Course Number: AWS-104

Duration: 3 days (19.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

AWS Systems Operations Training Overview

Accelebrate's System Operations on AWS training teaches attendees how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of systems and networks on the AWS platform. Students learn the AWS features and tools for configuration and deployment, as well as related best practices.

Accelebrate is an AWS Training Partner (ATP) and this hands-on official AWS Classroom Training course is taught by an accredited Amazon Authorized Instructor (AAI).

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some Cloud courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

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

Prerequisites

All students should have attended Accelebrate's AWS Technical Essentials classroom training (or have the equivalent knowledge) and have:

  • 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)

Outline

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Introduction to System Operations on AWS
  • Systems operations
  • AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • AWS Well-Architected Tool
Access Management
  • Access management
  • Resources, accounts, and AWS Organizations
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
  • Auditing AWS Resources with AWS Systems Manager and AWS Config
Deploy and Update Resources
  • Systems operations in deployments
  • Tagging strategies
  • Deployment using Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)
  • Deployment using AWS Control Tower
  • Troubleshooting scenario
Automate Resource Deployment
  • Deployment using AWS CloudFormation
  • Deployment using AWS Service Catalog
  • Troubleshooting scenario
  • Infrastructure as Code
Manage Resources
  • AWS Systems Manager
  • Troubleshooting scenario
  • Operations as Code
Configure Highly Available Systems
  • Distributing traffic with Elastic Load Balancing
  • Amazon Route 53
Automate Scaling
  • Scaling with AWS Auto Scaling
  • Scaling with Spot Instances
  • Managing licenses with AWS License Manager
  • Troubleshooting scenario
Monitor and Maintain System Health
  • Monitoring and maintaining healthy workloads
  • Monitoring distributed applications
  • Monitoring AWS infrastructure
  • Monitoring your AWS account
  • Troubleshooting scenario
  • Monitoring Applications and Infrastructure
Data Security and System Auditing
  • Maintaining a strong identity and access foundation
  • Implementing detection mechanisms
  • Automating incident remediation
  • Troubleshooting scenario
  • Implementing IAM permissions boundaries
Operate Secure and Resilient Networks
  • Building a secure Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  • Networking beyond the VPC
  • Troubleshooting scenario
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
Object Storage
  • Deploying Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) with Access Logs, Cross-Region
  • Replication and S3 Intelligent-Tiering
  • Automating with AWS Backup for Archiving and Recovery
Cost Reporting, Alerts, and Optimization
  • Gaining AWS cost awareness
  • Using control mechanisms for cost management
  • Optimizing your AWS spend and usage
  • Capstone lab for SysOps
Conclusion

Training Materials

All AWS training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements

A modern web browser and an Internet connection free of restrictive firewalls, so that the student can connect by SSH or Remote Desktop (RDP) into AWS virtual machines.



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