AWS Certified Security: Specialty overview

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AWS Certified Security: Specialty

Overview

The AWS Certified Security: Speciality is geared towards individuals who focus primarily on security within AWS. I found that as a solutions architect, it is extremely important to have security at the forefront of my mind while building. Building an environment secure initially reduces the risk of failing compliance and potential exploitation at production launch.

Exam components

I found that an exam-taker should focus heavily on the following resources:

Exam components (AWS Documentation)

AWS KMS

AWS Key Management Service


AWS IAM

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)


Amazon EC2

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


AWS Cloudtrail

AWS Cloudtrail


Amazon CloudWatch Events

Amazon CloudWatch Events


Amazon Inspector

Amazon Inspector


AWS WAF

AWS Web Application Firewall


AWS Shield

AWS Shield


AWS Config

AWS Config


AWS Organizations

AWS Organizations


Training Resources

The following training resources helped prepare for the above components: