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AWS Certified Advanced Networking Official Study Guide

Book Description

The official study guide for the AWS certification specialty exam

The AWS Certified Advanced Networking Official Study Guide – Specialty Exam helps to ensure your preparation for the AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty Exam. Expert review of AWS fundamentals align with the exam objectives, and detailed explanations of key exam topics merge with real-world scenarios to help you build the robust knowledge base you need to succeed on the exam—and in the field as an AWS Certified Networking specialist. Coverage includes the design, implementation, and deployment of cloud-based solutions; core AWS services implementation and knowledge of architectural best practices; AWS service architecture design and maintenance; networking automation; and more. You also get one year of free access to Sybex’s online interactive learning environment and study tools, which features flashcards, a glossary, chapter tests, practice exams, and a test bank to help you track your progress and gauge your readiness as exam day grows near.

The AWS credential validates your skills surrounding AWS and hybrid IT network architectures at scale. The exam assumes existing competency with advanced networking tasks, and assesses your ability to apply deep technical knowledge to the design and implementation of AWS services. This book provides comprehensive review and extensive opportunities for practice, so you can polish your skills and approach exam day with confidence.

  • Study key exam essentials with expert insight
  • Understand how AWS skills translate to real-world solutions
  • Test your knowledge with challenging review questions
  • Access online study tools, chapter tests, practice exams, and more

Technical expertise in cloud computing, using AWS, is in high demand, and the AWS certification shows employers that you have the knowledge and skills needed to deliver practical, forward-looking cloud-based solutions. The AWS Certified Advanced Networking Official Study Guide – Specialty Exam helps you learn what you need to take this next big step for your career.

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgments
  2. About the Authors
  3. Foreword
  4. Introduction
    1. What Does this Book Cover?
    2. Interactive Online Learning Environment and Test Bank
    3. Exam Objectives
    4. Objective Map
  5. Assessment Test
  6. Answers to Assessment Test
  7. Chapter 1 Introduction to Advanced Networking
    1. AWS Global Infrastructure
    2. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
    3. AWS Networking Services
    4. Summary
    5. Resources to Review
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Exercise
    8. Review Questions
  8. Chapter 2 Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and Networking Fundamentals
    1. Introduction to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
    2. Subnets
    3. Route Tables
    4. IP Addressing
    5. Security Groups
    6. Network Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    7. Internet Gateways
    8. Network Address Translation (NAT) Instances and NAT Gateways
    9. Egress-Only Internet Gateways (EIGWs)
    10. Virtual Private Gateways (VGWs), Customer Gateways, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
    11. VPC Endpoints
    12. VPC Peering
    13. Placement Groups
    14. Elastic Network Interfaces
    15. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Option Sets
    16. Amazon Domain Name Service (DNS) Server
    17. VPC Flow Logs
    18. Summary
    19. Resources to Review
    20. Exam Essentials
    21. Exercises
    22. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 3 Advanced Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
    1. VPC Endpoints
    2. VPC Endpoint Overview
    3. Gateway VPC Endpoints
    4. Interface VPC Endpoints
    5. Transitive Routing
    6. IP Addressing Features
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Resources to Review
    10. Exercises
    11. Review Questions
  10. Chapter 4 Virtual Private Networks
    1. Introduction to Virtual Private Networks
    2. Site-to-Site VPN
    3. Client-to-Site VPN
    4. Design Patterns
    5. Summary
    6. Resources to Review
    7. Exercises
    8. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 5 AWS Direct Connect
    1. What Is AWS Direct Connect?
    2. Physical Connectivity
    3. Logical Connectivity
    4. Resilient Connectivity
    5. Billing
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Resources to Review
    9. Exercises
    10. Review Questions
  12. Chapter 6 Domain Name System and Load Balancing
    1. Introduction to Domain Name System and Load Balancing
    2. Domain Name System
    3. Amazon EC2 DNS Service
    4. Amazon Route 53
    5. Elastic Load Balancing
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Resources to Review
    9. Exercises
    10. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 7 Amazon CloudFront
    1. Introduction to Amazon CloudFront
    2. Content Delivery Network Overview
    3. The AWS CDN: Amazon CloudFront
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Resources to Review
    7. Exercises
    8. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 8 Network Security
    1. Governance
    2. Data Flow Security
    3. AWS Security Services
    4. Detection and Response
    5. Summary
    6. Resources to Review
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Exercises
    9. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 9 Network Performance
    1. Network Performance Basics
    2. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Instance Networking Features
    3. Optimizing Performance
    4. Example Applications
    5. Performance Testing
    6. Summary
    7. Resources to Review
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Exercises
    10. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 10 Automation
    1. Introduction to Network Automation
    2. Infrastructure as Code
    3. Network Monitoring Tools
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Resources to Review
    7. Exercises
    8. Review Questions
  17. Chapter 11 Service Requirements
    1. Introduction to Service Requirements
    2. The Elastic Network Interface
    3. AWS Cloud Services and Their Network Requirements
    4. Amazon EMR
    5. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
    6. AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS)
    7. Amazon Redshift
    8. AWS Glue
    9. AWS Elastic Beanstalk
    10. Summary
    11. Exam Essentials
    12. Resources to Review
    13. Exercises
    14. Review Questions
  18. Chapter 12 Hybrid Architectures
    1. Introduction to Hybrid Architectures
    2. Application Architectures
    3. Access VPC Endpoints and Customer-Hosted Endpoints over AWS Direct Connect
    4. Use of Transitive Routing in Hybrid IT
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Resources to Review
    8. Exercises
    9. Review Questions
  19. Chapter 13 Network Troubleshooting
    1. Introduction to Network Troubleshooting
    2. Methodology for Troubleshooting
    3. Network Troubleshooting Tools
    4. Troubleshooting Common Scenarios
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Resources to Review
    8. Exercises
    9. Review Questions
  20. Chapter 14 Billing
    1. Billing Overview
    2. Summary
    3. Exam Essentials
    4. Resources to Review
    5. Exercises
    6. Review Questions
  21. Chapter 15 Risk and Compliance
    1. It All Begins with Threat Modeling
    2. Ownership Model and the Role of Network Management
    3. Controlling Access to AWS
    4. Encryption Options
    5. Network Activity Monitoring
    6. Malicious Activity Detection
    7. Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Resources to Review
    11. Exercises
    12. Review Questions
  22. Chapter 16 Scenarios and Reference Architectures
    1. Introduction to Scenarios and Reference Architectures
    2. Hybrid Networking Scenario
    3. Multi-Location Resiliency
    4. Summary
    5. Resources to Review
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Exercises
    8. Review Questions
  23. Appendix Answers to Review Questions
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction to Advanced Networking
    2. Chapter 2: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and Networking Fundamentals
    3. Chapter 3: Advanced Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
    4. Chapter 4: Virtual Private Networks
    5. Chapter 5: AWS Direct Connect
    6. Chapter 6: Domain Name System and Load Balancing
    7. Chapter 7: Amazon CloudFront
    8. Chapter 8: Network Security
    9. Chapter 9: Network Performance
    10. Chapter 10: Automation
    11. Chapter 11: Service Requirements
    12. Chapter 12: Hybrid Architectures
    13. Chapter 13: Network Troubleshooting
    14. Chapter 14: Billing
    15. Chapter 15: Risk and Compliance
    16. Chapter 16: Scenarios and Reference Architectures
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