Systems Operations on AWS

 3 Days
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group
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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.


Upcoming Class Dates and Times

Feb 28  - Mar 02, 2023
8:00AM - 4:00PM Central
3 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
May 31  - Jun 02, 2023
8:00AM - 4:00PM Central
3 Days
Virtual Instructor Led

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.


    1 - Introduction to System Operations on AWS
    • Systems operations
    • AWS Well-Architected Framework
    • AWS Well-Architected Tool
    2 - Access Management and System Discovery
    • 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
    3 - Deploy and Update Resources
    • Systems operations in deployments
    • Tagging strategies
    • Deployment using Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)
    • Deployment using AWS Control Tower
    • Troubleshooting scenario
    4 - Automate Resource Deployment
    • Deployment using AWS CloudFormation
    • Deployment using AWS Service Catalog
    • Troubleshooting scenario
    • Hands-On Lab: Infrastructure as Code
    5 - Manage Resources
    • AWS Systems Manager
    • Troubleshooting scenario
    • Hands-On Lab: Operations as Code
    6 - Configure Highly Available Systems and Automate Scaling
    • AWS Systems Manager
    • Troubleshooting scenario
    • Hands-On Lab: Operations as Code
    • Distributing traffic with Elastic Load Balancing
    • Amazon Route 53
    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
    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
    9 - Operate Secure and Resilient Networks
    • Building a secure Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
    • Networking beyond the VPC
    • Troubleshooting scenario
    10 - Mountable Storage
    • 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
    10 - Object 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
    11 - Cost Reporting, Alerts, and Optimization
    • Gaining AWS cost awareness
    • Using control mechanisms for cost management
    • Optimizing your AWS spend and usage
    • Hands-On Lab: Capstone lab for SysOps


  • Successfully completed the AWS Technical Essentialscourse
  • 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)

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