AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty 2020

By Steven Moran
By Brock Tubre

In this course, we'll give you the knowledge to pass the Advanced Networking Specialty Exam.

25 hours
  • 125 Lessons
  • 3 Hands-On Labs
  • 7 Course Quizzes
  • 1 Practice Exam

About the course

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) networking ecosystem is rapidly growing, and more networking components and architectures are available to you than ever before.

Organizations want to get the most of their cloud infrastructure and cloud-native services, that communicate using traditional IP networking. Many organizations moving to the cloud already have extensive, real-world networks that need to be successfully integrated with cloud resources. This is where you – as a Networking specialist – and our AWS Certified Advanced Networking Specialty Course comes to the rescue!

If you currently have an interest in cloud-native or hybrid networking – or just want to improve your cloud networking skills – then this is the course for you! We do recommend that you have an associate-level certification first before attempting this course – ideally SysOps Administrator.

We also recommend that students taking this course also have a baseline level of knowledge for various networking topics including the OSI model, IPv4 addressing and CIDR, simple IP routing logic, and subnetting.

In this course, we will cover the areas of AWS networking and associated services you’ll need to know to obtain the AWS Advanced Networking – Specialty certification and become an AWS networking specialist, including:

  • Design and implement pure-cloud AWS networks

  • Integrate AWS advanced network services with your applications

  • Design and implement complex and scalable hybrid networks


  • Plan and implement appropriate network security controls
  • Advanced operational and troubleshooting skills & techniques throughout each section

  • Network automation skills & automation tools

This course has plenty of lectures, demos, hands-on labs, and quizzes. All of our engaging content will help you level up your AWS networking skills – for your career growth as well as to crush the exam.

So gurus, when you’re ready, let’s get started!

  • Chapter 1 5 Lessons Introduction 23:28

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:18

    Introduction

    3:28

    Course Overview

    8:55

    Exam Overview

    8:53

    A Note About Demo Lessons

    0:54
  • Chapter 2 25 Lessons Design and Implement AWS Networks 4:56:41

    Introduction

    4:30

    AWS Global Infrastructure

    17:21

    VPC Basic Networking Design

    15:33

    Demo: Default VPC

    4:38

    Subnets, VPC Routers, and Route Tables Part 1

    13:24

    Subnets, VPC Routers, and Route Tables Part 2

    13:54

    Demo: Subnets, VPC Routers, and Route Tables

    13:43

    Elastic Network Interface, Elastic IP, and Internet Gateway Part 1

    8:54

    Elastic Network Interface, Elastic IP, and Internet Gateway Part 2

    13:39

    Demo: Elastic Network Interface, Elastic IP, and Internet Gateway

    13:31

    Traffic Control: Network Access Control Lists and Security Groups Part 1

    9:31

    Traffic Control: Network Access Control Lists and Security Groups Part 2

    21:47

    NAT Gateways

    11:29

    Demo: NAT Gateway

    5:52

    VPC Endpoints

    14:52

    Demo: VPC Endpoints

    6:15

    VPC Peering

    16:15

    Demo: VPC Peering

    15:19

    Creating VPC Flow Logs

    11:13

    Viewing VPC Flow Logs

    4:36

    Demo: Define and View VPC Flow Logs

    14:18

    Network Performance

    12:13

    Exam Tips

    18:54

    Create a Multi-Subnet VPC with Secure Access to Private Servers with Outbound Internet Access

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Chapter 2 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 3 35 Lessons Configure Network Integration with Application Services 7:44:28

