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AWSSO: Systems Operations on AWS

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Auldhouse Anywhere
Aug 2022
Oct 2022
Dec 2022
Length: 3 Days

Learn how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform.

Delivery format(s)
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.

We recommend that attendees of this course 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)

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Use standard AWS infrastructure features such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and AWS Auto Scaling from the command line
  • Use AWS CloudFormation and other automation technologies to produce stacks of AWS resources
  • Build virtual private networks with Amazon VPC
  • Deploy Amazon EC2 instances using command line calls and troubleshoot common problems with instances
  • Monitor the health of Amazon EC2 instances and other AWS services
  • Manage identity, AWS permissions, and security in the AWS Cloud
  • Manage resource consumption in an AWS account using tags, Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS Trusted Advisor
  • Determine the best strategy for creating reusable Amazon EC2 instances
  • Configure a set of Amazon EC2 instances that launch behind a load balancer
  • Troubleshoot a basic AWS CloudFormation stack definition


This course is intended for:

  • System administrators and operators who are operating in the AWS Cloud
  • Informational technology workers who want to increase their system operations knowledge.

Module 1: Introduction to System Operations on AWS
 Systems operations
 AWS Well-Architected Framework
 AWS Well-Architected Tool
Module 2a: Access Management
 Access management
 Resources, accounts, and AWS Organizations
Module 2b: System Discovery
 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
Module 3: Deploy and Update Resources
 Systems operations in deployments
 Tagging strategies
 Deployment using Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)
 Deployment using AWS Control Tower
 Troubleshooting scenario
Module 4: Automate Resource Deployment
 Deployment using AWS CloudFormation
 Deployment using AWS Service Catalog
 Troubleshooting scenario
 Hands-On Lab: Infrastructure as Code

Module 5: Manage Resources
 AWS Systems Manager
 Troubleshooting scenario
 Hands-On Lab: Operations as Code
Module 6a: Configure Highly Available Systems
 Distributing traffic with Elastic Load Balancing
 Amazon Route 53
Module 6b: Automate Scaling
 Scaling with AWS Auto Scaling
 Scaling with Spot Instances
 Managing licenses with AWS License Manager
 Troubleshooting scenario
Module 7: Monitor and Maintain System Health
 Monitoring and maintaining healthy workloads
 Monitoring distributed applications
 Monitoring AWS infrastructure
 Monitoring your AWS account
 Troubleshooting scenario
 Hands-On Lab: Monitoring Applications and Infrastructure
Module 8: Data Security and System Auditing
 Maintaining a strong identity and access foundation
 Implementing detection mechanisms
 Automating incident remediation
 Troubleshooting scenario
 Hands-On Lab: Implementing IAM permissions boundaries

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