AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty

Training Architect
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Derek Morgan
Derek Morgan has spent over 10 years in varying IT roles from owning his own consulting business to supporting enterprise clients for a multi-national hosting company. His expertise includes Linux, Networking, and AWS. When he’s not at the computer tinkering with new technology, he can often times be found training for a marathon, riding a bike, or hanging from the face of a climbing wall.

Course Introduction

SSH Skills and Bastion Hosts

Networking Fundamentals

Quiz: Networking Fundamentals Quiz


Quiz: VPC Quiz

EC2 Networking

Quiz: EC2 Quiz

Quiz: Elastic Network Interfaces Quiz

Load Balancing

Quiz: ELB Quiz

DNS and Route53

Quiz: DNS Quiz

VPC Endpoints

Quiz: S3 Quiz


Quiz: RDS Quiz


Quiz: CloudFront Quiz


Quiz: VPN Quiz

Direct Connect

Quiz: Direct Connect Quiz


Quiz: WorkSpaces Quiz

AWS Security

Quiz: AWS Security Quiz

Quiz: Logging and Monitoring Quiz

Course Conclusion

Quiz: Practice Exam


This course has been developed to include everything you will need to pass the AWS Networking - Specialty exam. You are, however, expected to have an AWS Associate-level certification. A background in networking will prove to be very useful but is not necessarily required. In this course, you will build from fundamental networking concepts to deploying your own infrastructure with a heavy focus on networking best practices. You will learn advanced security concepts, as well as how to design highly available, fault-tolerant hybrid infrastructures that allow secure and reliable communication between AWS and your on-premises infrastructure. This course includes lessons, hands-on labs, walkthroughs, notecards, guides, and also interactive quizzes.

Study Guides

DDos Best Practices Whitepaper

The most updated DDoS Resiliency Best Practices Whitepaper from Amazon can be found here:

Amazon WorkSpaces Whitepaper

The most updated Amazon WorkSpaces Admin Guide can be found here:

Integrating AWS with MPLS Whitepaper

The Integrating AWS with MPLS whitepeper is here:

AWS Direct Connect User Guide

This is the single most important whitepaper for the exam!

AWS VPC Connectivity Options

This whitepaper is a little old, but explains many important concepts for the exam:

The penguin.png image for the SSL/CloudFront Walkthrough

This image is used for the SSL/CloudFront Walkthrough. Any image can be used, but penguins rule.

Course Slides

Here are the updated slides for the course! Enjoy!

Animated Dynamic VPN Powerpoint Slides

These are the animated slides for the Dynamic VPN lecture. Powerpoint is required to view them.

Instructor Deck


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Earn a Certificate of Completion

When you complete this course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion as proof of your accomplishment.

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