Systems Operations on AWS

In this course, you will learn how to create automatable and repeatable deployments of networks and systems on the AWS platform. We will explore the AWS features and tools related to, and best practices for, configuration and deployment.

Course objectives:

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Use standard AWS infrastructure features such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and AWS Auto Scaling from the command line
  • Use AWS CloudFormation and other automation technologies to produce stacks of AWS resources
  • Build virtual private networks with Amazon VPC
  • Deploy Amazon EC2 instances using command line calls and troubleshoot common problems with instances
  • Monitor the health of Amazon EC2 instances and other AWS services
  • Manage identity, AWS permissions, and security in the AWS Cloud
  • Manage resource consumption in an AWS account using tags, Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS Trusted Advisor
  • Determine the best strategy for creating reusable Amazon EC2 instances
  • Configure a set of Amazon EC2 instances that launch behind a load balancer
  • Troubleshoot a basic AWS CloudFormation stack definition

Audience:

This course is intended for:

  • Systems administrators
  • Software developers, especially those in a DevOps role

Prerequisites:

We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • Attended the 'AWS Technical Essentials' course
  • Background in either software development or systems administration
  • Some experience with maintaining operating systems at the command line (shell scripting in Linux environments, cmd or PowerShell in Windows)
  • Basic knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP)

To get the most out of this course we strongly recommend that you have either attended the 'AWS Technical Essentials' course or have equivalent knowledge.

Course content:

    • System Operations on AWS Overview
    • Networking in the Cloud
    • Computing in the Cloud
    • Storage and Archiving in the Cloud
    • Monitoring in the Cloud
    • Managing Resource Consumption in the Cloud
    • Configuration Management in the Cloud
    • Creating Scalable Deployments in the Cloud
    • Creating Automated and Repeatable Deployments
  • This course will be delivered through a mix of:

    • Instructor-Led Training (ILT)
    • Hands-on Labs

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