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Exam Prep Challenges: AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

New & Exclusive – Get hands-on experience with AWS system administration concepts in a live AWS lab environment.

GK# 6143

Course Overview


This collection of challenges gives you hands-on experience with AWS system administration concepts in a live AWS lab environment. You will gain a deeper understanding of monitoring and auditing your AWS environment with the goal of optimizing performance. You will also learn about building cloud environments and provisioning resources, as well as how to use scripting and automation.   

Before you start each challenge, you will learn how it relates to the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level exam domains, and we’ll cover tips and best practices. After you finish each challenge, you will reflect on what you have learned and we’ll help you define key takeaways and show you supplemental materials that you can use for further study.   

With this collection, you’ll receive enough credits to do each challenge once. If you decide to skip a challenge, you may have enough leftover credits to do another challenge twice. Once you launch the lab environment, you will need to plan enough time to finish it. The estimated time to complete each challenge is noted in the lab environment.


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What You'll Learn

  • AWS best practices for scalability and elasticity 
  • How to monitor, audit, and optimize your AWS environment 
  • How to build a cloud environment and provision cloud resources 
  • Service automation 
  • Security best practices


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  1. Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) 
  2. Creating Amazon EC2 Instances (for Linux) 
  3. Creating Amazon EC2 Instances with Microsoft Windows 
  4. Bundling Amazon EBS-Backed AMIs 
  5. Working with Elastic Load Balancing 
  6. Using Amazon RDS for Applications 
  7. Performing a Basic Audit of your AWS Environment 
  8. Building Your First Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) 
  9. Maintaining High Availability with Auto Scaling (for Linux) 
  10. Automating AWS Services with Scripting and the AWS CLI 
  11. Launching and Managing a Web Application with AWS CloudFormation

This is an emerging technology course. Course outline is subject to change as needed.


  • Able to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform
  • Working knowledge of systems administration or software development
  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts
  • Experience with maintaining operating systems at the command line (shell scripting in Linux environments, cmd or PowerShell in Windows)
  • Basic knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP)

Who Should Attend


Systems administrators, operations managers, and individuals responsible for supporting operations on the AWS platform.

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

GK Digital Learning

Experience high-quality online learning combined with reliable expert guidance and skills development activities.

Duration: 7 hours

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