Quest: Protect Compute


  • Ben Potter, Security Lead, Well-Architected

About this Guide

This guide will help you improve your security in the AWS Well-Architected area of Infrastructure Protection. The skills you learn will help you secure your workloads in alignment with the AWS Well-Architected Framework.


  • An AWS account that you are able to use for testing, that is not used for production or other purposes. NOTE: You will be billed for any applicable AWS resources used if you complete this lab that are not covered in the AWS Free Tier.

Automated Deployment of VPC


This hands-on lab will guide you through the steps to configure an Amazon VPC and outline some of the AWS security features. AWS CloudFormation will be used to automate the deployment and provide a repeatable way to re-use the template after this lab.

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Automated Deployment of EC2 Web Application


This hands-on lab will guide you through the steps to configure a web application in Amazon EC2 with a defense in depth approach. You must have first deployed the Automated Deployment of VPC lab.

Start the Lab!


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