AWS Advanced Networking – Specialty (ANS-C01) Certification Preparation for AWS

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Description

This certification learning path is specifically designed to prepare you for the AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty (ANS-C01) exam released in July 2022. This learning path covers the knowledge required to master the domains outlined in the exam blueprint. Throughout this learning path, you will be guided via our courses, hands-on labs, and resources, all of which are focused on areas that will be assessed within the exam.

This learning path is designed specifically for students looking to validate their technical skills and experience designing, implementing, and operating complex AWS and hybrid networking architectures.

Intended Audience

This learning path is suitable for anyone wanting to pass the AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty (ANS-C01) exam. As defined in the exam blueprint, which can be found here, the exam has been designed for individuals wanting to demonstrate critical knowledge related to complex AWS and hybrid networking architectures running in the AWS Cloud.

This learning path is curated specifically to prepare you for passing the AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty (ANS-C01) exam. We only cover the aspects and services likely to appear in the exam.

Learning Objectives

The aim of the certification is to validate your knowledge across a number of different key areas, which have been defined by AWS as being able to:

  • Design and develop hybrid and cloud-based networking solutions by using AWS
  • Implement core AWS networking services according to AWS best practices
  • Operate and maintain hybrid and cloud-based network architecture for all AWS services
  • Use tools to deploy and automate hybrid and cloud-based AWS networking tasks
  • Implement secure AWS networks using AWS native networking constructs and services

As a means of demonstrating this knowledge, you will be tested across 4 different domains, with each domain contributing to a total percentage of your overall score. These domains are broken down as:

Domain 1: Network Design (30%)

Domain 2: Network Implementation (26%)

Domain 3: Network Management and Operation (20%)

Domain 4: Network Security, Compliance, and Governance (24%)

As you progress through the learning path, you will gain all the information and knowledge required to fulfill the domain expectations, gaining a deep understanding within each area.

Prerequisites

This learning path is designed for anyone with experience designing, implementing, and operating complex AWS and hybrid networking architectures who is looking to validate their technical skills and experience via the AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty (ANS-C01) certification. According to AWS, target candidates for this certification are likely to have 5 or more years of networking experience and 2 or more years of experience working with cloud and hybrid networks.

