Amazon Web Services - Virtual Private Cloud
Configure and Manage your Amazon VPC
By Jon Gallagher
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: July 2015
Run time: 2 hours 22 minutes

In this Amazon Web Services - Virtual Private Cloud training course, expert author Jon Gallagher will teach you how build your own Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). This course is designed for users that are already familiar with Amazon Web Services.

You will start by learning the basics of VPC, including how to build your VPC. From there, Jon teaches you about the components of a VPC, including subnets, gateways, and VPC endpoints. This video tutorial also covers security in the VPC, going over security groups, Network Access Control Logic (NACLs), and VPC flow logs. You will also learn how to run your EC2 instances in the VPC, create fault-tolerant VPN connections, and connect to other VPCs using VPC peering. Finally, you will learn about troubleshooting, including connectivity problems to EC2 instances, security group gotchas, and soft limits gotchas.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of configuring and managing your own Amazon VPC.

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Excellent Five Star Course

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    Comments about oreilly Amazon Web Services - Virtual Private Cloud:

    Amazon Web Services-Virtual Private Cloud is a well-designed and well-produced video course covering networking within AWS. The instructor, Jon Gallagher, teaches the course with an authoritative voice that is clear and pleasing. It was very important to me that Gallagher delivered the course with 100% time efficiency---that is for every minute of video time, there was one minute of pertinent content. One example of a nice time saving touch was Gallagher's use of "time lapse video" for long processes. There is no wandering around in this course!

    As a consultant with a high tech background but primarily in general management, I appreciate the fact that before Gallagher presented details, he presented a good introduction and overview. After the background presentation, I learned how to develop a virtual private cloud (VPC) the manual way, an easier way with the wizard and the easiest way of all with the CloudFormer to create CloudFormation templates. (I especially appreciated learning the CloudFormer method of development.)

    One of my main concerns about cloud computing has been the security aspects so I was listening intently what this course would teach about this vital aspect. I was pleased and encouraged that security concerns are treated throughout the entire course---there are layers and layers of security. And importantly, a major part of the course, lasting about 30 minutes, is devoted entirely to elements of security including detailed discussions about gateways, subnets, Network Access Control Lists and VPC Endpoints.

    I enjoyed learning about EC2 advanced networking concepts such as placement groups, VPC Peering and dedicated tenancy where only one company's network is allowed on a server that could increase communication speed and security. And I appreciate that Gallagher discussed the financial implications of the additional services

    Toward the end of the course, several potential problems and how to trouble shoot them were discussed. Included in this list of problems were "gotchas" that were very useful to learn about and would only be known by someone like Gallagher with considerable "real life" diagnostic experience.

    The course concludes with a well-designed Summary that lasts about nine minutes. A lot of material is covered in this two hour and twenty-two minute video so this Summary is important. Gallagher summarized each of the chapters in chronological order and that added to my learning experience.

    This course taught me what I was looking for and it did it in an efficient and enjoyable manner. The design, production and presentation of this course were excellent and I highly recommend it. It easily earns my five star rating.

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