Certified AWS SysOps Administrator (Voucher Included)

In this online training course, you will be taught how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. AWS SysOps Administrator is a course for system administrators and developer operations personnel. It will cover the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment and common techniques used throughout the industry for configuring and deploying systems.

This course can be used to prepare for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam. This course offers enrollment with a voucher. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility.

3 Months / 60 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES3068

What you will 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

How you will benefit

  • You will be prepared to sit for the AWS SysOps Administrator: Associate Exam
  • Gain valuable career skills that you can apply immediately
  • Increase your earning potential
  • Complete your program in 3 months or less

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 3 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 60 course hours
  1. Course Overview and AWS Introduction
    1. Introduction to AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate Course and Exam Objectives
    2. Introducing AWS and the Cloud
    3. The AWS Global Architecture (Regions, Availability Zones, and Edge Locations)
    4. AWS Pricing, Billing, Support Plans and Dashboards
    5. Accessing AWS Resources
  2. AWS Networking
    1. VPC Overview and VPC Subnets
    2. VPC Internet Connectivity, Routing, and NAT
    3. VPC Security Groups, ACLs, and Flow Logs
    4. VPC VPNs, Direct Connect, Peering, Transit Gateways, and Endpoints
    5. CloudFront, Global Accelerator and Route53
  3. AWS Compute
    1. EC2 Overview, Architecture, and Pricing
    2. EC2 Launching and Accessing a Linux and Windows Server
    3. EC2 AMIs, Instance Types, Features
    4. EC2 Instance Store, EBS, EFS, FSx, and S3 Storage
    5. EC2 IP addressing, Network Interfaces, Security Groups and Placement Groups
    6. EC2 Auto Scaling
    7. EC2 Load Balancers
    8. ECS Overview
    9. Lambda Overview and Examples
    10. API Gateway
  4. AWS Databases
    1. Database Overview
    2. RDS Overview, Instances, Storage, Encryption and Backups
    3. RDS Multi-AZ, and Read Replicas
    4. RDS Amazon Aurora
    5. Elasticache Overview
    6. DynamoDB Overview
    7. Redshift Overview
  5. AWS Storage
    1. Storage Overview and Review
    2. S3 Introduction, Storage Classes, and Lifecyle Policies
    3. S3 Security, and Integrity
    4. S3 Replication, Event Notifications, Inventory, and Limits
    5. S3 Static Website Hosting
    6. Storage Gateway and AWS Backup
  6. AWS Migration and Messaging
    1. Snowcone, Snowball, Snowmobile
    2. AWS DataSync, AWS Transfer, AWS Database Migration Service
    3. SQS, SNS, and SES
  7. AWS Security
    1. Security Overview, IAM Users and Groups
    2. Permissions and Policies
    3. IAM Roles, Identity Federation and Cognito
    4. KMS, Secrets Manager, Certificates Manager, and Compliance
    5. AWS WAF, Shield, Inspector, Macie, and GuardDuty
  8. Monitoring, Maintenance, and Management
    1. CloudWatch, CloudWatch Logs, and CloudWatch Events
    2. AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, and Trusted Advisor
    3. CloudFormation and Service Catalog
    4. AWS Organizations, and Control Towe
    5. AWS Systems Manager, Resource Groups, and Service/Personal Health Dashboards
    6. AWS Pricing, Billing, and Cost Management

Raymond Lacoste

Raymond Lacoste is a highly recognized instructor and IT professional who holds the Cisco Sirius Instructor Award. He has authored Cisco Press publications on the Cisco ENARSI and Cisco TSHOOT exams.

Raymond's areas of expertise include Cisco Enterprise networking, Cisco Routing and Switching, Cisco Datacenter Networking, ITIL, and Amazon AWS. He also holds certifications in Cisco CCSI, Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching, Cisco CCNP Enterprise, ITIL Foundations, ITIL Practitioner, ITIL Intermediate, Amazon AWS System Operations, Amazon AWS Architect, Amazon AWS Developer, and CISSP.

In addition to his certifications and experience, Raymond's engaging instruction style makes even the most obscenely complicated or obtuse concepts relatable and understandable. Outside of class, he enjoys dominating both on the golf course and the basketball court.


There are no prerequisites to complete this course, but it is recommended that you have:

  • Completed the GES3067 AWS Cloud Practitioner course
  • A background in either software development or system administration
  • Some experience with maintaining operating systems at the command line
  • Basic knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP)


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Virtual Labs included with the course
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and available online.

  • Study guide
  • Virtual labs
  • Practice exams

Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) exam.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 3 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

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