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AWS Certified Security - Specialty Crash Course

Chad Smith

Get the edge you need to take the AWS Certified Security - Specialty exam. In this two-day course you will get targeted training on the topics covered in Amazon’s AWS Certified Security - Specialty exam. This training course is designed to walk you through the topics covered in the exam so you have the knowledge you need to pass the test. The training follows the exam question domains with specific content to maximize chances of achieving certification. The author, Chad Smith, an experienced AWS Architect will share his extensive knowledge of the AWS Certified Security - Specialty materials so you are prepared and confident on test day.

AWS Certifications are among the most sought-after in the Technology sector, and the certification exams cover a wide range of services, technologies, and implementation patterns.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • The services and features that are covered on the Certified Security - Specialty exam
  • Choices for implementing security incident response in AWS
  • How to deploy and troubleshoot monitoring and logging of AWS resources from a security perspective
  • How to design and troubleshoot infrastructure security on AWS infrastructure
  • Identity and Access Management in AWS and how to deploy it in a scalable fashion
  • Data encryption choices and how to manage solutions for data in transit and at rest
  • Key terms and strategies for answering the exam questions

This training course is for you because...

You are in any of the following roles: - AWS Architects - AWS SysOps professionals - AWS Security professionals - GDPR Data Protection Officers

This course is for intermediate to advanced students

Prerequisites

You must hold either an Associate or Cloud Practitioner certification to take this exam. You should also have: - A strong understanding of the AWS ecosystem and infrastructure architecture - Working knowledge of commonly-used AWS services such as EC2, S3, IAM, Cloudwatch, etc - Experience with data encryption for at-rest and in-transit solutions

Resources

Amazon Web Services (AWS) LiveLessons (video): https://sunburn.in/?page=library/view/amazon-web-services/9780134702186/

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Complete Video Course: https://sunburn.in/?page=videos/aws-certified-cloud/9780135175507

AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate) Complete Video Course: https://sunburn.in/?page=videos/aws-certified-solutions/9780135229415

AWS Cloud Security LiveLessons: https://sunburn.in/?page=videos/aws-cloud-security/9780135174784

Materials, downloads, or Supplemental Content needed in advance

  • Access to an existing AWS account. Personal accounts are acceptable.

About your instructor

  • Chad Smith has worked in IT for 25 years, starting out as a Linux administrator, progressing through operations, network and security in various roles. He is now the Principal Cloud Architect at Brightkey.cloud. Chad brings a wealth of personal experience in cloud adoption, infrastructure design and cloud operations He holds current AWS sysops, security and architecture certifications.

Schedule

The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Day 1

Exam Details and Key Resources - 60m

  • Exam Logistics
  • Candidate Skills

Break - 10 mins

Incident Response - 30m

  • Incident Response Services
  • Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Question Breakdown

Break - 10 mins

Logging and Monitoring - 60m

  • Security Monitoring and Alerting
  • Question Breakdown
  • Log Monitoring and Alerting
  • Question Breakdown

Break – 10m

Infrastructure Security Part I - 60m

  • Edge Security Services
  • Network Security Services
  • Question Breakdown

Q&A – 15m

Day 2

Infrastructure Security - Part II - 60m

  • IAM Policies
  • IAM Roles
  • Question Breakdown
  • Identity Federation
  • Resource-based Access Control
  • Question Breakdown

Break – 10m

Identity and Access Management - 60m

  • IAM Policies
  • IAM Roles
  • Question Breakdown
  • Identity Federation
  • Resource-based Access Control
  • Question Breakdown

Break – 10m

Data Protection - 75m

  • KMS access control
  • KMS use cases
  • KMS troubleshooting
  • Question Breakdown
  • Data Encryption at rest
  • Data Encryption in transit
  • Question Breakdown

Q&A – 15m