Course description

  • What are the course objectives?

    The AWS SysOps Associate certification training program is designed to give you hands-on exposure to the highly scalable Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform, giving you technical expertise in deploying, managing and operating fault-tolerant system on AWS. This course will empower you to choose the most appropriate and cost-effective cloud services and deploy and manage full-scale production operations on AWS. The course is designed by ASWSexperts to help you pass the AWS SysOps Associate Exam on your first attempt.

    You will learn how to analyze various CloudWatch metrics, the major monitoring solution in AWS and learn to build scalable fault-tolerant architecture using ELB, AS and Route 53. You’ll gain a deep understanding of cost-reduction opportunities, tagging in analysis, cloud deployment and provisioning with CloudFormation. You will also learn data management and storage using EC2, EBS, S3, Glacier and data lifecycle and get an overview of AWS networking and security.

  • What skills will you learn?

    By the end of the course you’ll be able to:
    • Deploy, manage and operate scalable, highly available and fault-tolerant systems on AWS
    • Migrate an existing on-premises application to AWS
    • Ensure data integrity and data security on AWS technology
    • Select the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data or security requirements
    • Identify appropriate use of AWS operational best practices
    • Understand operational cost control mechanisms and estimate AWS usage costs

  • Who should take this course?

    The AWS SysOps Associate certification training program is designed for systems administrators who have at least one year experience in managing or building applications in the cloud.

Course preview

    • Lesson 00 - Introduction

      • 0.1 Introduction
    • Lesson 01 - Monitoring and Metrics

      • 1.1 Monitoring and Metrics
      • 1.2 Monitoring in the Cloud: Basic Concepts
      • 1.3 CloudWatch and CloudTrail Services
      • 1.4 Security and Troubleshooting and Costs associated with Monitoring
      • 1.5 Knowledge Check
      • 1.6 Demo Lab: Monitoring with CloudWatch (Linux)
      • 1.7 Practice Assignment: Auto-stop an EC2 Instance
      • 1.8 Quiz
      • 1.9 Key Takeaways
    • Lesson 02 - Networking

      • 2.1 Networking
      • 2.2 Cloud Networking Basic Concepts
      • 2.3 Knowledge Check
      • 2.4 Creating and Managing Network in AWS
      • 2.5 Knowledge Check
      • 2.6 Network Security in AWS
      • 2.7 Knowledge Check
      • 2.8 Troubleshooting Network in AWS
      • 2.9 Practice Assignment Deploy an EC2 Instance
      • 2.10 Quiz
      • 2.11 Key Takeaways
    • Lesson 03 - Analysis

      • 3.1 Analysis and Cost Effectiveness in AWS
      • 3.2 Cost Reduction Opportunities in the Cloud
      • 3.3 Knowledge Check
      • 3.4 Tagging in the Cloud
      • 3.5 Knowledge Check
      • 3.6 Using the Stopinator, Billing Alerts, Cost Explorer, and Trusted Advisor
      • 3.7 Demo Lab Managing Resources with Tagging
      • 3.8 Practice Assignment Use the Tag or Terminate Strategy
      • 3.9 Quiz
      • 3.10 Key Takeaways
    • Lesson 04 - Security

      • 4.1 Security
      • 4.2 Identity and Access Management (IAM)
      • 4.3 Demo 1 Create an IAM Group with EC2 Full Access Permission
      • 4.4 Demo 2 Use IAM Roles and Policies to Access EC2 Instances
      • 4.5 Knowledge check
      • 4.6 Account and Instance Security
      • 4.7 Quiz
      • 4.8 Key Takeaways
    • Lesson 05 - Data Management

      • 5.1 Data Management
      • 5.2 Key concepts of Storage in AWS
      • 5.3 Using Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
      • 5.4 Knowledge check
      • 5.5 Using Amazon S3
      • 5.6 Knowledge check
      • 5.7 Using Amazon Glacier
      • 5.8 Securing Troubleshooting and Pricing of the Storage in AWS
      • 5.9 Demo Lab Syncing files with S3
      • 5.10 Practice Assignment Synchronize Files with Amazon S3
      • 5.11 Quiz
      • 5.12 Key Takeaways
    • Lesson 06 - High Availability

