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AWS Academy Cloud Operations

The AWS Academy Cloud Operations is designed to prepare participants to pursue entry-level DevOps,
support, and cloud operations roles. Emphasizing best practices in the AWS Cloud and recommended
design patterns, this course will teach students how to solve problems and troubleshoot various
scenarios. The course will show students how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of
networks and systems on AWS and covers specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and
deployment. With case studies and demonstrations, students will learn how some AWS customers
design their infrastructures and implement various strategies and services. Students will also have the
opportunity to build a variety of infrastructures via guided, hands-on activities.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to do the following:
• Understand AWS infrastructure as it relates to system operations, such as global infrastructure,
core services, and account security
• Use the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), and understand additional administration
and development tools
• Manage, secure, and scale compute instances on AWS
• Manage, secure, and scale configurations
• Identify container services and AWS services that are available for serverless computing.
• Manage, secure, and scale databases on AWS
• Build virtual private networks with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
• Configure and manage storage options using 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 by using tags, Amazon CloudWatch, and
AWS Trusted Advisor
• Create and configure automated and repeatable deployments with tools such as Amazon
Machine Images (AMIs) and AWS CloudFormation

Employment Outcomes

This course is intended for prospective Operations/Support/DevOps roles including:
• Operations Engineer
• Support Engineer
• Application Support Engineer
• Product Support Engineer
• Customer Support Engineer
• Support Specialist
• Junior DevOps Engineer
• DevOps Engineer
• Operations Engineer
• Platform Engineer
• Cloud Engineer
• Site Reliability Engineer

Course Outline
Module Objectives
Module 0: Welcome and Overview
Module 1: Understanding Systems Operations on AWS
Module 2: Tooling and Automation
Module 3: Computing Servers
Module 4: Computing (Scaling and Name Resolution)
Module 5: Computing (Containers and Serverless)
Module 6: Computing (Database Services)
Module 7: Networking
Module 8: Storage and Archiving
Module 9: Monitoring and Security
Module 10: Managing Resource Consumption
Module 11: Creating Automated and Repeatable Deployments





8 WEEKS – MON & WED – 6-9PM
16 WEEKS – SAT – 1PM-4PM




AWS Academy Cloud Operations requires a strong foundation in IT concepts and skills. To ensure
success, students should have:
• Completed AWS Academy Cloud Foundations or have equivalent experience
• A working knowledge of at least one scripting language
• Familiarity with Linux, the command line and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
• Familiarity with virtualization and distributed computing
• An understanding of version control (e.g., Git)
• An understanding of data storage mechanisms such as SQL


AWS SysOps Administrator – Associate


Included with course




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