AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

AWS SysOps Administrator – Associate is the most difficult Associate level certification, for system administrators with at least one year of experience who are responsible for system operations roles, including deployment, management, and operations workloads on AWS.


AWS certification overview

Terminology explanation:

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services): A cloud computing platform from Amazon, currently widely used, providing more than 175 services with full features such as compute, database, kernel intelligence. create, machine learning ...
  • AWS Certification: is a certification system that assesses expertise and practical skills on Amazon cloud computing systems.

The Value of Owning an AWS Credential

AWS Certification assesses understanding of the cloud (cloud computing), specifically Amazon Web Services (AWS) services, as well as the effective application of those services in practice; and provide the foundation needed to work with AWS services and solutions.

It can be said that owning an AWS certificate is a strong proof that you have been endorsed by one of the most prestigious organizations in the field of cloud computing. With your AWS certification in hand, you'll advance, demonstrate your skills and open up a wide range of career opportunities in the increasingly competitive Cloud market.

Statistics show that 52% of IT professionals (Information Technology) after gaining AWS professional certifications, their reports are immediately widely searched for in the organization. Furthermore, 45% of professionals effectively performed their roles and 43% improved their job performance significantly (Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report 2019)

AWS Certification System

The AWS certification suite is divided into Cloud Practitioner, Architect, Developer, Operations and Specialty roles; with 3 levels of Foundational (Basic), Asociate (Members) and Professional (Professional).

Foundational: Needs at least 6 months of any position experience with basic knowledge of AWS Cloud.

Associate (Associate): Approximately 1 year of experience in problem solving and solution deployment using AWS Cloud is required.

Professional: At least 2 years of comprehensive experience required in the design, operation, and troubleshooting solutions using AWS Cloud.

Specialty: Has technical experience working with AWS Cloud in a specific area of expertise.

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AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate


AWS SysOps Administrator – Associate is the most difficult Associate level certification, for system administrators with at least one year of experience who are responsible for system operations roles, including deployment, management, and operations workloads on AWS.

AWS SysOps Administrator - Associate will give programmers and system operators a more general view of best practices right from the design and implementation of the system.

It validates an examinee’s ability to:

  • Deploy, manage, and operate scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS.
  • Implement and control the flow of data to and from AWS.
  • Select the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements.
  • Identify appropriate use of AWS operational best practices.
  • Estimate AWS usage costs and identify operational cost control mechanisms.
  • Migrate on-premises workloads to AWS.

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Exam Outline

  • Domain 1: Monitoring and Reporting 22%
  • Domain 2: High Availability 8%
  • Domain 3: Deployment and Provisioning 14%
  • Domain 4: Storage and Data Management 12%
  • Domain 5: Security and Compliance 18%
  • Domain 6: Networking 14%
  • Domain 7: Automation and Optimization 12%

TOTAL 100%

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Domain 1: Monitoring and Reporting 22%
Domain 2: High Availability 8%
Domain 3: Deployment and Provisioning 14%
Domain 4: Storage and Data Management 12%
Domain 5: Security and Compliance 18%
Domain 6: Networking 14%
Domain 7: Automation and Optimization12%
TOTAL 100%


Domain 1: Monitoring and Reporting
1.1 Create and maintain metrics and alarms utilizing AWS monitoring services
1.2 Recognize and differentiate performance and availability metrics
1.3 Perform the steps necessary to remediate based on performance and availability metrics
Domain 2: High Availability
2.1 Implement scalability and elasticity based on use case
2.2 Recognize and differentiate highly available and resilient environments on AWS
Domain 3: Deployment and Provisioning
3.1 Identify and execute steps required to provision cloud resources
3.2 Identify and remediate deployment issues
Domain 4: Storage and Data Management
4.1 Create and manage data retention
4.2 Identify and implement data protection, encryption, and capacity planning needs
Domain 5: Security and Compliance
5.1 Implement and manage security policies on AWS
5.2 Implement access controls when using AWS
5.3 Differentiate between the roles and responsibility within the shared responsibility model
Domain 6: Networking
6.1 Apply AWS networking features
6.2 Implement connectivity services of AWS
6.3 Gather and interpret relevant information for network troubleshooting
Domain 7: Automation and Optimization
7.1 Use AWS services and features to manage and assess resource utilization
7.2 Employ cost-optimization strategies for efficient resource utilization
7.3 Automate manual or repeatable process to minimize management overhead

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Atoha bank account information:

Beneficiary's nameCong ty co phan AtohaNguyen Si Trieu Chau
Bank Account6868 24687777 2468
Bank nameAsia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (ACB)Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (ACB)
Bank addressACB, Tan Son Nhi, HCMCACB, Tan Son Nhi, HCMC


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