August 10 to September 28 - AWS Certified - Advanced Networking Specialty Study Group

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August 10 to September 28 - AWS Certified - Advanced Networking Specialty Study Group


Saturday’s 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Virtual Session


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Structured two-month AWS Certified - Advanced Networking Specialty Study Group that augments your existing certification preparation. The study group provides an environment to

  • Collaborate with others

  • Ask questions

  • Participate in demonstrations and study use cases that reinforce the certification content

  • Assess curated content

  • Practice sample certification question on a daily and weekly basis

  • Share information with other members of the study group.

Session Agenda

  • Question and answer session - 30 mins

  • Practice certification questions - 30 mins

  • Demonstration of building out the reference application or use case deep dive  - 30 mins

  • Question and answer session - 30 mins


  • You are preparing for the certification outside the two-hour weekly study group session.

  • Submit your questions as early as possible.

  • Share information with other members of the group via a slack channel

What’s provided

  • A daily email with a practice question to respond to.

  • Reference application with guides on how to apply current week’s topic

  • Curated content from the notes, questions, and resources shared by other members of the study group.

Slack Workspace -


Each study group session’s questions, demonstrations and use case deep dives will reflect the domains defined in the certification exam and the applicable services.

Domain 1: Design and implement hybrid IT network architectures at scale
1.1 Implement connectivity for hybrid IT
1.2 Given a scenario, derive an appropriate hybrid IT architecture connectivity solution
1.3 Explain the process to extend connectivity using AWS Direct Connect
1.4 Evaluate design alternatives that leverage AWS Direct Connect
1.5 Define routing policies for hybrid IT architectures

Domain 2.0: Design and implement AWS networks
2.1 Apply AWS networking concepts
2.2 Given customer requirements, define network architectures on AWS
2.3 Propose optimized designs based on the evaluation of an existing implementation
2.4 Determine network requirements for a specialized workload
2.5 Derive an appropriate architecture based on customer and application requirements
2.6 Evaluate and optimize cost allocations given a network design and application data flow

Domain 3.0: Automate AWS tasks
3.1 Evaluate automation alternatives within AWS for network deployments
3.2 Evaluate tool-based alternatives within AWS for network operations and management

Domain 4.0: Configure network integration with application services
4.1 Leverage the capabilities of Route 53
4.2 Evaluate DNS solutions in a hybrid IT architecture
4.3 Determine the appropriate configuration of DHCP within AWS
4.4 Given a scenario, determine an appropriate load balancing strategy within the AWS ecosystem
4.5 Determine a content distribution strategy to optimize for performance
4.6 Reconcile AWS service requirements with network requirements

Domain 5.0: Design and implement for security and compliance
5.1 Evaluate design requirements for alignment with security and compliance objectives
5.2 Evaluate monitoring strategies in support of security and compliance objectives
5.3 Evaluate AWS security features for managing network traffic
5.4 Utilize encryption technologies to secure network communications

Domain 6.0: Manage, optimize, and troubleshoot the network
6.1 Given a scenario, troubleshoot and resolve a network issue

Preparation Options

  • Udemy Courses

  • Linux Academy

  • Cloud Academy

  • A Cloud Guru

The study group is part of Route360 effort to bridge skills and opportunity gaps in tech. We hope this study group assists others in preparing for and passing the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam.

Volunteers answer questions or provide guidance based on years of AWS experience or experience passing the certification exam. Volunteer for as many hours for any session that you are comfortable with. This engagement with volunteer professionals experienced with AWS will lead to other in-depth working workshops and development of a peer network that is beneficial to everyone.