CPUs Course

This course illustrates what Amazon Web Services virtual private cloud (VPC) is and how it can be used.

1 hour, 25 minutes

Course description

We begin with a lab that shows how to create and use a VPC. Then we'll move into demonstrations for how to configure DHCP options, work with Elastic IP addresses and Elastic network interfaces. We'll also learn about peer VPCs and how to communicate with NATs, connect with gateways and configure VPNs to create the best solution for the needs of an individual or organization.


VPN configuration options

Video - 00:04:00

AWS has added a few helpful configuration options to VPNs, including split-tunnels, Direct Connect, and adding certificates for authentication into VPNs.
Gateways (VPGs and CGWs)

Video - 00:08:00

Do you want to connect your local network into AWS in a seemingly permanent way that is also secure? If so, you need to understand VPGs and CGWs, the topic of this episode.
Network address translation (NAT)

Video - 00:06:00

When you want devices with a private IP address to communicate across the Internet, you will need a Network Address Translation device or server. This episode introduces the concept of NAT in AWS.
Security groups overview

Video - 00:06:00

If you have worked around networking for just a little while, you've probably heard of groups or security groups. AWS offers security groups, but they are different from the traditional concept and this episode explains how.
Creating a VPC peering connection lab

Video - 00:10:00

After gaining an understanding of the VPC peering concept, you can explore the process of creating a VPC peer. This episode provides an overview of the VPC peer creation process.
VPC peering

Video - 00:08:00

When you have more than one VPC, you may want thm connected to one another so instances in one can talk to instances in another and vice versa. This episode explains how this is done with VPC peering.

Video - 00:07:00

What if you want services to access other services indirectly? You can use endpoints. Unlike the traditional use of the term in networking, AWS uses the term endpoint to refer to something different. This episode explains how AWS uses the term.
Elastic network interfaces (ENIs)

Video - 00:05:00

Virtual servers need virtual network interfaces. In AWS these interfaces are called Elastic Network Interfaces (ENIs). This episode introduces the concept and use of ENIs.
Elastic IP addresses (EIPs)

Video - 00:07:00

With default configurations, AWS instances use private IP addresses that are not routable on the Internet. What do you do if you need a public address that works directly on the Internet without a NAT device? This episode answers the question by introducing Elastic IP addresses.
Configuring DHCP options lab

Video - 00:04:00

You can configure some DHCP options for the devices that participate in your VPC. This episode shows you how to configure these options.
Creating a VPC lab

Video - 00:11:00

With an understanding of the AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), you can begin creating them. This episode shows you how to create and use a VPC.
Virtual private cloud (VPC) overview

Video - 00:10:00

An organization can run their own cloud solutions internally, and this is called a private cloud. AWS provides the same concept in their cloud and they call it the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). This episode introduces the VPC concept.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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