Securing Network Connectivity With Encryption

In this course, we work with and discuss the use of encryption across different network connectivity options, specifically the use of encryption in transit.

Learning Objectives

  • Encryption for data in transit using VPN and Direct Connect connections
  • Using IPsec security to configure encryption

Intended Audience

  • Those studying for the AWS Networking Specialty certification
  • Those studying for the AWS Solutions Architect certification


  • Be familiar with AWS services such as AWS Managed VPNs and Direct Connect (DX)

Hello and welcome to this course, where we should be working with and discussing the use of encryption in AWS. Specifically, we will discuss the use of encryption in transit. By the end of this course, attendees will understand how we can use encryption to secure traffic as it travels across VPNs and Direct Connect connections. My name is Michael Brown, and I'm a Cloud Specialist Instructor working with the leading cloud platforms including AWS. If you have any questions about this course, you can contact me via email or Twitter using the details on screen or you can find me on LinkedIn. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with Cloud Academy by sending an email to, where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question. Who should attend this course?

Well, anyone working with AWS network will benefit from this course. Also, if you are studying for the AWS networking specialty certification, studying for the AWS Solutions Architect Certification, or just looking to increase your AWS knowledge, then this course is for you. By the end of this course, you'll have a greater understanding of encryption for data in transit using VPN and Direct Connect connections and use an IPsec security to configure encryption. Before attending this course, you should already be familiar with AWS services such as AWS-managed VPNs and Direct Connect. Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy is valuable to both us as trainers and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact

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About the Author

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.