SysOps Administrator - Associate | Skillsoft’s Global Knowledge Skip to main Content

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level

Achieving AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level certification validates your experience provisioning, operating, and maintaining systems running on AWS. It confirms your ability to identify and gather requirements to define a solution to be built and operated on Amazon Web Services. It also validates your ability to provide AWS operations and deployment guidance and recommend best practices throughout the lifecycle of a project.Before attempting the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level exam, you should have the following required knowledge, skills, and experience:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Knowledge

  • At least one year of hands-on experience with the AWS platform
  • Professional experience managing/operating production systems on AWS
  • A firm grasp of AWS seven principles for architecting for the cloud
  • Hands-on experience with the AWS CLI and SDKs/API tools
  • Understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS
  • Good grasp of fundamental security concepts with hands-on experience implementing security controls and compliance requirements

General IT Knowledge

  • 1 to 2 years of experience as a systems administrator in a systems operations role
  • Understanding of virtualization technology
  • Experience monitoring and auditing systems
  • Knowledge of networking concepts (DNS, TCP/IP, and firewalls)
  • Ability to collaborate with developers and the business team across your organization

Required Training and Exam

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level exam includes multiple-choice and multiple-answer questions. You will have 80 minutes to complete it.

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level exam tests your ability to:

  • Deliver the stability and scalability needed by a business on AWS
  • Provision systems, services, and deployment automation on AWS
  • Ensure data integrity and data security on AWS technology
  • Provide guidance on AWS best practices
  • Understand and monitor metrics on AWS

Required ExamRecommended Training
The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level exam

AWS Technical Essentials (GK4501)

Systems Operations on AWS (GK4503)


AWS Certifications are valid for 3 years. To maintain your AWS Certified status, you are required to periodically demonstrate your continued expertise by recertifying. Recertification helps strengthen the overall value of your AWS Certification and shows individuals and employers that your credential covers the latest AWS knowledge, skills, and best practices. Learn more at the AWS website.

Cookie Control toggle icon