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Explore the AWS Transit Gateway Networking and Scaling digital course

Are you considering use of AWS Transit Gateway in your AWS Cloud? We have created an interactive training module, called the AWS Transit Gateway Networking and Scaling course to help you learn how to set up a Transit Gateway and connect Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs).

This intermediate 200-level course is designed for someone who has a foundational understanding of what AWS Transit Gateway is, what it does, and how it works. It provides you with practical, interactive examples of how to create an AWS Transit Gateway and connect VPCs.

What is AWS Transit Gateway?

AWS Transit Gateway is a service that enables customers to connect their Amazon VPCs and their on-premises networks to a single gateway. As you grow the number of workloads running on AWS, you need to be able to scale your networks across multiple accounts and Amazon VPCs to keep up with the growth.

With AWS Transit Gateway, you only have to create and manage a single connection from the central gateway in to each Amazon VPC, on-premises data center, or remote office across your network. AWS Transit Gateway acts as a hub that controls how traffic is routed among all the connected networks which act like spokes. This hub and spoke model significantly simplifies management and reduces operational costs because each network only has to connect to the AWS Transit Gateway and not to every other network. Any new VPC is simply connected to the AWS Transit Gateway and is then automatically available to every other network that is connected to the AWS Transit Gateway. This ease of connectivity makes it easy to scale your network as you grow.














AWS Transit Gateway Networking and Scaling course

The two-and-a-quarter hour digital course starts with an introductory video and then proceeds to cover the basics of AWS Transit Gateway. Once the basics are completed, you learn interactively via a simulator how to set up your AWS Transit Gateway. The example uses multiple VPCs and multiple domains. You learn how to set up the AWS Transit Gateway and use attachments to connect VPCs. From there, the course moves into creating route tables and associating those route tables to an attachment.

The next lesson covers routing and propagation. Then you are shown how Amazon CloudWatch is used for monitoring, followed by a simple demonstration on how to create a dashboard. The final two lessons show you how to connect a VPN to your AWS Transit Gateway, and how to work with AWS Transit Gateway and DX.

This digital course uses a creative approach to learning. You can select and play the lessons most relevant to you or all of them. In all likelihood, you will want to use all the lessons in this course. We have made it easy to follow along, and you can rewind to review, or skip ahead. We have added a downloadable resource guide to use with the course, which includes:

  • Course pre-requisites and links where to find them
  • Terms to know for easy reference
  • Related resources, including videos, whitepapers, and in-person classes
  • Links to step-by-step guides

Further, we have included interactive demos that allow you to practice what it’s like to work in the AWS Management Console with Transit Gateway.


AWS Transit Gateway allows you to easily scale connectivity across thousands of Amazon VPCs, AWS accounts, and on-premises networks controls. We hope you agree that this course makes it easy to learn how to set up and use AWS Transit Gateway. Take the AWS Transit Gateway Networking and Scaling course today.