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AWS Certified Security - Specialty

AWS Authorized Training Partner

Prove your ability to effectively secure the AWS cloud

Achieving the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security – Specialty certification enables tenured cloud security professional to demonstrate their ability to secure the AWS cloud. The exam is intended for cloud security pros who want to prove their:

  • understanding of specialized data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms.
  • understanding of data encryption methods and how to secure Internet protocols, plus the AWS mechanisms to implement them.
  • working knowledge of AWS security services and features of services to provide a secure production environment.
  • Competency gained from two or more years of production deployment experience using AWS security services and features.
  • ability to make tradeoff decisions with regard to cost, security, and deployment complexity given a set of application requirements.
  • understanding of security operations and risk.

About the exam

The AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam includes multiple choice, multiple answer questions. You will have almost three hours to complete the 65-question exam. Exams are administered at PSI centers.

Prerequisites

You must hold an Associate-level or Cloud Practitioner certification to take this exam.

 

Recommended AWS Knowledge

  • A minimum of five years of IT security experience designing and implementing security solutions.
  • At least two years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads.
  • Security controls for workloads on AWS.

Required Exams

AWS Certified Security - Specialty

Recommended Courses

The following course helps you prepare for this certification:

Recertification

Recertification is required every two years for all AWS Certifications. AWS will send you an email notification about six months before your certification credential is set to expire. Read more about AWS recertification here.