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Security exam section looks still talks in the past — March 2017. Not sure if its correct

Need to be updated with the timing

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Hi Jaisaitx,
  The revised edition has just been launched .


Thank GC.
Looks interesting. I may try to get in on the new Beta exam when it is released.


I have received an email from Amazon stating that the AWS Security Speciality Beta is back on, and you MUST schedule it between Jan 15 – March 2. Here is a copy of the email text that I received from Amazon on January 9 stating the following:


You can be among the first to hold our newest AWS Certification by participating in the AWS Certified Security – Specialty beta exam. Register today – this beta exam will only be available from January 15th to March 2nd!

About the Security Beta Exam

This beta exam validates that the successful candidate can effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to secure the AWS platform. The exam covers incident response, logging and monitoring, infrastructure security, identity and access management, and data protection.

The beta is open to anyone who currently holds an Associate or Cloud Practitioner certification. We recommend candidates have five years of IT security experience designing and implementing security solutions, and at least two years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads.

Learn more >>

Register Today! Exams End on March 2

Go to: https://www.aws.training/

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Once you are signed in, click the “Certification” Tab

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From your AWS Certification Account, click “Schedule New Exam”

You will be directed to our testing vendor, PSI, to find and schedule an exam

Select the AWS Certified Security – Specialty beta exam and follow the prompts to complete your registration

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Hi Mike, we have a couple of people scheduling to sit it as preparation for revising the course.


Hey when are you planning to update the course. I have already booked the exam for beta march 2. Is it possible to update the course asap so that it can help me taking beta exam

Nagarajan (Raj)

@Rusty – The Security Specialty exam is now available in general (not Beta anymore). Are there any new changes in content or updates to the overall security course? By when the videos will be updated?

I noticed that the content for the specialty exam has changed recently. The chapter 3 content "Identity Access Management, S3 & Security Policies" seems to be new and I think chapter 8, "Incidence Response & AWS In The Real World" is also new. The chapter on CloudHSM is now marked optional since it seems nobody saw any questions on this topic.

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