Learning Path Summary


Learning Path Summary
SysOps Summary
SysOps Summary

This summary will provide an overview of what you have been learning across the duration of this SysOps Learning Path from Cloud Academy.

Learning Objectives

  • To provide a recap of the domains covered by the content of the Learning Path

Intended Audience

  • Those who are looking to take the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate certification


  • There are no prerequisites 

Related Training Content

  • If you are interested in taking another certification, you will find the corresponding Learning Path in our library

Hello and welcome to the final section of this learning path. By now, you will have covered a vast amount of information from theory courses to hands-on labs plus the mock test, all preparing you to successfully pass the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator exam. You will now have a greater understanding of all the points measured within the seven different domains, which to recap were as follows. Domain one, monitoring and reporting. This domain contributes to the highest percentage of marks toward your end score and your exam, and so requires additional attention. It concentrates on your ability of being able to implement the correct monitoring, reporting, and alerting solutions to enable you to successfully manage your resources, performance, and availability while identifying any potential issues. 

Domain two, high availability. Questions in this domain will examine your ability to architect and implement solutions that are highly valuable and resilient across a range of different services within different scenarios. Having a clear understanding of high availability in the AWS infrastructure with help within this domain. Domain three, deployment and provisioning. This domain focuses on and highlights the main knowledge requirements you will be required to demonstrate when deploying and provisioning a range of different services and features within your solutions. You will need to show an understanding of prerequisites and processes to your resources for their deployment. Domain four, storage and data management. This domain will test your awareness and ability to retain, protect, and manage data that is being stored within AWS. You must show working knowledge of a variety of different methods to maintain this data. Domain five, security and compliance. This domain is all about being able to demonstrate your awareness of security controls that allow you to control access to resources through a variety of policies, controls, and authentication mechanisms. 

This will be tested by the single AWS account and cross-account perspective. Domain six, networking. This domain focuses heavily on the Virtual Private Cloud service, VPC, and all of the networking components that are linked within the service. I recommend you gain some hands-on experience creating a number of different VPCs, using our hands-on labs to help familiarize you with this service. Domain seven, automation and optimization. This final domain will assess your ability to optimize your AWS resources from both a cost and performance perspective. You must also demonstrate your level of understanding of automation methods when it comes to managing and controlling your infrastructure. Now you have solidified your knowledge, I recommend you review some of the AWS white papers to reinforce your understanding, all of which can be found here. 

Architecting for the Cloud: AWS Best Practices; AWS Security Best Practices; Amazon Web Services: Overview of Security Processes; the AWS Well-Architected Framework; Development and Test on AWS; Backup and Recovery Approaches Using AWS; Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Connectivity Options; and How AWS Pricing Works. Thank you for taking the time and pursuing this learning path and I wish you the very best of luck when you take your exam. It will be great to hear your result so please contact us at with your news. I wish you good luck and thank you again.

About the Author
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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

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He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

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