AWS - Systems Operations on AWS

3 days
Please contact FMC to schedule.

Course Description

Create automatable, repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform!

The three-day intermediate-level course enables you create and operate highly scalable automatable and repeatable implementation of networks and systems on AWS platform. It also covers best practices and techniques for configuring and deploying systems.

The Systems Operations on AWS training is recommended for earning the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator-Associate certification.

Note: Lab time available only for class duration & not beyond. Additional lab charges apply for “repeat students”.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the AWS infrastructures as it relates to system operations such as the global infrastructure, core services and account security
  • Use the AWS Command Line Interface, and understand additional administration and development tools
  • Manage, secure, and scale compute instances on AWS
  • Identify container services and services available for serverless computing
  • Build virtual private networks with Amazon VPC
  • Configure and manage storage options utilizing 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 using tags, Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS Trusted Advisor
  • Create and configure automated and repeatable deployments with tools such as AMIs and AWS CloudFormation

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for:

  • System Administrators
  • Software Developers, especially those in a Developer Operations (DevOps) role



  • A 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)
  • AWS Technical Essentials

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class based on regional location and/or language in which the class is served.

  1. Introduction

    • Understanding systems operations on AWS
    • Systems Operations in the Cloud
    • AWS Global Infrastructure
    • Introduction to core services
    • AWS Account Security
    • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  2. Tooling and Automation

    • AWS Command Line Interface (CLI)
    • AWS System Manager
    • Additional administration and development tools
    • AWS Software Development Kit (SDK)
    • AWS Cloud Formation
    • AWS OpsWorks
  3. Computing (Servers)

    • Computing on AWS
    • Managing your AWS instances
    • Securing your AWS instances
    • AWS EC2 instance pricing
  4. Computing (scaling and name resolution)

    • Elastic load balancing
    • Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
    • Amazon Route 53
  5. Computing (Containers and Serverless)

    • Containers on AWS
    • AWS Lambda
    • Amazon API Gateway
    • AWS Batch
  6. Computing (Database Services)

    • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
    • Amazon Aurora
    • Amazon DynamoDB
    • AWS Database Migration Services
  7. Networking

    • Networking and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
    • Securing your network
    • Troubleshooting networks in AWS
  8. Storage and archiving

    • Amazon Elastic Block Store ( Amazon EBS)
    • Amazon Store
    • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS)
    • Amazon Simple Storage Services (Amazon S3)
    • Amazon S3 Glacier
    • AWS Snowball
  9. Monitoring and security

    • Amazon CloudWatch-Monitoring, Events, Logging
    • AWS Cloud Trail
    • AWS Configuration
    • Amazon GuardDuty
  10. Managing resource consumption

    • Tagging
    • Cost reduction opportunities in the cloud
    • Cost monitoring and billing alarms
    • AWS Trusted Advisor
  11. Creating automated and repeatable deployments

    • Configuration management in the cloud
    • Creating AMIs and building strategies
    • Using configuration software
    • AWS Cloud Formation
    • Troubleshooting AWS Cloud Formation templates