This programme 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.
The final day is an AWS Jam, a gamified event, with teams competing to score points by completing a series of challenges according to established best practices based on concepts covered in the programme. You get to experience a wide range of AWS services in a series of real-world scenarios that represent common operational and troubleshooting tasks. The end result is developing, enhancing, and validating your skillsets in the AWS Cloud through real-world problem solving, exploring new services, features, and understanding how they interoperate.
This programme includes instructor presentation, hands-on labs, demonstrations, group knowledge checks, and team-based gamified challenge.
At the end of this programme, you will be able to:
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
work in a team environment to solve real AWS use-case challenges in an AWS Jam.
Who Should Attend
Please refer to the job roles section.
Targeted at System Administrators and operators who are operating in the AWS Cloud and IT workers who want to increase their system operations knowledge.
We recommend that you 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)
This programme is delivered virtually and will cover the following topics:
Module 1: Introduction to System Operations on AWS
Module 2a: Access Management
Module 2b: System Discovery
Module 3: Deploy and Update Resources
Module 4: Automate Resource Deployment
Module 5: Manage Resources
Module 6a: Configure Highly Available Systems
Module 6b: Automate Scaling
Module 7: Monitor and Maintain System Health
Module 8: Data Security and System Auditing
Module 9: Operate Secure and Resilient Networks
Module 10a: Mountable Storage
Module 10b: Object Storage
Module 11: Cost Reporting, Alerts, and Optimization