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Systems operations on AWS

This course is designed to teach those in a Systems Administrator or Development Operations (DevOps) role how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS Cloud. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, in addition to best practices for configuring and deploying systems.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the AWS infrastructures as it relates to system operations such as the global infrastructure, core services and account security
  • Use the AWS Command Line Interface, and understand additional administration and development tools
  • Manage, secure, and scale compute instances on AWS
  • Identify container services and services available for serverless computing
  • Build virtual private networks with Amazon VPC
  • Configure and manage storage options utilizing the storage services offered with AWS
  • Monitor the health of your infrastructure with services such as Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail and AWS Config
  • Manage resource consumption in an AWS account using tags, Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS Trusted Advisor
  • Create and configure automated and repeatable deployments with tools such as AMIs and AWS CloudFormation


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Intended for

System administrators and others responsible for managing operations on the AWS platform, especially those in DevOps roles.


We recommend that attendees of this course have attended the AWS technical essentials course. Moreover they should have:

  • A 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)

Main topics

Day One

  • Module 1: Understanding systems operations on AWS

Systems operations in the Cloud - AWS Global Infrastructure - Introduction to core services - AWS Account Security - AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Demonstration: Deploying a website

  • Module 2: Tooling and Automation

AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) - AWS System Manager - Additional administration and development tools - AWS Software Development Kit (SDK) - AWS Cloud Formation - AWS OpsWorks

Hands-on lab 1: Using AWS System Manager

  • Module 3: Computing (Servers)

Computing on AWS - Managing your AWS instances - Securing your AWS instances - AWS EC2 instance pricing

Hands-on lab 2: Creating Amazon EC2 instances

  • Module 4: Computing (scaling and name resolution)

Elastic load balancing - Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling - Amazon Route 53

Hands-on lab 3: Using Auto Scaling in AWS

Day Two

  • Module 5: Computing (Containers and Serverless)

Containers on AWS - AWS Lambda - Amazon API Gateway - AWS Batch

  • Module 6: Computing (Database Services)

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) - Amazon Aurora - Amazon DynamoDB - AWS Database Migration Services

  • Module 7: Networking

Networking and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) - Securing your network - Troubleshooting networks in AWS

Hands-on lab 4: Configuring a Virtual Private Cloud (Windows & Linux)

  • Module 8: Storage and archiving

Amazon Elastic Block Store ( Amazon EBS) - Amazon Store - Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) - Amazon Simple Storage Services (Amazon S3) - Amazon S3 Glacier - AWS Snowball

Hands-on lab 5: Managing Storage in AWS (Windows & Linux)

Day Three

  • Module 9: Monitoring and security

Amazon CloudWatch-Monitoring, Events, Logging - AWS Cloud Trail - AWS Configuration - Amazon GuardDuty

Hands-on lab 6: Monitoring your application and infrastructure with CloudWatch

  • Module 10: Managing resource consumption

Tagging - Cost reduction opportunities in the cloud - Cost monitoring and billing alarms - AWS Trusted Advisor

Hands-on lab 7: Managing resources with tagging

  • Module 11: Creating automated and repeatable deployments

Configuration management in the cloud - Creating AMIs and building strategies - Using configuration software - AWS Cloud Formation - Troubleshooting AWS Cloud Formation templates

Hands-on lab 8: Automating deployments with Cloud Formation

Training method

Training with immersive exercises and hands-on activities.


3 days.

Course leader

Fast Lane, official AWS training partner.