How You Could Be A Certified AWS SysOps Administrator

The exam for AWS Certified SysOps Administrator enhances technical expertise in arrangement, management, and operations on the AWS platform.For this exam you should understand Deployment, management including operating scalable and fault tolerant systems on AWS.It involves transferring an existing on-premises application to AWS and implementing or controlling the flow of data to and from AWS.Candidates should have knowledge about:

  • Choosing the appropriate AWS service that is based on computer data, or security requirements
  • Recognizing appropriate use of AWS operational best practices
  • Approximated  AWS usage costs and identifying operational cost control mechanisms

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate Level exam enhances candidate’s ability to:

  • Deliver the stability that is required by a business on AWS
  • Supplying systems, services and deployment automation on AWS
  • Assures about data integrity and data security on AWS technology
  • Better guidance on AWS best practices
  • Individual will be able to understand and monitor metrics on AWS

The fundamental knowledge and skills that is required for AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate  should include all of the following areas and objective components that is given below:-

AWS Knowledge

  • Should have minimum of one year working experience with the AWS platform
  • Candidate should have professional experience in managing/operating production systems on AWS
  • Firm grasp of the seven AWS tenets i.e architecting for the cloud
  • Should have hands on experience with the AWS CLI and SDKs/API tools
  • Better understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS
  • Should have better understanding of fundamental concepts of Security with hands on in experience on implementing Security controls and compliance requirements

General IT Knowledge

    • It is required to have one or two years's experience as a systems administrator to crack the exam
    • Should have better  understanding about virtualization technology
    • Candidate should know and should have experience in monitoring and auditing systems to pass the examination
    • Better understanding of networking concepts like DNS, TCP/IP, and Firewalls
    • There is need to contribute with developers and to the general business team/company wide
    • The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate or other equivalent methodologies will assist in exam preparation:-
    • SysOps on AWS
    • AWS Cloud Computing White Papers:-
      • Synopsis of the Security Processes
      • Involves Storage Options in the Cloud
      • Elaborating Fault Tolerant Applications in the AWS Cloud or explanation of Amazon Web Services
      • Compliance Whitepaper
      • Involves architecting for the AWS Cloud
      • AWS Documentation

Note: For this examination, the blueprint includes weighting, test objectives, along with example content. All the example topics and concepts are included to clarify the test objectives. They will 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 including the extent to which they are represented.

  Domain % of Examination
1.0

Monitoring and Metrics

15%
2.0

High Availability

15%
3.0

Analysis

15%
4.0

Deployment and Provisioning

15%
5.0

Data Management

12%
6.0

Security

15%
7.0

Networking

13%
  Total 100%

What is the response limits for AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Level Exam?

Candidates needs to select from the four or more response options that better suits the question.It is required to select the best that completes the statement or answers the question.If there will be any distractors or wrong answers,it means that the examinees have incomplete knowledge or skills.The test item formats that is used in this examination are as follows:

      • Multiple-choice: examinee will choose one option that best answers the question or completes a statement.The option can be embedded in a graphic where the examinee “points and clicks” on their selection choice to complete the test item.
      • Multiple-response: examinee selects more than one option that best answers the question or completes a statement.Candidate needs to give right answer.
      • Sample Directions:Examinee will read the statement or question and from the response options, choose only the option(s) that represent the most correct or best answer(s)

What is the content description for AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate exam?

Domain 1
Monitoring and Metrics

Explains the ability to monitor availability and performance
Demonstrating the ability to monitor and manage billing and cost optimization processes

Domain 2
High Availability

Applies scalability and elasticity based upon scenario
It ensures the level of fault tolerance based on business needs

Domain 3
Analysis

It involves the optimization of  the environment to ensure maximum and better performance
Useful in identifying performance bottlenecks and applying remedies
Recognises potential issues on a given application deployment

Domain 4
Deployment and Provisioning

Enhancing the ability to build the environment to conform with the architected design
Demonstrating the ability to provision cloud resources and managing implementation automation

Domain 5
Data Management

Demonstrating ability for creating backups for different services
Explains ability to enforce compliance requirements
Includes managing backups and disaster recovery processes

Domain 6
Security

Implementing and managing security policies
Ensuring data integrity and accessing controls when using the AWS platform
Elaborating understanding of the shared responsibility model
Shows ability to prepare for security assessment use of AWS

Domain 7
Networking

Showing ability to apply networking features of AWS
Showing ability to apply connectivity features of AWS

What is required for a candidate to pass this exam?

Candidates who are eligible for this exam should have:
1+ years of working experience in operating AWS-based applications
Should have experience of provisioning, operating, and maintaining systems running on AWS
Candidate should have ability to identify and gather requirements to define a solution so, that it could be built and operated on AWS
Individual should have ability to provide AWS operations and deployment guidance including the best practices throughout the lifecycle of a project

Examination Overview

There will be multiple choice and multiple answer questions
Candidate will have to take maximum eighty minutes to complete the exam
It is available in English, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified Chinese
There is need to pay USD 20 for the practice exam registration fee  
USD 150 should be paid for exam registration fee

Curriculum

Sl. No. Chapter
Chapter - 1.0 Monitoring and Metrics
Chapter - 1.1 Demonstrate ability to monitor availability and performance
Chapter - 1.2 Demonstrate ability to monitor and manage billing and cost optimization processes
Chapter - 2.0 High Availability
Chapter - 2.1 Implement scalability and elasticity based on scenario
Chapter - 2.2 Ensure level of fault tolerance based on business needs
Chapter - 3.0 Analysis
Chapter - 3.1 Optimize the environment to ensure maximum performance
Chapter - 3.2 Identify performance bottlenecks and implement remedies
Chapter - 3.3 Identify potential issues on a given application deployment
Chapter - 4.0 Deployment and Provisioning
Chapter - 4.1 Demonstrate the ability to build the environment to conform with the architected design
Chapter - 4.2 Demonstrate the ability to provision cloud resources and manage implementation automation
Chapter - 5.0 Data Management
Chapter - 5.1 Demonstrate ability to create backups for different services
Chapter - 5.2 Demonstrate ability to enforce compliance requirements
Chapter - 5.3 Manage backup and disaster recovery processes
Chapter - 6.0 Security
Chapter - 6.1 Implement and manage security policies
Chapter - 6.2 Ensure data integrity and access controls when using the AWS platform
Chapter - 6.3 Demonstrate understanding of the shared responsibility model
Chapter - 6.4 Demonstrate ability to prepare for security assessment use of AWS
Chapter - 7.0 Networking
Chapter - 7.1 Demonstrate ability to implement networking features of AWS
Chapter - 7.2 Demonstrate ability to implement connectivity features of AWS

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