SysOps Administrator – Associate Certification Preparation for AWS (SOA-C01)
Please note: the SOA-C01 exam was retired on 26th July 2021. It has been replaced with a new version, SOA-C02, the learning path for which can be found here.
Specifically designed to help you prepare for the AWS SysOps Administrator - Associate Certification, this Learning Path provides over 40 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 practical AWS certification. The certification demands that the candidate demonstrates the ability to deploy AWS solutions for different scenarios per AWS's best practices, troubleshoot, and AWS environments for performance. The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate Certification requires its candidates to be comfortable deploying and managing full production operations on AWS.
This learning path is suitable for those wanting to pass the AWS SysOps Administrator - Associate Certification Exam.
A basic understanding of cloud computing is not required but will help. We provide an introduction to AWS services, however, if you are new to cloud computing you might want to consider completing our What is Cloud Computing? course first.
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:
- Deploy, manage, and operate scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant system
- Implement and control the flow of data to and from AWS
- Select the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
- Identify appropriate use of AWS operational best practices
- Estimate AWS usage costs and identify operational cost control mechanisms
- Migrate on-premises workloads to AWS
As a means of demonstrating this knowledge, you will be tested across 7 different domains, with each domain contributing to a total percentage of your overall score. These domains are broken down as:
- Domain 1: Monitoring and Reporting 22%
- Domain 2: High Availability 8%
- Domain 3: Deployment and Provisioning 14%
- Domain 4: Storage and Data Management 12%
- Domain 5: Security and Compliance 18%
- Domain 6: Networking 14%
- Domain 7: Automation and Optimization 12%
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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- What is AWS certified SysOps administrator?
Intended for individuals with one or two years experience as a systems administrator in a systems operations role, the exam validates the ability to deploy, manage and scale fault-tolerant applications on AWS.
- How will a SysOps Administrator certification benefit your career?
People that take this certification are usually looking to gain credentials in managing and deploying production operations on AWS. After completing the certification, candidates will be in a stronger position when applying for AWS positions and, in a team environment, will help to lead enterprises to further success.
- What is SysOps and DevOps?
SysOps and DevOps are large areas of cloud computing. DevOps manages all factors related to operation and development where SysOps looks after elements related to operations and systems.
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