Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

This course covers the concept and configuration of the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).


  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Overview Video — 00:09:54
    • 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.

  • Creating a VPC Lab Video — 00:10:57
    • 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.

  • Configuring DHCP Options Lab Video — 00:04:29
    • You can configure some DHCP options for the devices that participate in your VPC. This episode shows you how to configure these options.

  • Elastic IP Addresses (EIPs) Video — 00:06:42
    • 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 episod answers the question by introducin

  • Elastic Network Interfaces (ENIs) Video — 00:04:57
    • 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.

  • Endpoints Video — 00:07:08
    • 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.

  • VPC Peering Video — 00:07:53
    • 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.

  • Creating a VPC Peering Connection Lab Video — 00:09:58
    • 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 th VPC peer creation process.

  • Security Groups Overview Video — 00:06:38
    • 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.

  • Network Address Translation (NAT) Video — 00:10:38
    • 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.

  • Gateways (VPGs and CGWs) Video — 00:08:06
    • 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.

  • VPN Configuration Options Video — 00:04:09
    • AWS has added a few helpful configuration options to VPNs, including split-tunnels, Direct Connect, and adding certificates for authentication into VPNs.


Course description

Learn all about AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), including DHCP configuration, Elastic IP addresses (EIPs), VPC peering, and more. Practice creating a VPC and setting up a VPC peering in hands-on labs.

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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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