SysOps Administrator—Associate Certification for AWS


LP Box Courses 6 Video Courses
LP Box quiz 4 Quiz sessions
LP Box Lab 18 Hands-on Labs
Duration 29h 8m
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Certificate 109125 students

Specifically designed to help you prepare for the AWS SysOps Administrator - Associate certification, this learning path is based on the AWS exam guide. This certification demands that the candidate demonstrates the ability to deploy AWS solutions for different scenarios per AWS' best practices, troubleshoot, and tune 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.

In particular, the certification requires familiarity with the whole range of Amazon cloud services, and the ability to choose from among them the most appropriate and cost-effective combination that best fits a given project.

We will start with an introduction and overview of the core AWS services, then we will run a hands on deployment of a simple business solution for a fictitious company Pizza Time. 

Pizza Time becomes successful and wants to reach global markets, so we use the skills we have learnt to deploy a more scalable, available and durable version of our solution. 

By the end of this learning path you should know how to:

Install configure and use the AWS CLI
Monitor the most common AWS services with CloudWatch
Set up billing alarms with CloudWatch
Deploy a solution following the AWS best practices
Manage and operate backups for the most common AWS services
Create IAM policies
Use Conditions to reinforce IAM policies
Make an security assessment in an AWS environment
Configure a software VPN between on-premises and a VPC
Use CloudFormation with the CloudFormer tool to create templates
Intended Audience

This is an Advanced course because it assumes:

Understanding of the core services of AWS
Designing for high availability
Understanding of the security best-practices

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The ‘Foundations for SysOps Administrator - Associate for AWS’ course is designed to walk you through the AWS compute, storage, and service offerings you need to be familiar with for the AWS SysOps Administrator–Associate exam. This course provides you with snapshots of each service, and covering just what you need to know, gives you a good, high-level starting point for exam preparation. It ...


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Create your first Cloud Storage bucket using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Lab Overview Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) provides secure, durable, and highly scalable object storage. To upload data such as photos, videos and static documents, you must first create a logical storage bucket in one of the AWS regions. Then you can upload any number of objects to it. Buckets and objects ...


Learn to manage the storage space of your EC2 instance using Amazon EBS Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud.  Each Amazon EBS volume is automatically replicated within its Availability Zone to protect you from component failure. This provides high availability and durability. Amazon EBS volumes ...


How to launch and connect to an Amazon RDS DB instance Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. You can migrate existing applications and tools that utilize a relational database to the Amazon Web Services because Amazon RDS offers access to the capabilities of a MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, ...


Learn how to create and manage a Memcached cluster using Amazon ElastiCache  ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale a distributed in-memory cache environment in the cloud. You can choose from Memcached or Redis protocol-compliant cache engine software, and let ElastiCache perform software upgrades and patch management for you automatically. Existing ...



Course Description The AWS exam guide outlines that 60% of the SysOps Administrator–Associate exam questions could be on the topic of designing highly-available, fault-tolerant, cost-efficient, scalable systems. This course teaches you to recognize and explain the core architecture principles of high availability, fault tolerance, and cost optimization. We then step through the core AWS ...


Learn to create an isolated network using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Amazon Virtual Private Cloud lets you provision a logically isolated section of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define. You have complete control over your virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of ...


Elastic Load Balancing allows the distribution of incoming traffic to your Amazon AWS infrastructure across multiple instances. This represents a great tool in avoiding failures in your applications and web traffic. ELB automatically detects fails in your EC2 instances and redirects traffic to other available instances. During this lab you'll learn to create and use your first ELB instance to ...


Lab Overview In this lab you will explore CloudWatch, a monitoring service provided by AWS. CloudWatch makes it possible to monitor nearly anything, inside or outside AWS. Common usage is to monitor EC2 instances for CPU and memory utilization, ephemeral or EBS volume disk usage and throughput, as well as network statistics. CloudWatch also enables you to configure alarms, so that when thresholds ...


