AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate Practice Exam
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate (SOA-C01)
About AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Certification
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate examination is intended for professionals having technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on AWS. The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate 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
The new version - AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate (SOA-C02) is now available.
Exam Prerequisite for Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
Recommended for Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
- Minimum of 1-year hands-on experience with AWS
- Experience managing/operating systems on AWS
- 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
- More than one year of experience as a systems administrator in a systems operations role
- Understanding of virtualization technology
- Ability to monitor and auditing systems experience
- Knowledge of networking concepts (e.g., DNS, TCP/IP, and firewalls)
- Ability to translate architectural requirements
Exam Pattern for Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification
- Types of Questions: Multiple-choice and multiple-answer questions
- Exam time: 130 minutes
- Language: English and Japanese
Course Outline for Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification
Domain 1: Monitoring and Reporting (22%)
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 (8%)
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 (14%)
3.1 Identify and execute steps required to provision cloud resources
3.2 Identify and remediate deployment issues
Domain 4: Storage and Data Management (12%)
4.1 Create and manage data retention
4.2 Identify and implement data protection, encryption, and capacity planning needs
Domain 5: Security and Compliance (18%)
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 (14%)
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 (12%)
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
FAQs on AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Certification
1. What is the prerequisite for taking Amazon Web Services Certification?
No, there is no prerequisite for Exam. Candidate can directly appear for the certification exam.
2. Are there any pre-requisites for taking Professional or Specialty exams?
In October 2018, Amazon has removed the pre-requisites to give candidates more flexibility. Candidates are no longer required to have an Associate certification before pursuing Professional certification, also there is no requirement to have Cloud Practitioner or Associate certification before pursuing Specialty certification. Yet it is suggested to pursue the recommended learning paths as they advance and validate their skills.
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6. What are the options to reschedule the exam if someone is not able to a scheduled appointment?
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The updated exams use a scale-scoring method through which candidate will receive an email confirmation for exam completion. The detailed exam results are made available within 5 business days of completing the exam on your AWS Certification Account under Previous Exams. But for exams using the original percentage scoring method, candidates are sent email after completing the exam, that includes detailed exam results.
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