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System Operations on AWS

Learn how to support services, networks and systems on AWS.

GK# 4503

Course Overview

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This course teaches systems operators and anyone performing system operations functions how to install, configure, automate, monitor, secure, maintain and troubleshoot the services, networks, and systems on AWS necessary to support business applications. The course also covers specific AWS features, tools, and best practices related to these functions.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Recognize the AWS services that support the different phases of Operational Excellence, a Well-Architected Framework pillar.
  • Manage access to AWS resources using AWS Accounts and Organizations and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).
  • Maintain an inventory of in-use AWS resources using AWS services such as AWS Systems Manager, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS Config.
  • Develop a resource deployment strategy utilizing metadata tags, Amazon Machine Images, and Control tower to deploy and maintain an AWS cloud environment.
  • Automate resource deployment using AWS services such as AWS CloudFormation and AWS Service Catalog.
  • Use AWS services to manage AWS resources through SysOps lifecycle processes such as deployments and patches.
  • Configure a highly available cloud environment that leverages AWS services such as Amazon Route 53 and Elastic Load Balancing to route traffic for optimal latency and performance.
  • Configure AWS Auto Scaling and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud auto scaling to scale your cloud environment based on demand.
  • Use Amazon CloudWatch and associated features such as alarms, dashboards, and widgets to monitor your cloud environment.
  • Manage permissions and track activity in your cloud environment using AWS services such as AWS CloudTrail and AWS Config.
  • Deploy your resources to an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), establish necessary connectivity to your Amazon VPC, and protect your resources from disruptions of service.
  • State the purpose, benefits, and appropriate use cases for mountable storage in your AWS cloud environment.
  • Explain the operational characteristics of object storage in the AWS cloud, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon S3 Glacier.
  • Build a comprehensive costing model to help gather, optimize, and predict your cloud costs using services such as AWS Cost Explorer and the AWS Cost & Usage Report.

Outline

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Day 1

Module 0: Course Overview

  • Agenda
  • Introductions
  • Student resources

Module 1: Introduction to AWS

  • Introduction to the AWS Cloud
  • Cloud scenarios
  • Infrastructure overview
  • Introduction to AWS foundation services

Module 2: Introduction to Developing on AWS

  • Getting started with developing on AWS
  • Introduction to developer tools
  • Introduction to management tools

Module 3: Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management

  • Shared responsibility model
  • Introduction to IAM
  • Use authentication and authorization

Module 4: Introduction to the Lab Environment

  • Introduction to the lab environment
  • Lab 1: Getting started and working with IAM

Module 5: Developing Storage Solutions with Amazon Simple Storage Service

  • Overview of AWS storage options
  • Amazon S3 key concepts
  • Best practices
  • Troubleshooting
  • Scenario: Building a complete application
  • Lab 2: Developing storage solutions with Amazon S3

Day 2

Module 6: Developing Flexible NoSQL Solutions with Amazon DynamoDB

  • Introduction to AWS database options
  • Introduction to Amazon DynamoDB
  • Developing with DynamoDB
  • Best practices
  • Troubleshooting
  • Scenario: Building an end-to-end app
  • Lab 3: Developing flexible NoSQL solutions with Amazon DynamoDB

Module 7: Developing Event-Driven Solutions with AWS Lambda

  • What is serverless computing?
  • Introduction to AWS Lambda
  • Key concepts
  • How Lambda works
  • Use cases
  • Best practices
  • Scenario: Build an end-to-end app

Module 8: Developing Solutions with Amazon API Gateway

  • Introduction to Amazon API Gateway
  • Developing with API Gateway
  • Best practices
  • Introduction to AWS Serverless Application Model
  • Scenario: Building an end-to-end app
  • Lab 4: Developing event-driven solutions with AWS Lambda

Module 9: Developing Solutions with AWS Step Functions

  • Understanding the need for Step Functions
  • Introduction to AWS Step Functions
  • Use cases

Day 3

Module 10: Developing Solutions with Amazon Simple Queue Service and Amazon Simple Notification Service

Why use a queueing service?

Developing with Amazon Simple Queue Service

  • Developing with Amazon Simple Notification Service
  • Developing with Amazon MQ
  • Lab 5: Developing messaging solutions with Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS

Module 11: Caching Information with Amazon ElastiCache

  • Caching overview
  • Caching with Amazon ElastiCache
  • Caching strategies

Module 12: Developing Secure Applications

  • Securing your applications
  • Authenticating your applications to AWS
  • Authenticating your customers
  • Scenario: Building an end-to-end app

Module 13: Deploying Applications

  • Introduction to DevOps
  • Introduction to deployment and testing strategies
  • Deploying applications with AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Scenario: Building an end-to-end app
  • Lab 6: Building an end-to-end app

Module 14: Course wrap-up

  • Course overview
  • AWS training courses
  • Certifications
  • Course feedback

Prerequisites

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  • We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:
  • Successfully completed the AWS Technical Essentials course
  • Background in either software development or systems administration
  • Proficiency in maintaining operating systems at the command line, such as shell scripting in Linux environments or cmd/PowerShell in Windows
  • Basic knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP)

Who Should Attend

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  • System administrators and operators who are operating in the AWS Cloud
  • Informational technology workers who want to increase their system operations knowledge.

Follow-On Courses

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AWS Training Exclusives

This course comes with 12 months access to the following benefits:

  • Recording of Your Course
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity On-Demand Learning Course (3-month access)
  • Unlimited Access to Your Digital Courseware
  • Unlimited Access to the Global Knowledge IT Resource Library

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

Duration: 3 day

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