Learn to automatically scale up or down your EC2 infrastructure using Auto Scaling Groups Lab Overview This lab introduces the basics of Auto Scaling in Amazon Web Services. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Auto Scaling service automatically adds or removes compute resources allocated for your cloud application, in response to changes in demand. For applications configured to run on a cloud ...


Manage message queues using Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) offers a fast, reliable and scalable queues for storing messages. By using Amazon SQS, you can move data between distributed components of your applications that perform different tasks without losing messages or requiring each component to be always available. A queue is a temporary repository ...


Course Description This course is focused on the details you need to know for the 20% of the SysOps Administrator – Associate for AWS exam that covers data security. You will learn to recognize and explain platform compliance for AWS, and be able to both recognize and implement secure procedures for optimum cloud deployment and maintenance, including understanding the shared responsibility ...


Create and manage IAM users, groups and policies to securely control access to AWS services and resources AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enables you to securely control access to AWS services and resources for your users. The service is targeted at organizations with multiple users or systems that use AWS products such as Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, and the AWS Management Console. With IAM, ...


Advanced roles and groups management using IAM AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a web service that helps you securely control access to AWS resources for your users. You can specify permission to a single user or you can use groups to specify permissions for a collection of users, which can make those permissions easier to manage for those users. Furthermore you can use a Role for ...


Securing your VPC using Public and Private subnets In this lab we'll design a VPC with a public subnet and private subnet, and a network address translation (NAT) instance in the public subnet. A NAT instance enables instances in the private subnet to initiate outbound traffic to the Internet. This scenario is usually used if you want to run a public-facing web application, while maintaining ...



In this Group of lectures we will introduce you to the Pizza Time business and system requirements. Pizza Time requires a simple ordering solution that can be implemented quickly and with minimal cost, so we will do a hands deployment of version 1.0 of our solution. To achieve that we are going to use a single region and deploy application using AWS Elastric Beanstalk. We will implement a simple ...


Elastic Beanstalk: deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud Elastic Beanstalk is an easy way to deploy and scale applications written in Python, Ruby, Java, Node.js, Go, or PHP in familiar environments like Apache, NginX, Passenger, and IIS, without worrying about the infrastructure that runs those applications. In this lab, you'll learn how to upload your code and deploy it with ...


In this group of lectures we run a hands on deployment of the next iteration of the Pizza Time solution. The Pizza Time business has been a success. It needs to support more customers and wants to expand to meet a global market.   We define our new solution, then walk through a hands on deployment that extends our scalability, availability and fault tolerance. 


Learn to create a customized OS image through an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) provides the information required to launch an EC2 instance. You can customize an EC2 instance and then save the configuration as a custom AMI for your private or public use. Every EC2 instance launched selecting the customized AMI will contain any software or file that you've previously ...


Create a Content Delivery Network (CDN) Distribution using Amazon CloudFront Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) service. You can speed up the delivery of static files using the HTTP or the HTTPS protocols. You can stream audio or video contents in real time using the RTMP protocol. Each CloudFront distribution has a unique domain name that can be used to ...


Create your first cloud infrastructure using Amazon CloudFormation Amazon CloudFormation is a popular way to make interacting with AWS repeatable. It lets you create complex infrastructure with easy-to-understand JSON specifications. CloudFormation permits you to specify in JSON all of the AWS resources that make up your infrastructure and CloudFormation handles creating and connecting them ...


Create and Apply S3 Bucket Policies with Conditions to Restrict Specific Bucket Permissions Being able to restrict and grant access to specific S3 resources is fundamental when implementing your security procedures. There are various methods that could be used to achieve this, one of which is to implement bucket policies. Bucket policies are applied directly to a bucket within S3 itself, and ...


This is the final piece of content of our Learning Path, in this video, we will review some points related to goals of the SysOps certification and take a look at the official sample questions provided by AWS. Do you have questions on this learning path? Contact our cloud experts in our community forum.


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