Courses Details
Course Overview

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 platform. The course covers the specific AWS features and tools related to configuration and deployment, in addition to best practices for configuring and deploying systems.

Course Schedule
Target Audience
This course is intended for:
  • Systems administrators
  • Software developers, especially those in a DevOps role
Course Objectives
In this course, you will learn how 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.
  • 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.
  • Understand the AWS infrastructures as it related 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.
  • Troubleshoot a basic AWS CloudFormation stack definition.
Course Prerequisites
We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites: 
  • AWS Technical Essentials
  • Background in software development or systems administration
  • Proficiency maintaining operating systems at the command line, such as shell scripting in Linux environments or cmd/PowerShell in Windows
  • Basic knowledge of networking protocols, such as TCP/IP and HTTP
Course Outline

This course covers the following concepts:

Day One

  • Understanding Systems Operations on AWS
  • Tooling and Automation
  • Computing (Servers)
  • Computing (Scaling and Name Resolution)

Day Two

  • Computing (Serverless and Containers)
  • Computing (Database Services)
  • Networking
  • Storing and Archiving

Day Three

  • Monitoring and Security
  • Managing Resource Consumption
  • Creating Automated and Repeatable Deployments