Systems Operations on AWS

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Instructor-led training

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Course Overview

This course is designed to teach those in a systems administrator or Development Operations (DevOps) role how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, in addition to best practices for configuring and deploying systems.


  • AWS Technical Essentials course, or have equivalent experience.
  • Some Linux or Windows system administration experience

Basic knowledge:

  • Linux command line or Windows PowerShell
    Networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP).
  • Popular development and scripting languages (e.g., Python) a plus, but not required

Intended Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Systems administrators
  • Software developers, especially those in DevOps roles
  • Deploying, administering, and monitoring AWS systems and network resources in an automatable and reusable manner

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Skill Covered

In this course, students learn how to:

  • Understand the AWS infrastructures as it related to system operations such as the global infrastructure, core services and account security
  • Use the AWS Command Line Interface, and understand additional administration and development tools
  • Manage, secure, and scale compute instances on AWS
  • Identify container services and services available for serverless computing
  • Build virtual private networks with Amazon VPC
  • Configure and manage storage options utilizing the storage services offered with AWS
  • Monitor the health of your infrastructure with services such as Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail and AWS Config
  • Manage resource consumption in an AWS account using tags, Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS Trusted Advisor√
  • Create and configure automated and repeatable deployments with tools such as AMIs and AWS CloudFormation

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Course Curriculum

Understanding Systems Operations on AWS

  • Systems Operations in the Cloud
  • AWS Global Infrastructure
  • Introduction to Core Services
  • Scenario: Deploying a Website
  • AWS Account Security
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Tooling and Automation


  • AWS Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • AWS Systems Manager
  • Additional Administration and Development Tools
  • Software Development Kits (SDK)
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • AWS OpsWorks


Lab 1: Using AWS Systems Manager

Computing (Servers)

  • Computing on AWS
  • Managing your AWS Instances
  • Securing your AWS Instances
  • Amazon EC2 Instance Pricing


Lab 2:

Creating Amazon EC2 Instances

Computing (Scaling and Name Resolution

  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
  • Amazon Route 53


Lab 3:

Using Auto Scaling in AWS


(Containers and Serverless)

  • Containers on AWS
  • AWS Lambda
  • Amazon API Gateway
  • AWS Batch

Computing (Database Services)

  • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • AWS Database Migration Service


  • Networking and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Securing your network
  • Troubleshooting networks on AWS


Lab 4: Configuring a Virtual Private Cloud

Storage and Archiving

  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)
  • Instance Store
  • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS)
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
  • Amazon S3 Glacier
  • AWS Snowball

Lab 5: Managing Storage in AWS

Monitoring and Security

  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • Monitoring
  • Events
  • Logging
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • AWS Config
  • Amazon GuardDuty

Lab 6:

Monitoring with CloudWatch

Managing Resource Consumption

  • Tagging
  • Cost Reduction Opportunities in the Cloud
  • Cost Monitoring and Billing Alarms
  • AWS Trusted Advisor

Lab 7: Managing Resources with Tagging

Creating Automated and Repeatable Deployments


  • Configuration management in the cloud
  • Creating AMIs and building strategy
  • Using configuration software
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • Troubleshooting AWS CloudFormation templates


Lab 8: Automating Deployments with AWS CloudFormation

Recommended Exams


AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner examination is intended for individuals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively demonstrate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, independent of specific technical roles addressed by other AWS Certifications.


AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate examination is intended for systems administrators in a systems operations role with at least one year of experience in deployment, management, and operations on AWS.


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