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Ultimate AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate 2020

Welcome.  I'm here to help you prepare and PASS the newest AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam.

[May 2020 Update]: 50+ videos have been updated to keep up with AWS UI changes.

[July 2019 Update]: Few lectures refreshed, including EC2 placement groups.

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate certification is one of the most challenging exams. It's great at assessing how well you understand not just AWS, but how to administer it and troubleshoot issues, which makes this certification incredibly valuable to have and pass. Rest assured, I've passed it myself with a score of 980 out of 1000. Yes, you read that right, I only made one mistake.  Next, I want to help YOU pass the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate certification with flying colors.

Important: It is highly advised that you first pass the Developer or Solution Architect certification first.

This is going to be a long journey, but passing the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam will be worth it.

This AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate course is different from the other ones you'll find on Udemy. Dare I say, better (but you'll judge. )

  • It covers in-depth all the new topics on the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate SOA-C01 exam

  • It's packed with practical knowledge on how to use AWS inside and out as a SysOps

  • It teaches you how to prepare for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam AND how to prepare for the real world

  • It's a logical progression of topics, not a laundry list of random services

  • It's fast-paced and to the point

  • It has professional subtitles

  • All 400+ slides available as downloadable PDF

Concretely, here's what we'll learn to pass the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam:

  • EC2 For SysOps: Placement Groups, Shutdown Behavior, Troubleshooting, AMI, CloudWatch Metrics

  • SSM - Systems Manager: Manage EC2 at Scale, Automation, Run Command, Secure Shell, Parameter Store

  • High Availability and Scalability: ELB Load Balancers (SysOps), Auto Scaling (SysOps), CloudWatch Metrics

  • Elastic Beanstalk for SysOps

  • CloudFormation for SysOps: including cfn-init scripts

  • EBS & EFS: Operations, Troubleshooting, CloudWatch metrics, RAID

  • S3 in depth: ALL you need to know about S3: MFA, Default Encryption, Policies, Access Logs, Athena, Glacier, CloudFront, Snowball, Storage Gateway, and more

  • Databases: RDS, Aurora & ElastiCache - Security, Backup, Snapshots, Performance, Metrics, Troubleshooting, Scalability

  • Monitoring, Audit & Performance: CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Config

  • AWS Account Management: Health, Organizations, Billing and Cost Monitoring and Control

  • Security and Compliance: over 10 services

  • Route 53: Practical hands-on guide to using Route 53 in the real world

  • VPC: Complete guide to building fully operational and 2019-ready VPC

  • Tips to ROCK the exam

This AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate course is full of opportunities to apply your knowledge:

  • There are many hands-on lectures in every section

  • There are quizzes at the end of every section

  • There's an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate practice exam at the end of the course

  • We'll be using the AWS Free Tier most of the time

  • I'll be showing you how to go beyond the AWS Free Tier (you know... the real world. )


My name is Stephane Maarek, and I'll be your instructor in this course. I am an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Developer, and AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate, and the author of highly-rated & best-selling courses on AWS Certifications, AWS Lambda, AWS CloudFormation & AWS EC2. I've already taught 160,000+ students and received 50,000+ reviews.

I've decided it's time for students to properly learn how to be an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate. You are in good hands.

Take a look at these student reviews:

"Got 93.8% on the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam after taking this course. Highly recommended. " - Vasiliy S.

"Best AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate material on Udemy. Detailed explanation and good example. I already bought a few from other sources including acloud guru, but this beats the pack." – Olasunkanmi G.

"Stephane did it again. The course is extremely high quality. The lecturer's rhetorical abilities are extraordinary. He has a lot of practical experience and teaches you what you will need in practice and what is needed to pass the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam. He raised the bar for what it means high-quality course to an absolutely different level." - Marko S.

  "The slides are worth the cost of the course alone. Over 450 slides and were an awesome last-minute preparation tool I used to identify any gaps I had before taking the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam." - Antonio C.

This course also comes with:

Lifetime access to all future updates

 A responsive instructor in the Q&A Section

 Udemy Certificate of Completion Ready for Download

A 30 Day "No Questions Asked" Money Back Guarantee.

Join me in this course if you want to pass the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate Exam and master the AWS platform.

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Rating 4.7 based on 508 ratings
Length 19.5 total hours
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Cost $24
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Instructors Stephane Maarek | AWS Certified Solutions Architect & Developer, Stephane Maarek | AWS Certified Solutions Architect & Developer Associate
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