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AWS Certification BootCamp for SysOps Administrator – Associate: SOA-C01

Amazon Web Services

Duration: 5 Days


This is a two-and-a-half-day hands-on course on Amazon Web Services (AWS) from CloudThat will help candidates delve deep into deploying, operating and managing scalable systems on AWS infrastructure using services like VPC, CloudFront, IAM and CloudFormation.

Taking up this BootCamp course will help IT professionals clear the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator- Associate (SOA-C01) exam and successfully become AWS certified.

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate examination is intended for systems administrators with at least one year of experience in deployment, management, and operations on AWS.

Why You Need to Become AWS Certified?

  • With 31% market share in Cloud computing, AWS is undoubtedly a leader among Cloud service providers. Therefore, holding an AWS certification can prepare you for the upcoming opportunities in IT job market.
  • AWS certification is one of the highest-paying job categories. The average salary of AWS certified IT professionals is 30
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  • To attain a deep knowledge of AWS infrastructure and deployment  on AWS.
  • To attain skills to clear the AWS SysOps Administrator Certification Exam – SOA-C01.

Who Should Attend

  • IT Professionals who want to learn to mange existing AWS infrastructure and to identify performance bottlenecks.
  • IT Professionals who want to clear the AWS SysOps Administrator Certification exam – SOA-C01.


Candidates can take up this AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate level examination (SOA-C01) only if they have:

  • Understanding of Cloud Computing
  • Working knowledge of Linux

Course Outline

Day 01

Fundamentals of Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Regions
  • Availability Zones and Data centers
  • AWS Credentials
  • Review of All AWS Services

Amazon S3

  • Fundamental APIs: PUT, GET, LIST, DELETE
  • Consistency model
    • Types of consistency model for distributed storage
    • S3’s consistency model
    • Really understanding eventual consistency
  • S3 Namespace
  • Access Control List
  • Bucket Policy
  • Pre-signed URL
  • Multipart upload
  • Understanding Pricing for S3

Hands-on: S3 Lab; Creating Buckets, objects, and managing access control

  • Data encryption with S3
  • Multipart upload
  • Understanding Pricing for S3
  • Data encryption with S3
  • AWS Import/Export Service
  • Server side logging
  • Versioning of data in S3
  • Architecture case study of common Use Cases of S3

Amazon CloudTrail

  • Introduction
  • Features
  • Usage & Limitations
  • Pricing

Amazon EC2

  • EC2 Architecture
  • EC2 Instance types
    • Hardware differences
    • On-Demand Instances
    • Reserved Instances
    • Spot Instances
  • Data Persistence Models
  • Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
  • Amazon Elastic File System
  • Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
    • S3 AMI
    • EBS AMI
  • EC2 Security Model
    • Security Credentials
      • Signon Credentials
      • Key pairs
      • X.509 certificate
      • Access keys
    • EC2 Security Groups
  • Instance addressing
  • Generating Custom AMIs
  • Working with EC2 Console
  • Monitoring Instances with Amazon CloudWatch
  • Amazon Elastic IP

Hands-on: Hosting an Application on EC2

Day 02

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Architecture of CloudWatch
  • APIs and Use Cases
  • Canned metrics
  • Custom metrics
  • Logging, Monitoring and Alarm

Simple Notification Service (SNS)

  • Delivery Methods
  • Use Cases

Hands-on: Setting up CloudWatch Alarm for the hosted Application and get Notified via SNS

Amazon Lambda

  • Introduction
  • Lambda Functions
  • Event Sources
  • Context Object
  • Integration with AWS Services

Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS)

  • Core advantages of EBS
  • Starting an EBS database instance
  • Starting read-replica of database
  • High fault tolerant multi AZ deployment

Hands-on: Deploying and scaling and application using RDS

Day 03

Amazon Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)

  • Fundamentals of a Load Balancer
  • Starting a load balancer instance
  • Sticky sessions
  • SSL termination on ELB

