NEW EXAM VERSION – AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate SOA-C02 vs SOA-CO1

AWS recently announced a new update on the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam. This certification exam is designed for individuals who have at least a year of hands-on experience with networking, management, deployment, and security on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. The sample exam questions can be found in this link.

If you are interested in taking the new version of the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) exam, the beta phase will begin in early 2021. The current version SOA-C01 will continue to be available throughout the beta phase of the new exam.

What’s New?

Response Types

The new AWS SOA-C02 certification exam will include questions that will test your knowledge of the best practices through different scenarios.

There are three types of questions on the examination:

  • Multiple choice: Select the best response from four given options.
  • Multiple response: Select two or three responses from five or more options.
  • Exam lab: Perform the given tasks in the AWS Management Console or AWS CLI.

Content Outline

The new AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam has six (6) different domains, each with corresponding weight and topic coverage.

Domain 1: Monitoring, Logging, and Remediation (20%)

  • Implement metrics, alarms, and filters by using AWS monitoring and logging services
  • Remediate issues based on monitoring and availability metrics

Domain 2: Reliability and Business Continuity (16%)

  • Implement scalability and elasticity
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  • Implement high availability and resilient environments
  • Implement backup and restore strategies

Domain 3: Deployment, Provisioning, and Automation (18%)

  • Provision and maintain cloud resources
  • Automate manual or repeatable processes

Domain 4: Security and Compliance (16%)

  • Implement and manage security and compliance policies
  • Implement data and infrastructure protection strategies

Domain 5: Networking and Content Delivery (18%)

  • Implement networking features and connectivity
  • Configure domains, DNS services, and content delivery
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity issues

Domain 6: Cost and Performance Optimization (12%)

  • Implement cost optimization strategies
  • Implement performance optimization strategies

Exam Results

The minimum passing score for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (SOA-C02) examination is still 720.

After you’ve completed the exam, the system will automatically display the results on your screen. If you need to view your detailed exam results, you’ll need to wait three to five business days for it to be available in your AWS Certification Account.

SOA-C01 vs SOA-CO2 Comparison

Are you planning to take your AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate exam soon? You can check this SOA-CO1 vs SOA-CO2 comparison based on the information that we have gathered so far. We will continue to update this page once we have taken the beta exam.

SOA-C02SOA-C01
Exam Domain

Domain 1: Monitoring, Logging, and Remediation (20%)

Domain 2: Reliability and Business Continuity (16%)

Domain 3: Deployment, Provisioning, and Automation (18%)

Domain 4: Security and Compliance (16%)

Domain 5: Networking and Content Delivery (18%)

Domain 6: Cost and Performance Optimization (12%)

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
  • Multiple response
  • Exam lab
  • Multiple choice
  • Multiple response

In the comparison above, the old version (SOA-C01) has 7 domains, while the new one (SOA-C02) has 6 domains. Take note that the new version of the exam has an exam lab item. For more information about the SOA-C02 exam, you can check out this exam guide.

More updates on the new AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate exam will be published on this page as we get new information.

In another news, AWS will be retiring the AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty (AXS-C01) exam on March 23, 2021. Take note that AWS will not issue new AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty certifications. If you plan on taking this certification exam, the last day to take the exam will be on March 22, 2021. You can book your exam on the AWS Certification page.

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