AWS Academy Cloud Operations

Self-Study | In-Person

AWS Academy Cloud Operations is designed to prepare participants to pursue entry-level DevOps, support, and cloud operations roles. It will also help prepare them to take the AWS SysOps Administrator – Associate exam. 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:

    • 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

Course Outline

    • Module 01: Understanding Systems Operations on AWS
    • Module 02: Tooling and Automation
    • Module 03: Computing (Servers)
    • Module 04: Computing (Scaling and Name Resolution)
    • Module 05: Computing (Containers and Serverless)
    • Module 06: Computing (Database Services)
    • Module 07: Networking
    • Module 08: Storage and Archiving
    • Module 09: Monitoring and Security
    • Module 10: Managing Resource Consumption
    • Module 11 Cloud Architecting




16 Weeks


Self-Study or In-Person


  • 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 Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate




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