Introduction to Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

The hands-on lab is part of these learning paths

Cloud Practitioner Certification Preparation for AWS

course-steps 10 certification 1 lab-steps 4 quiz-steps 2

Solutions Architect – Associate Certification Preparation for AWS - Feb 2018

course-steps 28 certification 6 lab-steps 23

AWS Networking & Content Delivery

course-steps 7 certification 1 lab-steps 5

Certified Developer—Associate Certification for AWS

course-steps 14 lab-steps 15 quiz-steps 18

Fundamentals of AWS

course-steps 6 certification 3 lab-steps 6

Developer – Associate Certification Preparation for AWS

course-steps 7 certification 1 lab-steps 14 quiz-steps 2

SysOps Administrator – Associate Certification Preparation for AWS

course-steps 6 certification 1 lab-steps 18 quiz-steps 7

Solutions Architect—Associate Certification for AWS (2016)

course-steps 9 lab-steps 13 quiz-steps 12

SysOps Administrator—Associate Certification for AWS

course-steps 14 lab-steps 18 quiz-steps 13

Lab Steps

Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
Create a VPC
Create a VPC subnet
Create a VPC Internet Gateway
Connect the Internet Gateway to the VPC Route Table
Create an EC2 instance
Allocate and Associate an Elastic IP
Terminate an EC2 instance
Destroy a VPC

Ready for the real environment experience?

Duration1h 30m


Learn to create an isolated network using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud lets you provision a logically isolated section of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define. You have complete control over your virtual networking environment, including selection of your own IP address range, creation of subnets, and configuration of route tables and network gateways. This hands-on lab guides you through the creation of an isolated network infrastructure.


May 14th, 2018 - Updated images and instructions to reflect user interface changes

About the Author


Antonio is an IT Manager and a software and infrastructure Engineer with 15 years of experience in designing, implementing and deploying complex webapps.

He has a deep knowledge of the IEEE Software and Systems Engineering Standards and of several programming languages (Python, PHP, Java, Scala, JS).

Antonio has also been using and designing cloud infrastructures for five years, using both public and private cloud services (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, Openstack and Vmware vSphere).

During his past working experiences, he designed and managed large web clusters, also developing a service orchestrator for providing automatic scaling, self-healing and a Disaster Recovery Strategy.

Antonio is currently the Labs Product Manager and a Senior DevOps Engineer at Cloud Academy; his main goal is providing the best learn-by-doing experience possible taking care of the Cloud Academy Labs platform.