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Certificate

Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

1
Course - Advanced - 8m
ANS-C01 Learning Path Introduction
This course introduces the ANS-C01 learning path to help you prepare for and pass the AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty certification.
2
Course - Advanced - 3h 2m
AWS Networking and Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) (ANS-C01)
Learn about the various Networking and VPC services currently available in AWS that are relevant to the ANS-C01 exam, as well as how to configure VPC security, connectivity, subnets, and routing.
3
Exam - 35m
Knowledge Check: Working with AWS Networking and Amazon VPC
Knowledge Check: Working with AWS Networking and Amazon VPC
4
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Introduction to Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Learn how to create an isolated network using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
5
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 2h 35m
Securing your VPC using Public and Private Subnets
Learn how to increment the network security creating a public and private subnet on VPC and filter traffic using network ACL
6
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Intermediate - 1h
Amazon VPC Implementation Challenge
Put your foundational cloud networking skills to the test in this hands-on challenge lab as you implement an Amazon VPC.
7
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Intermediate - 1h
Implement Amazon VPC High Availability Best Practices
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.
8
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 2h
Interconnecting Virtual Private Clouds with an AWS Transit Gateway
Learn how to use an AWS Transit Gateway to provide egress to the public internet in this hands-on lab.
9
Course - Advanced - 2h 1m
Connecting On-Premises Environments to the AWS Cloud (ANS-C01)
Learn about the various tools, technologies, and services used to connect on-premises environments to the AWS Cloud, including Direct Connect and VPNs, advanced connectivity scenarios, static and dynamic routing, BGP, and encryption for data in transit.
10
Hands-on Lab - Advanced - 2h
Set Up VPC Peering between Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs)
Set up VPC peering between Amazon Virtual Private Clouds, leverage Amazon Route 53 private hosted zones, and diagnose network issues with VPC flow logs in this Lab
11
Hands-on Lab - Advanced - 2h 15m
VPN Connections with an Amazon VPC Using Dynamic Routing
Set Up VPN Connections with an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud using dynamic routing (BGP), and manage traffic using multi-homed routers
12
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 30m
Creating and Using a VPC Endpoint Service
Learn how to create and use VPC Endpoints and Services in a real environment in this hands-on lab.
13
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Intermediate - 1h
Amazon VPC Endpoint Service Challenge
Put your AWS networking skills to the test in this hands-on challenge lab as you are tasked with creating a VPC endpoint service.
14
Course - Advanced - 1h 21m
The OSI Model and TCP/IP Protocol Suite (ANS-C01)
Learn about AWS network architectures that leverage the OSI model and TCP/IP protocol suite, when and how to configure jumbo frames, and explore the IPv4 protocol in-depth, including CIDR, reserved addresses, subnetting, and addressing modes such as unicast and multicast.
15
Course - Beginner - 44m
AWS Content Distribution and DNS (ANS-C01)
Learn how to leverage Amazon CloudFront and Route 53 for content distribution and DNS from an AWS networking perspective, including CloudFront design patterns as well as Route 53 health checks, routing policies, and Route 53 Resolver.
16
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 15m
Configuring a Static Website With S3 And CloudFront
In this lab, you'll learn how to configure static website hosting on Amazon S3 and configure static websites to work with CloudFront distributions.
17
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h 30m
Serve your files using the CloudFront CDN
Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery web service. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services products to give developers and businesses an easy way to distribute content to end users with low latency, high data transfer speeds, and no minimum usage commitments.
18
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 1h
Configuring Amazon Route 53 Routing Policies
Learn how to configure different Amazon Route 53 routing policies in this hands-on lab.
19
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 1h
Amazon Route 53 Challenge
Prove your Amazon Route 53 skills and knowledge in this hands-on challenge laboratory as you are tasked with creating a hosted zone.
20
Course - Intermediate - 1h
AWS Authentication, Authorization, and Access Control (ANS-C01)
Learn about the various authentication mechanisms, authorization controls, and access control services currently available in AWS that are relevant to the ANS-C01 exam, as well as the differences between authentication, authorization, and access control.
21
Course - Beginner - 1h 35m
AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ANS-C01)
Learn about the various Elastic Load Balancing services currently available in AWS, as well as the different use cases for Application, Network, and Gateway Load Balancers, and how to use the AWS Certificate Manager to manage public and private SSL and TLS certificates.
22
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 1h
ELB Network Load Balancer Challenge
Put your Elastic Load Balancing skills to the test as you are challenged with configuring a Network Load Balancer in a real environment.
23
Course - Intermediate - 2h 39m
AWS Network Management (ANS-C01)
Learn about the various management services currently available in AWS that are relevant to the ANS-C01 exam, including AWS Config, CloudTrail, Amazon Inspector, and VPC Flow Logs, as well as how to solve common issues that occur when running cloud networking at scale.
24
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h
Governing AWS Accounts with AWS Config and AWS CloudTrail
Learn about the basic techniques and technologies for the governance of enterprise AWS accounts. This Lab covers how to use AWS Config Rules, IAM monitoring techniques, AWS CloudTrails, and core reporting tools.
25
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Beginner - 45m
Amazon VPC Flow Logs Challenge
Put your Amazon VPC, Amazon CloudWatch, and Amazon S3 skills to test in this hands-on lab challenge.
26
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Advanced - 1h 15m
Code Red: Repair an AWS Environment with a Linux Bastion Host
In this lab, you will be assessing your ability to troubleshoot AWS networking and security issues in a production-like environment.
27
Exam - 3h
Cert Prep: Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty for AWS
Cert Prep: Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty for AWS
About the Author
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Danny has over 20 years of IT experience as a software developer, cloud engineer, and technical trainer. After attending a conference on cloud computing in 2009, he knew he wanted to build his career around what was still a very new, emerging technology at the time — and share this transformational knowledge with others. He has spoken to IT professional audiences at local, regional, and national user groups and conferences. He has delivered in-person classroom and virtual training, interactive webinars, and authored video training courses covering many different technologies, including Amazon Web Services. He currently has six active AWS certifications, including certifications at the Professional and Specialty level.