Cloud Operations on AWS

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This course teaches systems operators and anyone performing cloud operations functions how to manage and operate automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on AWS. You will learn about cloud operations functions, such as installing, configuring, automating, monitoring, securing, maintaining, and troubleshooting these services, networks, and systems. The course also covers specific AWS features, tools, and best practices related to these functions.

A discount is available when:
  • a single customer proceeds with more than three registrations for a particular session;
  • a learner is not currently employed.
Please contact us to receive your discount coupon if you meet any of the above-mentioned criteria.

Please also note that the upcoming sessions are guaranteed to run once they have a minimum number of learners registered.
Total price:
990.001,490.00 final price

Available Sessions

DateTimezoneTraining TypeWeekend-WeekdayDescriptionPrice 
coming soonEurope/AthensLive VirtualWeekday990.001,490.00 final price

This course teaches systems operators and anyone performing cloud operations functions how to manage and operate automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on AWS. You will learn about cloud operations functions, such as installing, configuring, automating, monitoring, securing, maintaining, and troubleshooting these services, networks, and systems. The course also covers specific AWS features, tools, and best practices related to these functions.

This course includes presentations, hands-on labs, demonstrations, and group discussions.

This course prepares learners for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate  exam (SOA-C02).

Who should attend

This course is intended for:

  • System administrators and operators who are operating in the AWS Cloud
  • Informational technology workers who want to increase their cloud operations knowledge

Prerequisites

We recommend that attendees of this course have:

  • Successfully completed the AWS Technical Essentials course
  • A background in 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)

​What will you learn

During this course participants will explore, among others, the following topics:

  • Identify the AWS services that support the different phases of Operational Excellence, an AWS
  • Well-Architected 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 by using AWS services, such as AWS Systems
  • Manager, AWS CloudTrail, and AWS Config
  • Develop a resource deployment strategy using metadata tags, Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), and AWS Control Tower to deploy and maintain an AWS cloud environment
  • Automate resource deployment by using AWS services, such as AWS CloudFormation and AWS Service Catalog 
  • Use AWS services to manage AWS resources through CloudOps lifecycle processes, such as deployments and patches
  • Configure a highly available cloud environment that uses 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 EC2 Auto Scaling to scale out 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 by 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 cost model to help gather, optimize, and predict your cloud costs by using services such as AWS Cost Explorer and the AWS Cost & Usage Report

The course outline is as follows:

Day 1

Module 1: Introduction to Cloud Operations on AWS

  • What is Cloud Operations
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • AWS Well-Architected Tool

Module 2: Access Management

  • AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Resources, accounts, and AWS Organizations

Module 3: System Discovery

  • Methods to interact with AWS services
  • Tools for automating resource discovery
  • Inventory with AWS Systems Manager and AWS Config
  • Hands-On Lab: Auditing AWS Resources with AWS Systems Manager and AWS Config

Module 4: Deploy and Update Resources

  • Cloud Operations in deployments
  • Tagging strategies
  • Deployment using Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)
  • Deployment using AWS Control Tower

Module 5: Automate Resource Deployment

  • Deployment using AWS CloudFormation
  • Deployment using AWS Service Catalog
  • Hands-On Lab: Infrastructure as Code

 

Day 2

Module 6: Manage Resources

  • AWS Systems Manager
  • Hands-On Lab: Operations as Code

Module 7: Configure Highly Available Systems

  • Distributing traffic with Elastic Load Balancing
  • Amazon Route 53

Module 8: Automate Scaling

  • Scaling with AWS Auto Scaling
  • Scaling with Spot Instances
  • Managing licenses with AWS License Manager

Module 9: Monitor and Maintain System Health

  • Monitoring and maintaining healthy workloads
  • Monitoring AWS infrastructure
  • Monitoring applications
  • Hands-On Lab: Monitor Applications and Infrastructure

Module 10: Data Security and System Auditing

  • Maintaining a strong identity and access foundation
  • Implementing detection mechanisms
  • Automating incident remediation

 

Day 3

Module 11: Operate Secure and Resilient Networks

  • Building a secure Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  • Networking beyond the VPC

Module 12: Mountable Storage

  • Configuring Amazon Elastic Block Store (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
  • Hands-On Lab: Automating with AWS Backup for Archiving and Recovery

Module 13: Object Storage

  • Deploying Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
  • Managing storage lifecycles on Amazon S3

Module 14: Cost Reporting, Alerts, and Optimization

    • Gaining AWS cost awareness
    • Using control mechanisms for cost management
    • Optimizing your AWS spend and usage
    • Hands-On Lab: Capstone lab for CloudOps

​Certification

Successfully passing the examination, leads to the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

Date

coming soon

Timezone

Training Type

Weekend-Weekday

How it works

Registration

You may enroll in the course by providing your full name and email address through our website's 'add to cart' feature or by sending an email to hello@learningactors.com. We treat your personal data, including your full name and email address, with strict confidentiality.

Payment Options

We offer multiple payment methods, including credit cardbank transfer, and PayPal. To receive your invoice, please provide your VAT number (when applicable), address, and zip code. Again, you may provide us with this information either through our website's 'add to cart' feature or by sending an email to hello@learningactors.com. Please note that you can typically expect to receive your invoice on the first day of training, unless there are exceptional circumstances that necessitate a different approach. We’re happy to provide you with a pro-forma invoice if this meets your needs.

Expectations

Following registration, you can anticipate an info email from us approximately one week before the course start date. This email will contain course details, such as the title, date, and time, along with a request to complete a pre-course form. Additionally, we will provide the relevant Zoom link, which is  applicable for all our virtual-live courses, and will invite you to the course's Slack channel on the LA Slack workspace (learningactors.slack.com). For specific courses, you will also receive a preparation email that will set you ready for the course.
Finally, after the session concludes, we kindly request that you take a moment to provide us with your feedback, as it is of great importance to us. Additionally, we will ensure that you receive the learning material through Slack, which will be instrumental in keeping your learning journey on track!

Reminders

  • Discounts are available in two scenarios: when a single customer registers for more than three sessions or if the customer is currently unemployed. Contact the LA team to receive a discount coupon if you meet these criteria.
  • All upcoming sessions displayed on our website are guaranteed to proceed once the minimum required number of learners register. In the case that we must cancel a session, a full refund will be issued to those who have pre-paid for that specific session.

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