AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate exam is designed 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.

Earning this AWS Certification shows:

  • You can deploy, manage, and operate workloads on AWS.
  • You can support and maintain AWS workloads according to AWS Well-Architected Framework.
  • You can implement security controls to meet compliance requirements and monitor, log, and troubleshoot systems.

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Exam content outline

A new version of this exam is coming in 2021. Learn more on the AWS website.

Domain 1: Monitoring and Reporting (22%)
Domain 2: High Availability (8%)
Domain 3: Deployment and Provisioning (14%)
Domain 4: Storage and Data Management (12%)
Domain 5: Security and Compliance (18%)
Domain 6: Networking (14%)
Domain 7: Automation and Optimization (12%)

Response types

Multiple choice: Has one correct response and three incorrect responses (distractors)
Multiple response: Has two correct responses out of five or more response options

Exam Details


65 questions; multiple choice, multiple answer



Delivery Method

Testing center or online proctored exam


130 minutes to complete the exam


150 USD (Practice Exam: 20 USD) funding options


Available in English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese

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