AWS Certified Security - Specialty 2020

By Ryan Kroonenburg
By Faye Ellis

The AWS Certified Security – Specialty certification shows you can efficiently use AWS security services to stay secure in AWS. Upskill and advance your cloud career.

14 hours
  • 123 Lessons
  • 2 Hands-On Labs
  • 8 Course Quizzes
  • 1 Practice Exam

About the course

The top issue in the IT industry right now is finding enough trained talent to run an effective IT team.  The second issue is security.   Amazon Web Services are addressing both of these needs by launching the AWS Security certification.

Our course is designed to help you pass this new certification and speed up your career in cloud security.

If you currently have one or more Associate level certifications, and have an interest in Advanced cloud security, or just want to improve your cloud AWS security skills, this is the course for you.

Obtaining this AWS security certification means you will become some of the 1st engineers world-wide to gain a specialist certification with AWS. On its own it demonstrates your Ninja-level Security skills – showing any employer you are capable of being lead engineer on complex AWS projects. Or maybe you are working towards the coveted 9/9 AWS Certification Achievement – either way, this course will deliver.

Overview

In this course we will cover all of the major areas of AWS security and associated services you’ll need to know to become an AWS security specialist and obtain the certification, including:

  • Security Basics

  • Security of AWS

  • Security in AWS

  • Using AWS Security Products

  • Securing AWS Services

  • Identity and Access Management

  • Compliance

  • Incident Management & Troubleshooting

  • Chapter 1 4 Lessons Introduction To The Course 9:40

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:18

    Introduction

    1:57

    The Exam Blueprint

    3:28

    Introducing The AWS Cloud Sandbox

    2:57
  • Chapter 2 6 Lessons Security 101 1:01:56

    Security Basics

    8:47

    Security of AWS

    11:48

    Shared Responsibility Model

    9:30

    Security in AWS

    11:43

    Chapter 2 Summary

    5:08

    Security 101 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 3 21 Lessons Identity Access Management, S3 & Security Policies 3:37:24

    IAM Recap

    4:56

    Introduction to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

    45:00 Hands-On Lab

    IAM Root Users

    8:10

    IAM Policies 101

    17:36

    S3 Bucket Policies

    17:23

    S3 ACLs

    10:46

    Conflicting Policies - The Key To Passing Your Exam

    5:16

    Forcing Encryption Using S3

    5:01

    Cross Region Replication And S3

    12:21

    Forcing S3 to Use CloudFront

    9:43

    Custom SSL Certificates With CloudFront

    3:34

    S3 Pre-signed URLs

    8:33

    Security Token Services With Active Directory

    8:57

    Web Identity Federation

    4:40

    Cognito

    2:57

    Demo: Cognito

    9:36

    Glacier Vault Lock

    4:23

    AWS Organizations & Service Control Policies

    5:25

    IAM Credential Report

    8:33

    Chapter 3 Summary

    9:34

    Identity Access Management, S3 & Security Policies Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 4 11 Lessons Logging And Monitoring 1:59:49

    CloudTrail - Turning It On

    14:20

    CloudTrail - Protecting Your Logs

    11:04

    CloudWatch 101

    16:55

    AWS Config 101

    6:29

    Demo: AWS Config

    7:50

    Set Up An Alert If The Root User Logs In

    6:04

    Cloud HSM

    8:42

    Inspector & Trusted Advisor

    13:41

    Logging With AWS - White Paper

    4:09

    Chapter 4 Summary

    15:35

    Logging and Monitoring Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 5 23 Lessons Infrastructure Security 3:40:11

    KMS Part 1

    19:15

    KMS Part 2

    8:23

    KMS Part 3

    14:04

    KMS Part 4

    9:27

    KMS Key Rotation Options

    7:13

    Using Your Own Key Pairs - Mac Users Only

    7:04

    Using Your Own Key Pairs - Windows Users Only

    9:41

    Using KMS With EBS

    7:43

    EC2 & Key Pairs

    11:26

    EC2 & Key Pairs - Part 2

    10:21

    AWS Market Place Security Products

    8:04

    AWS WAF & AWS Shield

    18:31

    Dedicated Instances vs Dedicated Hosts

    5:52

    AWS Hypervisors

    7:23

    KMS Grants

    8:51

    KMS ViaService

    3:44

    Cross Account Access To KMS CMKs

    4:46

    Introduction To Microservices

    8:57

    Introduction To Containers

    5:35

    Demo: Containers

    6:56

    Container Security

    7:24

    Chapter 5 Summary

    14:31

    Infrastructure Security Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 6 22 Lessons Data Protection With VPCs 2:52:05

