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AWS for System Administrators


Duration: 2 Days

Method: Hands-On, Instructor Led

Price: $1200.00

Course Code: AW1001


This course provides a hands-on examination of the key concepts, technologies, products and services used by in a typical AWS infrastructure.

The course begins with a simple setup of an application. Proceeds to walk the operations engineers through the complete operations lifecycle, including pushing a “production ready” app to AWS and configuring a simple H/A solution.

The focus is on the system administration aspects of AWS instead of the development aspects.


  • I. Overview / Review of AWS
  • II. Working with AWS
    • Meta-services v. DIY solutions
    • Key-meta services: Storage, compute, networking, database, deployment, management, etc.
    • Relating meta-services to Intuit infrastructure
    • Software development process and operations – managing the intersection of both
  • III. SDK Recipes for Meta-services (each meta-service will be covered)
    • Setup / Configuration / Administration
    • Monitoring / Notifications / Interactions
    • Security
    • Best practices
    • Gotchas
  • IV. Tying it all together – Client Case Study