I passed the AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam on June 4th! I’m not sure how I did as I never got a report. I have taken and passed the 3 associate and 2 professional certification exams and each time I usually got an email with the score before I got back to my car from the testing center. Maybe because I took it online?
Anyway I wanted to pass on what helped me pass. I didn’t encounter any unexpected topics but I got a healthy dose of S3 bucket policies and KMS questions. Know how to read a policy document! I spent a lot of time in the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide and took the ACloudGuru S3 Masterclass which was invaluable as I think I finally understood S3 bucket policies. I used Whizlabs AWS Certified Security Specialty practice exams to prepare and I found them to be slightly harder than what I encountered on the actual exam.