AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C01) Training Course

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Overview

Level up your IT career with this video-based online, certification training course. This expert-led course provides exclusive access to Pearson practice tests, along with hands-on training to fully prepare for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate (SOA-C01) exam. System administrators will acquire the knowledge to maximize Amazon Web Services deployment, management, networking, and security.

This course also offers first-hand experience with a wide range of technology related to AWS, including Elastic Load Balancer, RDS, VPC, Network ACLs, Security Groups, KMS, Systems Manager, Route53, Direct Connect, and CloudFormation.

Who should take this course

Skill level | Intermediate

  • Anyone planning to take the current SOA-C01 exam to become an AWS Certified SysOps Associate Administrator
  • Anyone looking to deploy, manage, and operate fault-tolerant systems on AWS with high availability and scalability
  • Anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of AWS SysOps to migrate on-premises workloads to AWS

To be successful with this self-paced online training course, it is recommended that you have working knowledge of commonly used AWS services, such as EC2, S3, IAM, and CloudWatch, as well as experience with command-line scripting and operations (Bash, PowerShell, Python, etc.). The SOA-C01 certification exam is intended for system administrators with at least 1 year of hands-on experience in a cloud operations role.

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Course includes

  • 7+ hours of targeted, video-based lessons led by industry experts
  • Hands-on labs to simulate real-world experience (e.g., deploying, managing, and operating scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS)
  • Self-study tools, such as flashcards to master key terms, and quizzes to self-assess your progress
  • Comprehensive review of the structure and key AWS services covered on the SOA-C01 exam domains
  • Practice deconstructing and applying AWS knowledge to exam questions to eliminate incorrect responses
  • Exclusive Pearson Test Prep practice exams to fully prepare to take the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam with confidence
  • 1 year of access*

What you'll learn

This Pearson IT Training Course covers the full range of skills tested on the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C01) exam, including:

  • Deploying, managing, and operating fault-tolerant systems on AWS, with high availability and scalability
  • Implementing and controlling the flow of data to and from AWS
  • Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
  • Identifying appropriate use of AWS operational best practices
  • Estimating AWS usage costs and identifying operational cost control mechanisms
  • Migrating on-premises workloads to AWS

*Retake guarantee

Retake guaranteeDidn't pass your certification exam on your first try? We'll give you six months of additional access at no cost.

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Course expert

  • Chad Smith - Certified AWS architect

    Chad Smith

    Chad Smith is the Principal Cloud Architect at Brightkey.cloud. He is a certified architect for both Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. He brings a wealth of relevant experience in cloud adoption, infrastructure design, data security, and cloud operations. Chad holds current AWS certifications in Architecture (Associate and Professional), SysOps, and Security.

