Headers and Cookies
  • Section Review: Networking and Content Delivery Summary – Part 1
  • Section Review: Networking and Content Delivery Summary – Part 2
  • QUIZ Networking and Content Delivery Overview Quiz

Cost and Performance Optimization

  • Section Introduction
  • AWS Cost Explorer and Cost Allocation Tags
  • HANDS-ON LAB Using AWS Tags and Resource Groups in AWS
  • Improving Costs with AWS Budgets
  • Demo: Creating an AWS Budget and Billing Alarm
  • Reducing Cost through Managed Services
  • AWS Compute Optimizer
  • Using Metrics to Improve Performance and Costs
  • Increasing S3 Transfer Speeds with Transfer Acceleration
  • Enhancing S3 Performance with Multipart Upload
  • Using Placement Groups to Increase TCP/IP Traffic Flow
  • Identifying Underutilized Resources Using Trusted Advisor
  • Demo: Performance Analysis Using RDS Performance Insights
  • Increasing Scalability with RDS Proxy
  • Enhancing EC2 Performance Using Instance Store
  • Section Review: Cost and Performance Optimization Summary
  • QUIZ Cost and Performance Optimization Quiz

Additional Resources to Help You Prepare for the Exam

  • Additional Resources to Help You Pass the Exam
  • Study Guide

Challenge Labs

  • HANDS-ON LAB Creating an AWS Config Rule
  • HANDS-ON LAB Configure an Application Load Balancer and Auto Scaling Group
  • HANDS-ON LAB Configuring a CloudFormation Template
  • HANDS-ON LAB Creating a Highly Available VPC
  • HANDS-ON LAB Configuring S3
  • HANDS-ON LAB Configure an Alert Based on Logging Content
  • HANDS-ON LAB Configure At Rest Encryption for EFS

Practice Exam

  • PRACTICE EXAM AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) – Practice Exam – 1
  • PRACTICE EXAM AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) – Practice Exam – 2
  • PRACTICE EXAM AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) – Practice Exam – 3
  • PRACTICE EXAM AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) – Practice Exam – 4
  • PRACTICE EXAM AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) – Practice Exam – 5
  • PRACTICE EXAM AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) – Practice Exam – 6

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