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Introducing AWS Certified SysOps Admin – Associate

I am so excited for my upcoming Amazon Web Services (AWS) course at CBT Nuggets. Here is detailed information on it including an outline!


AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
Amazon Web Services – Operations Track – Associate Level

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate course provides you with the technical ability in deployment, management, and operations on the AWS platform.
This course completely covers every exam goal, including:

  • Deploying, managing, and using 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 right AWS service based on compute, data, or security requirements
  • Showing proper use of AWS operational best practices
  • Estimating AWS usage costs and showing operational cost control mechanisms

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What is AWS?


I am taking careful notes on the incredible AWS course at CBT Nuggets for AWS Technical Essentials. Enjoy the notes for this first Nugget in the course – What is AWS?

  • “The Cloud” – specifically the public cloud
  • CBT Nuggets, GMAIL, DropBox are all valid examples of common cloud usage today
  • Access everywhere
  • SaaS (Software as a Service)
  • Pool of resources; multi-tenant; rapid provisioning; on-demand (as-a-service); like a utility bill; scalability; elasticity
  • Cost effective; easy to “on-ramp”
  • Hybrid – part of your usage is in the public cloud while part of it is in your private cloud
  • 1995 –; 2006 – AWS; 2009 – RDS; 2011 – Elastic Beanstalk; 2016 – Lambda
  • Regulations compliance is also available in AWS

The Quiz Questions – Be sure to post your answers in the comments below:

  • Rapid provisioning allows you to very quickly spin up a new virtual machine with minimal effort. True or false?
  • As Ben describes it, a hybrid setup is one in which part of your resources are in AWS, and the rest are with another cloud provider. True or false?
  • In what year did Amazon release Amazon Web Services?
    • a) 1995
    • b) 2006
    • c) 2016
    • d) 2008


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Storage Mastery: A New Blog Series

Editor’s note: This is the first post in new blog series by CBT Nuggets trainer Anthony Sequeira that will cover IT storage technology.


Are you like me, and so many of us in IT today? Did you start in the client/server computing area, mastering technologies such as Windows Server and Windows Desktop? Perhaps, from there you moved into the network infrastructure discipline, mastering technologies such as Cisco and Juniper.

But there is another key area in IT today, and it’s not the servers and clients or the plumbing that connects them all, it’s the storage that provides the data these systems constantly request. In fact, we’re wanting to store more data than ever before, and we expect this data to be available with a click of the mouse no matter where we are located and what device we are using. More and more, individuals and organizations are watching as their digital storage needs pile up to previously unimaginable heights.

CBT Nuggets recognizes the need to train IT staffs in the area of storage, and that is why you will enjoy more and more courses from us such as CompTIA Storage+ and NetApp NCSA. Just like other main areas of IT, storage is evolving. And those IT pros who do not keep up with those changes might just be in danger of going the way of the dino. But whether it’s a NAS or SAN, Fibre Channel or Fibre Channel over Ethernet, or even virtualization or cloud, CBT Nuggets has you covered with the latest cutting-edge training.

In this series of blog posts, I will be introducing you to the some of most advanced and exciting concepts in IT storage today. From virtualization to the cloud, join me as we tour this very hot area of IT.

Do you have a question or a topic request for this series? Let me know in the comments section below, and I would be trilled to respond!