AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

This certification enables businesses to find and develop personnel with the essential skills needed to carry out cloud activities. Earning the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate certificate validates your ability to deliver, manage, and run workloads on AWS.

Preparing for and attaining this certification will showcase:

  • Your hands-on experience deploying, managing, and operating workloads on AWS as well as implementing security controls and compliance requirements
  • Familiarity with using both the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Understanding of the AWS Well-Architected Framework as well as AWS networking and security services

Who Should Take This Exam?

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate is a great starting point on the AWS Certification path for individuals who may have any of the following:

  • Experience in AWS technology while working in a systems administrator role
  • Strong on-premises IT experience and understanding of mapping on-premises to cloud
  • Experience working in other cloud services

Steps to Achieve Your AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Certification

  1. Attend Cloud Operations on AWS
  2. Pass the following exams:
  • Exam S0A-C02

SysOps Administrator Associate Courses

Cloud Operations on AWS

This course teaches systems operators and anyone performing system operations functions how to install, configure, automate, monitor, secure, maintain and troubleshoot the services, networks, and systems on AWS.

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SysOps Administrator Associate Exams

Exam S0A-C02 - The exam features a combination of three possible question formats, including multiple choice, multiple response, and exam labs.

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Exam Guide and Practice Questions

AWS Certification Renewal

  • Certification through AWS is valid for three years from the date it was earned. Before the three-year period expires, you must recertify to keep your certification current and active.
  • To keep your certification active, you must take the current version of the exam that corresponds to your certification before it expires. AWS does not require or accept other methods of recertification, such as continuing education credits.
  • For Foundational and Associate level certifications, you can also satisfy the recertification requirement for a current certification by passing or recertifying with a higher-level role-based exam.

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SysOps Administrator - Associate: Next Steps

DevOps Engineering on AWS

DevOps Engineering on AWS teaches you how to use the combination of DevOps cultural philosophies, practices, and tools to increase your organization’s ability to develop, deliver, and maintain applications and services at high velocity on AWS.

3 Days | $2025