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AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty Crash Course

Topic: System Administration
Chad Smith

Get the edge you need to take the AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty exam. In this two-day, six-hour course you will get targeted training on the topics covered in Amazon’s AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty exam. This training course is designed to walk you through the topics covered in the exam so you have the knowledge you need to pass the test. The training follows the exam question domains with specific content to maximize chances of achieving certification. The author, Chad Smith, an experienced AWS Architect will share his extensive knowledge of the AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty materials so you are prepared and confident on test day. AWS Certifications are among the most sought-after in the Technology sector, and the certification exams cover a wide range of services, technologies, and implementation patterns.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • The services and features that are covered on the Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty exam
  • How to design and deploy hybrid network features in AWS
  • How to implement and optimize network infrastructures
  • How to automate the deployment and operations of networks in AWS
  • Design patterns for application networking services and how to implement them
  • Security, compliance and monitoring strategies for AWS network infrastructures
  • How to evaluate troubleshooting scenarios and provide correct mitigation
  • Key terms and strategies for answering the exam questions

This training course is for you because...

  • AWS Network Architects
  • AWS Infrastructure Architects
  • AWS SysOps professionals
  • AWS Security professionals
  • This course is for intermediate to advanced students


  • Strong understanding of the AWS ecosystem and infrastructure architecture
  • Working knowledge of commonly used AWS networking services such as VPC, Elastic Load Balancers, CloudFront and Route53

Recommended Preparation

Recommended Follow-up

About your instructor

  • Chad Smith has worked in IT for 25 years, starting out as a Linux administrator, progressing through operations, network and security in various roles. He is now the Principal Cloud Architect at Brightkey.cloud. Chad is a Certified Architect for both Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. He brings a wealth of personal experience in cloud adoption, infrastructure design, cloud operations and cloud security. He holds current AWS certifications in Architecture, SysOps, Security and Networking, as well as Google Professional Cloud Architect and Associate Cloud Engineer credentials.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Day 1

Introduction - 30 mins

  • Exam Guide
  • Exam Logistics

Design and implement hybrid IT network architectures at scale - 60 mins

  • Connectivity Options
  • From Connectivity Scenario to Solution
  • Break
  • Implementing AWS Direct Connect
  • Direct Connect Use Cases
  • Hybrid Network Routing Concepts

Break – 10 mins

Design and Implement AWS networks - 80 mins

  • Networking Options
  • Break
  • From Networking Requirements to Solution
  • Optimizing Network Performance
  • Optimizing Network Cost

Q&A - 10 mins

Day 2

Automate AWS tasks - 20 mins

  • Network Deployment Automation
  • Network Operations/Management Automation
  • Configure network integration with application services - 70m
  • Route 53 Deep Dive
  • Hybrid Network DNS Solutions
  • DHCP Options
  • Break
  • Elastic Load Balancer Deep Dive
  • Content Distribution Performance Optimization
  • AWS Service/Network Requirement Reconciliation

Break – 10 min

Design and implement for security and compliance - 45m

  • Network Security Design Patterns
  • Network Security Monitoring Patterns
  • Break
  • Monitoring Network Traffic
  • Encrypting Networks In-Transit

Manage, optimize, and troubleshoot the network - 35m

  • Network Troubleshooting Scenarios

Q&A - 10 mins