Virtual Network Services

This course provides detailed information on how to utilize virtual network services in AWS.


  • DNS Video — 00:14:24
    • As you begin to explore DNS in AWS, it is important to first grasp what DNS is and how it works. In this episode, you will explore the basic operations and capabilities of DNS, including name resolution and DNS services.

  • Configuring DNS lab Video — 00:06:49
    • In this episode, you will see how the DNS options are configured within AWS. With this understanding, you will be able to plan well for DNS and DHCP in your AWS solution designs.

  • Configuring Route 53 lab Video — 00:12:59
    • Do you need to manage DNS solutions within your AWS cloud? If so, Route 53 is the tool you will use. This episode explores the capabilities and features of Route 53.

  • Configuring ACLs and NACLs lab Video — 00:09:16
    • Knowing how something is implemented is important to design well for it. In this episode, you will see how ACLs and NACLs are implemented within AWS.

  • Flow logs Video — 00:06:47
    • If you need to log network traffic through your AWS solution, you should explore flow logs. Flow logs allow you to monitor network traffic and, with CloudWath, receive alerts related to traffic conditions. This episode introduces the implementation and use of flow logs.


Course description

This course uses tutorials to demonstrate how to use virtual network services in AWS. We start with the basics of DNS and how to implement DNS solutions with the AWS Route 53 service. We’ll finish by looking at how to configure ACLs and NACLs and utilize flow logs to monitor network traffic.

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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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