Course outline

  1. Overview
  1. Module 1: Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: About this Course
    1. Lesson 1 Learning Objectives
    2. 1.1 Definition of Sysops
    3. 1.2 Course Prerequisites
    4. 1.3 Course Scope
  3. Lesson 1: Review
    1. Lesson 1 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 1 Quiz
  4. Lesson 2: Sysops Administrator Certification
    1. Lesson 2 Learning Objectives
    2. 2.1 Exam Dashboard
    3. 2.2 Exam Registration
    4. 2.3 Exam Mechanics
    5. 2.4 Exam Blueprint
    6. 2.5 Exam Concepts
    7. 2.6 Examinee Abilities
  5. Lesson 2: Review
    1. Lesson 2 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 2 Quiz
  6. Lesson 3: AWS Knowledge
    1. Lesson 3 Learning Objectives
    2. 3.1 Design Principles
    3. 3.2 CLI Introduction
    4. 3.3 CLI Install
    5. 3.4 CLI Configuration
    6. 3.5 CLI Usage Basics
    7. 3.6 CLI Example
    8. 3.7 AWS SDK Introduction
    9. 3.8 Case Study: CLI vs. SDK for Operations
    10. 3.9 Question Breakdown
  7. Lesson 3: Review
    1. Lesson 3 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 3 Quiz
  8. Lesson 3: Labs
  1. Module 2: Introduction
  2. Lesson 4: Monitoring Performance and Availability
    1. Lesson 4 Learning Objectives
    2. 4.1 Key Terms
    3. 4.2 CloudWatch Entry Points
    4. 4.3 Service Metric Highlights
    5. 4.4 CloudWatch Custom Metrics
    6. 4.5 CloudWatch Alarms
    7. 4.6 Resource Status Checks
    8. 4.7 Remediate Performance Issues
    9. 4.8 Question Breakdown
  3. Lesson 4: Review
    1. Lesson 4 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 4 Quiz
  4. Lesson 4: Labs
  5. Lesson 5: Monitoring Logs
    1. Lesson 5 Learning Objectives
    2. 5.1 CloudWatch Events
    3. 5.2 CloudWatch Logs
    4. 5.3 Service Access Logs
    5. 5.4 Case Study: Log Monitoring and Storage
    6. 5.5 Question Breakdown
  6. Lesson 5: Review
    1. Lesson 5 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 5 Quiz
  7. Lesson 5: Labs
  1. Module 3: Introduction
  2. Lesson 6: High Availability
    1. Lesson 6 Learning Objectives
    2. 6.1 Key Terms
    3. 6.2 VPC
    4. 6.3 ELB
    5. 6.4 Auto Scaling
    6. 6.5 Route 53
    7. 6.6 EC2 Autorecovery
    8. 6.7 RDS
    9. 6.8 Elastic Beanstalk
    10. 6.9 Tradeoffs
    11. 6.10 Question Breakdown
  3. Lesson 6: Review
    1. Lesson 6 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 6 Quiz
  4. Lesson 6: Labs
  1. Module 4: Introduction
  2. Lesson 7: Infrastructure As Code Provisioning
    1. Lesson 7 Learning Objectives
    2. 7.1 Key Terms
    3. 7.2 Provisioning Resources in AWS
    4. 7.3 CloudFormation
    5. 7.4 OpsWorks
    6. 7.5 Elastic Beanstalk
    7. 7.6 Case Study: Blue/Green Deployment Choices
    8. 7.7 Question Breakdown
  3. Lesson 7: Review
    1. Lesson 7 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 7 Quiz
  4. Lesson 7: Labs
  5. Lesson 8: Containers and Code Deployment
    1. Lesson 8 Learning Objectives
    2. 8.1 Systems Manager Run Command
    3. 8.2 ECS and EKS
    4. 8.3 CodeDeploy
    5. 8.4 Question Breakdown
  6. Lesson 8: Review
    1. Lesson 8 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 8 Quiz
  7. Lesson 8: Labs
  1. Module 5: Introduction
  2. Lesson 9: Backups and Disaster Recovery
    1. Lesson 9 Learning Objectives
    2. 9.1 Key Terms
    3. 9.2 Backups in AWS
    4. 9.3 Case Study: Backup Workflows
    5. 9.4 Disaster Recovery
    6. 9.5 Data Retention Compliance
    7. 9.6 Question Breakdown
  3. Lesson 9: Review
    1. Lesson 9 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 9 Quiz
  4. Lesson 9: Labs
  5. Lesson 10: Data Encryption and Protection
    1. Lesson 10 Learning Objectives
    2. 10.1 Data Encryption at Rest
    3. 10.2 Data Encryption in Transit
    4. 10.3 Storage Capacity Planning
    5. 10.4 Question Breakdown
  6. Lesson 10: Review
    1. Lesson 10 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 10 Quiz
  7. Lesson 10: Labs
  1. Module 6: Introduction
  2. Lesson 11: Access Control
    1. Lesson 11 Learning Objectives
    2. 11.1 Key Terms
    3. 11.2 User Level Permissions
    4. 11.3 Resource Level Permissions
    5. 11.4 Shared Responsibility Model
    6. 11.5 Access Control Compliance
    7. 11.6 Question Breakdown
  3. Lesson 11: Review
    1. Lesson 11 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 11 Quiz
  4. Lesson 11: Labs
  5. Lesson 12: Security Compliance
    1. Lesson 12 Learning Objectives
    2. 12.1 Security Assessment Services
    3. 12.2 Case Study: Posting GuardDuty Findings to Slack
    4. 12.3 Question Breakdown
  6. Lesson 12: Review
    1. Lesson 12 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 12 Quiz
  7. Lesson 12: Labs
  1. Module 7: Introduction
  2. Lesson 13: Networking
    1. Lesson 13 Learning Objectives
    2. 13.1 Key terms
    3. 13.2 VPC
    4. 13.3 CloudFront
    5. 13.4 Elastic Load Balancer
    6. 13.5 Connectivity Features
    7. 13.6 Case Study: Troubleshoot Network Connectivity Issue (Quicksight->RDS)
    8. 13.7 Question Breakdown
  3. Lesson 13: Review
    1. Lesson 13 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 13 Quiz
  4. Lesson 13: Labs
  1. Module 8: Introduction
  2. Lesson 14: Automation
    1. Lesson 14 Learning Objectives
    2. 14.1 Key terms
    3. 14.2 Automation with Scripts
    4. 14.3 Automation with AWS Lambda
    5. 14.4 Automation with SSM Run Command
    6. 14.5 Automation with Orchestration Services
    7. 14.6 Question Breakdown
  3. Lesson 14: Review
    1. Lesson 14 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 14 Quiz
  4. Lesson 14: Labs
  5. Lesson 15: Optimization
    1. Lesson 15 Learning Objectives
    2. 15.1 Resource Utilization Tools
    3. 15.2 Cost Optimization Strategies
    4. 15.3 Case Study: Log Delivery Cost Optimization
    5. 15.4 Question Breakdown
  6. Lesson 15: Review
    1. Lesson 15 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 15 Quiz
  7. Lesson 15: Labs
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  • Video-based lessons (7 hours)
  • Interactive lab exercises
  • Self-study quizzes
  • Practice tests
  • 1-year access

Course experts

  • Chad Smith

    Top-ranked AWS and Google Cloud trainer

    Chad Smith

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