Cloud Networking

Learn the ins and outs of cloud networking.

8 videos  //  52 minutes of training

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Course description

This course explores cloud networking, ports and protocols, and VPNs and other security technology you’ll need to keep your cloud safe. You’ll also learn about SLAs, change management and how networking operates in different cloud models.

Course syllabus

Network Components DemoDuration: 9:28

Before covering cloud networking specifically, it is useful to gain an overview of basic networking components. This episode provides such an introduction.

Network ProtocolsDuration: 3:40

Network protocols are the standard communication methods used on computer networks. This episode introduces network protocols and describes DNS as an example.

Network Ports LabDuration: 5:28

Many protocols used ports for communications. TCP and UDP ports are common. Some protocols use well-known ports and this episode introduces network ports and common ports used by common protocols.

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)Duration: 8:16

You may require connectivity from your local network to the cloud for local applications to communicate with cloud applications or for other sensitive data transfer. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are most commonly used in such cases. This episode explains their functionality and use.

IDS/IPSDuration: 7:28

This episode introduces a security technology you are likely to require in your cloud solutions. Intrusion monitoring is a key method used to detect attacks on your local and cloud networks.

SegmentationDuration: 8:48

Network segmentation is a long-used solution for network performance and security. This episode explains segmentation and the different methods used to provide it.

Network SLAs and Change ManagementDuration: 4:16

Service level agreements (SLAs) come up in many places in this course. They are equally important for networking and this episode explains them in the networking context.

Networking in Different ModelsDuration: 5:03

This episode addresses some important information related to how networking should be considered in different cloud models, such as public, private and hybrid models.

Meet the author

Tom Carpenter

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Tom Carpenter is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry. He started in entry-level systems support and quickly moved into the role of a systems analyst and network engineer. He founded the technical content development and training company SysEdCo in 1997, which he continues to operate.

Having written more than 20 books for the IT industry, he brings a wealth of experience to any topic and holds many certifications from both vendors and vendor-neutral certification organizations. He is also the head of certification development for the CWNP program and heavily involved in objectives development and exam creation within the certification industry.

Tom uses AWS to run several business websites as well as test labs used for content creation and management. According to Tom, "AWS is everything I did in the 90s, and more, in the cloud!” Tom lives in Ohio with his lovely wife Julie and enjoys anything related to technology, learning and human potential. lth and status of a 60-node SIEM cluster designed to handle data from 60,000 data sources.

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