AWS Certified Security – Specialty

AWS Certified Security – Specialty

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Course Overview

The AWS Certified Security – Specialty course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and implement secure applications and infrastructures on the AWS platform. Participants will learn about various security services and best practices offered by AWS to protect data, systems, and networks. The course covers advanced topics in identity and access management, data protection, incident response, and security automation, enabling participants to become proficient in securing AWS environments.


To enroll in the AWS Certified Security – Specialty course, participants should have:

  • A minimum of two years of hands-on experience in securing AWS workloads
  • In-depth knowledge of AWS security services and features
  • Experience in designing and implementing secure architectures on AWS
  • Familiarity with networking and compliance frameworks
  • Understanding of common security concepts and practices


The course follows a comprehensive methodology that includes instructor-led training, group discussions, hands-on labs, and real-world scenarios. Participants will engage in lectures, case studies, and interactive activities to understand security concepts and best practices on the AWS platform. They will also work on hands-on labs and exercises to gain practical experience in securing AWS environments using various security services and tools.

Course Outline

AWS Security Fundamentals

Introduction to AWS security principles, models, and best practices

Understanding shared responsibility in the AWS environment

Overview of AWS security services, including AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and AWS Organizations

Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Designing secure identity and access management solutions on AWS

Managing user access, roles, and permissions

Implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA) and identity federation

Data Protection

Implementing data encryption techniques and key management services

Securing data in transit and at rest

Utilizing AWS services for data protection, such as AWS Key Management Service (KMS) and AWS Secrets Manager

Infrastructure Security

Designing and implementing secure network architectures on AWS

Utilizing AWS services for network security, including AWS VPC and AWS Security Groups

Configuring and managing network access controls

Incident Response and Security Operations

Developing and implementing an incident response plan

Detecting and responding to security incidents using AWS services

Monitoring and logging security events for analysis and compliance

Security Automation and DevSecOps

Implementing security automation and orchestration using AWS services

Integrating security into the DevOps pipeline

Managing security risks in a dynamic and agile environment

Course Outcome

Upon completion of the AWS Certified Security – Specialty course, participants will:

  • Possess advanced knowledge and skills in designing and implementing secure applications and infrastructures on AWS
  • Be prepared to pass the AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam
  • Understand security best practices and methodologies in the AWS environment
  • Be proficient in utilizing AWS security services and features to protect data and systems
  • Have practical experience in securing AWS environments through hands-on labs and exercises
  • Possess the ability to design and implement secure architectures and incident response plans on AWS


The course includes hands-on labs and exercises that provide participants with practical experience in securing AWS environments. Participants will have access to AWS resources and tools to complete the labs, allowing them to practice implementing security controls, configuring identity and access management, encrypting data, and implementing incident response procedures. The labs are designed to reinforce the concepts covered in the course and enhance participants’ practical skills in securing AWS environments.

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