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

Course Introduction
00:01:41
About the Training Architect
00:01:29
Course Features and Tools
00:04:00
SysOps Codex Interactive Diagram and Web Application
00:03:20
AWS Free Tier: Usage Tracking and Billing Widget
00:03:56
September 2018 Exam Updates
00:02:45

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
00:13:25
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
Hands-On-Lab: Using Custom CloudWatch Dashboards for Visual AWS Resource Monitoring
00:30:00
Hands-On-Lab: 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
Live-Environment-Challenge: 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
Hands-On-Lab: Deploying a Highly Available Web App and a Bastion Host in AWS
01:00:00
Live-Environment-Challenge: 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
Hands-On-Lab: 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
Hands-On-Lab: AWS EC2 Connectivity Troubleshooting Scenario
00:30:00
Hands-On-Lab: AWS ELB Connectivity Troubleshooting Scenario
00:30:00
Live-Environment-Challenge: 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
Hands-On-Lab: 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
Hands-On-Lab: Disaster Recovery Preparedness with AWS CloudFormation
00:30:00
Live-Environment-Challenge: 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
Hands-On-Lab: Restore an RDS Instance to a Point in Time using Snapshots
01:00:00
Hands-On-Lab: 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
Hands-On-Lab: Enabling MultiAZ and Deploying a Read Replica with AWS RDS
00:30:00
Live-Environment-Challenge: 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
Hands-On-Lab: 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
Hands-On-Lab: Auditing Resource Configurations with AWS Config
00:30:00
Live-Environment-Challenge: 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
Hands-On-Lab: 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
Hands-On-Lab: Creating and Testing a Peering Connection with a Private VPC
00:30:00
Live-Environment-Challenge: 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
Live-Environment-Challenge: 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.


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: https://interactive.linuxacademy.com/diagrams/TheSysOpsAdminCodex.html


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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