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New Cloud Academy Course: Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Whether it’s about server safety and security or user access, if you’re serving up applications on AWS, your primary design focus has got to be on your Virtual Private Cloud. By directing and controlling traffic moving in all directions, VPCs are the hubs that pull just about everything AWS together. Planning to build on AWS? You’ve got to get your VPC right.

Cloud Academy can help. We’ve just released AWS261: Virtual Private Clouds, the first 200 level course in our Amazon Web Services Learning Tracks series. AWS261 offers a close look at AWS’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), the primary tool for organizing and securing just about every element of your AWS infrastructure.

Cloud Academy course author, Information Systems Architect David Robinson, will guide you through understanding and then building an effective VPC. Besides the basic architectural principles and common use-case scenarios, he’ll also touch on topics like VPC security, VPN connectivity, and NAT instances.

By following the four Tracks of the AWS series – 100-level (Basic), 200-level (Intermediate), 300-level (Advanced), and Tutorial Tracks – you’ll be able to systematically progress through all the core and specialized skills you’ll need to master Amazon’s cloud administration.

Of course, if you’re already comfortable with many AWS tools, but just need to quickly fill in some holes in your knowledge, our Tracks series can also help. Whether it’s a particular service configuration that’s confounding you or a larger design problem, you’ll be able to instantly zero in on just the information you’re after.

Update March 2019: David’s released a new course on Working with AWS’s Domain Name System: Amazon Route 53

Worth checking it out.

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David Clinton

A Linux system administrator with twenty years' experience as a high school teacher, David has been around the industry long enough to have witnessed decades of technology trend predictions; most of them turning out to be dead wrong.

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