Create a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Using AWS


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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Create two Virtual Private Cloud Using Amazon Web Services

Test and Run a Virtual Machine in the VPC you created in Amazon Web Services

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2 hours
No download needed
Split-screen video
Desktop only

By the end of this project, you will have successfully created a virtual private cloud using Amazon Web Services and launched a virtual machine instance in that cloud. A virtual private cloud is a secure, isolated private cloud hosted within a public cloud. Virtual private clouds allow users to establish a higher level of security and privacy within the cloud structure while taking advantage of the scalability offered by cloud providers. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.


Designed for a new or experienced individual in the IT industry who would like to understand the functionality and benefits of virtual private clouds

Skills you will develop

  • aws

  • Virtual Private Cloud

  • VPC

  • Cloud

  • Amazon Web Services (Amazon AWS)

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Examine the use of virtual private cloud networks in a business context

  2. Examine key concepts required to create and use a VPC

  3. Explore the differences in three popular cloud services: Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure Console, and Amazon Web Services

  4. Set Up a Amazon Web Services (AWS) Account

  5. Create a virtual private cloud (VPC) network using the AWS cloud console

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step



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You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.