How to Pass AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate SOA-C02 - Study Question List
2021/3/15 min read
Starting from July 27, 2021, the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate exam has been updated, the exam changed from SOA-C01 to SOA-C02. This blog will help to prepare for the exam base on their exam guide. Below are setlist of question during the review for the exam guide, these are just a few questions when we reading the guide, it won't guarantee to pass the exam if you know all but at least will help you better to prepare the exam.
- How much does CloudWatch Logs Cost?
- How to send Application logs from EC2 to CloudWatch Logs? Specify the log group, set retention, analyze the log data.
- How to use CloudWatch Insights to interactive search and analyze logs?
- How to send notifications when CloudWatch logs exceed a threshold?
- How to use CloudWatch Filter to filter the logs?
- What other AWS services can send logs to CloudWatch logs?
- CloudWatch Logs Alternatives?
- How to archive the old log data to S3 archive storage?
- What is a list of fields CloudTrail shows?
- How to Query, Analyze CloudTrail log data?
- How to use the S3 policy to transfer logs to a cheaper tier?
- How to collect custom metrics, memory, disk usage by using CloudWatch agent?
- How to install CloudWatch Agent to EC2 instance by using Systems Manager?
- How to use CloudWatch Agent with OpenTelemetry?
- What list of AWS services can use CloudWatch Agent to send custom metrics?
- How to use CloudWatch Agent at an on-premised server?
- CloudWatch alternative?
- How to set a billing alarm?
- How to create CPU utilization CloudWatch alarm when CPU is over a certain threshold?
- How to create EC2 instance status CloudWatch alarm, to watch when site id down?
- Why does DynamoDB create a basic alarm?
- How much does the CloudWatch alarm cost?
- CloudWatch alternative?
- What is the list of use cases to use EventBridge?
- How to use EventBridge as a scheduler to trigger Lambda?
AWS System Manager
- What list of features AWS System Manager can provide?
- How to use AutoScaling base on EC2 CPU Usage?
- What is the list of AWS services that can use autoscaling?
- What is the list way to handle auto-scaling?
- AWS Autoscaling alternative?
- How to use RDS to create different RDS databases?
- How to create RDS replicas?
- How to create Aurora?
- How to create Aurora replicas?
- How to set up Multi-AZ for RDS?
- What is the list of AWS services that can use caching?
- How to set up ElasticCache, and which services can use ElasticCache?
- How to set up ElasticCache cluster?
- What's eviction, how do you do to handler eviction for Redis or memcached?
- What list of metrics needs to watch for ElasticCache? and how to react?
Elastic Load Balancer
- How to set up Classic Load Balancer?
- How to set up an Application Load Balancer?
- How to set up Network Load Balancer?
- How to set up Gateway Load Balancer?
- Elastic Load Balancer alternative?
- How to set up Route 53 health check?
- What Route 53 health check alternative?
- What are DNS logs? and what it is for?
- What difference between geolocation vs geoproximity?
- What's the route 53 DNS resolver? and use case?
- Amazon FSx
- How to configure AWS S3 cross-region replication? and Why? latency?
- How to create a static website?
- How to use CloudFront with OAI with an S3 static site?
- How to set up a simple app with AWS Fargate?
- How to use AWS Image Builder?
- How to use OpsWork? basic usage.
- How to use CodeDeploy to deploy code?
- How to deploy a simple express.js app by using CodeDeploy?
- Any other way to deploy?
- List of deploy policy, rolling, immutable and more?
- Good to watch what AWS' limitation then you can send quota request.
- How to create an express.js app with ElasticBeanstalk include deployment?
- CloudFormation vs Terraform? Which is better.
IAM Access Analyzer
- How to use IAM Access Analyzer?
IAM Policy Simulator
- How to use IAM Policy Simulator?
AWS Control Tower
- How to use AWS Control Tower to create a sample, best practice environment?
- How to use AWS KMS? or What if you don't use AWS KMS?
- How to use Cloud HSM?
- What list of services uses encryption at rest at AWS service?
- What list of services does encryption in transit in AWS service?
AWS Store Secrets
- How to use store secrets?
AWS parameter store
- How to use parameter store?
AWS Guard Duty
- How to use Guard Duty? What it can do?
- How to use WAF? and when to use WAF?
- What is the list of AWS WAF Managed rules?
- What AWS Shield and how to use it?
- How to use AWS Config?
- What is the list of common best practices AWS Config to use?
- How to set up AWS Inspector to analyze security issues on EC2?
- What is the list of AWS Service can use AWS Inspector to analyze security issues?
- How to use AWS Macie to discover sensitive data? (PII)
- What data source does it support? does it only support AWS or on-promise?
- Security Groups
- Network ACLs
System Session Manager
- How to use System session manager to access instances?
- What list of AWS services does the system session manager support?
- System session manager alternative?
- VPC endpoints
- How to set up VPC peering? case study?
- What is AWS VPN and what it is for?
- AWS Transit Gateway
- AWS BGP Connections
- AWS Customer Network
- How to build fault-tolerant workloads with AWS?
- VPC Flow logs
- Load Balancer access logs
- AWS WAF web ACL logs
- CloudFront logs
- Any other logs?
- How to backup for a list of services?