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How to Become an AWS Certified SysOps Administrator

Author: Rich Morrow

This Certification Prep Guide provides an overview of the current AWS SysOps Administrator certification and offers helpful tips that you can use when preparing for your AWS SysOps Administrator certification exam.

Why get certified as an AWS SysOps Administrator?

If you’re looking to advance your career in IT, there are few better ways than an AWS certification. In terms of popularity, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate is only rivaled by the Architect Associate credential. In Global Knowledge’s IT Skills and Salary Report, Architect Associate was found to be the second highest-paying certification among all certifications (including non-AWS certifications), paying an average salary north of $125,000—not too shabby for someone looking to move upward and onward.

Unlike other certifications that focus primarily on one technology (i.e. Hadoop, MySQL, etc.), AWS certifications may cover a couple dozen AWS services. If you’re taking an AWS certification exam, you’re expected to know a bit about a lot. The “jack of all trades” with knowledge about storage, networking and processing are set up for success.