Networking Fundamentals for AWS
Introduction to AWS Networking

AWS 160, from Cloud Academy's comprehensive Amazon Web Services learning tracks series, provides a full introduction to AWS networking. You'll get a good first look at some of the key structural elements of AWS traffic control, like Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), security groups, and IP addressing. We'll also briefly discuss such critical networking services as CloudFront, Route53, Auto Scaling, and Load Balancing.

AWS160 is part of the 100 level course series (the AWS Technical Foundation Track) which, in turn, lays the groundwork for our 200 series (intermediate level skills) and 300 series (advanced skills).

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Welcome to Cloud Academy's introduction to AWS Networking Course: AWS 160. Part of the Amazon web services content model. We're going to explore the ways that Amazon Web Service tools help you to properly control all the traffic flowing to, from and between your network resources. Besides already having access to an AWS account where you can get your hands dirty trying out all the things we're going to talk about here, you might also want to take our AWS 110 General: AWS overview and the AWS 120: Compute Fundamentals courses before attempting AWS 160. Once you finish this course, you should be able to understand the basic structure of an AWS Virutal Private Coud, VPC.

Understand the role played by Subnets and communicating between AWS resources. Understand the roles played by internet gateways, routing tables, security groups and ACLs and controlling traffic within and beyond your AWS resources.

And understand the basic functions of AWS CouldFront, Route53, VPNs, VPGs, DirectConnect, load balancing and auto scaling. Let's get started.

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David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.

Having worked directly with all kinds of technology, David derives great pleasure from completing projects that draw on as many tools from his toolkit as possible.

Besides being a Linux system administrator with a strong focus on virtualization and security tools, David writes technical documentation and user guides, and creates technology training videos.

His favorite technology tool is the one that should be just about ready for release tomorrow. Or Thursday.