Systems Operations on AWS

Systems Operations on AWS

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.

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Learning Objectives

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Recognize the AWS services that support the different phases of Operational Excellence, a WellArchitected 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.

     

    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Module 1: Introduction to System Operations on AWS
  • Systems operations
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • AWS Well-Architected Tool
  • 2 - Module 2a: Access Management
  • Access management
  • Resources, accounts, and AWS Organizations
  • 3 - Module 2b: System Discovery
  • 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
  • 4 - Module 3: Deploying and Updating Resources
  • Systems operations in deployments
  • Tagging strategies
  • Deployment using Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)
  • Deployment using AWS Control Tower
  • Troubleshooting scenario
  • 5 - Module 4: Automating Resource Deployment
  • Deployment using AWS CloudFormation
  • Deployment using AWS Service Catalog
  • Troubleshooting scenario
  • Hands-On Lab: Infrastructure as Code
  • 6 - Module 5: Manage Resources
  • AWS Systems Manager
  • Troubleshooting scenario
  • Hands-On Lab: Operations as Code
  • 7 - Module 6a: Configure Highly Available Systems
  • Distributing traffic with Elastic Load Balancing
  • Amazon Route 53
  • 8 - Module 6b: Automate Scaling
  • Scaling with AWS Auto Scaling
  • Scaling with Spot Instances
  • Managing licenses with AWS License Manager
  • Troubleshooting scenario
  • 9 - Module 7: Monitor and Maintaining 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
  • 10 - Module 8: Data Security and System Auditing
  • Maintain a strong identity and access foundation
  • Implement detection mechanisms
  • Automate incident remediation
  • Troubleshooting scenario
  • Hands-On Lab: Securing the Environment
  • 11 - Module 9: Operate Secure and Resilient Networks
  • Building a secure Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  • Networking beyond the VPC
  • Troubleshooting scenario
  • 12 - Module 10a : 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
  • 13 - Module 10b: 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
  • 14 - Module 11: Cost Reporting, Alerts, and Optimization
  • Gain AWS expenditure awareness
  • Use control mechanisms for cost management
  • Optimize your AWS spend and usage
  • Hands-On Lab: Capstone lab for SysOps
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    This course is intended for:

    System administrators and operators who are operating in the AWS Cloud

    Informational technology workers who want to increase the system operations knowledge.

    Other Prerequisites

    We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites

    Successfully completed the AWS Technical Essentials course

    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)

    Systems Operations on AWS

    $2,025
    Course Length : 3 Days
     

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