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On September 24, 2018, we plan to release an updated version of the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam, and the current version of this exam will be retired. If you plan to take the current version of the exam, you may do so through September 23, 2018. Candidates testing on or after September 24, 2018 will take the updated version of the exam.

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam validates technical expertise in deployment, management, and operations on the AWS platform. Exam concepts you should understand for this exam include:

  • Deploying, managing, and operating scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS
  • Migrating an existing on-premises application to AWS
  • Implementing and controlling the flow of data to and from AWS
  • Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
  • Identifying appropriate use of AWS operational best practices
  • Estimating AWS usage costs and identifying operational cost-control mechanisms

Eligible candidates for this exam have:

  • One or more years of hands-on experience operating AWS-based applications
  • Experience provisioning, operating, and maintaining systems running on AWS
  • Ability to identify and gather requirements to define a solution to be built and operated on AWS
  • Capabilities to provide AWS operations and deployment guidance and best practices throughout the life cycle of a project
  • Multiple-choice and multiple-answer questions
  • 80 minutes to complete the exam
  • Available in English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese
  • Practice exam registration fee is USD 20
  • Exam registration fee is USD 150
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Official Study Guide

This book covers exam objectives while guiding you through hands-on exercises based on situations you'll likely encounter as an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator.

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