[Intro] AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate (SOA-C02)

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Registration is now open for the new AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate beta exam. You can take the beta exam from February 16, 2021 to March 26, 2021. The current version of the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate exam (SOA-C01) will continue to be available throughout the beta phase of the new exam.

What's new​

We are making updates to the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate exam to account for the rapid pace of innovation on the AWS platform and the latest best practices for the SysOps administrator role. For the first time, exams may include a combination of multiple choice, multiple response, and exam lab items. When you complete exam labs, you will be demonstrating skills relevant to a SysOps administrator role by building solutions with the AWS Management Console and AWS CLI.

You can view an updated description of what to expect in the exam guide. To help you prepare, the outline includes the test domains, the weight of each domain, and detailed learning objectives with example AWS services.

About the certification​

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate is intended for system administrators in cloud operations roles who have at least one year of hands-on experience with deployment, management, networking, and security on AWS. This credential helps organizations identify and develop talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives. By earning AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate, builders can highlight their experience using AWS optimization strategies, network configuration, and security implementation and compliance policies.

Introduction
The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) examination is intended for system administrators in a cloud operations role who have at least 1 year of hands-on experience with deployment, management, networking, and security on AWS.

The exam validates an examinee’s ability to:
 Deploy, manage, and operate workloads on AWS
 Support and maintain AWS workloads according to the AWS Well-Architected Framework
 Perform operations by using the AWS Management Console and the AWS CLI
 Implement security controls to meet compliance requirements
 Monitor, log, and troubleshoot systems
 Apply networking concepts (for example, DNS, TCP/IP, firewalls)
 Implement architectural requirements (for example, high availability, performance, capacity)
 Perform business continuity and disaster recovery procedures
 Identify, classify, and remediate incidents

Recommended AWS Knowledge
 Minimum of 1 year of hands-on experience with AWS technology
 Experience in deploying, managing, and operating workloads on AWS
 Understanding of the AWS Well-Architected Framework
 Hands-on experience with the AWS Management Console and the AWS CLI
 Understanding of AWS networking and security services
 Hands-on experience in implementing security controls and compliance requirements

Exam Content
Response Types
There may be three types of questions on the examination. Some, or all, of these question types may be present during your exam.
* Multiple choice: Has one correct response and three incorrect responses (distractors).
* Multiple response: Has two correct responses out of five options.
* Exam lab: Has a scenario that is composed of a set of tasks to perform in the AWS Management Console or AWS CLI.
 
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