SysOps Administrator – Associate course


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Two down, one to go. This is reportedly the big one – significantly harder than the Developer and Solutions Architect exams. So I took my time with this one. I also took the AWS practice exam as well as practice tests from For more hands-on experience to reinforce what was covered in the course, I subscribed to a month of where I earned over a dozen badges (a badge for each of a series of completed labs).

Ok, now I should be ready!

Off to take the AWS SysOps Administrator – Associate exam.



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Qwiklabs provides an environment to obtain hands-on cloud experience usingĀ  native console access. There are many dozens of labs that walk one through various common AWS and Google Cloud tasks. A “quest” is a series of labs that comprise a unit of study, such as deploying a Docker or Big Data application.

I subscribed for one month of unlimited access to supplement my courses taken at and build a little muscle-memory for common tasks, as well as gain exposure to AWS services only briefly discussed in a course. I also had time to take an intro to Google Cloud, which they happened to just add while I was there.