      • 6.1 High Availability
      • 6.2 Basic concepts of Scaling
      • 6.3 Overview of Elastic Load Balancing
      • 6.4 Overview of Auto Scaling
      • 6.5 Knowledge Check
      • 6.6 Overview of Amazon Route 53
      • 6.7 Troubleshooting common issues associated with scaling
      • 6.8 Demo Lab Configure an Auto Scaling Group
      • 6.9 Practice Assignment
      • 6.10 Quiz
      • 6.11 Key Takeaways
    • Lesson 07 - Deployment and Provisioning

      • 7.1 Deployment and Provisioning
      • 7.2 Configuration Management
      • 7.3 Knowledge Check
      • 7.4 Deployment
      • 7.5 Knowledge Check
      • 7.6 CloudFormation Templates
      • 7.7 Demo Lab Debugging a Cloud Formation Template
      • 7.8 Practice Assignment Debugging a CloudFormation Template
      • 7.9 Quiz
      • 7.10 Key Takeaways
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Exam & certification

  • How do I become a certified AWS SysOps Associate?

    To become an AWS SysOps Administrator Associate, you must register for and pass the certification exam at any Kryterion testing center at over 750 locations globally.

    The registration fee for AWS SysOps Administrator Associate certification exam is $150.

  • What are the prerequisites for this certification?

    To apply for the AWS SysOps Administrator Associate certification, you must fulfill the following prerequisites:
    • Complete AWS Technical Essentials course or significant hands-on professional experience in operating AWS-based applications
    • Experience provisioning, operating and maintaining systems running on AWS
    • Ability to define a solution to be built and operated on AWS
    • Capabilities to provide AWS operations and deployment guidance and best practices throughout the lifecycle of a project

  • What do I need to do to earn my Simplilearn certificate?

    Online Classroom:
    1. Attend one complete batch.
    2. Complete one project and one simulation test with a minimum score of 60 percent.
    Online Self-learning:
    1. Complete 85 percent of the course.
    2. Complete one project and one simulation test with a minimum score of 60 percent.


Rohit KC
Rohit KC Technical Lead & Scrum Master at Tata Consultancy Services

Simplilearn AWS Solution Architect Programme Course curriculum is very specific to certification. The trainers are very expert and have sound knowledge on the subject. It has the flexibility to choose between multiple batches. The online mode of training is well organized & simple to us. Customer service & LMS batch caretaker are very co-operative.

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Arun Kumar
Arun Kumar Senior Delivery Manager at Hewlett-Packard/DXC Technology

I have enrolled for AWS SysOps Associate Certification Training. Training is very useful. They have robust system setup which helps for self-learning approach. I would like to recommend this training institute for my friends and employees at HP.

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Rashmi Malviya
Rashmi Malviya Project Manager,SCRUM Master at Kronos Incorporated

AWS SysOps Associate was a great learning experience from Simplilearn. I completed the certification and enhanced my leadership and technical skills, which is very much rewarding in my career now.

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    • Who are the trainers for the live classroom training?

      All of our highly qualified trainers are AWS certified, with more than 15 years of experience in training and working in their domain. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process, which includes profile screening, technical evaluation and a training demo before they qualify as Simplilearn trainers. We also ensure that only those trainers who maintain a high alumni rating continue to train for us.

    • Is exam fee included in the course fee?

      No. The exam fee is not included in the course fee.

    • What is the question format of the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam?

      The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam is a combination of multiple-choice and multiple-answer questions.

    • What is LVC? Is it a classroom training?

      The courses are conducted via live virtual classrooms (LVC). They are interactive sessions that enable you to ask questions and participate in discussions during class time. We do, however, provide recordings of each session you attend for your future reference. Classes are attended by a global audience to enrich your learning experience.

    • What tools do I need to attend the training sessions?

      The tools you’ll need to attend training are:
      • Windows: Windows XP SP3 or higher
      • Mac: OSX 10.6 or higher
      • Internet speed: Preferably 512 Kbps or higher
      • Headset, speakers and microphone: You’ll need headphones or speakers to hear instruction clearly, as well as a microphone to talk to others. You can use a headset with a built-in microphone, or separate speakers and microphone.

    • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

      Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified in your first attempt. They engage students proactively to ensure the course path is being followed and help you enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

    • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

      We offer 24/7 support through email, chat and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

    • Disclaimer
    • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.