AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

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This credential helps organizations identify and develop talent with critical skills for
implementing cloud initiatives. Earning AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
demonstrates experience deploying, managing, and operating workloads on AWS.

Who should take this exam?

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate is intended for system administrators in cloud operations roles to validate technical skills. Before you take this exam, we recommend you have:

  • A minimum of one year of hands-on experience with AWS technology
  • 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

What does it take to earn this certification?

To earn this certification, you’ll need to take and pass the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate exam. The exam features a combination of three possible question formats, including multiple choice, multiple response, and exam labs. Exam labs allow you to showcase your skills by building solutions using the AWS Management Console and AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). Additional information, such as the exam content outline and passing score, is in the exam guide.

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The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate exam validates that a candidate has the experience and skills to contribute and ‘hit the ground running’ within a team supporting an AWS Cloud environment. Candidates who successfully achieve the credential should be able to quickly participate within an organization with an AWS footprint and perform job tasks expected of someone with one-to-two years of experience supporting a variety of computing workloads.”

Justin Raines
senior enterprise architect, CTAC

Exam overview

Level: Associate
Length: 180 minutes to complete the exam
Cost: 150 USD
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Format: 65 scoring opportunities that may be multiple choice, multiple response, or exam lab
Delivery method: Pearson VUE testing center or online proctored exam

Languages offered

This exam is offered in the following languages: English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese.

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