AWS Certified SysOps Administrator, Associate (SOA-C01)


This course includes
Hands-On Labs

Become AWS SysOps Administrator certified with the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate course and lab. The lab provides a hands-on learning experience in a safe, online environment. The AWS SysOps certification course covers SOA-C01 exam objectives and teaches the skills required for creating and maintaining metrics and alarms utilizing AWS monitoring services; implementing scalability and elasticity based on use case; employing cost-optimization strategies for efficient resource utilization; applying AWS networking features, and many more.

Here's what you will get

To be AWS SysOps Administrator certified, you need to pass the AWS SOA-C01 exam. The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate certification exam objectives including monitoring and reporting; high availability, deployment, and provisioning; storage and data management; security and compliance; networking, automation, and optimization.


11+ Lessons | 171+ Quizzes | 98+ Flashcards | 98+ Glossary of terms


70+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 70+ Post Assessment Questions | 140+ Practice Test Questions

Hands-On Labs

29+ LiveLab | 62+ Video tutorials | 53+ Minutes

Here's what you will learn

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Lessons 1: Introduction

  • What Does this Course Cover?
  • Exam Objectives
  • Objective Map

Lessons 2: Introduction to Systems Operations on AWS

  • Systems Operators
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
  • Which AWS Services Should You Study?
  • Reference Architecture: The Three-Tier Design
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials

Lessons 3: Working with AWS Cloud Services

  • Introduction to AWS Cloud Services
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Resources to Review
  • Exercises

Lessons 4: Security and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • Security on AWS
  • Securing Your AWS Account with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Securing Your AWS Cloud Services
  • Monitoring to Enhance Security
  • AWS Cloud Service-Specific Security
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Exercises

Lessons 5: Compute

  • Introduction to AWS Compute Services
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
  • Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS)
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • AWS Lambda
  • Amazon Lightsail
  • AWS Batch
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Resources to Review
  • Exercises

Lessons 6: Networking

  • Introduction to Networking on AWS
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  • AWS Direct Connect
  • Load Balancing
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Amazon Route 53
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Summary
  • Resources to Review
  • Exam Essentials
  • Exercises

Lessons 7: Storage Systems

  • Understanding Different Storage Options
  • Block Storage on AWS
  • Object Storage on AWS
  • Systems Operator Scenario: The Newspaper
  • Additional Storage Solutions
  • Summary
  • Resources to Review
  • Exam Essentials
  • Exercises

Lessons 8: Databases

  • Introduction to AWS Databases
  • Monitoring Amazon RDS
  • Non-Relational Databases
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Databases
  • Amazon ElastiCache
  • Summary
  • Resources to Review
  • Exam Essentials
  • Exercises

Lessons 9: Application Deployment and Management

  • Introduction to Application Deployment and Management
  • Deployment Strategies
  • Deployment Services
  • Summary
  • Resources to Review
  • Exam Essentials
  • Exercises

Lessons 10: Monitoring and Metrics

  • Introduction to Monitoring and Metrics
  • An Overview of Monitoring
  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • Amazon CloudWatch Events
  • Amazon CloudWatch Logs
  • Monitoring AWS Charges
  • AWS CloudTrail
  • AWS Config
  • Summary
  • Resources to Review
  • Exam Essentials
  • Exercises

Lessons 11: High Availability

  • Introduction to High Availability
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service
  • Highly Available Architectures
  • Multi-Region High Availability
  • Highly Available Connectivity Options
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Summary
  • Resources to Review
  • Exam Essentials
  • Exercises

Hands-on LAB Activities

Security and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • Creating a Linux Instance
  • Configuring an IAM Role
  • Attaching an AWS IAM Role to an Instance
  • Creating an IAM Group
  • Creating an IAM Policy


  • Configuring an Amazon Linux Instance
  • Creating a Template from an Instance
  • Assigning an Elastic IP Address to an EC2 Instance


  • Creating a VPC
  • Creating a Subnet
  • Creating a VPC Peering Connection
  • Creating a Security Group
  • Creating a Network Interface
  • Creating a Network ACL
  • Creating an Image from an Instance
  • Creating an Auto Scaling Group with a Single Instance
  • Creating a Health Check
  • Deleting a VPC

Storage Systems

  • Creating an Encrypted Amazon EBS Volume
  • Creating a Snapshot
  • Creating an Amazon Glacier Vault
  • Creating an Amazon S3 Bucket


  • Creating a New Option Group Using the Console

Application Deployment and Management

  • Creating an Application in Elastic Beanstalk
  • Creating a CloudFormation Template
  • Using the AWS Command Line Interface

Monitoring and Metrics

  • Creating a CloudWatch Dashboard and Adding a Metric to It

High Availability

  • Creating an Amazon SQS Queue
  • Creating an Amazon SNS Topic

Exam FAQs

There is no official prerequisites for the Amazon SysOps Administrator-Associate exam.

USD 150

Multiple choice, multiple-answer

130 minutes


(on a scale of 100-1000)

In the event that you do not pass to pass an AWS Certification exam, you may retake the exam subject to the following conditions:

  • You must wait 14 days from the day you fail to take the exam again.
  • Candidates must pay the exam price each time they attempt the exam.
  • AWS beta examinations may only be taken one (1) time by each candidate.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again unless their current certification has expired.
  • A test result found to be in violation of the retake policy will be marked invalid, which will result in no credit awarded for the test taken. Repeat violators will be banned from participation in the AWS Certification Program.

Three years