Programming & Development

Systems Operations on AWS


This course 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.

Who Should Attend
System administrators and operators who are operating in the AWS Cloud
Informational technology workers who want to increase the system operations knowledge.
Course Objectives
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.

Course Outline:

Systems operations
AWS Well-Architected Framework
AWS Well-Architected Tool
Access management
Resources, accounts, and AWS Organizations
Methods to interact with AWS services
Introduction to monitoring services
Tools for automating resource discovery
Inventory with AWS Systems Manager and AWS Config
Troubleshooting scenario
Hands-On Lab: Auditing AWS Resources with AWS Systems Manager and AWS Config
Systems operations in deployments
Tagging strategies
Deployment using Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)
Deployment using AWS Control Tower
Troubleshooting scenario
Deployment using AWS CloudFormation
Deployment using AWS Service Catalog
Troubleshooting scenario
Hands-On Lab: Infrastructure as Code
AWS Systems Manager
Troubleshooting scenario
Hands-On Lab: Operations as Code
AWS Systems Manager
Troubleshooting scenario
Hands-On Lab: Operations as Code
Distributing traffic with Elastic Load Balancing
Amazon Route 53
Monitoring and maintaining healthy workloads
Monitoring distributed applications
Monitoring AWS infrastructure
Monitoring your AWS account
Troubleshooting scenario
Hands-On Lab: Monitoring Applications and Infrastructure
Maintaining a strong identity and access foundation
Implementing detection mechanisms
Automating incident remediation
Troubleshooting scenario
Hands-On Lab: Implementing IAM permissions boundaries
Building a secure Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
Networking beyond the VPC
Troubleshooting scenario
Configuring Amazon Elastic Block Storage (Amazon EBS)
Sizing Amazon EBS volumes for performance
Using Amazon EBS snapshots
Using Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager to manage your AWS resources
Creating backup and data recovery plans
Configuring shared file system storage
Deploying Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) with Access Logs, Cross-Region
Replication, and S3 Intelligent-Tiering
Hands-On Lab: Automating with AWS Backup for Archiving and Recovery
Gaining AWS cost awareness
Using control mechanisms for cost management
Optimizing your AWS spend and usage
Hands-On Lab: Capstone lab for SysOps

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