How You Could Be A Certified AWS Certified DevOps Engineer

The exam for AWS Certified DevOps Engineer enhances your technical expertise in provisioning and managing distributed application systems on the AWS platform.For this exam, you need to know the implementation and continuous management of delivery systems including the methodologies on AWS. Candidates need to understand,implement and automate security controls including governance process.

  • Defining and showing monitoring, metrics, including logging systems on AWS

  • Implement systems that are highly available, scalable, and self-healing on the AWS platform

  • Candidate should know how to design, manage, and maintaining tools to automate operational processes

The AWS DevOps Engineer - Professional exam has been designed for the individuals who are currently associated to DevOps role. This exam increases a candidate’s ability to:-

  • Apply and manage the continuous delivery systems and their methodologies on AWS

  • Individual should understand and know the method to apply and automate security controls   Showing the monitoring, metrics, involving logging systems on AWS

  • Applying the systems that are highly available and could be healed by their own on the AWS platform

  • Understand the complete design and maintaining tools to automate operational processes

The kind of knowledge and skills that is required for the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional   includes the major part of the following AWS and general IT knowledge areas:-

What are the qualifications required for this exam?

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate or AWS Certified Developer – Associate AWS Knowledge

The AWS Services like Compute and Network including Storage and CDN, Database, Analytics,   and Application Services with Management

Should have minimum of two years working experience with production AWS systems

Candidates needs to know about Effective use of Auto Scaling

It is also required to know about Monitoring and logging

Individual should know about AWS security features and best practices

It involves designing of self-healing and the fault-tolerant services

Different techniques and strategies for the management of high availability

What are the general IT knowledge required to pass AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional exam?

Should know about Networking concepts

Candidate should have knowledge about strong system administration

Individual needs to have strong scripting skillset

It is required to know about Multi-tier architectures which includes the load balancers, caching, application servers, web servers, networking and databases

Candidate should have information about templates and other configurable items to enable automation

Should know the use of deployment tools and techniques in a distributed environment

The basic monitoring techniques in a dynamic environment

How the candidate should prepare for AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional exam?

The training courses and materials that is required for an exam preparation are as follows:-

AWS Training

Candidate should know about the Advanced operations on AWS

Individual needs to have information about Advanced architecting on AWS

AWS Whitepapers

Security at scale:Governance in AWS  

Response Limits for this exam:

It is required for the candidate to select from the four or more response options which best completes the statement or answer to the question.If there would be any distractors or wrong answers, it means that the examinee is with incomplete knowledge or skill.The criteria for the response limit has been defined below:

Multiple-choice:It is required for the candidate to select one option that best suits the question or completes a statement. The option could be  entrenched in a graphic where the examinee “points and clicks” on their selected choice to complete the test item.

Multiple-response: Candidate may select more than one option that best suits the question or completes a statement.

Sample Directions:There is need to read the statement or question and by using the response options,it is required to select one option that represents the most correct or best answers

What would be the content limit to pass the exam?

The exam blueprint involves weighing,example content and test objectives.The example topics and concepts that are included is to clarify the test objectives.Blueprint should not be construed as a comprehensive listing of all of the content of this examination.

The table that has been given here lists the domains measured by this examination and the extent to which they are represented:

 
 

                         Domain

            % of Exam

1.0

Continuous delivery and process automation      

           55%

2.0

Monitoring, Metrics, and Logging

           20%

3.0

Security, Governance, and Validation

           10%

4.0

High Availability and Elasticity

           15%

 

Total  

           100%

 

Domain 1:

Continuous Delivery and Process Automation

Showing an understanding of application lifecycle management:

  • Deployment of Application management strategies like rolling deployments and A/B.

  • Involves Version control, build tools, testing and bootstrapping

Demonstrating the complete information of infrastructure configuration and automation.

Implementing and managing continuous delivery processes by using AWS services.

Developing and managing scripts along with tools to automate the operational tasks by using the AWS SDKs, CLI, and APIs.

Domain 2:

Monitoring, Metrics, and Logging

It involves monitoring availability and performance.

It includes monitor and management of bills and cost optimization processes.

