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Free study materials for AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) Exam

Hi. In this article, I will provide you with free AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) exam study material to help you pass the exam.

This post is a continuation of the series related to free exam materials, which I started with the post Free exam materials for the CKAD – Kubernetes Certified Application Developer exam.

The AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate certification is designed for AWS administrators who want to validate their technical skills. According to Amazon’s guidelines, a person taking the exam should have at least one year of experience with the AWS cloud.

Online courses

1. freeCodeCamp course

The freeCodeCamp organization released a free course to prepare for this exam.

The course is almost 12 hours long and covers the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • CloudWatch
  • CloudTrail
  • OpsWorks
  • CloudNetworking
  • VPC
  • VPC Endpoints
  • VPC Flow Logs
  • VPC Follow Along
  • Service Catalog
  • NAT
  • NACL
  • Security Groups
  • Route53
  • EC2
  • SSM
  • Parameter Store
  • Secrets Manager
  • AMI
  • ELB
  • ASG
  • EBS
  • Storage Gateway
  • ElastiCache
  • IAM
  • S3
  • Glacier
  • Snowball
  • RDS
  • DynamoDB
  • CloudFormation
  • ECS
  • Elastic Beanstalk

In addition, within the presentation you will find many helpful cheat sheets facilitate study and repetition before the exam itself.

2. AWS Power Hour: SysOps

AWS recently launched a series of meetings designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals required for the exam. The presenters will use demonstrations and real-world examples to show how to install, manage, and operate cloud components.

The series consists of 6 presentations:

  • Episode 1: Let’s Get Started!
  • Episode 2: Networking, Compute, and Security – Oh my!
  • Episode 3: High Availability and Auto Scaling
  • Episode 4: Metrics, Events, and Logs
  • Episode 5: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Episode 6: Review

link to presentation:

3. Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate – virtual event

Another resource is the free preparation course available on the website: AWS CERTIFICATION: EXAM READINESS


Free environment for practical tasks

Amazon provides the opportunity to create a free AWS cloud account. The free account gives you access to over 100 products on AWS for 1 year. This is great for testing most of the services you need to know for the exam. Here, however, there are two things to consider:

  • A debit or credit card must be provided to establish an account.
  • The account itself is free, but it is possible to create components for which you will have to pay. This is worth paying attention to especially when creating an EC2 instance. Here, only one of these machines (t2.micro) is available, which is for free.

Practical tasks

Stelligent has made the entire introductory course for developers working with AWS available for free. This is a good source of assignments that will prepare you for the exam.

Link to the course:

Sample questions

Free sample questions from Amazon

Amazon gives you free access to sample questions:

Cheat sheets

Tutorials Dojo cheat sheets

Tutorials Dojo are the authors of some of the best online exam preparation courses. The creators have also made the entire exam download list available for free. The link is available below:

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