AWS Networking

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AWS Networking

Authors: Craig Golightly, Ben Piper

Cloud based networking on AWS in the most basic form is the process of connecting cloud based resources in secure ways that allow your business to access, use, and run... Read more

What you will learn:

  • Survey of the services available for networking on AWS
  • AWS Networking Security Groups
  • Elastic Load Balancer
  • Route 53 DNS
  • API Gateway
  • CloudFront
  • VPC

Pre-requisites

Learners should be familiar with cloud computing and networking, but need to know how to use AWS to accomplish their business needs.

Beginner

In this section you’ll get a survey of the services available to use for networking on AWS.

AWS Network Design: Getting Started

by Craig Golightly

Mar 8, 2019 / 47m

47m

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Description

You know networking but are new to AWS; or maybe you've used AWS but want to better understand their networking services. In this course, AWS Network Design: Getting Started, you will gain an overview of the AWS landscape and how it relates to networking in the cloud. First, you will learn about what solutions and products are available for networking purposes. Next, you will discover the cases in which an enterprise or business might employ them. Finally, you will explore how AWS has designed these products and services for availability and reliability. When you are finished with this course, you will be ready to continue on the Networking on AWS learning path, and you will have a framework to truly understand AWS networking.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Regions and Availability Zones
  3. AWS Networking Services Overview

Intermediate

In this section you’ll learn how to implement Networking Security Groups, Elastic Load Balancer, Route 53 DNS, API Gateway, and Amazon CloudFront.

Implementing AWS Networking Security Groups

by Craig Golightly

May 2, 2019 / 41m

41m

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It can be frustrating when you can't access your EC2 instance and don't know why. In this course, Implementing AWS Networking Security Groups, you will gain the ability to configure security groups and IP addresses to allow the access you need to and from your EC2 instances. First, you will learn about security group rules. Next, you will discover how to configure security groups to meet your needs. Finally, you will explore how to assign internal and external IP addresses to your instances. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of security groups and IP configuration needed to troubleshoot and solve access issues with your EC2 instances.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Configuring Security Groups
  3. Fixing Common Problems with EC2 Access
  4. Assigning Internal vs. External IP Behavior

AWS Networking Deep Dive: Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

by Ben Piper

Jan 25, 2018 / 2h 30m

2h 30m

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Selecting and configuring the right load balancer type can be tough. In this course, AWS Networking Deep Dive: Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), you'll learn how to configure elastic load balancing for any application using the Application and Network Load Balancers. First, you'll discover how to securely load balance internet-facing and internal applications using the Application Load Balancer. Next, you'll explore how to load balance microservices using path-based routing. Finally, you'll delve into how and when to use the Network Load Balancer. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the necessary skills and knowledge to load balance any application.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction to Elastic Load Balancing and Lab Setup
  3. Load Balancing Internet-facing HTTP-based Web Applications
  4. Load Balancing Internal Web Services
  5. Sticky Sessions and Idle Timeouts
  6. Securing Web Applications with HTTPS
  7. Path-based Routing for Microservices
  8. Configuring the Network Load Balancer

AWS Networking Deep Dive: Route 53 DNS

by Ben Piper

May 18, 2018 / 4h 10m

4h 10m

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Understanding and configuring DNS can be tough. In this course, AWS Networking Deep Dive: Route 53 DNS, you'll learn how to configure Route 53 to work with any domain name, even if it's registered with a different registrar. First, you'll learn DNS concepts and how Route 53 fits in with the internet's domain name system. Next, you'll see how to create public hosted zones, health checks, and routing policies. Finally, you'll explore how to use private hosted zones with your AWS VPCs. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the necessary skills and knowledge to use Route 53 with any domain name.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Course Introduction
  3. Lab Setup
  4. Creating Public Hosted Zones and Simple Records
  5. Configuring Health Checks and Failover Records
  6. Distributing Traffic with Weighted Records
  7. Geolocation and Latency Records
  8. Creating Traffic Flow Policies
  9. Load Balancing with Multivalue Answer Records
  10. Creating Private Hosted Zones for Amazon VPCs
  11. Transferring Existing Domain Names to Route 53

AWS Networking and the API Gateway

by Craig Golightly

Jun 26, 2019 / 43m

43m

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Maintaining the necessary infrastructure for scaling, stability, and security of your API can consume precious resources from your team. In this course, AWS Networking and the API Gateway, you will gain the ability to quickly get a robust API up and keep it running. First, you will learn how to set up and deploy an API in AWS API Gateway. Next, you will discover the different access control methods available for your API. Finally, you will explore how to monitor performance and track changes to your API. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to administer an API in AWS API Gateway.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Working with APIs
  3. Controlling Access to APIs
  4. Monitoring and Logging API Activity

Advanced

In this section you’ll dive into how to implement and manage the AWS Virtual Private Cloud.

AWS Networking Deep Dive: Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

by Ben Piper

Aug 8, 2019 / 2h 57m

2h 57m

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Is your existing VPC configuration holding you back? In this course, AWS Networking Deep Dive: Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), you'll learn the inner-workings of VPC components and how they differ from their traditional network analogs. First, you'll discover how to create multi-VPC topologies and build secure connectivity between them. Next, you'll explore how to create and use a transit VPC to enable scalable connectivity between multiple VPCs and on-premises networks. Finally, you'll learn how restrict IPv4 and IPv6 internet access. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to create secure and scalable VPC designs.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Creating Secure Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs)
  3. Creating Secure and Scalable VPCs
  4. VPC Peering
  5. Secure Internet Egress Using NAT Instances
  6. Using a Transit VPC to Connect On-premises and Cloud Resources
  7. Monitoring a VPC
  8. Using CloudHub to Connect Remote Sites Together
  9. Configuring IPv6 Connectivity
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