Implement Amazon VPC High Availability Best Practices

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Solutions Architect – Professional Certification Preparation for AWS
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AWS Advanced Networking – Specialty Certification Preparation
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Lab Steps

Implement Amazon VPC High Availability Best Practices

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High availability is frequently a design requirement for solutions architects. Highly available architectures eliminate single points of failure keeping businesses running in the presence of unexpected faults. 

In this lab challenge you will be assessing your practical ability to design for high availability and identify single points of failure in a production-like AWS environment. You are presented with a VPC design that you must inspect and ensure it follows best practices and provides high availability. You must resolve the issues that you identify 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.

With this lab challenge we are pushing you to the next level. Unlike our many other Lab sessions, we are offering an advanced level environment where full and complete instructions will not be included to help you along the way. This means you will have to demonstrate your practical knowledge to the best of your abilities. You can check the status of your work by running checks that inspect the state of your Lab environment.

What will be assessed:

  • General AWS Knowledge
  • AWS VPC best practices
  • Knowledge of high availability
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues related to the above

Intended Audience

  • AWS Solution Architects and Networking practitioners
  • Examinees preparing for AWS Certification exams, particularly, the solutions architect exams


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About the Author

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Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.