In this online training course, students will be taught how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. AWS System Operations is a course for System Administrators and Developer Operations personnel and will cover the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, as well as common techniques used throughout the industry for configuring and deploying systems.

This course can be used in order to prepare for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam.

Course Instructor: Raymond Lacoste

Course Outline

01. Course Overview and AWS Introduction

  • Introduction to AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate Course and Exam Objectives
  • Introducing AWS and the Cloud
  • The AWS Global Architecture (Regions, Availability Zones, and Edge Locations)
  • AWS Pricing, Billing, Support Plans and Dashboards
  • Accessing AWS Resources

02. AWS Networking

  • VPC Overview and VPC Subnets
  • VPC Internet Connectivity, Routing, and NAT
  • VPC Security Groups, ACLs, and Flow Logs
  • VPC VPNs, Direct Connect, Peering, Transit Gateways, and Endpoints
  • CloudFront, Global Accelerator and Route53

03. AWS Compute

  • EC2 Overview, Architecture, and Pricing
  • EC2 Launching and Accessing a Linux and Windows Server
  • EC2 AMIs, Instance Types, Features
  • EC2 Instance Store, EBS, EFS, FSx, and S3 Storage
  • EC2 IP addressing, Network Interfaces, Security Groups and Placement Groups
  • EC2 Auto Scaling
  • EC2 Load Balancers
  • ECS Overview
  • Lambda Overview and Examples
  • API Gateway

04. AWS Databases

  • Database Overview
  • RDS Overview, Instances, Storage, Encryption and Backups
  • RDS Multi-AZ, and Read Replicas
  • RDS Amazon Aurora
  • Elasticache Overview
  • DynamoDB Overview
  • Redshift Overview

05. AWS Storage

  • Storage Overview and Review
  • S3 Introduction, Storage Classes, and Lifecyle Policies
  • S3 Security, and Integrity
  • S3 Replication, Event Notifications, Inventory, and Limits
  • S3 Static Website Hosting
  • Storage Gateway and AWS Backup

06. AWS Migration and Messaging

  • Snowcone, Snowball, Snowmobile
  • AWS DataSync, AWS Transfer, AWS Database Migration Service
  • SQS, SNS, and SES

07. AWS Security

  • Security Overview, IAM Users and Groups
  • Permissions and Policies
  • IAM Roles, Identity Federation and Cognito
  • KMS, Secrets Manager, Certificates Manager, and Compliance
  • AWS WAF, Shield, Inspector, Macie, and GuardDuty

08. Monitoring, Maintenance, and Management

  • CloudWatch, CloudWatch Logs, and CloudWatch Events
  • AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, and Trusted Advisor
  • CloudFormation and Service Catalog
  • AWS Organizations, and Control Towe
  • AWS Systems Manager, Resource Groups, and Service/Personal Health Dashboards
  • AWS Pricing, Billing, and Cost Management

Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Use standard AWS infrastructure features such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto Scaling from the command line
  • Use AWS CloudFormation and other automation technologies to produce stacks of AWS resources that can be deployed in an automated, repeatable fashion
  • Build functioning virtual private networks with Amazon VPC from the ground up using the AWS Management Console
  • Deploy Amazon EC2 instances using command line calls and troubleshoot the most common problems with instances
  • Monitor the health of Amazon EC2 instances and other AWS services
  • Manage user identity, AWS permissions, and security in the cloud
  • Manage resource consumption in an AWS account using tools such as Amazon CloudWatch, tagging, and Trusted Advisor
  • Select and implement the best strategy for creating reusable Amazon EC2 instances
  • Configure a set of Amazon EC2 instances that launch behind a load balancer, with the system scaling up and down in response to demand
  • Edit and troubleshoot a basic AWS CloudFormation stack definition