Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Security – Specialty

Course code: EXRAWSCSS

The AWS Certified Security Specialty exam validates technical skills and experience in securing and hardening workloads and architectures on the AWS platform. Attendees with two or more years of hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture on AWS should join this half-day, course to learn how to prepare and succeed in the exam. We will help you prepare for the exam by exploring the exam’s topic areas and mapping them to specific areas to study.

We will review sample exam questions in each topic area, teaching you how to interpret the concepts being tested so that you can better eliminate incorrect responses.

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Starting date: Individual

Type: Virtual

Course duration: 1 day

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Price without VAT: 300 EUR

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Target group

  • Individuals who perform a security role
  • Anyone preparing to take the AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam

Course structure

  • Navigate the logistics of the examination process
  • Understand the exam structure and question types
  • Identify how questions relate to AWS security best practices
  • Interpret the concepts being tested by the exam question
  • And much more

Prerequisites

  • A minimum of five years of IT security experience, designing and implementing security solutions
  • At least two years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads, and security controls for workloads on AWS

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Certification

AWS Certified Security – Specialty is intended for individuals who perform a security role and have at least two years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads. Before you take this exam, we recommend you have:

  • Five years of IT security experience in designing and implementing security solutions and at least two years of hands-on experience in securing AWS workloads
  • Working knowledge of AWS security services and features of services to provide a secure production environment and an understanding of security operations and risks
  • Knowledge of the AWS shared responsibility model and its application; security controls for workloads on AWS; logging and monitoring strategies; cloud security threat models; patch management and security automation; ways to enhance AWS security services with third-party tools and services; and disaster recovery controls, including BCP and backups, encryption, access control, and data retention
  • Understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms, data-encryption methods and AWS mechanisms to implement them, and secure internet protocols and AWS mechanisms to implement them
  • Ability to make tradeoff decisions with regard to cost, security, and deployment complexity to meet a set of application requirements

What does it take to earn this certification?

To earn this certification, you’ll need to take and pass the AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam (SCS-C01). The exam features a combination of two question formats: multiple choice and multiple response. Additional information, such as the exam content outline and passing score, is in the exam guide.

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Review sample questions that demonstrate the format of the questions used on this exam and include rationales for the correct answers.

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Format: 65 questions; either multiple choice or multiple response

Delivery method: Pearson VUE and PSI; testing center or online proctored exam

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