After about a 15 months of not getting new AWS certifications, it’s about time to continue my journey to 11 out of 11. I’m currently at six - three associates, two professionals and the security specialty. Next up: Advanced Networking Specialty.
There are a lot of resources on the internet describing what materials to study. However, many of the Advanced Networking Specialty exam reviews found online come back to the same thing; the exam is difficult and you really need practical experience to pass it. The next thing they say is that it’s hard to get practical experience if advanced networking isn’t already your daily work.
That’s why I’ve decided to create my own practical trials and share them here. But before we dive into the exercises, here’s my list of study materials.
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I’m sticking to the same order of topics as the Advanced Networking Study Guide. Each topic has a number of exercises, each in their own blog post.
The exercises are built on the assumption that you’re already familiar with the AWS basics and have achieved at least one associate level AWS certification.
Because writing exercises is quite time consuming, I will continue to update this post as new exercises are posted.
Topic 1: Amazon VPC and Networking Fundamentals
Topic 2: Advanced VPC
Topic 3: VPNs
Topic 4: Direct Connect
Topic 5: DNS and Load Balancing
Topic 6: CloudFront
Topic 7: Network Security
Topic 8: Network Performance
Topic 9: Automation
Topic 10: Hybrid Architectures
Topic 11: Network Troubleshooting
Topic 12: Billing
Topic 13: Risk and Compliance