DevOps Engineer – Professional Certification Preparation for AWS

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  • 2nd July 2019 - Added the new AWS Developer Tools Challenge Lab to test users' proficiency in CodePipeline, CodeBuild and CodeDeploy
  • 20th May 2019 - Compute Fundamentals for AWS updated to include content on Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR) & Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) 

Learning Path Overview

Specifically designed to help you prepare for the AWS DevOps Engineer - Professional Certification, this hands-on oriented Learning Path provides over 60 hours of interactive content comprised of hands-on labs, video courses, and a preparation exam. This training content has been carefully created to help you study for this AWS certification.

Intended Audience 

This Learning Path is suitable for those wanting to pass the AWS DevOps Engineer - Professional Certification Exam.


This is one of the 2 Professional level certifications available with AWS and it's guided to those who already have experience with AWS, and ideally, have already passed the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam, but this is not a prerequisite in taking this certification. 

What's Included

33 high definition video courses, 17 hands-on Labs, 3 blog/ebook resources, 6 quizzes/knowledge checks and a final preparation Exam. 

Learning Objectives

The aim of the certification is to validate your knowledge across a number of different key areas, which have been defined by AWS as being able to:

  • Implement and manage continuous delivery systems and methodologies on AWS
  • Implement and automate security controls, governance processes, and compliance validation
  • Define and deploy monitoring, metrics, and logging systems on AWS
  • Implement systems that are highly available, scalable, and self-healing on the AWS platform
  • Design, manage, and maintain tools to automate operational processes

As a means of demonstrating this knowledge, you will be tested across 6 different domains, with each domain contributing to a total percentage of your overall score. These domains are broken down as:

  • Domain 1: SDLC Automation 22% 
  • Domain 2: Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code 19% 
  • Domain 3: Monitoring and Logging 15% 
  • Domain 4: Policies and Standards Automation 10% 
  • Domain 5: Incident and Event Response 18%
  • Domain 6: High Availability, Fault Tolerance and Disaster Recovery 16% 

As you progress through the Learning Path, you will gain all the information and knowledge required to fulfill the domain expectations, gaining a deep understanding within each area.


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Your certificate for this learning path

Learning Path Steps

3 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: AWS Compute Fundamentals

5 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: AWS Storage Fundamentals

7 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Database Fundamentals for AWS

9 labs

Move your first steps using DynamoDB. Create tables with and withoud secondary indexes, learn how to add new rows and query your data by using the AWS Management Console.

10 labs

A hands-on lab introducing you to the high performance and high availability Amazon Aurora database engine.

14 labs

Amazon EKS - Launch Cluster and Deploy Microservices Application

18 labs

This lab is an overview about the CodeCommit service, it covers how to create a repository, how to connect to a repository and how to manage a repository.

22 labs

Integrate static code analysis within a three-stage AWS CodePipeline CI/CD pipeline to prevent vulnerabilities from making it into production in this Lab.

24 labs

Kickstart your individual and team code projects with AWS CodeStar. Learn to develop and deploy an application with AWS CodeStar.

26 labs

Follow the application lifecycle from dev to prod: continuous integration, rollbacks and blue/green deployments with AWS Code Services. 

29 labs

Learn how to configure and use AWS CloudTrail and CloudWatch in cooperation with each other to monitor AWS infrastructure and services. Whenever an Instance is stopped or terminated and alarm will trigger (using AWS SNS) and deliver an email notification to...

30 quizzes

AWS CloudTrail Intermediate

32 quizzes

AWS Config Intermediate

33 labs

Compliance check using AWS Config Rules: See how AWS Config can enhance your security and compliance with AWS managed rules and custom rules with AWS Lambda

34 labs

For controlled deployments and efficient deployment services of code on EC2 instances, Elastic Beanstalks provides a superior interaction model and developer tools experience.

35 labs

Deploy a PHP applicationusing Chef with Amazon OpsWorks.

38 labs

Scalable DevOps: Using CloudFormation for Whole VPC Stacks

39 labs

Explore the benefits of static code analysis for infrastructure as code, specifically Terraform, and be alerted when the analysis detects an issue in this Lab.

42 labs

Learn how to monitor AWS Cloud systems by building a log aggregation system running the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana).

46 labs

Learn how to invoke a Lambda function in response to CodeCommit events on your repository.

47 labs

Learn how to invoke a Lambda function to process and manipulate notifications published on SNS topics.

48 description

Understand some of the best practices of tagging resources when designing a tagging strategy

49 description

Understand where your security responsibility starts and ends with the shared responsibility models

51 exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Overview of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

55 labs

Follow best practices with AWS Trusted Advisor auditing your AWS environment and advising you on performance, and security improvements.

56 description

An explanation of the core components that make up the AWS Global Infrastructure

63 exam-filled

Preparation Exam: Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional for AWS (February 2019)

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 centre and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 50+ courses relating to Cloud, most within the AWS category with a heavy focus on security and compliance

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.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.