AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate (SOA-C01)
The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate examination is intended for systems administrators in a systems operations role with at least one year of experience in deployment, management, and operations on AWS.
Abilities Validated by the Certification
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
Recommended Knowledge and Experience
Understanding of the AWS tenets – architecting for the cloud
Hands-on experience with the AWS CLI and SDKs/API tools
Understanding of network technologies as they relate to AWS
Understanding of security concepts with hands-on experience in implementing security controls and compliance requirements
Understanding of virtualization technology
Monitoring and auditing systems experience
Knowledge of networking concepts (e.g., DNS, TCP/IP, and firewalls)
Ability to translate architectural requirements
Prepare for Your Exam
There is no better preparation than hands-on experience. There are many relevant AWS Training courses and other resources to assist you with acquiring additional knowledge and skills to prepare for certification. Please review the exam guide for information about the competencies assessed on the certification exam on AWS site -> AWS Certification section.
To prepare for the exam, we strongly advise you to attend the training courses, review the study material, and gain hands-on experience related to the topics covered in the exam.