IPv4 - In-depth Inspection

30m 43s

In this section of the AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty course, we introduce you to the OSI model and TCP/IP protocol suite and how they are used in AWS network architectures that are relevant to the ANS-C01 exam.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe the seven layers of the OSI model
  • Define network architectures based on the OSI model and TCP/IP protocols
  • Understand the purpose of jumbo frames, including when and how to configure them
  • Explain important features of the IPv4 protocol, including CIDR, reserved addresses, subnetting, and addressing modes such as unicast and multicast


The AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty certification has been designed for anyone with experience designing, implementing, and operating complex AWS and hybrid networking architectures. Ideally, you’ll also have some exposure to the nuances of AWS networking, particularly regarding the integration of AWS services and AWS security best practices. Many exam questions will require advanced level knowledge of many AWS services, including AWS networking services. The AWS Cloud concepts introduced in this lesson will be explained and reinforced from the ground up.

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Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, Azure, GCP, Terraform, Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).

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