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AWS - System Operations

Course description

Systems Operations on AWS at Global Knowledge

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

Learn how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, as well as common techniques used throughout the industry for configuring and deploying systems.


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


Who Needs to Attend

Systems administrators, operations managers, and individuals responsible forsupporting operations on the AWS platform



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)

AWS Technical Essentials


Follow-On Courses

DevOps Engineering on AWS


Certification Programs and Certificate Tracks

This course is part of the following programs or tracks:

  AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate


Course 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 Labs


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

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students. The course topics and order of presentation may be modified based upon the needs of each individual class.