AWS Academy Cloud Operations (AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate)

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    Live Online

  • Duration:

    40 hours

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Part Time: May 11, 2022 – July 06, 2022

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AWS Certified SysOps Administrator course is designed to prepare participants to pursue entry-level DevOps, support, and cloud operations roles. It will also help prepare them to take the AWS SysOps Administrator –Associate exam. Emphasizing best practices in the AWS Cloud and recommended design patterns, this course will teach students how to solve problems and troubleshoot various scenarios. The course will show students how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on AWS and covers specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment. With case studies and demonstrations, students will learn how some AWS customers design their infrastructures and implement various strategies and services. Students will also have the opportunity to build a variety of infrastructures via guided, hands-on activities.

Check out our other AWS Academy courses: Certified Cloud PractitionerSolutions Architect – Associate, Developer – Associate, Machine Learning Foundations and Data Analytics.

Course Prerequisites

AWS Academy Cloud Operations requires a strong foundation in IT concepts and skills. To ensure success, students should have:

  • Completed AWS Academy Cloud Foundations or have equivalent experience
  • A working knowledge of at least one scripting language
  • Familiarity with Linux, the command line and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
  • Familiarity with virtualization and distributed computing
  • An understanding of version control (e.g., Git)
  • An understanding of data storage mechanisms such as SQL

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Understand AWS infrastructure as it relates to system operations, such as global infrastructure, core services, and account security
  • Use the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), and understand additional administration and development tools
  • Manage, secure, and scale compute instances on AWS
  • Manage, secure, and scale configurations
  • Identify container services and AWS services that are available for serverless computing
  • Manage, secure, and scale databases on AWS
  • Build virtual private networks with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  • Configure and manage storage options using the storage services offered with AWS
  • Monitor the health of your infrastructure with services such as Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS Config
  • Manage resource consumption in an AWS account by using tags, Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS Trusted Advisor
  • Create and configure automated and repeatable deployments with tools such as Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) and AWS CloudFormation

Topics Covered

Course Welcome and Overview

Module 1: Understanding Systems Operations on AWS

Module 2: Tooling and Automation

Module 3: Computing (Servers)

Module 4: Computing (Scaling and Name Resolution)

Module 5: Computing (Containers and Serverless)

Module 6: Computing (Database Services)

Module 7: Networking

Module 8: Storage and Archiving

Module 9: Monitoring and Security

Module 10: Managing Resource Consumption

Module 11: Cloud Architecting

Optional Sandbox Lab

AWS Certification Exam

Students will also have access to course manuals, online knowledge assessments, a free practice certification exam, and a discount voucher for the certification exam. Students are independently responsible for the cost and arrangement of their AWS Certification exam.


Live Online

Part Time:

  • May 11, 2022 – July 06, 2022
    • Students must devote at least 5 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:00 to 7:30 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities


Registration fee for this course is $995.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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