AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate (SOA-C01) Cert Guide

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate (SOA-C01) Cert Guide

by Anthony Sequeira

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Learn, prepare, and practice for AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (SOA-C01) exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning.
  • Master AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (SOA-C01) exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (SOA-C01) Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling author and expert instructor Anthony Sequeira shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.
The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.
Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.
The study guide helps you master all the topics on the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam, including:
  • Monitoring and reporting: create and maintain metrics and alarms; recognize, differentiate, and remediate based on metrics
  • High availability: implement scalability and elasticity; recognize and differentiate highly available and resilient AWS environments
  • Deployment and provisioning: provision cloud resources, and identify and remediate deployment issues
  • Storage and data management: create and manage data retention; identify and implement data protection, encryption, and capacity planning
  • Security and compliance: implement and manage security policies; implement access controls; understand the shared responsibility model
  • Networking: use AWS networking features and connectivity services; gather and interpret relevant data for network troubleshooting
  • Automation and optimization: manage and assess resource utilization, use cost-optimization strategies, and automate processes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780135783443
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 11/26/2019
Series: Certification Guide
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Anthony Sequeira, CCIE No. 15626, is a seasoned trainer and author regarding various levels and tracks of Cisco, Microsoft, and AWS certifications. Anthony formally began his career in the information technology industry in 1994 with IBM in Tampa, Florida. He quickly formed his own computer consultancy, Computer Solutions, and then discovered his true passion—teaching and writing about information technologies.

Anthony joined Mastering Computers in 1996 and lectured to massive audiences around the world about the latest in computer technologies. Mastering Computers became the revolutionary online training company KnowledgeNet, and Anthony trained there for many years.

Anthony is currently pursuing his second CCIE in the area of Cisco Data Center! Anthony is happier than he has ever been in his career as a freelance author and trainer. Keep up with his latest projects at

Table of Contents

    Introduction xix
Chapter 1 Monitoring and Reporting 3
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 4
    Performance and Availability Metrics 7
    Create and Maintain Metrics and Alarms 16
    Remediation Based on Metrics 31
    Review All Key Topics 37
    Define Key Terms 37
    Q&A 37
Chapter 2 High Availability 39
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 39
    Implement Scalability and Elasticity 42
    Highly Available Versus Reliable and Resilient Environments 46
    Review All Key Topics 67
    Define Key Terms 68
    Q&A 68
Chapter 3 Deployment and Provisioning 71
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 71
    Tools and Best Practices 74
    Troubleshoot and Remediate 93
    Review All Key Topics 96
    Define Key Terms 97
    Q&A 97
Chapter 4 Storage and Data Management 99
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 99
    Object and Block Storage 102
    Other Storage Technologies 112
    Storage Encryption 120
    Review All Key Topics 126
    Define Key Terms 126
    Q&A 126
Chapter 5 Security and Compliance 129
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 129
    The Shared Responsibility Model 132
    Security Policies in AWS 135
    Access Controls 140
    Review All Key Topics 152
    Define Key Terms 152
    Q&A 153
Chapter 6 Networking 155
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 155
    AWS Networking Features 157
    AWS Connectivity Services 178
    Network Troubleshooting 187
    Review All Key Topics 190
    Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 190
    Define Key Terms 190
    Q&A 191
Chapter 7 Automation and Optimization 193
    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 193
    Managing Resource Utilization 196
    Cost Optimization Strategies 213
    Deploy Automation 218
    Review All Key Topics 223
    Define Key Terms 224
    Q&A 224
Chapter 8 Final Preparation 225
    Exam Information 225
    Getting Ready 228
    Tools for Final Preparation 229
    Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study 233
    Summary 233
Glossary of Key Terms 235
APPENDIX A Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Q&A Sections 241
APPENDIX B AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (SOA-C01) Certification Guide Exam Updates 247
APPENDIX C Select Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 249 Online Elements
APPENDIX D Study Planner
9780135853252, TOC, 10/29/2019

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