AWS SysOps Administrator Associate

AWS SysOps Administrator Associate

Creating an AWS Operations – Systems Administrator course involves providing participants with the skills and knowledge required to effectively manage and maintain AWS infrastructure. Here’s an outline for such a course:

Course Overview:

The AWS SysOps Administrator Associate course offers participants comprehensive training on managing, monitoring, and maintaining AWS environments. Participants will learn how to deploy, configure, and troubleshoot AWS services to ensure the reliability, security, and performance of cloud infrastructure.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand AWS services, tools, and best practices for system operations
  • Gain proficiency in managing and optimizing AWS resources
  • Learn how to monitor, troubleshoot, and automate AWS environments
  • Prepare for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to AWS SysOps Administration
  • Overview of the role of a SysOps Administrator in AWS environments
  • Understanding the AWS shared responsibility model
  • Overview of AWS management and monitoring tools

AWS Infrastructure Management

  • Managing EC2 instances: launching, stopping, terminating, and resizing instances
  • Configuring and managing Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes
  • Understanding and configuring Elastic Load Balancers (ELB) and Auto Scaling

Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • Configuring IAM users, groups, roles, and policies
  • Implementing fine-grained access control with IAM permissions
  • Best practices for securing IAM resources

Networking in AWS

  • Managing Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources: subnets, route tables, and network ACLs
  • Configuring and managing VPC peering and VPN connections
  • Troubleshooting network connectivity issues in AWS

Security and Compliance

  • Implementing security best practices for AWS resources
  • Configuring security groups, NACLs, and AWS WAF
  • Understanding AWS compliance programs and requirements

Storage Management

  • Managing object storage with Amazon S3: bucket policies, versioning, and lifecycle policies
  • Configuring and managing AWS Glacier for long-term data archiving
  • Utilizing Amazon EFS for scalable and shared file storage

Monitoring and Logging

  • Configuring and managing AWS CloudWatch for monitoring AWS resources
  • Creating alarms and notifications for resource monitoring
  • Analyzing and troubleshooting performance issues with CloudWatch metrics

Automation and Orchestration

  • Automating AWS tasks with AWS Systems Manager (SSM) and AWS CloudFormation
  • Using AWS OpsWorks for configuration management and deployment
  • Implementing infrastructure as code with AWS CloudFormation templates

Backup and Disaster Recovery

  • Configuring and managing backup solutions with AWS Backup and AWS Storage Gateway
  • Implementing disaster recovery strategies with AWS services
  • Testing and validating backup and recovery procedures

Performance Optimization

  • Identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks in AWS environments
  • Implementing caching strategies for improved performance
  • Utilizing AWS Trusted Advisor for performance optimization recommendations

Cost Management

  • Understanding AWS pricing models and cost management tools
  • Implementing cost optimization techniques: reserved instances, spot instances, etc.
  • Analyzing and optimizing AWS costs using AWS Cost Explorer and AWS Budgets

Troubleshooting and Incident Response

  • Developing troubleshooting methodologies for AWS environments
  • Identifying and resolving common AWS issues: connectivity, performance, security, etc.
  • Implementing incident response procedures and best practices

High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Designing and implementing high availability architectures in AWS
  • Configuring fault-tolerant services: Multi-AZ deployments, RDS Multi-AZ, etc.
  • Implementing disaster recovery strategies for business continuity

Exam Preparation and Practice

  • Tips and strategies for preparing for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam
  • Practice exams and quizzes to assess readiness
  • Guidance on exam registration and scheduling

Project Work and Labs

  • Hands-on labs and exercises to reinforce concepts learned in the course
  • Designing and implementing AWS solutions for real-world scenarios
  • Peer collaboration and feedback on project development


  • Basic understanding of cloud computing concepts and IT infrastructure
  • Familiarity with AWS services and the AWS Management Console is beneficial but not required
  • No prior experience with AWS is necessary

Target Audience: 

  • IT professionals, system administrators, and operations engineers responsible for managing AWS infrastructure
  • Candidates preparing for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification exam


The course can be conducted over a period of 10-12 weeks, with classes scheduled for a few hours each week.


The AWS SysOps Administrator Associate course equips participants with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage and operate AWS environments. By covering essential AWS services, best practices, and exam preparation strategies, participants will be well-prepared to manage and optimize AWS infrastructure and pass the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam.

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