There will be an involvement of aggregate and analyze infrastructure, application log files and OS

Method to use metrics to drive the scalability,health of infrastructure and applications.

Including the analysation of  data collected from monitoring systems to discern utilization patterns.

It includes the management of the lifecycle of application and infrastructure logs

Includes the leveraging of AWS SDKs, CLIs and APIs for metrics and logging.

Domain 3:

Security, Governance, and Validation

Implementing and managing the identity and Access Management and security controls.

Applying and managing protection for data in-flight and at rest.

Apply, automate and approved cost controls for AWS resources.

Applying and managing automated network security and auditing.

Implement the appropriate AWS account and billing set-up options which is based upon business requirements

Applying and managing AWS resource auditing and validation.

Using AWS services to apply IT governance policies.

Domain 4:

High Availability and Elasticity

Determining the suitable use of multi- Availability Zone versus multi-region architectures.

Implementing the self-healing application architectures.

Applying the most appropriate front-end scaling architecture.

Implementing the most suitable middle-tier scaling architecture.

Apply the most appropriate data storage scaling architecture.

Demonstrating an understanding of when to  apply vertical and horizontal scaling concepts.

How the candidates will be eligible for AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional exam?

Should have achieved AWS Certified Developer - Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

Candidates needs to have two or more years’ experience in provisioning,managing AWS environments and  operations

There is need to have expertise in developing code in one of the  high-level programming language

Needs to gain experience in automation and testing via scripting/programming

Should have better understanding of agile and other development processes and methodologies

What are the examination details for the candidates?

It is required to have certifications like AWS Certified Developer – Associate or AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

Candidates should have multiple choice and multiple answer questions

There will be one hundred seventy minutes to complete the exam

Exam will be available in English

The registration fee for the exam is USD 300

It is recommended to take DevOps Engineering on AWS

Curriculum

Sl. No. Chapter
Chapter - 1.0 Continuous Delivery and Process Automation
Chapter - 1.1 Demonstrate an understanding of application lifecycle management:
Chapter - 1.1.1 Application deployment management strategies such as rolling deployments and A/B.
Chapter - 1.1.2 Version control, testing, build tools and bootstrapping.
Chapter - 1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of infrastructure configuration and automation.
Chapter - 1.3 Implement and manage continuous delivery processes using AWS services.
Chapter - 1.4 Develop and manage scripts and tools to automate operational tasks using the AWS SDKs, CLI, and APIs
Chapter - 2.0 Monitoring, Metrics, and Logging
Chapter - 2.1 Monitor availability and performance.
Chapter - 2.2 Monitor and manage billing and cost optimization processes.
Chapter - 2.3 Aggregate and analyze infrastructure, OS and application log files.
Chapter - 2.4 Use metrics to drive the scalability and health of infrastructure and applications.
Chapter - 2.5 Analyze data collected from monitoring systems to discern utilization patterns.
Chapter - 2.6 Manage the lifecycle of application and infrastructure logs
Chapter - 2.7 Leverage the AWS SDKs, CLIs and APIs for metrics and logging.
Chapter - 3.0 Security, Governance, and Validation
Chapter -3.1 Implement and manage Identity and Access Management and security controls.
Chapter - 3.2 Implement and manage protection for data in-flight and at rest.
Chapter - 3.3 Implement, automate and validate cost controls for AWS resources.
Chapter - 3.4 Implement and manage automated network security and auditing.
Chapter - 3.5 Apply the appropriate AWS account and billing set-up options based on business requirements.
Chapter - 3.6 Implement and manage AWS resource auditing and validation.
Chapter - 3.7 Use AWS services to implement IT governance policies.
Chapter - 4.0 High Availability and Elasticity
Chapter - 4.1 Determine appropriate use of multi- Availability Zone versus multi-region architectures.
Chapter - 4.2 Implement self-healing application architectures.
Chapter - 4.3 Implement the most appropriate front-end scaling architecture.
Chapter - 4.4 Implement the most appropriate middle-tier scaling architecture.
Chapter - 4.5 Implement the most appropriate data storage scaling architecture.
Chapter - 4.6 Demonstrate an understanding of when to appropriately apply vertical and horizontal scaling concepts

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