    VPC Introduction

    9:20

    Setting Up Our VPC Part 1

    18:58

    Setting Up Our VPC Part 2

    6:39

    Nat Instances & Nat Gateways

    13:44

    NACLs vs Security Groups

    12:49

    Application Load Balancers & custom VPC's

    2:19

    Elastic Load Balancers and TLS/SSL Termination

    5:09

    VPC Flow Logs

    4:28

    NAT's vs Bastions

    3:58

    Session Manager

    5:35

    Demo: Session Manager

    7:50

    VPC End Points

    6:50

    CloudHSM - Introduction

    8:39

    CloudHSM - Setup & Initializing Our Cluster

    9:23

    CloudHSM - Installing and Configuring Our Client

    2:45

    CloudHSM - User Management & Generating & Exporting Keys

    13:48

    CloudHSM - Clean Up

    3:31

    VPC - Clean Up

    3:45

    Amazon DNS

    4:53

    Transit Gateway

    6:32

    Chapter 6 Summary

    6:10

    Data Protection with VPCs Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 7 14 Lessons Incident Response & AWS In The Real World 1:48:32

    DDOS Overview

    15:07

    WAF Integration

    1:24

    EC2 Has Been Hacked! What should you do?

    4:56

    I've Leaked My Keys On Github Accidentally

    4:34

    Reading CloudTrail Logs

    4:37

    Pen Testing - AWS Market Place

    2:08

    AWS Certificate Manager

    10:08

    Perfect Forward Secrecy and ALBs

    5:28

    API Gateway - Throttling & Caching

    5:21

    AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store

    6:00

    AWS Systems Manager Run Command

    9:11

    Compliance in AWS

    9:12

    Chapter 7 Summary

    15:26

    Incident Response & AWS In The Real World Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 8 17 Lessons Updates Based On Student Feedback 1:53:10

    Introduction To Athena

    3:28

    Demo: Athena

    7:20

    Introduction To Macie

    4:38

    Demo: Macie

    10:09

    Introduction To GuardDuty

    4:40

    Demo: GuardDuty

    7:28

    Secrets Manager

    8:53

    Simple Email Service

    3:04

    Security Hub

    7:36

    Demo: Security Hub

    8:53

    Network Packet Inspection

    4:35

    Active Directory Federation With AWS

    6:08

    AWS Artifact

    4:55

    Additional Resources For Exam Preparation

    3:49

    Free Practice Questions To Help You Prepare

    2:36

    Chapter 8 Summary

    9:58

    Updates for 2019 Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 9 11 Lessons Troubleshooting Scenarios 1:32:28

    Troubleshooting Monitoring & Alerting

    5:30

    Demo: Lambda

    8:18

    Troubleshooting Logging

    5:14

    Troubleshooting CloudTrail and S3 Logging Issues in AWS

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Troubleshooting Secure Network Infrastructure

    3:58

    Troubleshooting Authentication & Authorization

    4:55

    Troubleshooting Cross Account Access With STS:AssumeRole

    5:55

    Troubleshooting Lambda Access

    4:02

    Troubleshooting Access To CMKs in KMS

    2:02

    Chapter 9 Summary

    7:34

    Troubleshooting Scenarios Quiz

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 10 3 Lessons Conclusion 3:02:40

    How To Book Your Exam

    1:35

    Good Luck!

    1:05

    AWS Certified Security - Specialty

    3:00:00 Quiz

What you can expect

  • Pass the AWS Certified Security - Speciality Exam

  • Become Amazon Certified

  • Become Intimately Familiar With AWS Security Infrastructure & products

  • Gain the skills needed to become tech lead on major AWS and hybrid security projects.

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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