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AWS Certified SysOps Administrator (Associate) Complete Video Course and Practice Test

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  • Copyright 2019
  • Edition: 1st
  • Premium Edition Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-543607-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-543607-3

Almost 7 Hours of Video Instruction

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator (Associate) Complete Video Course provides directed study for the updated certification exam, which includes covering exam logistics, the seven question domains, and provides sample exam questions.

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator (Associate) Complete Video Course provides nearly seven hours of directed study for the September 2018 updated certification exam. Chad Smith, AWS and Linux instructor and author, will walk you through each objective on the exam as well as real-world situations to help you learn the concepts necessary to pass the exam and become an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator.

The course starts with an overview of the certification exam, and the prerequisites and skills required to be a successful candidate for certification. Chad then jumps into the seven exam domains: Monitoring and Reporting; High Availability; Deployment and Provisioning; Storage and Data Management; Security and Compliance; Networking; and Automation and Optimization. Throughout each lesson, Chad will provide explanations and real-world scenarios. Each lesson ends with examples of the questions you will encounter on the exam. Chad will walk through the questions, identify key terms, and explain the process to determine the correct answer.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

Learn How To

  • Prepare for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator (Associate) certification examSeptember 2018 update
  • Understand the seven exam question domains and key services within each
  • How to deconstruct exam questions and apply AWS knowledge to eliminate incorrect responses

Who Should Take This Course

  • Candidates for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator (Associate) certification exam
  • Anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of AWS SysOps

Course Requirements

  • Strong understanding of operations in a traditional IT infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of commonly-used AWS services such as EC2, S3, IAM, and CloudWatch
  • Experience with command-line scripting and operations (Bash, PowerShell, Python, and so on)

Lesson descriptions

In Lesson 1, About This Course, we cover the definition of SysOps and explain the gradual convergence of several technology disciplines. We also go over the course prerequisites and the overall scope for the course material.

Lesson 2, SysOps Administrator Certification, covers the logistics required for exam registration, the mechanics of the actual exam, as well as the prerequisites as defined by AWS. We discuss how the exam prerequisites resemble a job description and how you can use that to help direct your study efforts.

Lesson 3, AWS Knowledge, introduces architectural design concepts that are required knowledge for the exam, and then we'll do a deep dive into the AWS command-line interface. The CLI topics include installation, configuration, and examples of simple and complex use cases that are also required knowledge for the certification. We finish up with a sample question breakdown, where we will dissect questions and answer choices to improve your chances of isolating the correct answers.

Lesson 4, Monitoring Performance and Availability, is all about CloudWatch and how you can use it to manage your infrastructure through performance and availability metrics. We discuss how you can alert using both active and passive mechanisms. The lesson concludes with some troubleshooting tips before moving into the sample question breakdown.

Lesson 5, Monitoring Logs, introduces the features used in monitoring logs in AWS. There are different types of logs that can be generated from APIs, applications, and through events; and each of these can be monitored in different ways.

Lesson 6, High Availability, covers the entirety of the High Availability question domain. We go through several services and explain how they can be used as HA design elements, and discuss the operations required to implement each service. Understanding tradeoffs is an important element of HA design, and we cover a few examples of service and feature choice based on requirements.

Lesson 7, Infrastructure as Code Provisioning, introduces the concept of Infrastructure as Code, and explains the services used in the AWS ecosystem for the deployment of resources, and which can be used for updates after deployment. The covered services include CloudFormation, OpsWorks, and Elastic Beanstalk.

Lesson 8, Containers and Code Deployment, covers the services that can be used for code and container deployment. These services are ECS, EKS, SSM Run Command, and Code Deploy. We compare and contrast these services and explain which can be used for managing infrastructure as well as code deployment.

In Lesson 9, Backups and Disaster Recovery, we discuss how to perform data backups in AWS. After that, we'll move into business continuity and disaster recovery, covering several DR patterns in a hybrid environment. We finish with data retention compliance, multiple mechanisms for doing this with passive and active features.

Lesson 10, Data Encryption and Protection, details several choices for data encryption in AWS. We start with encryption for data at rest, with a comparison of encryption key choices and tradeoffs. After that, we discuss encryption for data in transit, and how to apply these key terms to the exam.

In Lesson 11, Access Control, we cover access control in AWS. Access is split into user-based and resource-based permissions, and both of these are in scope for the exam. It is critical to have an understanding of the shared responsibility model for optimal security in AWS, which we will provide in this lesson.

In Lesson 12, Security Compliance, we go over security assessment services and how to ensure compliance from a security perspective. We also cover a case study showing how to post GuardDuty findings straight to a Slack channel.

In Lesson 13, Networking, we walk through the different network services in AWS and cover the operations required over time for each. We finish with a case study detailing the troubleshooting techniques required in a real-world scenario involving QuickSight and RDS.

In Lesson 14, Automation, we cover the concept of automation in AWS. There are several ways to automate tasks in the AWS ecosystem, including Scripts, Lambda functions, SSM Run Command, and Orchestration services such as Data Pipeline. We go over each of these services and describe how each can be used to implement frequently-performed tasks.

Lesson 15, Optimization, covers a wide-ranging topic, including billing as well as resource utilization. We'll walk through a case study to illustrate this concept, consisting of a log delivery cost optimization scenario.

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Sample Content

Table of Contents

Module 1 AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Basics
Lesson 1 About this Course
Lesson 2 SysOps Administrator Certification
Lesson 3 AWS Knowledge

Module 2 Monitoring and Reporting
Lesson 4 Monitoring Performance and Availability
Lesson 5 Monitoring Logs

Module 3 High Availability
Lesson 6 High Availability

Module 4 Deployment and Provisioning
Lesson 7 Infrastructure as Code Provisioning
Lesson 8 Containers and Code Deployment

Module 5 Storage and Data Management
Lesson 9 Backups and Disaster Recovery
Lesson 10 Data Encryption and Protection

Module 6 Security and Compliance
Lesson 11 Access Control
Lesson 12 Security Compliance

Module 7 Networking
Lesson 13 Networking

Module 8 Automation and Optimization
Lesson 14 Automation
Lesson 15 Optimization


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