August 10 to September 28 - AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Study Group

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August 10 to September 28 - AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate Study Group


Saturday’s 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Virtual Session


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Structured two-month AWS Certified SysOps - Associate Study Group that augments your existing certification preparation. The study group provides an environment to

  • Collaborate with others

  • Ask questions

  • Participate in demonstrations and study use cases that reinforce the certification content

  • Assess curated content

  • Practice sample certification question on a daily and weekly basis

  • Share information with other members of the study group.

Session Agenda

  • Question and answer session - 30 mins

  • Practice certification questions - 30 mins

  • Demonstration of building out the reference application or use case deep dive  - 30 mins

  • Question and answer session - 30 mins


  • You are preparing for the certification outside the two-hour weekly study group session.

  • Submit your questions as early as possible.

  • Share information with other members of the group via a slack channel

What’s provided

  • A daily email with a practice question to respond to.

  • Reference application with guides on how to apply current week’s topic

  • Curated content from the notes, questions, and resources shared by other members of the study group.

Slack Workspace -


Each study group session will approach questions, demonstrations and use case deep dives of the respective compute, storage, networking, storage, applications, databases, application deployment, management, monitoring & metrics services from the perspective of the different domains defined in the certification exam.

Domain 1: Monitoring and Reporting

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

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

3.1 Identify and execute steps required to provision cloud resources

3.2 Identify and remediate deployment issues

Domain 4: Storage and Data Management

4.1 Create and manage data retention

4.2 Identify and implement data protection, encryption, and capacity planning needs

Domain 5: Security and Compliance

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

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

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

Preparation Options

  • Udemy Courses

  • Linux Academy

  • Cloud Academy

  • Pluralsight

  • AWS Certified Study Guide Books

The study group is part of Route360 effort to bridge skills and opportunity gaps in tech. We hope this study group assists others in preparing for and passing the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam.

Volunteers answer questions or provide guidance based on years of AWS experience or experience passing the certification exam. Volunteer for as many hours for any session that you are comfortable with. This engagement with volunteer professionals experienced with AWS will lead to other in-depth working workshops and the development of a peer network that is beneficial to everyone.