    Introduction

    4:08

    Domain Name System

    12:56

    Route 53 Hosted Zones and Zone Records – Part 1

    12:43

    Route 53 Hosted Zones and Zone Records – Part 2

    13:05

    Route 53 Demo: Hosted Zones and Zone Records

    10:01

    Route 53 Subdomain Delegation

    9:47

    Route 53 Demo: Subdomain Delegation

    4:14

    Route 53 Routing Policies Part 1

    11:06

    Route 53 Routing Policies Part 2

    14:57

    Route 53 Health Checks

    13:20

    Route 53 Demo: Health Checks and DNS Failover

    11:56

    Route 53 Demo: Routing Policies and DNS Failover

    12:38

    Route 53 Private Hosted Zones

    6:30

    Route 53 Demo: VPC DNS

    12:05

    Demo: Route 53

    29:34

    Elastic Load Balancer ALBs, NLBs, and Classic Part 1

    13:09

    Elastic Load Balancer ALBs, NLBs, and Classic Part 2

    12:32

    Elastic Load Balancer ALBs, NLBs, and Classic Part 3

    14:49

    Demo: Elastic Load Balancer Part 1

    15:54

    Demo: Elastic Load Balancer Part 2

    14:57

    CloudFront Part 1

    11:19

    CloudFront Part 2

    16:39

    Demo: CloudFront

    16:36

    VPC Endpoint Services with AWS PrivateLink

    12:34

    Demo: VPC Endpoint Services with AWS PrivateLink

    15:30

    Lambda within a VPC

    5:47

    Lambda@Edge

    7:03

    Demo: Lambda within a VPC and Lambda@Edge

    17:01

    Amazon WorkSpaces

    18:14

    Amazon AppStream 2.0

    8:25

    Exam Tips

    19:43

    Demo: Configure Network Integration with Application Services Part 1

    47:55

    Demo: Configure Network Integration with Application Services Part 2 - Cleanup

    2:21

    Create a VPC Endpoint and S3 bucket in AWS

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Chapter 3 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 4 19 Lessons Hybrid Networking Basics and VPNs in AWS 4:02:04

    Introduction

    3:31

    Virtual Private Gateway

    8:33

    AWS Hybrid Route Learning

    16:35

    Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

    8:37

    BGP Prefix Preference - Part 1

    9:44

    BGP Prefix Preference - Part 2

    9:09

    BGP Prefix Preference - Part 3

    14:36

    VPN and IPSec Overview

    19:53

    Customer Gateways

    11:35

    AWS Site-to-Site VPN Configuration

    21:49

    Demo: AWS VPN Connection - Part 1

    16:28

    Demo: AWS VPN Connection - Part 2

    17:26

    Demo: AWS VPN Connection - Part 3

    1:23

    AWS VGW and VPN Limitations

    13:21

    Other VPN Options in AWS

    22:14

    AWS VPN Monitoring and Optimization

    13:25

    AWS VPN Cost Optimization

    13:43

    Exam Tips

    5:02

    Chapter 4 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 5 16 Lessons AWS Direct Connect and Hybrid DNS 2:39:17

    Introduction

    4:03

    Direct Connect Locations & Hardware

    5:32

    DX Connections

    6:52

    Demo: DX Connections

    14:35

    Virtual Interfaces (VIFs)

    9:09

    Demo: Virtual Interfaces

    7:20

    Virtual LANs (VLANs)

    18:57

    Virtual Interfaces & BGP

    8:07

    Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs)

    6:09

    Demo: Link Aggregation Groups

    1:59

    Direct Connect Gateways

    10:54

    Demo: DX Gateway

    6:12

    Well-Architected Direct Connect

    23:42

    Hybrid DNS

    15:11

    Exam Tips

    5:35

    Chapter 5 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 6 11 Lessons Transitive Networking 1:54:25

    Introduction

    6:31

    Inter-VPC Connectivity

    10:38

    Transit VPCs and Hybrid Connectivity

    8:07

    Transit Gateway Configuration

    12:49

    Transit Gateway Routing

    8:08

    Network Size Limits

    6:38

    Demo: Transit Gateway Part 1

    20:29

    Demo: Transit Gateway Part 2

    24:32

    Exam Tips

    1:33

    Configure Transit Gateway for a Multi-VPC Environment

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Chapter 6 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 7 10 Lessons Design and Implement for Security and Compliance 2:41:33

    Introduction

    6:01

    Traffic Control

    23:12

    Demo: Web Application Firewall

    19:12

    Traffic Protection

    23:28

    Demo: AWS Certificate Manager

    24:37

    Traffic Awareness

    17:19

    Demo: AWS Guard Duty & AWS Inspector

    13:42

    Governance & Compliance

    14:14

    Exam Tips

    4:48

    Chapter 7 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 8 9 Lessons Automate AWS Tasks 1:33:12

    Introduction

    2:40

    Infrastructure as Code

    8:30

    CloudFormation Part 1

    17:23

    CloudFormation Part 2

    10:49

    Demo: CloudFormation

    20:27

    OpsWorks and CDK

    7:46

    Troubleshoot CloudFormation

    4:10

    Exam Tips

    6:27

    Chapter 8 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 9 3 Lessons Conclusion 3:10:12

    Final Words

    9:13

    Conclusion

    0:59

    AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty

    3:00:00 Quiz

What you will need

  • An AWS Associate-level of knowledge of AWS networking services

  • IP networking experience is recommended.

What you can expect

  • Implement well-architected AWS-native and/or Hybrid IP networking infrastructures.

  • Monitor AWS networks for reliability, performance, and security.

  • Integrate AWS networks with other AWS services.

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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