Systems Manager is a Good Fit in the AWS Tool Set
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In this course, you will be introduced to AWS Systems Manager and learn how the Systems Manager service helps you automatically implement complex workflows related to your machine setup, maintenance, and life cycle. It also covers Systems Manager features including requirements and building blocks like the Systems Manager Agent, Resource Groups, Instance Roles, Hybrid Activations, Fleet Manager, and Session Manager.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what Systems Manager can do in terms of features and capabilities
  • Understand the conditions and requirements to use Systems Manager effectively for your daily maintenance and machine life cycle management

Intended Audience

  • Architects, developers, system operators, and administrators looking for a unified, consistent, reliable, scalable, and secure way to automate their machine maintenance workflows
  • Anyone studying for the Solutions Architect Associate Certification Exam and the SysOps Administrator Associate Certification Exam


In order to get the most out of this course, you should meet the requirements for the cloud practitioner certification and preferably one of the AWS associate-level certifications.



Systems Manager is a good fit in the AWS Tool Set. Systems Manager fits well into your existing AWS configuration and management tool set. It provides you with the Systems Manager Explorer, which is a customizable operations dashboard that delivers a display of your operational data and work items for all your accounts and across regions. You can use Explorer to configure settings and preferences. You can customize the display using drag and drop and drill down capabilities to prioritize work items.

Finally, with Explorer, you can take action using automated runbooks if needed. Systems Manager also integrates with your Amazon CloudWatch dashboards and your Personal Health dashboard. You can now have a set of fully managed AWS Services that help you enable provisioning and operating of your resources at scale. If you'd like to know more about Amazon CloudWatch Dashboard, you could view our existing course at the link shown here on the screen.

About the Author
Jorge Negrón
AWS Content Architect

Experienced in architecture and delivery of cloud-based solutions, the development, and delivery of technical training, defining requirements, use cases, and validating architectures for results. Excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills with attention to details. Hands-on administration/development experience with the ability to mentor and train current & emerging technologies, (Cloud, ML, IoT, Microservices, Big Data & Analytics).