Hands-on: Scaling the Application using Amazon ELB

AWS Certificate Manager (ACM)

  • Introduction
  • ACM Concepts
  • ACM Certificate Characteristics
  • Types of Certificates
  • Services Integrated with ACM


  • Understanding auto-scaling
  • Auto-scaling Fundamentals
  • Setting up auto-scaling rules

Hands-on: Deploying an auto-scaling app on the cloud using auto-scaling, EC2, RDS, ELB

Amazon VPC

  • Deep Dive into AWS networking infrastructure
  • VPC Networking Fundamentals
  • Private and Public Subnets
    • Allocation of IP Addresses
    • CIDR Notation
  • Elastic Network Interface (ENI)
  • Routing inside VPC
    • Network Address Translation (NAT)
    • Internet Gateways
    • Configuring Routes
  • VPN tunnels to VPC
  • VPC Peering Connections

Hands-on: Hosting secure applications using public and private subnets

Day 04

Identity & Access Management (IAM)

  • Understanding IAM
  • Groups and Users
  • Application “Roles” in IAM
  • Access Policies
  • Federated Authentication on IAM

Hands-on: Generating groups, users, access policies and control


  • CDN Fundamentals
  • Using CloudFront for Public Data
  • Using CloudFront for Access Controlled Data

Hands-on: Setup CloudFront CDN for an Application

Route 53

  • Deep Dive on DNS Architecture
  • Using Route53 for your Domain Name
  • Creating Name Server Entries
  • Setting up Health Checks
  • Configuring for Multi-Location application
    • Master – Slave Configuration
    • Master – Master Configuration
    • Weighted Round Robin
    • Geo-location Aware Routing

Hands-on: Moving an existing domain name to Route53 and configuring multi-location Routing

Day 05

Cloud Formation

  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Understanding the Cloud Formation template sub-sections
  • Generating template for our Infrastructure
  • Deploying using Cloud Formation

Hands-on: Generating and Deploying Cloud Formation Templates


  1. What is SQS?
  2. Queue Types
  3. Dead letter queues.
  4. Use cases

AWS Beanstalk

  • Introduction
  • Applications
  • Environments


  • Introduction
  • SSM Agent
  • EC2 Systems Manager
  • SSM Document Syntax
  • Run Command
  • Automation
  • Inventory
  • Patch Manager

Code Commit

  • Introduction
  • Working with Repositories
  • Working with Commits
  • Pricing

Code Pipeline

  • Code Pipeline
  • Workflow using Code Pipeline
  • Integration with other AWS Services

AWS CodeBuild

  • Introduction
  • Working with AWS CodeBuild
  • Pricing

Code Deploy

  • Introduction
  • Key Concepts
  • Repositories
  • Deployment Workflow
  • AppSpec Files

AWS Trusted Advisor

  • Introduction
  • Key Concepts

AWS WAF (Web Application Firewall) 

  • Introduction
  • Use cases

Firewall Manager

  • Introduction
  • Use cases


  • Introduction
  • Use cases

Systems Operations on AWS

  • Responsibility of a SysOps Admin
  • Performance Consideration
  • Multi-region Deployement
  • Deployement Strategies
  • Cost Optimizations
  • Resource Tags

Hands-on: Custom CloudWatch Metrics

Career Path

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About The Trainer

Prarthit Mehta

Prarthit Mehta Subject Matter Expert – Cloud

Prarthit has been involved in various large and complex projects for global clients. He has experience in AWS, Microsoft infrastructure technologies, Windows servers, designing Active Directory and managing various domain services. He also has working experience in AWS and Big Data platforms. Having core training and consulting experience, he is involved in delivering training to corporate and individuals on cutting edge technologies. He holds following Certifications:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate and Professional Levels
  • Microsoft Certified Architecting Azure Solutions
  • Legacy Microsoft Technologies such as Server 2003 and 2007
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