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AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate (SOA-C01) Cert Guide

Book Description

Learn, prepare, and practice for AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (SOA-C01) exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning.

  • Explore the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (SOA-C01) exam topics as defined in the latest official exam objectives from Amazon

  • Pre-test your knowledge before each chapter with core concept quizzes

  • Assess your knowledge and retention with chapter-ending open-ended questions

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • Practice with realistic exam questions covering the entire body of exam objectives

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (SOA-C01) Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling author and instructor Anthony Sequeira (CCIE No. 156262) shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

The companion website contains the powerful Pearson Test Prep practice test software, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time.

The study guide helps you master all the topics on the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam, including:

  • Monitoring and reporting: create and maintain metrics and alarms; recognize, differentiate, and remediate based on metrics

  • High availability: implement scalability and elasticity; recognize and differentiate highly available and resilient AWS environments

  • Deployment and provisioning: provision cloud resources, and identify and remediate deployment issues

  • Storage and data management: create and manage data retention; identify and implement data protection, encryption, and capacity planning

  • Security and compliance: implement and manage security policies; implement access controls; understand the shared responsibility model

  • Networking: use AWS networking features and connectivity services; gather and interpret relevant data for network troubleshooting

  • Automation and optimization: manage and assess resource utilization, use cost-optimization strategies, and automate processes

Companion Website

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Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Client; Pentium-class 1 GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Figure Credits
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Table of Contents
  8. About the Author
  9. Dedication
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. About the Technical Reviewer
  12. We Want to Hear from You!
  13. Reader Services
  14. Introduction
    1. The Goals of the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator–Associate Certification
    2. Recommended Prerequisite Skills
    3. The Exam Objectives (Domains)
    4. Steps to Becoming an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator–Associate
    5. Facts About the Exam
    6. About the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator–Associate Certification Guide
    7. Companion Website
    8. Pearson Test Prep Practice Test Software
  15. Chapter 1. Monitoring and Reporting
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Performance and Availability Metrics
    3. Create and Maintain Metrics and Alarms
    4. Remediation Based on Metrics
    5. Review All Key Topics
    6. Define Key Terms
    7. Q&A
  16. Chapter 2. High Availability
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Implement Scalability and Elasticity
    3. Highly Available Versus Reliable and Resilient Environments
    4. Review All Key Topics
    5. Define Key Terms
    6. Q&A
  17. Chapter 3. Deployment and Provisioning
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Tools and Best Practices
    3. Troubleshoot and Remediate
    4. Review All Key Topics
    5. Define Key Terms
    6. Q&A
  18. Chapter 4. Storage and Data Management
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Object and Block Storage
    3. Other Storage Technologies
    4. Storage Encryption
    5. Review All Key Topics
    6. Define Key Terms
    7. Q&A
  19. Chapter 5. Security and Compliance
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. The Shared Responsibility Model
    3. Security Policies in AWS
    4. Access Controls
    5. Review All Key Topics
    6. Define Key Terms
    7. Q&A
  20. Chapter 6. Networking
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. AWS Networking Features
    3. AWS Connectivity Services
    4. Network Troubleshooting
    5. Review All Key Topics
    6. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
    7. Define Key Terms
    8. Q&A
  21. Chapter 7. Automation and Optimization
    1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
    2. Managing Resource Utilization
    3. Cost Optimization Strategies
    4. Deploy Automation
    5. Review All Key Topics
    6. Define Key Terms
    7. Q&A
  22. Chapter 8. Final Preparation
    1. Exam Information
    2. Getting Ready
    3. Tools for Final Preparation
    4. Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study
    5. Summary
  23. Glossary of Key Terms
  24. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Q&A Sections
    1. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
    2. Answers to the Q&A Sections
  25. Appendix B. AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (SOA-C01) Certification Guide Exam Updates
    1. Always Get the Latest at the Book’s Product Page
    2. Technical Content
  26. Appendix C. Select Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    1. CloudWatch
    2. CloudTrail
    3. Auto Scaling
    4. Elastic Load Balancing
    5. API Gateway
    6. Lambda
    7. S3
    8. EBS
    9. EFS
    10. IAM
    11. VPC
    12. CloudFront
    13. CloudFormation
  27. Index
  28. Appendix D. Study Planner
  29. Where are the companion content files? - Login
  30. Where are the companion content files? - Register
  31. Code Snippets