lab challenge

Amazon VPC Implementation Challenge

Up to 1h
Get challenged in a real environmentProve your skills in a real-world, provisioned environment.
Push your limitsComplete an unguided mission within the time limit.
See resultsTest your problem-solving skills and track your progress.


Amazon Virtual Private Cloud is a foundational AWS offering that allows you to define isolated virtual networks to host your cloud infrastructure. Amazon VPC gives you full control over:

  • Subnet creation
  • Route configuration
  • How your infrastructure can access the public internet
  • Traffic control, with Security Groups and Network Access Control Lists (NACLs)
  • Traffic logging with Flow Logs

Creating and configuring a new Amazon VPC to meet specific requirements is a task that people aiming to get AWS certified should be able to accomplish.

This lab assumes that you understand Amazon VPC features, concepts, and terminology. If you are unfamiliar with Amazon VPC, Cloud Academy recommends completing the courses mentioned in the prerequisites before attempting this lab challenge.

In this lab challenge, you will be tested on your practical ability to build out a solution in a production-like AWS environment. You are presented with a task and a set of requirements that you must fulfill to pass the challenge. This is a real environment, which means you can prove your knowledge in an applied situation, leaving behind multiple choice questions for a dynamic performance-based exam situation.


May 1st, 2024 - Improved task validation

March 15th, 2022 - Added hints to the challenge's checks


  • Course: AWS Virtual Private Cloud: Subnets and Routing
  • Course: Working with AWS Networking and Amazon VPC
  • Course: How to Implement & Enable Logging Across AWS Services (Part 2 of 2)

Intended audience

  • Candidates for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate certification
  • Network Engineers
  • Cloud Architects

What will be assessed

  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  • Subnetting and Routing

About the author

Learning paths

Andrew is a Labs Developer with previous experience in the Internet Service Provider, Audio Streaming, and CryptoCurrency industries. He has also been a DevOps Engineer and enjoys working with CI/CD and Kubernetes.

He holds multiple AWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate and Professional.

Covered topics


Amazon VPC Implementation Challenge