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System Operations on AWS

Learn to operate highly available and scalable infrastructure on the AWS platform.

GK# 4503

Course Overview


In the System Operations on AWS course, you will learn how to configure, deploy, and manage operations on the AWS platform by building upon your existing knowledge of systems administration, cloud computing, and networking protocols such as TCP/IP or HTTP. With a focus on common industry techniques and best practices used by AWS system administrators, this training helps you utilize AWS tools and capabilities throughout the network management process. Gain important knowledge from the live labs and practice your new AWS operation skills with hands-on exercises. By the end of the 3-day course, you will be able to launch scalable, automated, and repeatable deployments of AWS systems to create a more efficient network. In addition, this training helps prepare you for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate-level exam, alongside real-world experience, studying and more.

Why take the System Operations on AWS course?

If you are currently a system administrator or operations manager, this course offers more in-depth networking skills and techniques needed for AWS. Since AWS is an increasingly popular cloud computing platform, those trained in AWS system operations can become invaluable for any company using cloud-based services, especially as an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator.

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What You'll Learn

  • Use standard AWS infrastructure features such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto Scaling from the command line
  • Use AWS CloudFormation and other automation technologies to produce stacks of AWS resources that can be deployed in an automated, repeatable fashion
  • Build functioning virtual private networks with Amazon VPC from the ground up using the AWS Management Console
  • Deploy Amazon EC2 instances using command line calls and troubleshoot the most common problems with instances
  • Monitor the health of Amazon EC2 instances and other AWS services
  • Manage user identity, AWS permissions, and security in the cloud
  • Manage resource consumption in an AWS account using tools such as Amazon CloudWatch, tagging, and Trusted Advisor
  • Select and implement the best strategy for creating reusable Amazon EC2 instances
  • Configure a set of Amazon EC2 instances that launch behind a load balancer, with the system scaling up and down in response to demand
  • Edit and troubleshoot a basic AWS CloudFormation stack definition


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Classroom Live Outline

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

1. System Operations on AWS Overview

2. Networking in the Cloud

3. Computing in the Cloud

4. Storage and Archiving in the Cloud

5. Monitoring in the Cloud

6. Managing Resource Consumption in the Cloud

7. Configuration Management in the Cloud

8. Creating Scalable Deployments in the Cloud

9. Creating Automated and Repeatable Deployments


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Classroom Live Labs

This course allows you to test new skills and apply knowledge to your working environment through a variety of practical exercises


  • Working knowledge of systems administration or software development
  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts
  • Some 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

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 3 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 3 day

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