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basic Linux • basic cloud computing
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cloud computing with AWS and virtual Linux instances in the cloud • installing and using the AWS command line interface • network configuration at both the client and server ends for the connection • data encryption with WireGuard
Yehuda Clinton and David Clinton
5 weeks · 4-6 hours per week · BEGINNER

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In this liveProject, you’ll jump into the role of a sysadmin at a logistics software company. Your boss and sales team regularly travel to meet clients, and they want a way to ensure their data is protected when it is transmitted between remote locations. Your idea is to build a reliable and secure private VPN that can be launched on-demand to solve these security issues. You’ll start by creating a simple personal VPN that can protect the URLs you visit when using public internet in a coffee shop, then expand it to an enterprise-scale solution that will work for your whole office. Your final challenge will be to automate the process, so that you can spin up a new VPN in seconds without the costs of constantly running AWS resources.
This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

project authors

Yehuda Clinton
Yehuda Clinton is a freelance software engineer with many years of experience in the IT industry. Among his IT roles, he has worked in a digital marketing company where VPNs were used to measure search rankings from different locations.
David Clinton
David Clinton is a certified Linux Server Professional, seasoned instructor, and author of Manning's bestselling Learn Amazon Web Services in a Month of Lunches, Linux in Action, and Linux in Motion.


For sysadmins familiar with Linux, AWS and cloud computing, and basic security. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with:

  • Basic Linux
  • Basic cloud computing

  • Basic networking
  • Basic TCP/IP security
  • Basic system administration


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