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  • Copyright 2018
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-485083-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-485083-2

3+ Hours of Video Instruction

Video instruction, demonstrations of Amazon Web Services and third-party cloud solutions provide a clear guide to understanding networking with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.


Networking in Amazon Web Services (AWS) LiveLessons reviews key concepts related to networking, how those concepts apply to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, and how networking enables high availability, fault tolerance, performance, and security. AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional and AWS Authorized Instructor Richard A. Jones covers concepts and methods necessary to design and build secure networks within Amazon Web Services (AWS).

For applications running on EC2, the architecture begins with the network; in AWS, that is the Virtual Private Cloud or VPC. In order to gain the highest degree of security, resiliency, and performance, you need to design the network accordingly. In this series of videos from Richard A. Jones, you learn how network design can help leverage multiple availability zones and how the application of routing, network access control lists, and security groups contribute to security. You also see how to extend on-premises networks into AWS with VPN and Direct Connect, review how to achieve the best performance, and much more.

Gaining an in-depth understanding of the concepts unique to cloud computing is essential for being a valuable asset to any business leveraging AWS for their computing and storage needs.

Topics include:

  • Networking Review
  • Amazon VPC Part 1: Basics
  • Amazon VPC Part 2: Advanced Concepts
  • Network Security
  • Connecting VPCs and On-Premises Networks
  • Performance and Other Notes

Skill Level
  • Intermediate

Learn How To
  • Leverage multiple availability zones via network design
  • Contribute to security via application of routing, network access control lists, and security groups
  • Extend on-premises networks into AWS with VPN and Direct Connect and achieve the best performance

Who Should Take This Course
  • Working solutions architects, network administrators, and system administrators looking to understand and implement Amazon Virtual Private Cloud within their AWS infrastructure

Course Requirements
  • Basic understanding of AWS, including definitions of regions and availability zones

Lesson Descriptions

Lesson 1, “Networking Review,” reviews fundamental knowledge needed throughout the use of AWS VPC, IPv4, and IPv6 addresses as well as classless-interdomain routing, and C.I.D.R notation as a way of specifying ranges of IP addresses.

Lesson 2, “Amazon VPC Part 1: Basics,” discusses Amazon Virtual Private Cloud and how subnets enable the use of multiple availability zones as well as routing, internet access, and how public IP addresses can be allocated and assigned to EC2 instances.

Lesson 3, “Amazon VPC Part 2: Advanced Concepts,” demonstrates how to keep EC2 instances private and protected from the internet while still allowing egress only, or one-way internet access. Review network address translation, third-party virtual network appliances, and VPC endpoints.

Lesson 4, “Network Security,” discusses network security and demonstrates the use of network access control lists and security groups. Amazon VPC provides all the tools needed to create a secure network, but responsibility is needed to use those tools appropriately.

Lesson 5, “Connecting VPCs and On-Premises Networks,” reviews VPC peering, various VPN solutions, and AWS Direct Connect. While isolated networks like Amazon VPC provide powerful means of controlling network traffic and protecting instances, there are plenty of use cases where resources in VPCs need access to resources in other VPCs or on-premises.

Lesson 6, “Performance and Other Notes,” reviews how to achieve the best network performance with Amazon VPC with the knowledge of other features and options. With a rich collection of enablement and security tools, it is capable of high performance.

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Sample Content

Table of Contents


Lesson 1: Networking Review
Learning objectives
1.1 Review of IPv4
1.2 Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) Notation
1.3 Private Network Ranges
1.4 Review of IPv6

Lesson 2: Amazon VPC Part 1: Basics
Learning objectives
2.1 Review of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
2.2 Demo: Creating a VPC
2.3 Subnets
2.4 Demo: Creating Subnets
2.5 Routing
2.6 Internet Access
2.7 Public IPv4 Address Assignment
2.8 IPv6 Address Assignment
2.9 Amazon IP Ranges
2.10 Demo: Enabling Internet Access

Lesson 3: Amazon VPC Part 2: Advanced Concepts
Learning objectives
3.1 Hybrid Subnets with Network Address Translation (NAT)
3.2 Egress-Only Internet Gateway
3.3 Demo: Creating a NAT Gateway
3.4 Third-Party Network Appliances
3.5 VPC Endpoints
3.6 Demo: Creating a VPC Endpoint

Lesson 4: Network Security
Learning objectives
4.1 Security in Layers
4.2 Routing as Security
4.3 Network Access Control Lists (NACLs)
4.4 Demo: Creating NACLs
4.5 Security Groups
4.6 Demo: Creating Security Groups

Lesson 5: Connecting VPCs and On-Premises Networks
Learning objectives
5.1 VPC Peering
5.2 VPC Peering Scenarios
5.3 Demo: Peering two VPCs
5.4 VPN Overview
5.5 AWS Hardware VPN
5.6 Demo: Creating an AWS Hardware VPN
5.7 AWS VPN CloudHub
5.8 Software VPN
5.9 AWS Direct Connect

Lesson 6: Performance and Other Notes
Learning objectives
6.1 Default VPC
6.2 Elastic Network Interface (ENI)
6.3 Enhanced Networking
6.4 Jumbo Frames
6.5 Placement Groups
6.6 DHCP Options



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