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Overview

The AWS Certified Security - Specialty credential helps organisations identify and develop talent with critical skills for implementing cloud initiatives. It validates expertise in securing data and workloads in the AWS Cloud.

Who should take this exam?

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 specialised 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

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Exam Review

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.

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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To get certified, schedule your AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam directly on the AWS website.


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