AWS Certified SysOps Administrator

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The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate examination is intended for individuals with one to two years of experience as a systems administrator in a systems operations role.

It validates an examinee’s ability to:

  • Deploy, manage, and operate scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS
  • Implement and control the flow of data to and from AWS
  • Select the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
  • Identify appropriate use of AWS operational best practices
  • Estimate AWS usage costs and identify operational cost control mechanisms
  • Migrate on-premises workloads to AWS

Recommended AWS knowledge:

  • Minimum of 1 year hands-on experience with AWS
  • Experience managing/operating systems on AWS
  • Understanding of the AWS tenets – architecting for the cloud
  • Hands-on experience with the AWS CLI and SDKs/API tools
  • Understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS
  • Understanding of security concepts with hands-on experience in implementing security controls and compliance requirements

Recommended general IT knowledge:

  • 1-2 years of experience as a systems administrator in a systems operations role
  • Understanding of virtualization technology
  • Monitoring and auditing systems experience
  • Knowledge of networking concepts (e.g., DNS, TCP/IP, and firewalls)
  • Ability to translate architectural requirements

Exam overview
  • Multiple-choice and multiple-answer questions
  • 130 minutes to complete the exam
  • Available in English and Japanese
  • Practice exam registration fee is USD 20
  • Exam registration fee is USD 150

AWS Training:

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