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    This course is designed to teach those in a systems administrator or Development Operations (DevOps) role how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, in addition to best practices for configuring and deploying systems.

    Who should attend

    This course is intended for:

    • System administrators and operators who are operating in the AWS Cloud
    • Informational technology workers who want to increase their system operations knowledge.


    We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

    • Successfully completed the AWS Technical Essentials course
    • Background in either software development or systems administration
    • Proficiency in maintaining operating systems at the command line, such as shell scripting in Linux environments or cmd/PowerShell in Windows
    • Basic knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP)

    Course Objectives

    In this course, you will learn how to:

    • Recognize the AWS services that support the different phases of Operational Excellence, a Well-Architected Framework pillar.
    • Manage access to AWS resources using AWS Accounts and Organizations and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).
    • Maintain an inventory of in-use AWS resources using AWS services such as AWS Systems Manager, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS Config.
    • Develop a resource deployment strategy utilizing metadata tags, Amazon Machine Images, and Control tower to deploy and maintain an AWS cloud environment.
    • Automate resource deployment using AWS services such as AWS CloudFormation and AWS Service Catalog.
    • Use AWS services to manage AWS resources through SysOps lifecycle processes such as deployments and patches.
    • Configure a highly available cloud environment that leverages AWS services such as Amazon Route 53 and Elastic Load Balancing to route traffic for optimal latency and performance.
    • Configure AWS Auto Scaling and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud auto scaling to scale your cloud environment based on demand.
    • Use Amazon CloudWatch and associated features such as alarms, dashboards, and widgets to monitor your cloud environment.
    • Manage permissions and track activity in your cloud environment using AWS services such as AWS CloudTrail and AWS Config.
    • Deploy your resources to an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), establish necessary connectivity to your Amazon VPC, and protect your resources from disruptions of service.
    • State the purpose, benefits, and appropriate use cases for mountable storage in your AWS cloud environment.
    • Explain the operational characteristics of object storage in the AWS cloud, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon S3 Glacier.
    • Build a comprehensive costing model to help gather, optimize, and predict your cloud costs using services such as AWS Cost Explorer and the AWS Cost & Usage Report.


    Module 1: Introduction to System Operations on AWS
    Module 2a: Access Management
    Module 2b: System Discovery
    Module 3: Deploy and Update Resources
    Module 4: Automate Resource Deployment
    Module 5: Manage Resources
    Module 6a: Configure Highly Available Systems
    Module 6b: Automate Scaling
    Module 7: Monitor and Maintain System Health
    Module 8: Data Security and System Auditing
    Module 9: Operate Secure and Resilient Networks
    Module 10a: Mountable Storage
    Module 10b: Object Storage
    Module 11: Cost Reporting, Alerts, and Optimization