Working With Amazon CloudFront

6m 3s

In this lesson, we will be looking at Amazon CloudFront design patterns. We will begin by discussing some of CloudFront's key features before discussing two patterns:

  • Pattern 1 – Using CloudFront to cache and secure content when an Application Load Balancer is the origin
  • Pattern 2 – Using CloudFront to cache and secure content when an S3 bucket is the origin

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you will have a greater understanding of:

  • Amazon CloudFront's role in performance and security
  • Common CloudFront design patterns

Intended Audience

Anyone working with AWS Networking will benefit from this lesson, as well as those who are:

  • Studying for the AWS Networking Specialty certification
  • Studying for the AWS Solutions Architect certifications

If you want to increase your AWS knowledge, this lesson is for you.


Before attending this lesson, you should be familiar with Amazon Networking features such as VPCs and Elastic Load Balancers and have a basic understanding of Amazon CloudFront. Experience using Amazon S3 to store static website content would be an advantage.

About the Author
Mike Brown, opens in a new tab
Cloud Specialist Instructor

Mike has worked in IT since 1997, specializing in networking, storage, and architecture. He's been in cloud computing for the last 8 years, working across several cloud platforms but specializing in AWS. He's been involved in many cloud projects over the years covering migrations, hybrid connectivity, security optimization, networking, and storage architecture.

He gained his first training qualification in 1998 and, about 3 years ago, became an AWS Authorized Champion Instructor. He's delivered AWS cloud courses across Europe for a range of clients, with a focus on Architecture, Security, and Networking. He currently holds certifications for the four biggest cloud vendors, including the AWS Solutions Architect Professional, AWS DevOps Engineer, and AWS Advanced Networking specialty certifications.

He lives in the North of England with his wife Frances and their dog Inca.

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