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AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Official Study Guide

Book Description

Comprehensive, interactive exam preparation and so much more

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Official Study Guide: Associate Exam is a comprehensive exam preparation resource. This book bridges the gap between exam preparation and real-world readiness, covering exam objectives while guiding you through hands-on exercises based on situations you'll likely encounter as an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator. From deployment, management, and operations to migration, data flow, cost control, and beyond, this guide will help you internalize the processes and best practices associated with AWS. The Sybex interactive online study environment gives you access to invaluable preparation aids, including an assessment test that helps you focus your study on areas most in need of review, and chapter tests to help you gauge your mastery of the material. Electronic flashcards make it easy to study anytime, anywhere, and a bonus practice exam gives you a sneak preview so you know what to expect on exam day.

Cloud computing offers businesses a cost-effective, instantly scalable IT infrastructure. The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate credential shows that you have technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on AWS.  

  • Study exam objectives
  • Gain practical experience with hands-on exercises
  • Apply your skills to real-world scenarios
  • Test your understanding with challenging review questions

Earning your AWS Certification is much more than just passing an exam—you must be able to perform the duties expected of an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator in a real-world setting. This book does more than coach you through the test: it trains you in the tools, procedures, and thought processes to get the job done well. If you're serious about validating your expertise and working at a higher level, the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Official Study Guide: Associate Exam is the resource you've been seeking.

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Introduction
    1. What Does this Book Cover?
    2. Interactive Online Learning Environment and Test Bank
    3. Exam Objectives
    4. Objective Map
  3. Assessment Test
    1. Answers to the Assessment Test
  4. Chapter 1 Introduction to Systems Operations on AWS
    1. Systems Operators
    2. AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
    3. Which AWS Services Should You Study?
    4. Reference Architecture: The Three-Tier Design
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  5. Chapter 2 Working with AWS Cloud Services
    1. Introduction to AWS Cloud Services
    2. Summary
    3. Exam Essentials
    4. Resources to Review
    5. Exercises
    6. Review Questions
  6. Chapter 3 Security and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    1. Security on AWS
    2. Securing Your AWS Account with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    3. Securing Your AWS Cloud Services
    4. Monitoring to Enhance Security
    5. AWS Cloud Service-Specific Security
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Exercises
    9. Review Questions
  7. Chapter 4 Compute
    1. Introduction to AWS Compute Services
    2. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
    3. Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS)
    4. AWS Elastic Beanstalk
    5. AWS Lambda
    6. Amazon Lightsail
    7. AWS Batch
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Resources to Review
    11. Exercises
    12. Review Questions
  8. Chapter 5 Networking
    1. Introduction to Networking on AWS
    2. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
    3. AWS Direct Connect
    4. Load Balancing
    5. Virtual Private Network (VPN)
    6. Amazon Route 53
    7. Amazon CloudFront
    8. Summary
    9. Resources to Review
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Exercises
    12. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 6 Storage Systems
    1. Understanding Different Storage Options
    2. Block Storage on AWS
    3. Object Storage on AWS
    4. Systems Operator Scenario: The Newspaper
    5. Additional Storage Solutions
    6. Summary
    7. Resources to Review
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Exercises
    10. Review Questions
  10. Chapter 7 Databases
    1. Introduction to AWS Databases
    2. Monitoring Amazon RDS
    3. Non-Relational Databases
    4. Amazon DynamoDB
    5. Amazon Redshift
    6. Databases
    7. Amazon ElastiCache
    8. Summary
    9. Resources to Review
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Exercises
    12. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 8 Application Deployment and Management
    1. Introduction to Application Deployment and Management
    2. Deployment Strategies
    3. Deployment Services
    4. Summary
    5. Resources to Review
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Exercises
    8. Review Questions
  12. Chapter 9 Monitoring and Metrics
    1. Introduction to Monitoring and Metrics
    2. An Overview of Monitoring
    3. Amazon CloudWatch
    4. Amazon CloudWatch Events
    5. Amazon CloudWatch Logs
    6. Monitoring AWS Charges
    7. AWS CloudTrail
    8. AWS Config
    9. Summary
    10. Resources to Review
    11. Exam Essentials
    12. Exercises
    13. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 10 High Availability
    1. Introduction to High Availability
    2. Amazon Simple Queue Service
    3. Amazon Simple Notification Service
    4. Highly Available Architectures
    5. Multi-Region High Availability
    6. Highly Available Connectivity Options
    7. Disaster Recovery
    8. Summary
    9. Resources to Review
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Exercises
    12. Review Questions
  14. Appendix Answers to the Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction to Systems Operations on AWS
    2. Chapter 2: Working with AWS Cloud Services
    3. Chapter 3: Security and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
    4. Chapter 4: Compute
    5. Chapter 5: Networking
    6. Chapter 6: Storage Systems
    7. Chapter 7: Databases
    8. Chapter 8: Application Deployment and Management
    9. Chapter 9: Monitoring and Metrics
    10. Chapter 10: High Availability
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