is it possible to take certified security specialty without any AWS Certified foundational or role-based certification ?
You must hold either an Associate or Cloud Practitioner certification to take this exam.
Edit: Well, now you can. This just shows how quickly they make changes.
The prerequisites for each of the Specialty exams are listed below.
So short answer, no. If you want to qualify for the Security Specialty exam, the quickest/cheapest way would be to pass the Cloud Practitioner Certification.
No, you can’t. The option doesn’t light up in the exam portal unless you have the pre-req exams.
I have logged onto my AWS Certification account and there is an announcement that the pre-requisites to the Professional and Speciality exams are no longer required from end of October.
No pre-requisites to take Security speciality exam. Check this updated exam guide:
Anyone who just want certification, take Security Specialty exam. But anyone who want certification for understanding AWS and architect kind of role should take AWS CSA and CDA first.