In the world of Cloud Computing, it’s no secret that AWS dominates. And in the world of AWS certifications, my suspicion is that the Solutions Architect associate level probably attracts most of the community’s attention.
But the Internet does not run on solutions alone. AWS, having created the SysOps certifications, is obviously of the opinion that we also need SysOps administrators. However, since there is so much overlap between the two certifications, what might not be immediately self-evident is the precise difference between them.
Here’s how I would put it:
A Solutions Architect is expected to fully understand all the core AWS services and their appropriate use cases. In other words, he or she is focused on design.
The SysOps administrator must also understand how AWS services work, but is primarily interested in deploying and managing them in real-world projects.
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