Amazon Web Services (AWS) Systems Operations

This AWS Systems Operations training class covers the duties of those who are responsible for implementing, managing, and maintaining a computer systems and networking architecture in the Amazon Web Services cloud environment platform. Amazon Web Services supports an array of cloud service models, including Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Software-as-a-Service.

The course provides students with the tools and knowledge they need to support existing cloud resources incorporated in these service models, or on-premises resources that will eventually migrate to the cloud.

Ultimately, Amazon Web Services enables businesses and other organizations to offload a great deal of computing infrastructure to the cloud. This can reduce operational costs, provide access to powerful emerging technologies, and streamline management of that infrastructure. The AWS™ Systems Operations course prepares students to support these advantages in their day-to-day operational duties.

This course is designed for system administrators and other IT practitioners who will be implementing, supporting, and maintaining Amazon Web Services in their organizations. This course is also designed for students who are seeking the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator-Associate Level certification and who want to prepare for the requisite exam.

Goals
  1. Configure virtual servers using Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2).
  2. Configure virtual networks using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
  3. Manage data storage in Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Simple Storage Service (S3), and more.
  4. Manage databases like Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and DynamoDB.
  5. Apply best security practices to data, software, and other AWS resources.
  6. Manage identity and access in AWS.
  7. Deploy and provision AWS resources using tools like CloudFormation.
  8. Monitor AWS resources using Amazon CloudWatch.
  9. Monitor and manage billing to optimize cost.
  10. Optimize the performance of AWS components using tools like Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) and Trusted Advisor.
Outline
  1. Configuring Virtual Servers
    1. Create an EC2 Instance
    2. Configure an EC2 Instance
  2. Configuring Virtual Networks
    1. Create an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
    2. Configure VPCs
    3. Implement Domain Name Services in VPC
    4. Implement VPC Peering
  3. Managing Data Storage
    1. Manage Elastic Block Store
    2. Manage Elastic File System Storage
    3. Manage Simple Storage Service
    4. Distribute Stored Content with CloudFront
  4. Managing Databases
    1. Manage Relational Database Service
    2. Manage DynamoDB
    3. Implement Database Caching with ElastiCache
  5. Securing AWS Resources
    1. Incorporate Security Policies in AWS
    2. Secure Data
    3. Secure Operating Systems and Applications
    4. Secure Network Infrastructure
    5. Prepare for Security Assessments
  6. Managing Identity and Access
    1. Manage AWS Accounts and IAM Users
    2. Control Access through Security Groups
    3. Implement Network ACLs
  7. Deploying AWS Resources
    1. Plan Application Deployments
    2. Deploy Infrastructure with CloudFormation
    3. Deploy and Manage Applications with Elastic Beanstalk
    4. Manage the Stack with OpsWorks
  8. Monitoring AWS Resources
    1. Monitor Resources with CloudWatch
    2. Configure Alarms for CPU, Disk, and Network Usage
    3. Configure Alarms for Memory Usage
    4. Monitor Additional AWS Resources
  9. Monitoring and Managing Billing
    1. Monitor Billing
    2. Optimize Cost
  10. Optimizing Performance
    1. Select Remedies for Performance Issues
    2. Implement ELB
    3. Implement Trusted Advisor
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this AWS class:

  • Experience with the features provided by Amazon Web Services.
  • Background in IT, preferably in systems administration. Y.
  • Basic knowledge of common networking protocols such as TCP/IP and experience maintaining operating systems in both a Microsoft Windows and Linux® command-line environment. .
  • Fundamental knowledge of key information security concepts. .
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