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Amazon Web Services - System Operations on AWS (3-day class)

Class Sessions

Date Location Cost
  • Tue Oct 15, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Wed Oct 16, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thu Oct 17, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Birch Hall 107 (Birch Lab B) $1,150

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Class Description

Learn 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, as well as common techniques used throughout the industry.


In this course, you will learn how to:

  • 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


Intended audience: 

This course is intended for systems administrators and software developers, especially those in DevOps roles

We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of AWS essentials
  • Background in either software development or systems administration
  • Some experience with maintaining operating systems at the command line (shell scripting in Linux environments, cmd or PowerShell in Windows)
  • Basic knowledge of networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP)



This course will cover the following concepts on each day:


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



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