DevOps Engineer – Professional Certification Preparation for AWS

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Description

Updates

  • 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 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.

Prerequisites

This is one of the two 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. 

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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Learning Path Steps

1courses

This course introduces the DevOps Engineer – Professional Certification Preparation for AWS learning path.

2courses

This course dives into the fundamental elements of AWS compute services, discussing the features and advantages of each one.

3exam-filled

Knowledge Check: AWS Compute Fundamentals

4courses

This course covers the wide range of storage services within AWS, their key features, and when and why you would use them.

5exam-filled

Knowledge Check: AWS Storage Fundamentals

6courses

This course (part of a two-part series on AWS database fundamentals) introduces you to Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon Neptune.

7exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Database Fundamentals for AWS Part 1

8courses

This course (part of a two-part series on AWS database fundamentals) introduces you to Amazon Redshift, Amazon QLDB, Amazon DocumentDB, and Amazon Keyspaces.

9exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Database Fundamentals for AWS Part 2

10courses

In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of Amazon DynamoDB, including table design, reading, writing, and working with large tables.

11labs

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.

12labs

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

13courses

This course will take you through what containers are, the benefits of using them, and how to containerize an app.

14courses

This course is an introduction to the Amazon ECS Container Service (ECS).

15courses

In this course, you'll learn how to quickly launch a new EKS Kubernetes cluster.

16labs

Amazon EKS - Launch Cluster and Deploy Microservices Application

17courses

This course explores the various tools, technologies, and vocabularies surrounding the continuous integration ecosystem.

18courses

This course introduces you to continuous delivery, providing a solid foundation for more advanced courses on the subject.

19courses

This course introduces AWS CodeCommit and explains how it can be used to manage your source code.

20labs

An introduction to the highly scalable and fully-managed AWS CodeCommit source control service. This lab covers creating, accessing, and adding files to repositories hosted in CodeCommit.

21courses

This course will familiarize you with the AWS CodeBuild service and ensure you know when and where to use it within your own software projects.

22courses

This course will familiarize you with the AWS CodeDeploy service and ensure you know when and where to use it within your own software projects.

23courses

This course will familiarize you with the AWS CodePipeline service and ensure you know when and where to use it within your own software projects.

24labs

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

25courses

This course introduces you to AWS CodeStar and how it can be used to provision an entire CI/CD workflow using a range of AWS services.

26labs

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

27courses

This course will familiarize you with the AWS Cloud9 service and ensure you know when and where to use it within your own software projects.

28labs

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

29courses

With this course, you'll get a high-level overview of how to monitor EC2, and how to react to resource changes.

30courses

This course provides an introduction to the AWS CloudTrail service, looking at all its features and components.

31labs

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...

32quizzes

AWS CloudTrail Intermediate

33courses

In this course, you'll learn how AWS Config allows you to have visibility of your entire AWS infrastructure from a configuration perspective.

34quizzes

AWS Config Intermediate

35labs

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

36labs

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

37labs

Deploy a PHP applicationusing Chef with Amazon OpsWorks.

38courses

In this course, you'll learn about AWS CloudFormation and it provides you with the ability to provision your infrastructure as code.

39courses

In this course, you'll learn advanced AWS CloudFormation skills, including nested stacks, custom resources, continuous integration, and event automation.

40labs

Scalable DevOps: Using CloudFormation for Whole VPC Stacks.

41labs

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.

42courses

In this course, you'll learn how to implement logging and monitoring across AWS Services including Amazon CloudWatch, CloudWatch Monitoring Agent, AWS CloudTrail Logs, and Amazon S3 Access Logs.

43courses

In this course, you'll learn how to implement logging and monitoring across AWS Services including Amazon CloudWatch, CloudWatch Monitoring Agent, AWS CloudTrail Logs, and Amazon S3 Access Logs.

44labs

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

45courses

In this introductory course, you will learn to recognize and explain the core components of Amazon Kinesis and where those services can be applied.

46courses

In this course, you'll learn about the key features and core components of Kinesis Analytics, and what an end-to-end real-time data streaming example looks like.

47courses

This course on AWS Lambda shows you how to implement solutions and applications using a serverless architecture.

48labs

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

49labs

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a fully-managed, highly-scalable service that facilitates message delivery. Learn how to send messages and process them with AWS Lambda.

50description

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

51description

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

52courses

This course explains AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM), what it is, and how to implement it.

53exam-filled

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

54courses

This course introduces you to AWS Identity Federation and includes a demo on how to use it.

55courses

This course discusses the responsibility between AWS and the customer when architecting both abstract and container services

56courses

This course dives into the AWS Trusted Advisor service to explain how it works and how you can use it to benefit your AWS account.

57labs

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

58description

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

59courses

In this course, you'll learn about RDS multi-AZ and will come away knowing when to implement and use this feature within your own environment.

60courses

In this course, you'll learn to design greater applications using managed services in a decoupled environment and understand the differences between SQS, SES, and SNS.

61courses

This course explains how and when to use Amazon S3, AWS Storage Gateway, and AWS Snowball for backup and disaster recovery.

62courses

This course reviews and summarizes the DevOps Engineer – Professional Certification Preparation for AWS learning path.

63

In this lab challenge, you'll need to complete several tasks using an existing continuous deployment stack built on AWS Developer Tools.

64exam-filled

Cert Prep: Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional for AWS (February 2019)

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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 90+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 100,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

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.