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AWS Web Application Firewall Challenge

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AWS Web Application Firewall Challenge

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About Lab Challenges

Lab challenges are hands-on labs with the gloves off. You jump into an auto-provisioned cloud environment and are given a goal to accomplish. No instructions, no hints. To pass, you'll have a limited time to demonstrate your problem-solving skills and get the checks that inspect the state of your lab environment.

Challenge Description

AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a service that helps you protect your cloud resources from malicious web requests. AWS WAF allows you to apply security rules to block bot traffic and common web request attacks.

AWS WAF supports a number of pre-configured rules provided by AWS as well as letting you configure custom rules specific to your applications and systems.

Learning how to use AWS WAF will make you more effective at deploying secure solutions in the AWS public cloud.

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.

What will be assessed

  • Amazon Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

Intended audience

  • Candidates for the AWS Certified Advanced Networking Specialty certification
  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers


  • Detecting Malicious Web Requests With AWS Web Application Firewall
  • Working with Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Groups and Application Load Balancer
About the Author
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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.